The Jayhawks’ conference championship winning streak — now at 11 after Oklahoma fell to Iowa State on Monday night — has taken on a life of its own. The players change, but the one constant is coach Bill Self, who manages to get Kansas to the top every year.
A year after a flare-up over a sex education poster in the Shawnee Mission School District, the issue still reverbrates in the halls of the Kansas capitol as lawmakers push bills aimed at giving parents more control over what is taught in the classroom and protecting children from pornography.
A year ago, the Chiefs could have saved themselves a lot of time, trouble and money by signing linebacker Justin Houston to a long-term contract. Had they done so, they’d today have more cap space, longer control over a premier pass rusher and more flexibility to fill other needs on their roster.
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The west Crossroads continues to evolve as a new restaurant and retailer open, Hammerpress expands, a proposed nonprofit children’s book center sets up offices and a craft beer/vintage arcade center takes over a former restaurant space.
Besides the usual enrollment site in Lenexa, frequent travelers can sign up for the Transportation Security Administration’s precheck program March 9 through 13 at Kansas City International Airport. Precheck allows travelers to go through special lanes and avoid removing their shoes and some other inconveniences of the usual screening process.
Science explains why some of us see a blue and black dress, while other see white and gold. But a history of racism and privilege shades the light in which we view the police killings of unarmed black people.
Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself not long after entering a combative campaign for governor.