The report comes as supporters of broadening eligibility for Medicaid make their last push to get approval through a contentious General Assembly. Some lawmakers have raised concerns about the programs future costs and who would benefit from Medicaid expansion.
Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.
Primaries are now in August for Congress, the state legislature and statewide offices. Backers say the date change gives candidates more time to raise money and prepare for general elections. The legislation now goes to the Senate.
The two projects will be in competition for state tax credits.
Ride sharing services operate through local drivers who use their own cars to respond to ride requests transmitted through the company’s mobile app. Lyft’s cars stand out thanks to big pink mustaches that drivers attach to the grill of their cars. News of Lyft’s expansion to Kansas City drew a challenge from a taxi company as well as interest from the city.
The National Weather Service forecasts potentially widespread large hail, damaging winds and some strong tornadoes.
Libertarians from across Kansas will gather in Wichita on Friday and Saturday to choose their governor nominee in what they hope will be their last nominating convention ever.
Two elderly northeast Kansas men have dropped a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
In 44 years of coaching golf that have taken him to 47 states and five different countries, Chuck Evans realized something was missing from the youth experience in Kansas City.
First Federal Bank at 9330 E. Gregory Blvd. was robbed about 10:30 a.m. About two hours later, a different man robbed the Bank Midwest at 6249 Brookside Blvd. At 3:15 p.m., two men held up the UMB Bank in the 6200 block of Raytown Road.
Laura Dejong, 55, was sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole. Her husband, Craig Dejong, 56, was sentenced to 21/2 years in prison. The Dejongs also must pay $3.3 million in restitution to their victims, including $2,679,227 to Kansas City Screw Products, $482,711 to the Internal Revenue Service and $138,780 to two financial institutions.
HMK, which emphasizes personalized cards and gifts, has opened its second location, this one in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The first HMK opened in October on Kansas Citys Country Club Plaza. A third site will open in Denver in June.
The proposed 110-room Hilton Home2 Suites would occupy the southeast corner of 20th and Main streets, but before it can proceed, a billboard owned by Lamar Advertising has to be removed. The pole sign also has been protected by a perpetual visual easement that says nothing can obstruct its view. The council unanimously designated the sign as blighted, beginning the condemnation process.
Dismissed Missouri forward Zach Price was charged Thursday with felony tampering in the first degree for defacing a motor vehicle, according to the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office. According to the statute, Price could face up to seven years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
Dontae D. Jefferson, 27, was charged with first-degree murder and five other felonies in the brazen April 18 attack at a gas station at 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue. “Now my nephew can be at ease. He no longer has to sleep with his eyes open,” said an aunt of 10-year-old Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry, who remains hospitalized and on a respirator.
The General Assembly sent Gov. Jay Nixon the first comprehensive rewrite of the state’s criminal laws in decades, but supporters still face the tough task of convincing a skeptical governor that the bill doesn’t contain mistakes.
James Kilkenney was chief executive and chief financial officer of Waechtersbach USA when he was let go in April 2012. Kilkenny admitted the company’s loss was at least $208,762, but the government believes the total is $338,221.
Xavier men’s basketball coach Chris Mack (above) has not been contacted about the vacancy at Missouri, a source close to Mack told The Star on Thursday. “Chris is happy at Xavier,” the source said. Also on Thursday, Dayton confirmed that it has not been contacted by Missouri or any third party about Flyers coach Archie Miller’s interest in the Tigers’ vacancy.
Missouri cross country coach Joe Lynn has been suspended for a “personnel matter,” a spokesman for the athletic department confirmed Thursday. According to a text from MU’s spokesman received by The Star, “it has nothing to do with a legal situation but that’s all we can discuss.”
NFL teams are actively seeking versatile linemen such as North Dakota States Billy Turner, Notre Dames Zack Martin or Nevadas Joel Bitonio. Teams can only dress 46 players, which often means only two backups are available on the line if a starter goes down to injury.
At this weekend’s Taste of Park Place event, participants get samples of food at restaurants such as Mestizo, 801 Fish, Pig & Finch and RA Sushi — all while helping a good cause.
Score with a winning April 25 cutline about a bear that enjoys his toys.
Early birds get the best seats or at least the seats they want. So if you’re planning going to the Paul McCartney show at the Sprint Center on July 16, you can jump into the presale from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Go here for the presale. The password will be MARTHA. The regular sale starts at 10 a.m. Monday. | Timothy Finn, The Star
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority has recommended Herzog Transit Services to run the downtown streetcar system when it opens in late 2015. Herzog, based in St. Joseph, operates rail systems in Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas and San Francisco. A contract still must be finalized and will be negotiated over the next month.
The Kansas City-based data services company showed little change in revenues but posted more than $100 million in sales of securities and receipts from its investments.