The White House says that President Barack Obama will spend part of his time in Kansas City on Tuesday and Wednesday talking with people who have written to him. He has used such meetings to underscore issues he is trying to press with the broader public. Meanwhile, Kansas Citians
Typically a quiet office for overseeing elections and business filings, the secretary of state’s race in Kansas is grabbing headlines as the incumbent campaigns on state sovereignty in fending off a challenge from former Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan. The challenger accuses incumbent Kris Kobach of politicizing the office for personal political gain.
President Barack Obama promises yet another speech on the economy this week in Kansas City. Voters sense speeches aren’t enough. For all the blather from Democrats and Republicans, the public knows politicians are locked in a 20th-century argument over 21st-century challenges.
Kansas City officials on Monday announced a menu of programs to bolster the historic Northeast area and boost housing conditions and business development. The city is using a $150,000 grant and $250,000 freed up from refinancing the Century Towers development at 635 Woodland and is leveraging other funds.
Like The Star on Facebook, and you'll get local news updates in your news feed and have a chance to win an iPad Air. One iPad Air winner will be selected from all entries from all participating McClatchy newspapers.
The Jackson County Legislature on Monday unanimously approved deleting a section of the county weapons code that prohibited discharging firearms or arrows in parts of eastern Jackson County. The ordinance had confused and angered some landowners, who said it prohibited them from hunting on their property.
The loan from Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer gave Republican Gov. Same Brownback a fundraising edge over his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis of Lawrence. Subtract the loan and Davis would have raised nearly $400,000 more than the governor this year.
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters
House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal Monday. The proposal would overhaul the VA and provide funding to hire more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.
An ordinance approved in December bars people from shooting guns, arrows or other projectiles across patches of eastern Jackson County, including areas previously hunted. The Jackson County Legislature and law enforcement officials passed the ordinance to discourage negligent gun owners within those areas from firing bullets toward nearby homes, but critics want the law changed.
The upcoming Republican primary for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District between incumbent Mike Pompeo and challenger Todd Tiahrt is focusing on how much information the federal government should be able to collect about Americans.
Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.
The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Republicans insisted such talk was bogus.