The Kansas Board of Healing Arts is investigating U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf’s controversial postings on his Facebook page. Those postings involved X-rays of dead and injured people and included jokes about the images. Wolf is a radiologist.
Following Mayor Sly James’ lead, the Kansas City Council’s public safety committee on Wednesday endorsed a measure banning the open carry of firearms in the city limits. The full Council votes July 31. But if the state legislature overrides a governor’s veto in September, it could void any new city law.
House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning amounted to a rebuke of Obama’s proposed solution to the crisis on the Southern Border.
He will arrive July 29 and spend the night here. He will deliver his speech on the economy July 30. Further details of the visit, including the exact location, were not immediately available. It isn’t known if the public will be able to attend the speech.
A federal appeals court ruled that financial help could be offered only on a state-run insurance exchange, not HealthCare.gov. A different court reached the opposite conclusion. The decision may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court. For now, no one faces the immediate loss of subsidized insurance and enrollment for next year will proceed as planned.
The new law is aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally funded programs. The president said it will give states and cities more flexibility in managing their job training programs.
On a 4-3-vote, the Roeland Park City Council defeated a proposal Monday night that would have banned ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It would have been the second city in Kansas, after Lawrence, to offer such civil rights protections to the LGBT community.
On the second day of a two-day series, The Star looks at Overland Park-based Sprint Corp.’s possible merger with T-Mobile US Inc. The deal could mean throwing the Sprint brand under the bus and putting T-Mobile’s flamboyant top executive, John Legere, in charge. Day one: After years of blocked ambitions and dropped subscribers, the top brass at Sprint plot a dicey merger with T-Mobile while its network czars take aim at leapfrogging the competition.
Superintendent Steve Green says the district is seeking temporary state accreditation now because as many as 18 students intend to transfer under a Missouri law that allows students to transfer to nearby accredited districts with tuition paid by the unaccredited district. The state Board of Education will consider the request Tuesday in Jefferson City.
Last week, the former congresswoman appeared on a list of moderate Republicans who were endorsing Democratic candidate Paul Davis. Meyers took her name off that list and on Monday endorsed the Republican incumbent, Brownback.
With two weeks to go until the Aug. 4 primaries in Missouri and Kansas, the campaigns seem unusually listless this season. Sluggish campaigns lead to low turnout, and it’s going to be hard to awaken voters in the next two weeks.
Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. He rejected suggestions that Texas was militarizing local communities.
A proposed state constitutional amendment set to go to voters in August would declare the right to bear arms, ammunition and accessories to be unalienable and would hold restrictions on gun rights to the highest level of judicial review. But some opponents are worried passage of the amendment could lead to unintended consequences.
Former Democratic state Sen. Kelly Kultala is seeking the 3rd District congressional seat now held by Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder. First, she must win the Democratic primary and then face an incumbent congressman with deep pockets.
For more than a year, Kansas City Southern has deflected allegations that it is complicit in the violence that happens to the Central American migrants who often ride atop freight trains, trying to reach the U.S. Gangs often target the people for robbery, rape and extortion. The company points out that it doesn’t have lines in the southernmost portions of Mexico where migrants cross from Guatemala.
The Postal Service’s office of the inspector general suggests that post offices could fill a gap left by the dwindling number of bank branches in low-income rural areas and inner cities — while generating an estimated $8.9 billion in revenue.
Republican candidate Kurt Zellers said Wednesday he had signed a conservative group's pledge that rules out any net tax increases and most new fees as budget options if he becomes Minnesota governor, a position he reinforces in a television ad ahead of next month's wide-open GOP primary.