The announcement culminated Stegall’s meteoric rise through the judicial ranks less than a year after the governor nominated him to a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Stegall’s appointment drew an immediate rebuke from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis and from Laura McQuade, president of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.
She has long viewed herself as executive timber well qualified to become the first woman governor in Missouri history. All signs point to Missouri’s senior senator taking a hard look at running for the state’s top job in 2016.
Some think it looks like a bug or a grill, but it’s really designed to brand the Kansas City streetcar. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority on Thursday approved the new logo and branding materials for the downtown transit project.
After coasting through his first few years on cheerleading and good vibes, James is hitting speed bumps and community pushback. Former city councilman Dan Cofran has emerged as a possible challenger in 2015. Still, if the political waters have gotten choppy, you wouldn’t know it from talking to the mayor. “I am very happy to stand on the record of what we’ve done,” James said. “We’ve got people feeling good about where they live.”
The council took the action in response to petitions with 8,000 signatures opposing the outsourcing of city jobs. “I think all the council realized there was a great public outcry against privatizing these jobs,” Councilman John Sharp said after Thursday’s vote.
Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.
If Daniel Isom is approved by the Missouri Senate, he will be the only African-American in Nixon’s cabinet. But in Lee’s Summit, the governor rejected any link between Ferguson’s racial challenges and Isom’s appointment to the state’s top law enforcement job.
Evelyn Howard of Shawnee went before the State Election Board because she has no birth certificate. A page from her family Bible recorded her birth, and census records from 1940 showed her living in Missouri.
Paul Davis can’t make Sam Brownback the issue forever. Kansans will want to know what a Gov. Davis would do on a host of issues, from Medicaid expansion and same-sex marriage to tuition costs and abortion.
In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.
The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis proposed ideas to help those with student loan debt as she, her Republican opponent Rep. Steve Daines, and U.S. House candidates Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis campaigned in all corners of the state. A look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns:
As Utah's two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other counts, the candidates running for state attorney general this year promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office.