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.
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.
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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
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.
Valet service soon will be available at Kansas City International Airport’s Terminal B to try to deal with a parking space shortage at the close-in garage. It is one of the adjustments KCI is making while planning continues for future improvements to the airport.
The president will arrive at KCI about 7 p.m. Tuesday, stay overnight and deliver a speech on the economy at 11 a.m. Wednesday before leaving Kansas City. Tickets for the speech are required and will be available free starting at 9 a.m. Monday.
What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. Not by a long shot. Records of Ellis Island are filled with the stories of young children who arrived on our shores without parents. Those children were just as desperate as the Central American children today.
In the Kansas race this summer for U.S. senator, as in campaigns large and small across the nation, the toughest language has moved from mass media to the corners of the social Internet — Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and especially Twitter. It’s become the go-to place for snark, sarcasm and bitterness from candidates and campaigns and the people who follow them.
A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.
In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.
The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.