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.
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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.
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.
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.
Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation would move its headquarters from a storied, decades-old home in the nation's capital to a new location in the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday.
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
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