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.
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.
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 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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit.
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.
President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.
Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.
A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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