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.
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.
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.
Over the past six years he has contributed more than $30 million to local candidates and political action committees. Even his fiercest critics admit that though he has few victories to show for his massive spending, Sinquefield’s impact on Missouri politics has been vast.
Updated July 22: This man is wanted on a Kansas City, Missouri police department warrant for resisting arrest. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
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.
Sounding anti-Obamacare themes, five candidates, including two from Johnson County, seek the Republican nomination to replace Sandy Praeger, the Kansas insurance commissioner. Praeger is a moderate who fell out of step with an increasingly conservative party after she emerged as a supporter of the Affordable Care Act.
The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.
President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.
Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September.
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