Government & Politics

Dan Coffey, spokesman for KC citizens group, fights City Hall with gusto

In the last few years, Dan Coffey has emerged as the voice for Citizens for Responsible Government, a tiny group that is having an outsized impact on City Hall, challenging projects from the redesign of Kansas City International Airport to the planned streetcar expansion to a new downtown convention hotel.

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Tweeting Texas governor plays Dewey to KC’s Truman as Royals-Astros game turns

Somewhere, Harry Truman is smiling. On Monday, someone with access to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s official Twitter account posted congratulations to the home-state Houston Astros on winning their American League Division Series — roughly six outs before the game was over and before the Royals mounted a comeback to win the game 9-6 and force a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday night in Kansas City.

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