Government & Politics

Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on hold

Kansas’ attorney general on Monday asked the state’s highest court to put on hold a lower court’s decision ordering roughly $50 million more in aid to public school districts this week. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in his request to the Kansas Supreme Court that the district court’s decision to invalidate parts of an education funding law enacted this year was “unprecedented.”

Local

New leaders chosen for Truman Museum and historic site

The Truman Library and Truman Home and Farm in Independence have new administrators. Kurt Graham, currently head of the Mormon church’s Church History Museum in Utah, has been named the new director of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Carol Dage, a 26-year staff member at the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, has been named its new superintendent.

Election

Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over four days as he accompanied the executives of a Florida company called Moving Water Industries, which had just retained Bush to market the firm’s pumps. Escorted by the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Bush met with the nation’s political and religious leaders as part of an MWI effort to land a deal that would be worth $80 million.

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