<![CDATA[Government & Politics News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST Government & Politics 60 No consensus emerging in KC minimum wage fight http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26553421.html#storylink=rss After nearly six weeks of community debate, the Kansas City Council is no closer to reaching consensus with worker advocates and business groups on an increase to the city’s minimum wage. A deadline looms for a council vote on July 16.

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Potbellied pigs soon will be legal again in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26535361.html#storylink=rss Vietnamese potbellied pigs soon will be legal again in Kansas City, thanks to the activism of a 22-year-old who came from a farm in the St. Louis area and had a beloved pet mini pig named Marlee.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26527987.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:05:04 CDT By ERICA WERNER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26527987.html On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26527732.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:04:05 CDT By BRADLEY KLAPPER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26527732.html What’s inside those secret Jackson County employment discrimination settlements? Good luck finding out http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26503168.html#storylink=rss Jackson County has spent more than $2 million since 2011 settling employment discrimination complaints brought by county employees. Yet county taxpayers are never told the specific nature of the allegations or whether corrective actions were taken to lessen the likelihood of future payouts.

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Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26483401.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:14:05 CDT By MICHELLE R. SMITH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26483401.html Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26504137.html#storylink=rss Marching in Fourth of July parades in these early voting states has become a tradition for politicians seeking the White House, giving them a chance to boost their name recognition and glad-hand with voters.

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Independence Day display in Jackson County expected to include biggest bang in U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26421805.html#storylink=rss Jackson County officials watched proudly Friday as a 24-inch, 130-pound shell was wheeled into place for a July 4th fireworks display. It’s believed to be the largest commercial fireworks shell in the United States this year.

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U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee receives American Baptist Churches’ highest award http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26516512.html#storylink=rss U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, has received American Baptist Churches USA’s highest recognition, presented recently at the church’s Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park. The Rev. Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award was presented to Lee for her efforts in those areas.

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Steve Kraske: Milton Wolf sniffs a (dead) rat in inquiry on Facebook posts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article26381941.html#storylink=rss The 2014 U.S. Senate candidate in Kansas may be looking at a second run in 2016, but he can’t get a resolution from a state board that’s investigating him over 2010 Facebook posts showing X-ray images of gunshot victims with joking commentary. He suspects there’s political motivation behind the lag.

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State examines its role in south-central Kansas homicide case http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26143351.html#storylink=rss Kansas officials are investigating the state’s treatment of 30-year-old Brandon Brown, a mentally ill man who is accused of murder. He was treated at the state hospital in Osawatomie just three days before he allegedly beat a man to death.

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Mission’s ‘driveway tax’ is ruled illegal by Kansas appeals court http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26116954.html#storylink=rss The court ruled that the fee imposed on developed property in the city is an illegal excise tax under state law. The city had argued the revenue source was a fee, not a tax. The city is evaluating its options.

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Hillary Clinton is coming to Kansas City for the National Council of La Raza conference http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26077267.html#storylink=rss The Democratic presidential candidate — a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady — is scheduled to appear at the conference at the Kansas City Convention Center on Monday, July 13.

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KC area police pursuits create danger for many amid a crazy quilt of policies http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26040007.html#storylink=rss Area cities have missed opportunities to fully address what may be the deadliest form of bistate border-hopping — conflicting, uncoordinated police pursuit policies in more than 60 departments across a six-county, two-state metropolitan area.

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Kansas City Council committee wrestles with controversial diocese housing plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26016538.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City Council committee heard three hours of sharply divided testimony Wednesday on a controversial plan to build Catholic student housing near Rockhurst University, but the panel put off a decision until July 15.

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Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26059363.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:14:04 CDT By KEN THOMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26059363.html Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in web posting http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26565373.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:35:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26565373.html Cruz, Huckabee competing for evangelical votes http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26564932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:28:52 CDT By BILL BARROW ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26564932.html Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26564926.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:23:51 CDT By ERICA WERNER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26564926.html Clinton unveiling 2016 policy ideas on families, economy http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26564803.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:53:54 CDT By LISA LERER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26564803.html Ted Cruz's 2016 campaign says its raised more than $14M http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26529511.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:10:05 CDT By JULIE BYKOWICZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26529511.html Cruz, Huckabee go head-to-head for evangelical votes http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26551825.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:49:04 CDT By BILL BARROW ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26551825.html Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in web posting http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26550484.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:45:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26550484.html 2 Miss men sentenced in death of Louisiana black bear http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26540224.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:15:07 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26540224.html Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26528266.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:38:53 CDT By LISA LERER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26528266.html Some say Christie's gone too much to govern New Jersey http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26533393.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:05:04 CDT By GEOFF MULVIHILL and JILL COLVIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26533393.html Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26494720.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:39:04 CDT By KATHLEEN RONAYNE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26494720.html Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26494585.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:04:09 CDT By KEN THOMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26494585.html State budget limbo affects services and projects http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26493619.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:03:53 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26493619.html New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26488144.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:35:04 CDT By LAURIE KELLMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26488144.html