Jim Neely of Cameron is fending off a challenge from Democrat Ted Rights of Hamilton. Rights says 20 percent of his patients were uninsured and could have benefited from Medicaid expansion, but Neely worries about bureaucracy shutting people out of health care.
Republican Jerry Nolte and Democrat Jay Swearingen both have served in the Missouri House. Swearingen would collaborate more with cities, and Nolte would create a portal for more transparent government.
Look for our Chiefs Extra print section in The Kansas City Star each Friday before the Chiefs play for a new action figure. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win prizes. This week's prize is a $100 gift card to Price Chopper. Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far.
Teach Great, the political action group pushing the Missouri ballot measure, dropped its campaign, even with $1.6 million in its pocket from multimillionaire and persistent conservative education reformer Rex Sinquefield. The group decided it wasn’t ready to mount a successful campaign.
The longtime transit activist has two questions on Kansas City’s Nov. 4 ballot, but even he isn’t pushing for their approval. The questions seek tax increases without spelling out how the money would be spent.
New urban homestead supply store has opened in Parkville, and resale and consignment outdoor sports gear and camping store coming soon. New designer swimsuit store opening on the Country Club Plaza. Cash mob coming to Lee’s Summit wine shop.