The law says guns and ammunition manufactured and owned in the state are exempt from federal firearms laws. It’s the old state’s sovereignty idea. The same argument the antebellum South tried to keep their slaves. It arose again when states fought the desegregation of public schools.
Missourians get the chance to decide policy and law at the voting booth, and they will do so again on Aug. 5, when they will face a list of five proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. It may not be the best way to run a state — or a republic.
Years ago, our NFL franchise made the decision to stop offending the dignity of those native people, past, present and future. The Kansas City Chiefs chose to quit using cartoonish depictions of native people. The team's management dropped the pretense that it was "honoring" cultures it knew little about with hokey mascots, skits and "Indian" themed paraphernalia.
Right now, most doctors and hospitals use records entered directly into their computer systems, but patients’ test results, prescription orders and doctors’ notes may all still be on paper, along with the faxes and reports that arrive constantly from other hospitals and doctors.
This week the Republican Party is expected to shrink its list of potential host cities for its 2016 national convention. If Kansas City is dropped from the list, supporters of a streetcar system will have the material for their first campaign commercial.
The president feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. At Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, he met with four White House-chosen Kansas Citians over a half slab of ribs and a Bud Light and discussed how what he does in Washington registers in people’s lives.
With time ticking down before voters head to the polls Aug. 5, proponents of the sales tax increase have a massive campaign war chest at their disposal to make their case. They also have a delicate balance to strike, inspiring voters who support the measure to show up without inflaming an electorate in Missouri loath to raise taxes of any kind.
The president is coming, the president is coming ... “Oh wow, OK.” — one of the Kansas Citians reacting to an invitation from White House press secretary Josh Earnest to have dinner with President Barack Obama Tuesday night in Kansas City.
President Barack Obama promises yet another speech on the economy this week in Kansas City. Voters sense speeches aren’t enough. For all the blather from Democrats and Republicans, the public knows politicians are locked in a 20th-century argument over 21st-century challenges.