After weeks of discord in the Missouri Senate that has paralyzed the chamber, Democratic Sen. Kiki Curls of Kansas City and Republican Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield sing "Kumbaya" during debate on May 3, 2017.
In this promotional video produced by California Assembly Republicans on May 16, 2016, lawmakers advocate for Assembly Bill 797, which would allow people to break dogs out of hot cars. From left, they are Assembly members Kristin Olsen of Riverbank, Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar and Marc Steinorth of Rancho Cucamonga.
Missey and Greg Smith of Overland Park, Kan., discuss the U.S. House’s failure to pass the Kelsey Smith Act, a bill named after their daughter who was abducted and murdered in 2007. The couple traveled to Washington, D.C., for the May 23 vote, thinking it would be the culmination of an almost decade-long quest to get the bill passed. The legislation would require cell phone companies to quickly provide the location of a wireless phone if police think the phone’s owner is in serious danger.
Kansas City Star Chiefs beat writer Terez Paylor hosts Facebook Live with the rest of the A-Team - Blair Kerkhoff, Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger - on Raiders Week. The Chiefs are regrouping after their first loss of the season and head to Oakland for a Thursday night divisional matchup.
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday discussed the arrest of two people in connection with an Oct. 1 shooting in downtown Lawrence that left three people dead and two injured. Police identified the two suspects as 22-year-old Ahmad Malik Rayton and 19-year-old Dominique Jaquez McMillon, both of Topeka.