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Correction: Alabama Chief Justice story

In a story Sept. 30 about suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age limit for judges could be raised if voters approve a measure on the November ballot to do so. The measure applies to other elected offices, but not judges.

Crime

Is crime up or down? Politically, it’s back and forth

Overall crime continues to sink, says the FBI’s recent report on 2015 crime. Yet violent crime has sprung back up the last two years, especially in urban areas. Kansas City was among seven U.S. communities cited by the FBI. One still unproven theory for the rise: The Ferguson effect.

Mary Sanchez

To protect democracy, we must safeguard the vote

America’s voting machines are aging. Many are approaching the end of their intended lifespan. The danger of cyber-attacks — or any tinkering with the American voting system — is a lot like terrorism. The mere threat of it, the fear of it, does the most damage. All that is really necessary is to undermine the public’s belief that their vote will be accurately counted.

Government & Politics

Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain in need of repairs

The Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain is one of the Kansas City's fountains that is broken and needs extensive repairs as Jocelyn Ball-Edson, senior landscape architect with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation department and David Ford of Walter P Moore Associates; discuss the next step of analyzing the data for repairs. The fountain was not in operation this summer.

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Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain in need of repairs

The Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain is one of the Kansas City's fountains that is broken and needs extensive repairs as Jocelyn Ball-Edson, senior landscape architect with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation department and David Ford of Walter P Moore Associates; discuss the next step of analyzing the data for repairs. The fountain was not in operation this summer.
Joe Ledford The Kansas City Star
Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain in need of repairs 2:36

Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain in need of repairs

Jason Kander, Roy Blunt react to Friday debate 1:36

Jason Kander, Roy Blunt react to Friday debate

Sam Brownback talks Trump, race issues 1:39

Sam Brownback talks Trump, race issues

KC police, Jackson County prosecutor awarded federal grants 1:51

KC police, Jackson County prosecutor awarded federal grants

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