Although early voting in Kansas doesn’t start until late October, candidates both national and local are working to court voters well ahead of Election Day. Missouri offers absentee voting, but no early voting. A Colorado official says early voting “certainly changes the way people campaign.”
No vote was taken Wednesday by the Kansas City Council Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee on an ordinance to change development policy by limiting incentives. The committee will consider more than two hours’ worth of public testimony from Wednesday’s hearing and expects to take up the issue once again in a week.
It’s already hard enough to get voters to the polls. Kansas made it even harder with its voter ID law, which asks residents registering to vote for proof of citizenship beyond what is required by federal law. Now, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is in a federal appeals court to argue for keeping the law, and if he prevails, that could have frightening ramifications beyond Kansas.
Late trash pickups have led to a crescendo of complaints this summer, especially in south Kansas City. But surrounding suburbs, including Fairway and Lansing, also have been experiencing trash problems, which stem from a lack of drivers in the area.
Allaying some fears about the water supply and a battery plant, a KDHE investigation finds the source of elevated lead levels to be individual homes. Families are being notified on how to fix the hazards.
A survey by Monmouth University shows the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, clinging to a one-point advantage over Hillary Clinton in Missouri. That’s far closer than the race was four years ago, when Mitt Romney hammered Barack Obama in the state.
Tax incentives for development projects are a hot topic in Kansas City. A much-discussed ordinance that would limit the level of tax incentives for private projects will get a hearing before a council committee, months after its introduction. But don’t expect a quick vote.
A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.
Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.
A group of Missouri prosecutors say they’ll challenge a vote on medical marijuana because federal law supersedes state law. The argument over states’ rights is about more than pot, Dave Helling writes. It’s about Washington’s ability to overrule state legislators.
The first high-profile al-Qaida terror suspect captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Kansas City Water Services is launching a new program, called Keep Out the Rain KC, to help fix some plumbing and drainage problems at no cost to homeowners. The program will take place over the next six years in strategic areas of the city, with the aim of stopping rainwater from overwhelming sanitary sewer pipes and causing sewage backups.
After 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview was pardoned for a sex offense against his son he said he never committed. Brodie Leap, the son, pushed for his father’s exoneration for years. Father and son react to the news that their mission to clear Earnest Leap's name resulted in a pardon by Gov. Jay Nixon on Aug. 19.
Jill ToyoshibaThe Kansas City Star
Earnest Leap pardoned decades after 'lie' put him on sex offender registry