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.
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.
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.
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.
A volley of offers by each state to limit the use of economic development incentives over the last two years seems to have all been for naught after the Kansas Commerce Department sent a letter to the Kansas City Downtown Council Community Improvement District offering its help. There’s nothing the Kansas agency can do to help organizations in Missouri outside of providing assistance for a business looking to expand or relocate into Kansas.
While candidates are busy raising money and campaigning, outside secret groups are getting involved in fall races as well. The result? Millions in advertising from unknowable donors. “That’s no way to run a democracy,” a critic says.
Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be American citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry's death by hanging and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review of their postings by The Associated Press.
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