A state audit has concluded that the Kansas Department for Children and Families has failed to ensure the safety of kids in the state’s foster care system. The findings have prompted calls for the resignation of DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore from Democratic lawmakers.
Missouri’s reputation as a bellwether in presidential elections has faded. Republicans have gained while the state’s demographics less closely mimic the nation as a whole. Still, Democrats regularly win statewide elections after GOP candidates battle in fierce primaries.
In Manheim Park, residents and community leaders wonder when actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation will follow through on its promise for the East Side neighborhood. The nonprofit in New Orleans early in 2015 announced it would take the lead in developing six to 50 new single-family homes, starting on 43rd Street and Tracy Avenue.
Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to both delegations on Tuesday morning, following his his speech Monday night urging support for Hillary Clinton. He promised to get more campaign money into heavily Republican states like Kansas.
Democrats attack Republican Sen. Roy Blunt and other GOP lawmakers for remaining silent on controversial remarks by their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, who urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails and expose them. Blunt and other Republican lawmakers either decline to comment or suggest Trump was speaking in jest.
Hila “Dutch” Bucher Newman was known to many as the grande dame of Missouri Democratic politics. Democrats lauded her influence in politics and in their lives. She lived long enough to see Hillary Clinton nominated as Democratic presidential candidate.
A message on comedian Sarah Silverman’s Twitter account says she has been hacked. This comes two days after she scolded fellow Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention. “You’re being ridiculous,” she told them after they booed her call for unity.
Their political fates now entwSined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James spoke Wednesday to Missouri delegates at the Democratic convention, saying urban violence would be addressed more seriously except most victims and shooters are black. He called for stricter gun control and said Hillary Clinton would push for it.
The race features Peter Kinder, Catherine Hanaway, John Brunner and Eric Greitens. Brunner and Greitens consider themselves outsiders. While they agree on most issues, the candidates bring vastly different experiences to the campaign.
For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his 90-year-old mother in a gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia. On Wednesday, a judge finalized John Hinckley Jr.'s transition to freedom, ordering that Hinckley can permanently leave the psychiatric hospital where he was confined after the assassination attempt.