Government & Politics

Government & Politics

Despite Trump’s pledge, governors expect little federal spending on infrastructure

President Trump again said Monday he was preparing to “spend big” on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders are telling governors to expect little for new federal investment in public works. Instead, the administration plans to spur public-private partnerships, such as toll roads and transmission lines, by loosening environmental reviews and removing other red tape.

Government & Politics

Enough with the tweets, annoyed Americans tell Trump in new poll

Sixty-five percent of U.S. voters find President Donald Trump’s communication through Twitter to be reckless and distracting, according to a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll. The poll also found that most voters trust their favorite news source over Trump, by a similar margin of 67 percent to 29 percent. Only 18 percent of voters said they trust Trump and his administration “a great deal” to deliver accurate and factual information to the public.

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KC Rising reports no miracles but keeps the faith

Lots of meetings and deep data dives consumed Year Two of the KC Rising effort to improve the Kansas City area economy and workforce. KC Rising leaders hope to achieve goals through an intensive 20-year collaboration among civic agencies, government and education institutions.

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Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause

The Mercy Seat Tattoo shop in Kansas City's Crossroads district held a benefit Sunday for the American Civil Liberties Union. Proceeds from a menu of tattoos went to the ACLU.
Robert A. Cronkleton The Kansas City Star
Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause 2:18

Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause

Bernie Sanders: 'I was … told that Kansas was a Republican state' 1:02

Bernie Sanders: 'I was … told that Kansas was a Republican state'

KC Fire Department demonstrates measures to prevent cancer 2:49

KC Fire Department demonstrates measures to prevent cancer

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A firefighter's widow believes job led to his death from cancer

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