Government & Politics

Government & Politics

$15 per hour minimum wage headed to KC August ballot

The Kansas City Council agreed Thursday to comply with a Missouri Supreme Court order and put a petition initiative for a higher minimum wage on the August ballot. The proposal calls for boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.

National

With officials divided, Trump taking time, care with new travel ban

Whether it’s President Donald Trump learning a lesson after an embarrassing rollout of the original order or empowered department leaders unwilling to risk their own careers by introducing an order they see violates a federal court order, the administration announced this week that it’s taking additional steps to ensure a “flawless” roll out.

Immigration & Refugees

Mexico to Trump: We won’t take your unwanted immigrants

Mexico is not happy – actually angry – about President Donald Trump expectation that it would hold U.S. asylum applicants while they fight their cases in U.S. courts. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday that Mexico will not accept the Trump’s administration “unilateral” directives and that President Enrique Peña Nieto would make that clear directly to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly when they meet on Thursday.

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Yoder opts for telephone town hall

Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, says that he is able to reach more people through a telephone town hall than in-person event. Protests have taken place nationwide at congressional members' town hall events.
Bryan Lowry and Leah Becerra The Kansas City Star
Yoder opts for telephone town hall 1:36

Yoder opts for telephone town hall

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The checks and balances of executive orders

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If Trump repeals the ACA, here's how employer-based healthcare could change

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Mayor Sly James addresses need for terminal overhaul at KCI

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