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 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 year years ago, when Mitt Romney hammered Barack Obama in the state.
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.
Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department.
The judge said his order, which applies nationwide, was not about the policy issues of transgender rights but his conclusion that federal officials simply did not follow rules that required an opportunity for comment before such directives are issued. Some Kansas City area school districts say they still plan to work directly with transgender students to decide what works best for them regarding which bathroom to use.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.
A federal judge ruled Monday that the process of electing school board members for a district that includes Ferguson, Missouri, is biased against black voters and must be revised before another election will be allowed.
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