Johnson County government’s phone, email and internet were down following a lightning strike Tuesday night, just in time for the August DMV tag renewal deadline. County officials hoped the system would be back to full operation Thursday. The 911 system was operational.
Americans have become accustomed to “friending” politicians online and tweeting them directly. But they should be cautious: Someone created a fake Facebook account using Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s name and image and used it to solicit money.
The Platte County Commission sought to keep Proposition L off the November ballot, but a judge has found that voters in the county should get to decide on Mid-Continent Public Library’s proposed tax levy increase.
A new Kansas City Auditor’s report says the city’s ethics hotline program doesn’t follow many hotline best practices, doesn’t do thorough investigations and doesn’t disclose useful information to the public.
Donald Trump has sharply criticized the reporting on his campaign, and Hillary Clinton is distrustful of reporters. Even in the modern media world, Dave Helling writes, mainstream political oversight remains important.
Backers of Donald Trump are nervous about advertising their support for the Republican presidential nominee. They worry that neighbors will hate them, vandals will rip down lawn signs and people will snicker. Does that mean there’s a silent Trump vote that polls aren’t picking up?
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that's guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the chamber.
Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
North Carolina election officials accept the federal government’s offer to help states bolster cybersecurity ahead of the Nov. 8 vote. Officials will scan voting-related systems to check for vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit.