The 2016 presidential campaign has been called many things, but U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison – the first Muslim ever elected to Congress – says it may also prove to be the forum that caused many Americans to stop looking at all members of his faith as different and dangerous.
Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival's sprawling business interests.
Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election.
Late trash pickups have led to a crescendo of complaints this summer, especially in south Kansas City. But surrounding suburbs, including Fairway and Lansing, also have been experiencing trash problems, which stem from a lack of drivers in the area.
No vote was taken Wednesday by the Kansas City Council Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee on an ordinance to change development policy by limiting incentives. The committee will consider more than two hours’ worth of public testimony from Wednesday’s hearing and expects to take up the issue once again in a week.
Although early voting in Kansas doesn’t start until late October, candidates both national and local are working to court voters well ahead of Election Day. Missouri offers absentee voting, but no early voting. A Colorado official says early voting “certainly changes the way people campaign.”
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.
It’s already hard enough to get voters to the polls. Kansas made it even harder with its voter ID law, which asks residents registering to vote for proof of citizenship beyond what is required by federal law. Now, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is in a federal appeals court to argue for keeping the law, and if he prevails, that could have frightening ramifications beyond Kansas.
Allaying some fears about the water supply and a battery plant, a KDHE investigation finds the source of elevated lead levels to be individual homes. Families are being notified on how to fix the hazards.
There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election. They're just divided on whether it's more of a curse than a blessing.
A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.
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 years ago, when Mitt Romney hammered Barack Obama in the state.
Tax incentives for development projects are a hot topic in Kansas City. A much-discussed ordinance that would limit the level of tax incentives for private projects will get a hearing before a council committee, months after its introduction. But don’t expect a quick vote.
A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.
S.C. Democrats are divided over a decision by their leaders to drop the party’s founders from the name of the Democrats’ annual fundraiser. Critics say the change is unnecessary and discounts the achievements of former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Supporters say the S.C. Democratic Party must change with the times.
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