The Kansas City Council agreed Thursday to place activist Clay Chastain’s latest light rail plan on the Nov. 8 ballot. Council members don’t support the plan but Chastain gathered enough petition signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks to the Democratic National Convention about 5 p.m. Kansas City. He promises to talk about the Hillary Clinton personality “people may not know,” and expect to see the former Kansas City preacher’s fiery speaking style.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine spoke to Missouri delegates on Thursday morning at the party’s national convention. Kaine, who hails from the Kansas City area, said he would not be afraid to take on ‘Trumpism,’ although he won’t be a trash talker.
Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed lost their jobs at a Kansas City, Kan., pizza restaurant after they confronted their boss about unequal wages. That story landed them a speaking spot Thursday on the final night of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention.
President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, defending America from a pessimistic Republican view and promoting his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton.
A state audit has concluded that the Kansas Department for Children and Families has failed to ensure the safety of kids in the state’s foster care system. The findings have prompted calls for the resignation of DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore from Democratic lawmakers.
Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to both delegations on Tuesday morning, following his his speech Monday night urging support for Hillary Clinton. He promised to get more campaign money into heavily Republican states like Kansas.
The stars just kept coming at the third night of the DNC, where Sigourney Weaver and Broadway stars took the stage in Philly. But one star was brighter than all, and Twitter whole-heartedly cast its vote for her.
In Manheim Park, residents and community leaders wonder when actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation will follow through on its promise for the East Side neighborhood. The nonprofit in New Orleans early in 2015 announced it would take the lead in developing six to 50 new single-family homes, starting on 43rd Street and Tracy Avenue.
A landmark court ruling that forces a loosening of Texas voter-ID rules is giving the Democrat in a close congressional race an edge. Pete Gallego, a Latino Democrat running in the majority Latino District 23, is counting on voter turnout to win his old seat back from Will Hurd, an African-American Republican who beat Gallego in 2014. The 800-mile district stretches from San Antonio, along the border, to El Paso.
There are no incumbents running for secretary of state, treasurer or lieutenant governor, leaving a wide-open field of candidates vying for offices that play important roles in state government — and often serve as a springboard for the careers of ambitious politicians.