After the deaths of two Kansas City, Kan., police officers this year, Police Chief Terry Zeigler and Mayor/CEO Mark Holland became the faces of a city in sorrow. Both leaders could have left the city long ago but stayed because they love the community and their work there. Both are seeking ways to heal KCK.
Kansas officials say conditions at Osawatomie State Hospital have improved dramatically since it lost Medicare certification last year, and the state psychiatric facility is ready for a high-stakes federal inspection.
The so-called “LLC loophole” exempts hundreds of thousands of Kansas business owners from state income taxes — ostensibly to create jobs. From the voter’s doorstep to thriving law firms that benefit from the tax gift, voices call for its repeal.
Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her tenure as secretary of state by talking with people outside the government who had contributed to her family's philanthropy foundation.
Last week, after stating that 90 percent of suspects in drug busts are black or Hispanic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a profane voice mail for a Democratic state representative, challenging him to prove that he is a racist. On Sunday, Republican Amy Volk posted a message to her Facebook followers, which was quoted in full by a Portland newspaper, stating she had “deep concerns” about the governor’s recent behavior.
Grayson Lee was 19 when she died on a S.C. road in 2014, one of more than 4,500 people killed on the state’s roads since 2011. Hundreds of those deaths, including possibly Grayson’s, could have been prevented if the state spent more to make its roads and bridges safer. State officials say they know how to make roads safer. But, they add, they don’t have the money.
After a lawsuit from an atheists group challenged the use of taxpayer dollars to support the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City next month, the convention has been seeking funds. Now, the Black Health Care Coalition has launched a GoFundMe effort to support the group.
The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies now view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist caliphate two years ago.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tweet that appeared to link the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin to his attempt to appeal to African-American voters drew swift criticism online Saturday
One of several protesters charged with disorderly conduct outside a Donald Trump rally in Kansas City last spring pleaded guilty Friday in Municipal Court. He received a sentence of 30 days in jail, which was suspended, was placed on one year’s probation and was ordered to pay $48.50 in court costs.
Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day.
Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement.