Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Gina Meier-Hummel, secretary of the Department for Children and Families, sat down for an exclusive interview with The Star on Monday and said they are backing a bill that would open to public some information after a child's death.
A man was fatally shot Saturday inside a home in Kansas City, Kan. This raw video shows the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, in the 1700 block of North 127th Street. (Video by Robert A. Cronkleton)
The Shawnee Mission school board held “meet and greet” sessions to introduce the three candidates for superintendent on Saturday at the district's Center for Academic Achievement in Overland Park. The three are Michael Fulton, superintendent of the Pattonville district in the St. Louis area; Blane McCann, superintendent of Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Neb.; and Michael Muñoz, superintendent of Rochester Public Schools in Rochester, Minn.
Michael Fulton, the superintendent of the Pattonville School District in the St. Louis area, was the first superintendent candidate for the Shawnee Mission School District to answer questions during "meet and greet" sessions with the public Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the Center for Academic Achievement in Overland Park.
Paul Davis weighs in on health care, a topic which is very personal because of his family’s history. Paul Davis' daughter was born with sagittal craniosynostosis. She had to have surgery when she was six-months-old to repair her cranial structure.
Kansas guard Sam Cunfliffe, who will play in his first game for the Jayhawks against Nebraska on Saturday, talks about sitting out a year after transferring from Arizona State. He spoke to reporters on Dec. 12, 2017.
Kansas Sen. Laura Kelly asked Department for Children and Families staff about shredding of notes from meetings but got no answer during a meeting of the Child Welfare Systems Task Force in Topeka. Later the department issued a statement saying that only personal notes such as thoughts or opinions were to be shredded.
The once-rare scheme has become standard practice in the Sunflower State — a way to resurrect bills left for dead and to circumvent public attention on often controversial measures. Here's how it works.