Star editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Melinda Henneberger talk with Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri about Donald Trump's first months in office, whether Democrats are willing to work with the White House on health care reform or any other issue, and what her prospects for re-election look like in an increasingly Republican-leaning state.
Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling of the Star's editorial board talk with Jim Rowland of the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority about Kauffman Stadium, which hosts its 45th home opener Monday. He'll talk about the stadium, Arrowhead Stadium across the street, and the state of public support for stadium projects across the nation.
The GO bond debate: Supporters and opponents of the 800 million dollar bond proposal on Tuesday’s ballot squareoff at The Star. Steve Glorioso, spokesman for the infrastructure bond campaign and Patrick Tuohey with the Show-Me institute make their cases with Star editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling.
If you're a Midwestern political cartoonist, you are preparing for a interesting ride today as Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States. McClatchy cartoonists Glenn McCoy, of the Belleville News-Democrat, and Lee Judge, of the Kansas City Star, explain their approaches to the same topic, the Trump inauguration, and let us peek over their shoulders as they draw their cartoons. They occasionally will do the same topic and welcome your suggestions for a shared theme.
"I sat outside my home and listened to my sister scream for help," wrote Kayla Perez, 21, of Overland Park, who is the author of the first story in a new book, "Welcome to My Neighborhood." It is framed as a children's book, similar to Golden Books, but the stories are true, dire and grim. They're written by teenagers in the Youth Ambassador program, including Perez, who penned her story when she was 17 years old and living under the same roof as a crack addict her mother had married. The book, a pro bono project of the advertising and marketing company VML, will be introduced to Kansas City civic leaders at a dinner Tuesday. The Youth Ambassador program promotes youth development and addresses social and academic challenges for underserved teenagers.