Kansas City ministers are pursuing a petition drive to rename The Paseo for Martin Luther King Jr. The renaming would cost $160,000 and could bring a legal fight, but the City Council could avoid that mess by making a choice now.
Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes will be honored when the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall is renamed for her. But Kansas City could do a lot more to celebrate the woman who led the way on the Sprint Center and transformed downtown.
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft told Congress Wednesday that voter fraud is an "exponentially greater threat" than election hacking. He's incorrect, and with midterm elections just months away, it's worrisome.
The Villages, a Kansas nonprofit that has long helped troubled juveniles, has a government contract to house migrant children who have been separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
Drew Erdmann is the first chief operating officer in Missouri state history. He should be the last. Erdmann, whose annual salary is $125,000, was appointed COO last year when then-Gov. Eric Greitens created the position.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach isn't giving up on his unfair, vote-suppressing law just because a federal judge has found it unconstitutional. He can't, because that's what the Republican gubernatorial candidate is running on.
Republicans Pat Roberts, Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran and Kevin Yoder are right to say we can't keep tearing children away from their migrant parents. But President Donald Trump is still falsely insisting that this treachery has been forced on him.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson selected a respected state senator in Mike Kehoe to be the state's lieutenant governor. But questions remain about whether the governor even has the authority to name a second-in-command.
Missouri Influencers have said infrastructure repairs should be a top priority in the state. A proposal to increase the gas tax in November is a good start, but more will need to be done to develop a broad-based approach to road repairs.
Three people were killed Thursday in two shootings involving Kansas City police. The department appeared to justify the incidents before investigation could even begin, undercutting public confidence in the inquiries that should follow.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is showing a willingness to learn about Kansas City's biggest issues, and he says he wants to spend a day in our city. Here's where Parson should go and who he should meet during his visit.
The idea of an elected official blocking constituents on social media is absurd on its face. Yet former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson were doing just that. To his credit, Parson has pledged to give up this bad habit.
For all the attention to every uptick and every drop in violent crime statistics, there is only so much that Kansas City police can do without more cooperation from the community. If Kansas City can change that, we'll all be safer.
People will pour into Kansas City’s historic 18th & Vine District this weekend for various events that celebrate the rich history of African Americans in the area. But the commemoration should stretch far beyond jazz, barbecue and baseball.
Prosecutors in counties across the country maintain a database of rogue police officers who have come under scrutiny for dishonesty and other misdeeds. In the Kansas City metro area, only one of five county prosecutors keeps such a list.
Work on Kansas City's new airport terminal is already in progress, but delays are already emerging. The City Council should act now to ensure there's sufficient public oversight of the complicated project at KCI.
Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium is on the short list to host a 2026 World Cup match. Bringing the largest sporting event in the world to town would be a boon, but what will it cost the city to score this goal?
The Kansas Supreme Court has set a June 30 deadline to close schools if they aren't fully funded. The Legislature made progress this year with an injection of $500 million, and justices should give lawmakers more time to fix the problem.
At the Environmental Protection Agency's listening session in Kansas City Wednesday, Kansas City's mayor explains why he and other cities' officials support continuing the Obama administration's policy.