President Donald Trump talks tough, but his tariffs on foreign-produced products don’t exist in a vacuum. China has been the biggest consumer of U.S. sorghum for several years, and Kansas is the No. 1 producer of the grain in the U.S.
When someone like Michael Hill, an excellent teacher in rural Kansas, feels he has to leave the state after receiving threats about his sexual orientation, that hurts not only that man and that community, but also the whole state’s reputation and already struggling public schools.
Missouri has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the country for the seventh time since 2005. And it’s not even close, according to a report on federal data released this week by the Violence Policy Center. Kansas had the ninth highest rate.
A bill introduced by Cameron Republican State Rep. Jim Neely would legalize medical marijuana in a smokeless form for Missourians with terminal illnesses. The measure could make Missouri the 30th state to allow medical marijuana.
A feeling of pride swept through the small community of female pilots Wednesday as word spread that the captain who had safely landed Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine blew out in midair the day before was a woman. But disappointment tempered that sentiment. Virtually all news coverage of the incident put the word “female” before “pilot.” As a private pilot, aircraft owner and airplane racer, I shared both the pride and the disappointment.
With the country poised for a constitutional crisis should President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller, our U.S. senators from Kansas and Missouri need to demand that the president not cross that line.
Missouri lawmakers don’t normally mind mixing politics and religion. So perhaps they’ll listen to some of the faith leaders with whom they often agree and rethink both their push for concealed carry in churches and their opposition to gun reform.
Missouri legislators should avoid turning the challenge of forcing a sitting governor from office into partisan warfare. They’re standing on the brink of doing that now as they wrestle with how to handle the Eric Greitens scandal.
In the late 18th century, standing armies were expensive and seen as a threat to a nascent democracy. Militias were seen at the time as the answer to these problems. Using people to “bear arms” in militias served that purpose.
Businesses are within their legal right to institute a grooming policy that requires employees to maintain hair in a professional manner. But it’s troubling that hairstyles such as dreadlocks are singled out because they do not conform to traditional standards.
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.