The project would boost the image and use of Sporting Park and bring more national attention to Kansas and Kansas City, Kan., in the fast-growing world of U.S. soccer. No one, though, got into the details about the public-private sector split on paying for the project, although it’s likely taxpayers will be asked to put in millions of dollars.
In the Aug. 5 primaries, voters in both of the fast-growing Northland counties have chances to help keep good people in office but also push forward other well-qualified candidates. Here are The Star’s recommendations in selected contested races.
The rest of the world is tired of watching the bloodshed mount, tired of the pictures of death and grief, tired that this irreparable and ceaseless struggle over territory, identity, dignity and the right to exist has erupted once again into chaos and madness.
The Kansas Legislature sorely needs lawmakers who are more committed to the well being of their state and communities than they are to right-wing causes. Unfortunately, the 2012 elections swept too many ideologues into the Capitol. The result has been bad legislation and national ridicule. Voters have a chance to undo some of the damage in the Aug. 5 primary.
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With Kansas finances decimated by tax cuts and the voting status of thousands of citizens in limbo, the perils of electing leaders intent on far-right experimentation are painfully apparent. Fortunately, voters have a chance in this year’s primary and general elections to elect smart candidates who want to return the state to sensible governing.
For once, even in very red Kansas, Democrats with impressive resumes have stepped up to challenge incumbents in key offices. Every vote matters on Aug. 5 to propel push thoughtful, pragmatic, compromise-capable candidates forward into the general election.
The first of five scheduled meetings provided a City Council committee background on the 40-year-old arena’s history, on the hundreds of thousands of dollars of red ink it generates annual as a chronically underused city facility and on at least three development and planning studies that have focused on the West Bottoms district in recent years.
This needs fixing, and soon: A new report says Kansas City’s Planning and Development Department suffers from unacceptable customer service, a negative culture among employees, lack of productivity, a silo mentality that prevents cooperation and an overall inability to promote economic development in a well-planned city.
Tuesday was a great day for Mark Woodworth, who learned that the murder charge that wrongly sent him to prison for 17 years has finally been dismissed. The question now is who will atone for the thousands of bad days endured by Woodworth and his family in Chilicothe because of a prosecution that a judge who reviewed the case has called “a manifold injustice”?
Over the past two years, lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas have proposed and in some cases passed gun laws that defy U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the wishes of local communities and common sense. Fortunately, recent days have brought some welcome pushback.
The Ward family’s stewardship of the boxed-candy company is being duly rewarded, and the family should be congratulated for building a great business with a long-lasting and dominant, mainstream brand name.
For a group of Kansas City women, most of them lawyers and law students, charity begins in Municipal Court. This summer, as part of an annual program called Step Up, the group helped extract 50 women from legal jams, easing their efforts to get their lives back on course.
Kansas voters in suspended status, this is for you. There are about 18,000 of you out there in a weird electoral limbo. You have registered to vote, but you are not yet eligible. The good news is you can still vote. But you’re going to have to do some work.