Steve Rose

Steve Rose

Steve Rose: Here’s how to sell reluctant voters on a new airport

Kansas City voters’ willingness to approve a sales tax for economic development on the East Side could portend well for the future of Kansas City International Airport. Apparently people can be educated and sold on the idea of caring about something besides their own narrow self-interest. Now, proponents need to convince voters that a new airport is critical to Kansas City as a whole.

Opinion

Steve Rose: Reforms needed to save KanCare

A scathing report that found Kansas’ privatized Medicaid program severely lacking raises important questions about how to ensure that services are provided and paid for in a timely fashion. State Sen. Barbara Bollier helped author a bill that could help.

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Steve Rose’s political predictions, 2017 edition

Steve Rose offers his political predictions for 2017. In Kansas, the 2016 election will have big ramifications for the state Legislature. In Missouri, Kansas City voters will approve an infrastructure package. And on the national scene, don’t be surprised if it’s splitsville for a very famous couple.

Videos

Why drafting Patrick Mahomes might not work for the Chiefs

Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian discuss the history of Texas Tech quarterbacks in the NFL and why Mahomes might fail with the Chiefs, who drafted him 10th overall Thursday.
Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star
Why drafting Patrick Mahomes might not work for the Chiefs 1:36

Why drafting Patrick Mahomes might not work for the Chiefs

Analyzing the Chiefs' remaining needs on day two & three of the 2017 NFL Draft 2:20

Analyzing the Chiefs' remaining needs on day two & three of the 2017 NFL Draft

The A-Team reacts to Chiefs signing a quarterback: Patrick Mahomes 1:47

The A-Team reacts to Chiefs signing a quarterback: Patrick Mahomes

Johnny Depp surprises fans at Disneyland as Captain Jack Sparrow 0:48

Johnny Depp surprises fans at Disneyland as Captain Jack Sparrow