Yael T. Abouhalkah

Kansas City parties on while woes mount for the St. Louis region

It’s a great time to live in Kansas City, as we revel in the attention that comes with the Royals playing in the World Series. But this is an extremely challenging time to live in the St. Louis area because of its ongoing problems with violent crime and racial tension. Thanks to often negative national media attention, Americans have front-row seats to the St. Louis region’s woes.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

New jobs report shows Sam Brownback’s tax cuts still a costly failure

According to new figures released Tuesday, Kansas is still trailing about 30 states throughout the country in its rate of total employment growth since Jan. 2013, when Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts took effect. In fact, look at the numbers closely, and they especially don’t look that positive for Brownback, as he tries to fend off Democrat Paul Davis in the governor’s race this fall.

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