Plaza and historic preservation advocates plan to fight a proposed 12-story mixed-use tower on the Country Club Plaza. To make room for the new development, a church some argue is historic would be torn down.
The national Center for Reproductive Rights is suing Kansas over a ban on telemedicine abortions on behalf of Wichita clinic operator Trust Women; it comes two days after the election of a pro-choice governor.
Kansas City gets more than 40 percent of its general tax revenue from the 1 percent earnings tax. Republican state lawmakers consider it a drag on the state’s economy and are once again trying to kill it.
The Johnson County Commission approved a pay increase for Sheriff Calvin Hayden to make his salary more competitive with that of area police chiefs .The overtime budget also grew, to deal with more jail inmates.
GOP leaders scrapped the idea of a House vote on a border wall after members left town following the farm bill vote. There could be more absent Republican seats as the holidays approach, which puts Trump’s proposed wall in even greater jeopardy.
Outgoing Missouri Sen. Clare McCaskill let it rip in her final floor speech, saying the Senate ‘just doesn’t work as well as it used to,’ plagued by polarization and fear of casting politically difficult votes.
The 4Competition Coalition brings together labor, consumer and rival wireless companies in an effort to convince federal and state officials to reject a “presumptively unlawful” merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.
Kansas Gov-elect Laura Kelly said lawmakers don’t have the votes to approve a constitutional amendment to limit court review of school funding. Even if they did, she said, voters would ultimately reject the measure.
After nearly four months of talks, Kansas City Public Schools will not support Mayor Sly James’ proposed 3/8-cent sales tax to support pre-kindergarten programs; 14 other districts are expected to do the same.
A Kansas City-based contractor says it does not send personal information about Kansas drivers overseas, even though its terms and conditions say it can. PayIt’s Kansas contract says all of its data must be stored in the United States.