A veteran died in May after an altercation with a Kansas City VA police officer. The VA headquarters has declined to provide any information about the incident to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and former U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.
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Kris Kobach still talks regularly with President Donald Trump and is weighing a run for U.S. Senate in Kansas. Fear of Kobach candidacy’s could be driving the effort to recruit Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, one of Trump’s most trusted lieutenants, into the race.
A federal lawsuit filed in Kansas City, Kan., alleges that NASA officials damaged an artifact from the Apollo 11 mission that an Illinois woman bought at auction. The bag was used by Neil Armstrong to collect lunar samples from the moon.
U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Sharice Davids discussed local relief Tuesday for furloughed federal workers. Cleaver and several other congressional delegation members continue to collect their paychecks.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has received a complaint from an attorney alleging violations of the Missouri Sunshine Law by Parkville city officials. A citizens group opposes a development near I-435.
Missouri is one of a dozen states that has no early voting while also requiring an excuse to vote absentee, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Legislation filed in the General Assembly would change that.
Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to refinance Kansas’s pension system faces criticism from KPERS, which runs the system. She says it’s needed to keep costs in check but pension system leaders say it will ultimately require the state to pay more.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s first proposed budget calls for changes to KanCare Clearinghouse. The privatized Medicaid application center, established by then-Gov. Sam Brownback, has drawn criticism for years.
Kansas City courts have canceled more than 550 immigration hearings in first three weeks of shutdown, adding to the national backlog of unresolved cases. Immigration judges are also having to work without pay.
Kansas City sports teams have had great success in Mayor Sly James’ time in office. But he said Boston’s mayor won’t make a bet with him on Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Patriots.