‘Border war’ in Kansas City metro has raged for years. Missouri wants a truce. Kansas isn’t so sure.

An effort to end the longstanding economic border war in the Kansas City metro between Missouri and Kansas has once again gained traction in Jefferson City. In Topeka, not so much.
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An effort to end the longstanding economic border war in the Kansas City metro between Missouri and Kansas has once again gained traction in Jefferson City. In Topeka, not so much.

Jason Hancock is The Star’s lead political reporter, providing coverage of government and politics on both sides of the state line. A two-time National Headliner Award winner, he’s been repeatedly named one of the “best state political reporters” in America by the Washington Post.

Lynn Horsley reports on Johnson County for the Kansas City Star, focusing on government, politics, business development and battles over growth and change in the county. She previously covered City Hall in Kansas City for 19 years and has a passion for helping readers understand how government affects their lives.