U.S. Armed Forces will accept new transgender soldiers within one year
The Pentagon added to this year's laundry list of military firsts and transgender rights decisions when it announced on June 30, 2016 that the nation's armed forces would no longer discriminate against openly transgender service members.
Missouri Court of Appeals judges heard arguments for and against keeping Amendment One on the November ballot. The measure would make several ethics reforms and overhaul the state's redistricting system.
Adam T. Thomas of Olathe, candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives, appeared in Johnson County District Court Tuesday on a felony charge of election perjury. Thomas, a Republican, is running for the 26th District House seat.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed U.S. Attorneys to battle nationwide court injunctions as he spoke to department attorneys on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the federal courthouse in downtown Kansas City.
A large crowd turned out Tuesday night in Prairie Village at a public hearing before the planning commission to voice concerns about the neighborhood design standards, guidelines for new home construction and improvements over 200 square feet.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill emphasized the middle ground as she spoke to students and took questions, including one on recreational marijuana, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.