Government & Politics

David Alvey ousts incumbent Mark Holland for KCK mayor

David Alvey, who hails from a longtime KCK family, scored a surprising victory over Mark Holland, becoming the first challenger to unseat a KCK mayor in 30 years. Alvey’s platform was critical of Holland’s performance over the last four years, including challenges to Holland’s record of attracting private investment and not lowering taxes enough.

Campaigns hope to put progressive agenda items on voters' ballots this fall

This week, campaigns turned in initiative petitions to put the minimum wage, medical marijuana and an ethics proposal, called Clean Missouri, before voters this fall. Once the signatures are certified, the measures will go on this fall's ballot.
Allison Kite