Selecting the first African-American city administrator in Raytown and the first African-American prosecuting attorney in BlueSprings are steps in the right direction to increase diversity in local government.
Republican leaders in the Kansas Legislature are threatening to revisit the school finance formula. It’s a waste of time. Lawmakers should proceed with a funding plan that will satisfy the state Supreme Court.
A citizen inquiry led to the disclosure that KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler has lived for almost a year rent-free in a county-owned home. The lack of transparency is troubling, and so is the arrangement.
Thirty of the 37 senators who voted against advancing a resolution calling for our withdrawal from Yemen have received contributions from the Saudi lobby. Among the best compensated is Missouri Republican Roy Blunt.
The straightforward way Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has begun investigating his fellow Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, is commendable. This is how our system is supposed to work.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ decision to launch a lobbying firm before leaving Congress is distasteful. The federal law mandating a “cooling off” period between holding office and lobbying should be strengthened.
A star running back at the University of Kansas has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. We won’t prejudge the facts in the case, but it’s clear violence against women is a scourge that requires counseling and mental health services.
After a video showed Chiefs star Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman, the NFL let it be known that it had tried and failed to get more information about what happened. That’s misleading at a minimum.
Eric Schmitt, who will succeed Josh Hawley as Missouri’s AG when Hawley becomes a U.S. senator next month, must give rape victims reason to hope that they’re not submitting to an invasive exam for nothing.
Three of the top offices in Missouri are under scrutiny for staffers destroying public records. The practice is erroneous and unlawful. Secretive, self-destructing apps have no place in state government.
The University of Kansas was unable to set up an interview with the person in charge of the Greek system at the school — for a month. Secrecy continues to be a problem at the university, one that must be addressed.
Kansas City Public Schools should take a cautious approach in its bid to extend the school year and add later start times for some of its schools. The two initiatives would help improve student achievement.
After a video surfaced Friday of a violent incident incident between the player and a woman, the Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt. It shocked Kansas City, but it was the right things to do.
Kansas relies on an anti-democratic method of filling many legislative vacancies. Instead of conducting a special election, a handful of precinct committee members are tasked with finding replacements.
It's election season, so The Star's editorial page editor Colleen McCain Nelson came on the Deep Background podcast to explain how the editorial board chooses which candidates it will endorse. Find the full episode where ever you get your podcasts.