President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James made the right decision when he pulled back a proposed sales tax for early education. He needs to include stakeholders in a new discussion about developing a pre-K program that works for everyone.
Missouri’s secretary of state is offering no new ideas for how to make voting more convenient even though turnouts in statewide and national elections continue to sag. Yet he has plenty of ideas to choose from.
The suspect in a midtown murder lied on his background check form before buying a weapon. Later, the suspect wounded three officers in a shootout. The system must be fixed, and liars must be sent to jail.
North Kansas City schools will basically have bathrooms more like the ones you have at home, with ceiling-to-floor walls and doors that lock. If they weren’t called ‘gender-neutral,’ no one would notice.
Leavenworth County became the first in Kansas to indict a police officer involved in a fatal on-duty shooting in at least 13 years, according to research. The legal maneuver could be a sign of things to come.
Counties are adding up ballots in the race for the GOP governor’s nomination in Kansas. Each county may be counting ballots differently, which will erode voters’ confidence in the process. Lawmakers must fix it.
Kansas City voters will decide if they want to raise sales taxes for early childhood education. The City Council must decide if the vote will be in November, or April 2019. If more time is needed, the city should take it.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley, her Republican opponent, are proposing multiple debates across Missouri. Both appear genuinely interested in joint appearances, but Hawley’s proposal to debate from a flatbed truck is intriguing.
The NCAA’s new agent and recruiting rules for college basketball players are a shortsighted answer to a long-standing issue. As Kansas coach Bill Self said, legitimate concerns about the rule changes abound.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Steve West ran on Islamophobia and homophobia. The candidate who said “Hitler was right” was unapologetically anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT. And in Missouri House District 15, he won big.
The Kansas secretary of state appoints election commissioners in the state’s four most populous counties. There’s no reason for that, and for other quirks in state election law that have been exposed by the Kris Kobach-Jeff Colyer recount mess.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James wants guns regulated like vehicles in Missouri. And Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said the public can help solve homicides. But it takes much more to quell gun violence.
Missouri voters rejected Proposition A, which would have hurt wages and organized labor. Now labor should repay voters by making unions more inclusive and by rethinking its approach to tariffs and trade wars.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer in the GOP gubernatorial primary. The votes should be recounted; Kobach should recuse himself from the recount, and Johnson County’s election commissioner should quit.
Some Johnson Countians faced problems Tuesday trying to cast ballots on new voting machines. A few issues are predictable, but the county lacked an adequate alternative plan. That can’t happen in November.