Politicians once cared about truth and facts in campaigns and worked to defend their points of view. Now, in the Donald Trump era, deceit has been normalized, making it hard for voters to know what to believe.
Women support Democratic candidates for Congress by more than a 20-point margin. That could be problematic for local candidates running against women, including Kris Kobach, Kevin Yoder and Josh Hawley.
Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for Kansas governor, wants to cap home appraisals for tax purposes. That won’t be an issue if he wins. Home values in Johnson County will collapse because of Kobach’s policies.
Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd has appealed his disciplinary case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices may not take the case, but a key question — was Zahnd’s behavior appropriate — remains unanswered.
The felony plea from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will make it harder for GOP candidates to distance from the president. Republicans Josh Hawley, Kris Kobach and Kevin Yoder face a dilemma: Support Trump or condemn him?
Democrat Laura Kelly is locked in a tough three-way race for Kansas governor. But Kelly has an advantage over Republican Kris Kobach and independent Greg Orman: She’s a woman, in the year of the woman in politics.
President Donald Trump’s campaign against the free press is regrettable and wrong. But reporters — and the public — must keep in mind the role of a free press, which is to see something happen and tell others about it.
First, Johnson Countians stood in line for driver’s licenses. Then they stood in line to vote. Now they’re standing around waiting for results. That’s what you get when you elect anti-government zealots.
President Donald Trump isn’t on the November ballot, but he’ll be the main issue in the midterm elections. While economic indicators look strong for Republicans, many voters are exhausted by lies, scandal and goofy populism.
Rep. Kevin Yoder is the latest in a line of candidates trapped in a discussion about immigration. Why does immigration keep coming up? Because it’s about more than foreigners in the U.S. It’s about a changing culture.
The major candidates in Kansas City’s race for mayor are all, generally speaking, different flavors of Democrats. As it now stands, the field lacks an outsider who can challenge the status quo or offer an opposing view.
More than half the 2019 mayoral field in Kansas City is under 40. It's the strongest signal yet that young Kansas Citians are engaged in the community, ready to tackle problems older leaders haven't solved.
The St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council says its endorsement of state Rep. Bob Burns, a Democrat who had been a regular caller to a radio show with a racist history, was a misunderstanding. African-American leaders aren't pleased.
Sen. Claire McCaskill is in trouble for traveling by private plane on the trail. Rival Josh Hawley and some other Republicans want her to stop flying during the campaign — advice they should take, too.
The Kansas City Chiefs invited Royals left field Alex Gordon to beat the drum to help pump up the crowd before the first kick of Sunday night's football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.