Kansas City seemed to cope with a few inches of snow over the weekend. But the changing climate presents enormous challenges for local governments in planning for weather events, and Kansas City is no exception
Kansas Citians have had an irrational fear of concentrated political power for decades. That’s prevented major scandal but is holding up progress, as evidenced by problems plaguing the airport terminal project.
Greg Orman, the independent candidate for Kansas governor, lost badly to Democrat Laura Kelly and Republican Kris Kobach on Election Day. Why? Because Americans prefer the predictability of a two-party choice.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, in a tough re-election campaign in Kansas’ 3rd District, dicusses immigration, aid for the poor, payday loans and President Donald Trump in a meeting with The Star’s editorial board.
Democrat Laura Kelly detailed her views on school funding, KanCare, immigration and her opponents in the Kansas governor’s race — Greg Orman and Kris Kobach — when she met with The Star editorial board.
The committee looking at spending from Kansas City’s Central City Sales Tax is getting close to its first recommendations. It still needs an overall strategy, but encouraging signs are visible on the East Side.
Rep. Kevin Yoder and Sharice Davids have agreed to a debate in the Kansas 3rd District House race. It will be held Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. and will be streamed live on The Star’s Facebook page and other websites.
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.