Lawmakers in Missouri and other red states have signaled there is no gray area in abortion policy. GOP legislators’ support for abortion bans make clear that neither the pro-life nor the pro-choice label fits me.
Harvard professor Ronald S. Sullivan lost his position at the university’s Winthrop House because he was part of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s legal team. But in the U.S., everyone is entitled to a defense.
Asylum-seekers from Central America are “coming like it’s a picnic,” President Donald Trump said recently. But Salvadorans tell harrowing tales of crime and corruption that have them fearing for their lives.
The Equal Rights Amendment is one state short of ratification. Could Missouri tip the balance? Everything that the late Phyllis Schlafly warned would happen if the amendment were ratified has happened without it.
In front of a Missouri House panel, UMKC chancellor Mauli Agrawal gravely apologized for his reaction to a protest against conservative speaker Michael Knowles. But how should he protect both speech and students?
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has thought a lot about Tabitha Birdsong since her body was found with a protection order in her back pocket. Now, Baker is launching a program aimed preventing homicides caused by domestic abuse.
Those who find the status quo reassuring don’t feel much is at stake in the mayor’s race. If you think all it will decide is whether this or that nice person will be our city’s new head cheerleader, then sure, why bestir your comfy self?
Henry Klein, Vincent Lee and Clay Chastain have run for Kansas City mayor multiple times, but that’s about all they have in common. One is fueled by altruism, one by hate and one by hurts that a win wouldn’t heal.
Kansas City mayoral candidate Scott Taylor does not want to be cast as the hero of his own life story. Or linger on the defining loss of his childhood, his father’s death of a heart attack at age 39, when his son was 12.
Kansas City mayoral candidate Jolie Justus often steers clear of conflict and controversy on the City Council. Although Justus is closely aligned with Mayor Sly James, she is unlike him in temperament and approach.
When he was in elementary school, Kansas City mayoral candidate Jermaine Reed had already been singled out by civic icon Alvin Brooks. Reed says he didn’t feel pressure — as long as he never let anyone down.
Arlin Buyert’s poetry class at Lansing Correctional Facility has been canceled, though the prison poets did nothing wrong. And if officials can’t forgive the teacher’s honest mistake, do they believe in second chances?
Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner is one of the most straightforward mayoral candidates, and the wonkiest. His encyclopedic knowledge of President Harry Truman rivals his in-the-weeds grasp of the city budget.
Disgraced former Catholic cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked and is free to leave St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas. But what happens when priests are “laicized” and lost track of can be problematic, too.
Kansas City mayoral candidate Steve Miller’s focus on his faith is both his authentic defining characteristic and a character reference offered in lieu of specific policy positions and details about his vision.
As scandals roil Virginia politics, Sen. Tim Kaine suggested in an interview Gov. Ralph Northam must resign; attorney general Mark Herring could survive; and more facts are needed about Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and his Rockhurst High School classmate, Kansas City lawyer and mayoral candidate Steve Miller will join the Kansas City Star Editorial Board at 3:15 p.m. on Friday on Facebook Live.
The early life of Quinton Lucas, the most polished of the candidates for Kansas City mayor, included living in a motel and a nursing home but also opportunities to attend The Barstow School and Cornell Law School.
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Columbia Police Department Acting Chief Jill Schlude telling Columbia's Citizens Police Review Board about her expectations for the investigation of Lieutenant Brian Tate, who has been suspended for tweeting slurs.