At the GOP gubernatorial debate in Johnson County, Republican candidates competed in harshness with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. His top rival, Gov. Jeff Colyer, should give voters an alternative.
If Sen. Claire McCaskill voted her conscience, would that mean voting no on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Or would it mean voting yes because she can't help Missouri if Josh Hawley wins in November?
If Mid Continent Nail Corporation, "on the brink of extinction" as a result of Donald Trump's tariff on steel, has to close, it would hurt everyone in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. But few there would blame the president.
Confronting Sarah Sanders and Stephen Miller and Kirstjen Nielsen may feel righteous, but no good ever came of becoming what we hate, and this won't be the exception. Listen to Maxine Waters and you're only handing the president fresh fodder.
The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked some important conversations about depression and suicide. But those discussions haven't even touched on what research tells us about physician-assisted suicide.
This was reader’s theater with frequent cast changes and even more redactions. As in, “Redacted? Redacted. Yes, her name is redacted.” But if the piece had a name, it would be “Why women still don’t report sexual assault.”
The knock on Democratic Kansas gubernatorial candidate Josh Svaty is that he’s too much of a centrist to win the primary. But he’s chosen a running mate who in many ways is a female version of himself. Meet Katrina Gier Lewison, a longtime political independent who only registered as a Democrat after Svaty asked her to run.
Randy Hansen, a first-year teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Kansas City, stepped in and brought order to a kindergarten classroom at this struggling school after four other teachers left the job.
Judge Rex Burlison, the judge in the felony invasion of privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, ruled that his accuser’s full name could be used in court. He has yet to rule on whether her sexual history may also be pawed over during the trial.
Now, with next to no friends on either side of the aisle, the only real Jeff City argument seems to be whether to start impeachment proceedings now, as Democrats prefer, or in a later special session, as his fellow Republicans want to do.
Raymond L. Harris says a Kansas City firefighter spit on and called his 3-year-old grandson the n-word. The boy’s great-uncle said the restaurant manager called police not to report the spitter and slurrer, but to report the child’s family.
Josh Hawley isn't backing migrant family separations, and Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn't want children to be used as human shields. They strongly disagree, though, in a rare back-and-forth of substance.
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Craig O’Dear really doesn’t see himself as running against the Democrat incumbent, Claire McCaskill, and her Republican challenger, Josh Hawley. No, he’s running against our whole stymied system. “The Rs and Ds don’t have a plan to break the gridlock! Their business model is gridlock.”