Hawley’s campain claims he consulted with religious leaders. I could say the Detroit Lions are the best football team in America after consulting with a few guys in a bar in Detroit, but that would not make it true.
Those who see ethics as separate from the rest of the legislative process — including campaign money, redistricting, lobbyists’ gifts and transparency — probably have spent too much time in the Capitol.
The Kansas oil and gas industry has taken the issue of induced seismicity very seriously. Along with government agencies, we are are devoting significant resources to analyzing seismicit activity and injection wells.
Legal Aid and AltCap have established a loan pool of almost $500,000 to provide short-term, market-rate loans to smaller contractors to rehab abandoned homes. Fewer than 10 individuals provided the seed money.
Everyone involved ended up devoting themselves to many hours of brainstorming and training. But in the final result, all entities involved — and ultimately every resident of Kansas City dependent on a professional and capable firefighting force — reaped the benefits.
Traveling affords members of the City Council the ability to advocate on behalf of the citizens that we represent. We have to be the voice. If you do not have a seat at the table, you might be on the menu.
Fox Sports Kansas City, Kansas City Royals alumni, the United Service Organizations and the American Forces Network provided many of our soldiers from Kansas and Missouri and our families with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth of Missouri delivered remarks at the Truman Library about the importance of Americans remembering that we are all one people. We should heed the lessons of Missouri’s Mormon War.
Or as conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly put it, a convention “means playing Russian roulette with our Constitution.” You hope the Constitution would survive it, but it doesn’t make sense to take such a risk.
Ugly talk masquerading as “saying it like it is” is no more honest than any other way of talking. But ugly talk is insidiously contagious. It creates a crudeness that leads to ignorant conversation and confrontation.
Without including independents in the Missouri Senate candidate debates, they will likely do little more than further stoke the cultural warfare dividing our country and distracting us from our real problems.
It is clear that there are many questions that remain unanswered and many factors that remain unconsidered. Yet many who have jumped to conclusions have made specious claims that frame me as an adolescent Ralph Nader.
The world and the United States have changed quite a bit in the 21st century. Despite what news headlines say about global chaos, danger and disruption, implying that the U.S. is more isolated than ever, the opposite is true.
Open Spaces gives Kansas City something it hasn’t seen before. The two-month, multi-medium arts exhibition, provides unprecedented access to virtually all aspects of art – visual, performing and experiential.
For decades now, working wages have been held flat by unfair deals that encourage taking jobs from Americans and giving them to cheap labor overseas. We need deals that prioritize the skills and effort of American workers.
The House version of the Farm Bill is harsh and partisan, and passed narrowly in June — 213-211, by just two votes. Thankfully the U.S. Senate took a bipartisan approach that kept SNAP strong. Their bill passed 86-11.
In summer, energy usage goes up, especially on the hottest days, resulting in higher bills. Our region has experienced more than 50 days of 90-plus-degree heat this year — more than double the number to date in 2017.
The right of voters to make informed choices should be paramount. If you want to participate in adding your voice to the mix, you should understand that it comes with the cost of disclosure of your participation.
Nothing stops a bullet like a job. As President Ronald Reagan said, jobs make the best social programs. Find people long-term employment and our violence issues shrink to a manageable size. People want to work.