Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Missouri Executes First Man in Greitens Era

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declined a clemency request for Mark Christeson, 37, and on Tuesday the Missouri man moved on to meet his maker. Easing his passage was a fatal injection courtesy of the Department...

Cap-J Headline Confuses on Procurement Bill

The House K-12 Education Budget Committee heard testimony on a bill that would require school districts to use strategic sourcing to acquire things like fuel and technology. The headline: "Kansas Bill Would Require State...

Kansas City on Pace to Pass 2016 Homicide Rate

The most serious problem that the city of Kansas City, Missouri, faces is one that its elected officials refuse to acknowledge, let alone address--murder. The city's eleven homicides in January put it on a...

Cap-J Reporter Deems Tweets “Disparaging”

Senate Republicans met in closed caucus last week where they discussed potential ways to address Kansas budget shortfall. Former Sen. Jeff Melcher, who did not attend the meeting, tweeted some of what was occurring...

House Committee Hosts Conceal and Carry on Campus Hearing

Members of the Kansas House Fed and State committee heard fresh testimony on a bill that would allow Kansas public universities to ban concealed weapons in campus buildings after an exemption from a 2013...

Dated Poll Suggests Kansans Favor Medicaid Expansion

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, or ACS CAN, is touting a poll of 500 Kansans that suggests voters would prefer that the state expand Medicaid. KCUR, a Kansas City public radio station,...

Legends Honors Communist Pornographer–And That’s Just the Half of It

Among the Kansas "legends" that the Legends Outlets Kansas City currently celebrates on its website is one Frank Marshall Davis. Those who recognize the name and read the biography of Davis on the website...

31 States Have Higher Gasoline Taxes Than Kansas

Drivers pay less in gasoline taxes at Kansas pumps than they do in many other states, according to data released by the Tax Foundation. However, drivers who fill up in Kansas pay significantly more than their...

Convicted Serial Killer Gosnell Sent Hard Cases to Kansas

  Unlikely bestseller, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, holds a surprise for those who still believe that murdered abortionist George Tiller was performing a useful public service in his Wichita clinic. As...

Yael Pushes Kander for President in 2020, Seriously

Long time Star editorialist turned blogger Yael Abouhalkah believes that former Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander is presidential timber (or "timbre," reader's call). "Jason Kander is a young, articulate, thoughtful, progressive Democrat and, yes, he...