The Los Angeles City Council’s 14-1 approval is a victory for wage activist groups composed of labor unions, immigrant groups, community activists.
Bishop Robert W. Finn stepped down as spiritual shepherd of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese on Tuesday, nearly three years after he became the most senior U.S. Roman Catholic prelate convicted of criminal charges related to the church’s child sexual abuse scandal.
By Mark Morris, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– Some Atlanta gang members had no clue in October 2011 that their future freedom rested on a routine chore performed by an convenience store employee in Olathe, Kan. Cleaning up his trash bins about 6 a.m., the QuikTrip manager noticed that someone had dumped […]
By Steve Kraske, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. His presidential motorcade steered to Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque shortly after landing at […]
By Matt Campbell and Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — Joseph P. Teasdale, elected as Missouri’s 48th governor in 1976, died Thursday in Kansas City from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 78. Teasdale, a Democrat who was born in Kansas City, defeated Republican Gov. Christopher S. Bond by 13,000 […]
By Christine Vendel, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — A 27-year-old Kansas City area man has been charged in the recent series of highways shootings, Jackson County prosecutors said Friday. Mohammed Whitaker, of Grandview, MO was charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents. Charges included shooting into a motor vehicle and hitting […]
By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times KANSAS CITY, MO — Since the bullets began to fly on freeways here, Taylor Stevens has stuck to the back roads. Rikki Rohret keeps her eyes on the overpasses. Behind the wheel, Joe Miller tries not to think about being an anonymous gunman’s next victim. Somebody has been firing […]
By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created “unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities” among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the way the state has gone about complying with that decision […]
By Brian Burnes, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — It wasn’t careless zookeepers that were responsible for the escape of seven chimpanzees from their Kansas City Zoo enclosure on Thursday afternoon. It was clever chimpanzees. That was zoo director Randy Wisthoff’s explanation for the unauthorized excursion that prompted a “Code Red” response among zoo […]
By Christine Vendel, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City police have developed information that links some of the 13 recent shootings on area highways and roadways, they said Tuesday. Investigators won’t say how many they’ve linked or whether they used suspect descriptions, ballistic comparisons or other means to link them. Police discussed […]
By Bruce Tomaso, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — After a snow delay, Dallas is ready to join the sweepstakes for the next Republican convention. Along with officials from seven other cities, Dallas representatives were poised to make their pitch to GOP leaders in Washington on March 4, but nature had other plans. A blizzard […]