Johnson County’s population growth rate has slowed dramatically, while the Northland in Missouri bids to become the new king of the hill in the Kansas City area.
Every person gets to make his or her own decision about professional football.
Kansas and Missouri are accurately classified as “red” states politically, dominated by Republican politicians at the federal, state and legislative levels.
However, the Kansas City region is a lot more purple than that, as some 2016 election results show. This fact always seemed to surprise many of the conservatives who used to call me at The Kansas City Star’s editorial page. Continue reading
Many people claim Kansas City area voters are very picky when it comes to higher taxes. My response after watching voters go to the polls dozens of times since the late 1980s: Nah, not really.
Check out what happened last Tuesday regarding libraries on the Missouri side of the state line, a courthouse in Johnson County and children’s services in Jackson County. Voters’ decisions will have consequences for years to come.
Yes, I know. Donald Trump won the presidency. But in elections in Kansas and Missouri, some pretty positive things happened.
Some victories were even a bit surprising. Take a look.
I have always believed that endorsements were made to support good people and good causes — not to try to pick winners.
With that in mind, how did I do in making more than 50 recommendations for Yael on the Trail posts in the 2016 Election?
12:45 a.m.: The final analysis for Election Night does bring some positive news for residents of Missouri and of Kansas City.
Election 2016 is almost over! So are you ready to vote Tuesday?
Here’s your last-minute opportunity to read about most of the issues on the ballots in Missouri and Kansas.
Below are all local 28 posts I have written about the 2016 elections on Yael on the Trail. They include information — and endorsements — on the best candidates to beat back Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas; cigarette taxes in Missouri; Supreme Court justice retention races in Kansas; the three questions in Kansas City; and much more.
Here is a list of many of the most important contested Missouri, Kansas City and Jackson County contests that voters will see on Tuesday. My endorsements are in bold.