Tag: Missouri

Is there such a thing as too many books? Not according to Lara Veerkamp, proprietor of Iola’s new bookstore located in the old Sophisticated Rose building, which is currently celebrating its “soft” grand opening. Called…

When you’re a historian or a scholar in the humanities more generally, you tend to get excited by rather strange things. Imagine the excitement when I discovered that where I live in Iola was once…

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly touted job creation, opportunities to expand wind farming and potential savings for ratepayers Wednesday with construction of an electric transmission line to move power from western Kansas to consumers in…

Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, cancelling all official state business and campaigning. Teresa Parson first tested for the virus on Wednesday after showing minor symptoms and learned…

TOPEKA — Kansas State University plans to ask Thursday for permission to offer residents of Missouri the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate degree programs at the in-state tuition rate typically reserved for people who call…

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — More than 7,000 college-age people in Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus since classes resumed in mid-August, fueling spikes in confirmed cases in the state’s college towns, Gov. Mike Parson…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri reported its largest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day Saturday, with 32 counted in a 24-hour period, according to the state public health agency. During the same 24-hour…

Missourians on Tuesday spoke their minds on Medicaid expansion. More than 53% of those who went to the polls endorsed it. We urge lawmakers to accept that as the will of the people and move…

Kansas has another neighbor expanding Medicaid — and this time, it is different. Last Tuesday, Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment expanding Medicaid by a vote of 53% to 47%. Nebraska voters passed expansion in…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City councilwoman is calling for a plan to remove monuments and rename streets that honor figures who were slaveholders or racists. Councilwoman Melissa Robinson of the 3rd District…