Elections

KC police investigating whether officers violated law by allowing Greitens ride-along

BY: - April 27, 2022

The Kansas City Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation of the Friday ride-along by former Gov. Eric Greitens as a possible violation of a 1940s law enacted to root out political corruption linked to notorious political boss Tom Pendergast. All the department’s records surrounding the ride-along are closed because they are now part of […]

Attorney calls Eric Greitens subpoenas ‘a fishing expedition’ during Boone County hearing

BY: - April 26, 2022

A Boone County judge will rule soon, perhaps by this week, whether former Gov. Eric Greitens will get access to his ex-wife Sheena Greitens’ telephone records as he attempts to prove his political enemies are behind explosive allegations of spousal and child abuse. Associate Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider said at the end of a hearing […]

Kansas City police feel heat after Eric Greitens posts campaign video showing ride along

BY: - April 25, 2022

After former Gov. Eric Greitens used its facilities as a prop for a campaign video, the Kansas City Police Department this weekend tried to blunt criticism it is playing political favoritism. On Friday afternoon, Greitens tweeted a 15-second video telling followers that he was getting ready for a ride along with Kansas City Police Department […]

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas

BY: - April 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — The chairs of two U.S. House committees said Thursday they are asking election officials from four states to detail what they are doing to “counter lies and conspiracy theories and protect the integrity of federal elections.” California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Administration Committee, and New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn […]

St. Louis mayor vowed to transform public safety. Her first year saw progress, pushback

BY: - April 19, 2022

A year ago, a movement of organizers hoping to curb police violence and transform public safety claimed a major victory – helping Tishaura Jones get elected mayor of St. Louis. In her first week, she signed an executive order to close loopholes in the civilian oversight process of police misconduct investigations and redirected $4 million […]

In Senate race full of millionaires, Missouri must wait to see finances of newest entrant

BY: - April 15, 2022

There are several millionaires seeking Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat, financial disclosure reports show. But voters won’t see the finances of the only likely billionaire in the race until July. Trudy Busch Valentine, a Democrat and Anheuser Busch beer heiress who jumped into the race during the final days of filing, on Monday filed for […]

Iowa Republicans to lead presidential calendar with 2024 caucuses

BY: - April 15, 2022

Iowa Republicans will hold the first-in-the-nation caucuses in 2024, GOP leaders announced Thursday, despite a recent move by the Democratic National Committee that may prevent Iowa Democrats from leading their party’s nominating calendar. “The Republican National Committee unanimously decided to leave our process alone, which means Iowa will remain first in the nation,” Republican Party […]

Biden administration announces boost for rural health care in midterm election push

BY: - April 15, 2022

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News.  As the midterm election season ramps up, the Biden administration wants rural Americans to know it’ll be spending a lot of money to improve health care in rural areas. It has tasked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with delivering the message that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed long-standing […]

Eric Greitens’ claims of conspiracy called ‘nonsense’ in new filings in Missouri custody case

BY: - April 12, 2022

Attorneys for Eric Greitens’ former campaign manager argued in new filings that the ex-Missouri governor is using the court to buttress his claims of conspiracy, harass his political enemies and boost his campaign for U.S. Senate. In a newly public filing in the child custody dispute in Boone County between Eric Greitens and his ex-wife, […]

Democrats file suit to keep two-time Republican candidate off ballot for Missouri House seat

BY: - April 11, 2022

Democrats want to kick a candidate off the ballot in the race for a Kansas City-area Missouri House seat, claiming the Grandview man who filed in the 36th District contest is actually “a longtime Republican and vocal opponent of the Democratic Party.” John D. Boyd Jr. filed for the seat on Feb. 22 after paying […]

No signs of support for Greitens in Missouri county where abuse charges will be heard

BY: - April 9, 2022

COLUMBIA – A smattering of giggles greeted the name of former Gov. Eric Greitens Friday evening when emcee Branden Rathert called for the U.S. Senate candidates invited to speak at Boone County Republican Lincoln Days to come forward. Up to that point, there had been no trace of Greitens or his campaign at the most […]

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Mike Kehoe is running hard for Missouri governor while Jay Ashcroft waits in the wings

BY: - April 7, 2022

Voters got a preview this week of a possible 2024 showdown between Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for the governor’s office, with supporters for both men making the case for their chosen candidate two years before any ballots are cast.  Kehoe, 60, declared his intentions to run for the GOP […]