Christine Gordon of Lenexa is battling the Kansas Legislature for access to medical marijuana for her 6-year-old daughter, Autumn, who has a form of epilepsy that leaves her with persistent seizures that have not responded to traditional medicines.
Tyler Tannahill, a Republican running for Congress in Kansas, is giving away an AR-15 rifle. Many found the promotion to be “tone deaf” following a Florida mass school shooting. (Images from the Associated Press)
Syed Jamal of Lawrence was returned to the Platte County Detention Center from Hawaii as his battle against deportation continues. His lawyer, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, brother Syed Hussain Jamal, and other family members were outside the facility in Platte City.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. He gave a statement on the situation regarding Stormy Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford, to the New York Times.
Syed Hussain Jamal, brother of Lawrence chemist Syed Jamal, and attorney Rekha Sharma-Crawford outline the latest stay of his deportation and and reiterate that the entire Jamal family will continue the fight along with supporters in Lawrence.
Anton Kotar, owner of Anton’s Taproom at 1610 Main St., traveled to Jefferson City to testify for a bill that would allow felons to serve liquor and sell lottery tickets. He has hired about 25 people with felony records since the restaurant opened in 2012.
The White House continues to defend the Trump administration's response to domestic abuse allegations against Staff Secretary Rob Porter. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement from President Trump on Feb. 12, 2018, in which he says he takes domestic abuse "very seriously." She would not go into specifics on how the allegations were handled or details of Porter's resignation.
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Gina Meier-Hummel, secretary of the Department for Children and Families, sat down for an exclusive interview with The Star on Monday and said they are backing a bill that would open to public some information after a child's death.
President Donald Trump launched what he calls a "big week" for his infrastructure plan, which envisions $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade to rebuild roads and highways. The plan would fulfill a key campaign goal but rely heavily on state and local government budgets to become a reality. The president met eight governors and several state and local officials at the White House to drum up support for his plans.
The House narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The 240-186 vote sent the 400 billion US dollar spending plan to President Donald Trump, who has promised to sign it.
During a round table on health care Feb. 9. 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill reflected on her mother's reliance on pain medication before she passed away in 2012. McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has led an investigation into opioid manufacturers in the Senate.