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‘We all are like one giant family’: Parents of trans children fight bans on gender-affirming care
Along with responsibilities of managing their families, parents of transgender children in Missouri find they are frequently called upon these days to clear their calendars and hit the road to Jefferson City to oppose legislation aimed at their kids and gender-affirming care. After several years spent debating bills related to the small percentage of Missourians…
A guide to the Kansas City Council primary: 2nd District at-large candidates
The 2nd District encompasses areas of Kansas City’s Northland.
An incumbent versus two challengers: A guide to KC’s 6th District at-large race
Incumbents will appear on the ballot in half of the City Council races up for election in the April 4 primary. That includes the 6th District at large, where Andrea Bough faces two contenders.
Early voting in that race and others began this week, and…
Seven questions with the 2023 North Kansas City school board candidates
The Kansas City Beacon invited all candidates to participate in a virtual school board forum March 16. Wagner, Stoflet and Mercer attended.
5th District at-large: Who’s running for City Council and what you need to know
Kansas City’s primary election is set for April 4. Councilman Lee Barnes Jr., who has represented the 5th District at-large on the City Council for eight years, is prevented by term limits from running again. Three candidates from the district are vying to replace him…
What happens when there are no KCPS school board candidates on the ballot?
Two candidates, Monica Curls and Jay Gray, have declared as write-in candidates, according to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners.
An open 4th District at-large Kansas City Council seat draws a crowd of candidates
In this crowded race, five candidates are competing in the April 4 primary, with the top two vote-getters proceeding to the general election on June 20.
These are the most pressing issues for the District 6 City Council candidates
Kevin McManus, the 6th District Kansas City Council member who also serves as mayor pro tem, is stepping down this year after two council terms. Five candidates are running to replace him as the representative for the district that covers the southwest reaches of the…
Meet your 2023 Raytown school board candidates
Seven candidates will appear on the ballot: Shaun Bryant, Madelyne Douglas, Jules Sneddon, Michael Watson Jr., Torrence Kelley, Nodie Newton III and Rick Moore.
City Council 4th District candidates talk housing, the police and a downtown ballpark
Multiple candidates are competing for seven contested seats in the April 4 primary. The top two candidates for every district will proceed to a general election on June 20.
These are the priorities for the 2023 Liberty school board candidates
Five candidates — Angela Reed, AJ Byrd, Kira Montuori, Brian Ahart and Amanda Beers — responded to the questionnaire.
Five questions with your 2023 Lee’s Summit R-7 school board candidates
Ahead of the April 4 election, The Kansas City Beacon sent five questions to each candidate, asking why they’re the right person to serve on the board and how they’ll tackle the district’s challenges.
Where have all the candidates gone? Several KC-area school districts cancel elections
“It could mean that people are satisfied, so they don’t bother running,” said Vladimir Kogan, an associate professor of political science at Ohio State University. “It could mean that they have no idea what’s going on.”
Months after Sirrena Truitt’s body was found, her family says justice is still missing
Correction: This story has been updated to include information from KCPD that homicide detectives reached out to a next of kin with information about Sirrena Truitt’s case in November, December and February. On Feb. 9, Kansas City police identified a body found buried in a…
As Black women go missing in Kansas City, Black community looks to itself for solutions
The last time JoAnn Stovall had contact with her granddaughter, Samone Jackson, was in early 2021. Almost two years have gone by without contact with the now 25-year-old woman, who spent much of her childhood in Stovall’s home. Stovall raised Jackson from the time she…
Initiative petitions let Missouri voters make policy, but some lawmakers say they’ve gone too far
Missouri is one of 26 states that uses an initiative petition process. It is also one of many Republican-controlled states where lawmakers are seeking to make it harder for citizens to circumvent their legislature and place a proposed law or constitutional amendment on a statewide…
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