Business and Government


In a Nutshell by Ken Herman

One of the most controversial ideas I have ever heard is to defund, dismantle and/or do away with our police forces throughout the country.  Could there be a worse time to even bring this suggestion up (given the riots and… more

Job centers continue to open in Missouri

Several Missouri Job Centers are now open to the public after four openings this week, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. On Monday, June 29, the Branson Job Center opened as… more

Missouri governor signs extension on broadband, water tests for schools

On Thursday morning, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed HB 1768, a piece of legislation that will extend the current Missouri Broadband Grant Program, set to expire in August 2021, through 2027, according to a news release from the Missouri Governor… more

Construction begins on million-dollar medical complex

In the last week of June, U.S. Army officials, legislators and others met to celebrate the start of a $295 million, 52-acre hospital complex project, according to a news release from the U.S. Army. With an expected completion date in… more

A Sad Day in KC: A Hollow Gesture from KC Park Board

It’s been an interesting era in Kansas City and it’s felt more like the 1960s than nearly 60 years after. I like the message I read Wednesday from the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation, but—respectfully—wouldn’t agree with its characterization of Miller… more

Lawsuit filed in Missouri against Monsanto

The St. Louis law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham - a firm experienced in successful class-action lawsuits - has filed one in Missouri against Monsanto Co., claiming illegal and misleading advertising of its Roundup weed killer, according to the St.… more

Brief filed imploring court to halt eviction proceedings

On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of Missouri filed an amicus brief with the Circuit Court of Jackson County, asking the court to immediately halt all stages of eviction proceedings and to quickly address violations of… more

Mask requirement to begin Friday for Kansas

An increase in new cases in the bi-state region and across other areas of the U.S. has resulted in a statewide mask policy for Kansans following similar announcements from Kansas City, Mo. and Douglas County. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced… more

CARES Act funds given to Kansas City to be used in Clay County

After rumors of a small disagreement between Clay County and the City Council of Kansas City over the planned use of CARES Act funds, the council has decided to allocate $2.5 million to low-income households and small businesses in Clay… more

Increase in homicides troubling for south Kansas City

Previous reporting has revealed that Kansas City, Mo. is seeing a record increase in homicide rates so far this year. As of Saturday, 91 people have been killed citywide compared to 65 the same time last year, according to 41… more