THIS WEEK: Friday, January 25th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF: Frank Denning stuns many in the community with an unflinching announcement. He will oppose any federal gun control laws, including limits on high-capacity magazines. What prompts Johnson County’s chief law enforcement official to take such a strong public stand?
TWO MISSOURI SHERIFFS REFUSE TO ENFORCE GUN LAWS: The sheriffs of Osage County and Johnson County, MO are both refusing to enforce any new gun laws proposed by the federal government. To do so they argue would be “tantamount to an all-out assault on the United States Constitution.” But can they do that?
SPORTING KC: A second black eye this week for Sporting KC. The Kansas City Star reports that the soccer club has not delivered on a big commitment it made when it took advantage of $230 million in state and local tax subsidies when it built its stadium in Wyandotte County: No inner-city soccer fields the team pledged to construct in 2010 and no 18-field youth soccer complex that was supposed to be completed last December.
REARDON SUCCESSOR: Joe Reardon recently announced he is stepping down as Mayor of Wyandotte County after eight years on the job. This week was the filing deadline for candidates seeking to succeed Reardon. Who are the 5 candidates wanting the job and does anyone have an advantage at this point in the campaign?
JUDICIAL SPAT: A proposal favored by some conservative Republicans to give Kansas governors and lawmakers more power over appointments to the state’s appellate courts cleared a key legislative committee this week. The measure would amend the Kansas Constitution to allow governors to appoint whomever they choose to the state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, subject to Senate confirmation. It’s an issue we tackled in depth on KCPT’s The Local Show Thursday night.
HAMILTON: The President of the United States was inaugurated to a second term this week, and the Kansas City figure who got more face time than any other during all the festivities was not a politician, but a clergyman. The reverend Adam Hamilton who leads the metro’s largest congregation, the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood delivered the sermon at the National Inaugural Prayer Service in front of the President and the rest of the country’s governmental leaders.
REVIEWING THE NEWS THIS WEEK:
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