Also here this weekend…
The President’s Health secretary Kathleen Sebelius trying to ease fears over Obamacare.The official news announcement says Sebelius will be discussing implementation of the Affordable Care Act with Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Wyandotte County Mayor Mark Holland. But what role do they play in any of that?
Brownback draws an opponent
Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis makes it official this week. The Lawrence Democrat throws his hat in the ring as he announces he will run against Sam Brownback in the race for Governor.
Urban Crime Summit
For two whole days this week, the region’s most important law enforcement officials and some of the nation’s top crime fighters and criminologists were holed up in Kansas City as part of an Urban Crime Summit at UMKC convened by the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. After all the talking here and two days more in St. Louis, what did we learn from their deliberations?
Teens Pepper Sprayed on Plaza
We’ve heard about this issue of teens congregating on the Country Club Plaza before. But police pepper spraying the youngsters to disperse the crowds? Was last weekend so much worse than what we’ve experienced in the past? And are the solutions being offered by law enforcement and city officials any different?
Overland Park grabbing the headlines
That pesky topless statue at the Overland Park Arboretum is making news again. A fresh effort is underway to bring criminal charges over the bare-breasted bronze. This time, the push is empowered with a new law giving citizen groups more influence in the process. And why is Johnson County’s largest city thumbing its nose at Google?
This week’s news reviewers
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star
Steve Kraske, KCUR 89.3 FM
Steve Rose, Kansas City Star
Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star