Jackson County executive vetoes ordinance to put Andrew Jackson statue removal up to voters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Executive Frank White has struck down an ordinance that would have asked voters to decide if they wanted to remove Andrew Jackson statues at county courthouses. Ordinance 5274 would have put the question of statue removal on the general election ballot for Jackson County voters. White vetoed the ordinance […]

Relatives of those killed by metro police officers push for reforms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Relatives of nine people killed either by Kansas City or Overland Park, Kan., police joined together Friday to push for law enforcement reforms. The group of mothers, aunts and cousins believe police are too quick to resort to deadly force. One by one, each woman spoke about their loved ones’ deaths, […]

‘A great moment in society’: Local business owner makes history at the Plaza

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local business owner at the Country Club Plaza made history with her grand opening Friday. Thalia Cherry, owner and CEO of Cherry Sports Gear, is the first female African American owner of a clothing retail store on the Plaza. “I’m thrilled, honored and humbled to always be the first because […]

Mayor Lucas joins five other mayors, opposing federal force during protests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas joined five other mayors Monday in opposing federal agents’ involvement in local protests. Lucas — along with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan — signed letters calling for the […]