This spring marks 25 years since 23rd Street in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, was named after civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The efforts the community went through echo the current attempt by a coalition of black leaders to rename Paseo Boulevard after Martin Luther King Jr.
Members of the Missouri House delivered a big blow to Gov. Eric Greitensthis month when they released a startling report on the GOP chief executive’s conduct. The details prompted some on both sides of the aisle to call on Greitens to resign, a demand the governor resisted. Then came the following week, which featured a full collapse of Greitens’ political support and darkening cloud of legal developments.