Kansas City, MO – The handling of some types of criminal cases in Kansas City is prompting one of the city's police commissioner to meet with the Jackson County prosecutor. The issue is the volume of violent assault crimes that wind up in municipal court.
Dozens of new laws took effect in Missouri this weekend. One in particular creates new ethics rules: it restricts committee-to-committee money transfers and allows the Ethics Commission to launch its own investigations.
Kansas City, MO – Highwoods Properties and the Polsinelli Shughart law gave in to public pressure yesterday, releasing a new plan for the eight-story office building they plan to build on the Country Club Plaza.
Mayor Mark Funkhouser came out on the losing side of two significant council votes. The council overrode a mayoral veto and advanced a redistricting ballot measure on which Funkhouser sided with the four Northland council members.
Kansas City, MO – A new Missouri law taking effect this weekend gives doctors another option for treating sexually transmitted diseases.
Normally, when a person has an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia, he or she has to see a doctor for a health exam in order to get medication. But under a new Missouri law, a doctor can now give a patient who has an STD medication for that person's partner as well.