Clay County

6:49 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Clay County Voters Reject Government Change, Again

Clay County voters have rejected a change in their governance structure. It was the third failed attempt to take much of the politics out of county government.

The Clay County Election Commission reports a 16 percent voter turnout, with the measure being defeated by some 6,200 votes. There were 15,200 'no' votes from Clay County residents. Nine thousand voted 'yes.'

Voters earlier approved creating a panel of seven Republicans and seven Democrats to design a constitutional form of governing.

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5:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Courts Get First Crack At Clay Co. Charter Change

A radical change taking party politics out of Clay County government has been sidetracked on its path to voters in November.

Courts have been asked to intervene and declare the measure as unconstitutional.

The bipartisan panel that designed the change voters would decide drew wrath of the elected, 3-member County Commission. 

To Commissioner Luann Ridgeway it would be a costly experiment. That puts her at odds with a charter committee leader Craig Porter, and both are Republicans.

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Cops & Crime
5:08 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Teenager Found Handcuffed In Basement Gets Foster Care Protection

The Kansas City North prosecutor who will have to decide if there are criminal charges in the keeping of a teenage boy handcuffed in a basement, does not expect to see the case for several days.

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Election 2012
5:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Predicting Results In Missouri, Clay County As Bellwether

It's Election Day, and the polls close at 7 p.m. in Kansas and in Missouri.

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