Voter turnout is usually low in primary elections, but an informal survey of our audience revealed three common reasons that Kansas Citians plan on casting their ballots on Aug. 5 in Missouri and Kansas.
Primary elections typically struggle to draw crowds at the polls.
For instance, 23 percent of voters cast ballots in Kansas’ 2012 primary election, compared with 67 percent voter turnout for that year’s general election, according to the Kansas secretary of state office.
With primary elections coming up in both Missouri and Kansas next month, there are hotly contested races and key issues to be decided. We want to know more about your upcoming voting intentions.
More bus routes. More bike lanes. More sidewalks and more direct flights out of Kansas City International Airport.
Those were some of the recurring requests we received from Kansas Citians this week, in addition to a widespread call for commuter rail in the metropolitan area.
When we took to social media and asked, “What’s something that Kansas City needs?” transportation dominated the feedback that came in, followed closely by desired improvements to public schools in Kansas City, Mo.
As Father’s Day approaches, KCUR staffers took a moment to remember some of the best advice our dads gave us.
Among those recommendations were: “Don’t talk about yourself so much,” “Don’t talk politics or religion with friends,” “Make sure to tell people that you care about them,” and “If it doesn’t work, kick it a little.”
Help us honor your dads this week by highlighting their greatest quips and guidance.
Tell KCUR: What’s the best advice your father ever gave you?
Missouri’s Michael Sam jumped into the history books Saturday, when he became the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL.
There’s been an outpouring of support from the public for Sam.
As the 249th overall choice by the St. Louis Rams, President Obama called the pick from the University of Missouri an “important step forward” in “our nation’s journey,” according to a White House statement provided to ABC.
Drinking and driving gets a lot of media attention. Radio, television and print advertising have raised awareness of the problem. There are even social media sites that post DUI checkpoints in the region. Despite all the attention drunk drivers are still on the road, and being caught at an alarming rate.
We want to know your ideas on how to combat driving under the influence.
Tell KCUR:What services should be provided to curb drinking and driving in metro Kansas City?