Superintendent Steve Green announces he is departing for Atlanta. Meanwhile, . Why is the head of North Kansas City schools taking a #2 slot in Blue Valley? A sexting scandal topples one of Missouri's most powerful politicians. House Speaker John Diehl resigns his leadership post and his legislative seat after the Kansas City Star publishes sexually suggestive texts between the top ranking Republican and a 19 year old intern. The scandal distracts from more pressing issues in the Missouri capital where lawmakers send a right to work law to the governor's desk. Still up in the air is an effort to hike the gas tax to fund crumbling state roads and bridges. And from dream to reality: plans for an 800 room convention hotel are announced for downtown Kansas City.
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Nick Haines discusses the KCPS Superintendent departure, right to work in MO & new hotel.
Nick Haines discusses vetoes in KS & MO and area marijuana stories making national news.
Nick Haines discusses expanding tax troubles for KC politicians, streetcar, Lyft and more.
Nick Haines discusses a variety of education issues with area school superintendents.
Nick Haines discusses Missouri Auditor, JCC shooting anniversary & minimum wage battle.
Nick Haines and legislators from Kansas and Missouri discuss issues impacting KC.
Nick Haines discusses the suicide of Spence Jackson, the KCMO SOTC & Tuesday's election.
Nick Haines discusses the KCMO Mayor's debate, Kemper Arena, Medicaid in Kansas and more.
Nick Haines discusses KS school funding, Hancock allegations and minority leadership.
Nick Haines discusses the aftermath of the Schweich suicide, more Ferguson unrest & more.
KCPT partners with The Village Square for a fact based conversation about immigration.
Nick Haines talks to KCK Mayor Holland and reporters dissect the week's headlines.