New elected councilwoman Jolie Justus says she and other council members want to examine closely the various options for Kansas City International. A recent report from Southwest Airlines, the airport's largest tenant, suggested than renovation would be more costly than building a new terminal. Justus says the Aviation Committee she chairs wants credible cost estimates for the two options. Does this development suggest that a consensus to build a new terminal is far from being a done deal?
Steve Rose's most recent column offers analysis of Governor Brownback's tenure and suggests that some of his policies may have--and perhaps will-- benefit the state and its residents. Previous columns by Rose and other Kansas City Star columnists have been extremely critical of Brownback and Republican state legislators. What led to this epiphany?
The success of Donald Trump in the GOP presidential race is confounding and confusing seasoned political analysts and commentators who continue to think his campaign will implode. Trump is not the only non-traditional candidate to enjoy voter support. Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. Carly Fiorina are also enjoying impressive poll numbers. Neither they nor Trump have ever held elective office. Political reporters and columnists generally believe that Trump's popularity will diminish as the first caucuses and primaries grow nearer. Are they right?
Tonight at 7pm on #RuckusKC: City council still weighs options for future of KCI, political outsiders capture voter support, & more.
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