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A year after U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II was sworn in as Kansas City, Missouri’s first black mayor, he recalls waking up to news that four Los Angeles police officers were found not guilty of beating Rodney King. Much like then, Cleaver said the country has come face to face with the reality it’s been on the edge of racial conflict for the past 300 years.
Kansas’ Congressional members came together, virtually, Thursday night to talk about the coronavirus and the federal government’s response.
It was all part of FOX4’s Kansas Congressional Town Hall, hosted by anchor John Holt. You can rewatch the entire show in the video player above.
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids was one of just 14 Democrats to vote against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday evening, citing the bill’s slim chance in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Rep. Sharice Davids is proposing creation of a $100 million grant program to help small manufacturers ease shortages of protective medical gear and coronavirus testing supplies.
Lawmakers from the Kansas City region are calling on the Trump administration to release the names of companies benefiting from a program meant to provide emergency relief to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Local business resource centers discussed how small and women-owned businesses are being impacted by COVID-19 during a question and answer session hosted by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids.
Rep. Sharice Davids is frustrated with the way small business relief has been slowed in Congress.
Davids is also disappointed in President Trump's lack of transparency when it comes to the allocation of resources. She's hopeful, though, that the bill being passed soon is a step in the right direction.
Rep. Sharice Davids criticized leadership of both parties Thursday for the standoff over additional funding for the program intended to enable small businesses to pay their workers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hailee Bland-Walsh promised her employees three paychecks — one every two weeks — when she closed City Gym KC in Waldo on St. Patrick’s Day in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
She’s three weeks into that commitment, but with customers canceling memberships to her gym as they’ve lost jobs, Bland-Walsh is looking for other sources of capital to keep her business afloat.
Between uprooted routines and limited opportunity for social interaction, there’s rising concerns about mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
To address these concerns — and offer solutions — U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids on Thursday hosted a question and answer session with Johnson County Mental Health Center Deputy Director Susan Rome.