One of the biggest names in Jackson County politics will be sentenced in federal court in a month for a kickback scheme. Mike Sanders was Jackson County Prosecutor, county executive and former Missouri Democratic Party chairman. He’ll find out how long he will spend in prison, how big a fine he might pay and how much of his ill-gotten gains will be forfeited on September 19.
Thousands flocked to Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri, over the weekend for the 39th annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival. More than 50 booths offered traditional cuisine and crafts from countries around the world: sambusas from Kenya, helado de canela from Bolivia, bangers and mash from Scotland.