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Scott Canon


Kansas City, MO, United States

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  • The Kansas City Star
  • The Miami Herald
  • The Wichita Eagle
  • The Fresno Bee
  • The Modesto Bee

Past articles by Scott:

On First Day As Governor, Kelly Says Partisanship Cost Kansas 'Its Sense of Self'

Kansas swore a new governor into office on Monday and saw the end of eight years of Republicans in the office. New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told → Read More

Kelly Beats Kobach, Promises She'll Ditch Partisan Ways As Governor

Democrat Laura Kelly fended off perhaps the most energizing and divisive figure in Kansas politics on Tuesday to become the next governor of Kansas. Kelly → Read More

Here's What's At Stake When Kansans Vote This Year Boiled Down In One Place

Election Day will be here before you know it. It’s like finals week in your civic life. So when Tuesday, Nov. 6, arrives, you’ll be ready, right? Because → Read More

Trump In Topeka: Vote Republican Unless 'You're Tired Of Winning'

Fresh off a victory that cemented his latest, controversial pick on the nation’s high court, President Donald Trump came to Kansas on Saturday night hoping → Read More

Governor's Race Still In Limbo After Wild Election Night In Kansas

The Republican race for governor looks destined for a recount. Out of more than 300,000 votes cast in the GOP race, unofficial final results showed Kansas → Read More

Your Shortcut To Sorting Out The Tuesday Primary In Kansas

Now it starts to get real. Tuesday’s primary, and the early voting that wraps up at noon on Monday, could begin to clarify what direction Kansas politics → Read More

NRA Backs Colyer In Kansas Governor Race

Tooling through parades in a flag-themed Jeep with a faux machine gun mounted on the back apparently wasn’t enough for Secretary of State Kris Kobach to → Read More

What Kansas Lawmakers Did, And Didn’t Do, This Year (Hint: Not Tax Cuts)

In an election year with a state Supreme Court ruling hanging over their heads, Kansas lawmakers wrestled over school spending, taxes and guns. They fought among themselves and often split ways from legislators they’d chosen as leaders. In the end, they decided not to throw a tax cut to voters. It would have partly reversed tough political choices they made a year before to salvage state… → Read More

Eclipse ‘wasn’t a total bust’: People in soggy St. Joseph see bright side amid clouds

By some reckoning, there were few places that should have been as sweet to watch a total solar eclipse than St. Joseph, Mo. Then the rain started. → Read More

Minnesota couple travel to St. Joseph for eclipse in memory of son

Travis Brekken lived with muscular dystrophy and had been talking about the eclipse for years. After he died, his parents came to St. Joseph for him. → Read More

Cloudy weather forecast spreads anxiety among eclipse watchers in St. Joseph

As hopeful eclipse watchers moved in on St. Joseph, Mo., many worried about a disappointing weather forecast calling for clouds to spoil the view. → Read More

Solar eclipse will test cell service in the boonies

Cell carriers say they can handle traffic concentrated along the line of the eclipse. → Read More

Computer security discussion on passwords, Google Fiber and voting on podcast

Computer science professor Dan Wallach of Rice University talks passwords, online security and electronic voting. → Read More

Technology is changing Generation Smartphone, and not always for the better

Generation smartphone is altered by a technology that dominates the teen years. Psychologist Jean M. Twenge considers “iGen” in an Atlantic article. → Read More

North Korea, ‘fire and fury’ and Guam: Missouri-based B-2 bombers play a key role

Guam, in North Korea’s crosshairs, is sometimes home to Missouri-based B-2 stealth bombers that could figure in North Korea–U.S. tensions. → Read More

Kansas Real ID tripping up license renewals, frustrating some drivers

Kansas driver’s licenses complying with federal Real ID rules require more documentation since Aug. 1, 2017. To comply users need proof of their Social Security number and a certified birth certificate or a valid U.S. passport. → Read More

President Donald Trump chose Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom

President Donald Trump chose Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom after a game-changing run as the state’s chief executive. → Read More

Indian Creek's flood problems won't be fixed any time soon

Indian Creek flooding along Wornall Road came because of a particularly heavy storm and could be handled by construction expected in the years ahead. However, bolstering Indian Creek against flooding would be preceded by projects along the Blue River and Turkey Creek. → Read More

KC team comes up with a chatbot to corral your drug bill

A Kansas City group won $10,000 for a chatbot to help patients fill prescriptions more cheaply and conveniently. → Read More

Frank White: I'm not trying to fire Sheriff Mike Sharp

Jackson County Executive Frank White said Monday that he had no intention of unseating Sheriff Mike Sharp over a memo that steered deputies away from responding to minor crimes at the county jail. → Read More