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Man Claims He Robbed Bank Because Jail Is Better Than His Wife

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.07.2016 | Crime

A 70-year-old Kansas man who’s accused of robbing a bank reportedly told arresting authorities that he’d rather be in jail than living with his wi...

Janelle Monáe Condemns Gun Violence In The Wake Of Cousin's Death

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

A Kansas City, Kansas mother of three was killed Tuesday morning when a gunman fired bullets into her home while she and her family slept. The shooter...

6 Reasons Kansas City Is The Most Lovable Of Cities

Hannah Rosenboom | Posted 08.12.2016 | Travel
Hannah Rosenboom

Have you ever visited a place where you feel like you could stay forever? How about a place where you take one step off the airplane and feel like you...

A Retail Experience That is Not Your Average Joe's

Jon Bird | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Jon Bird

Lists of the great retail and restaurant strips of the world do not normally include W 47th Street in Kansas City. But on a recent trip to the Midwest, that's where I found a local KC institution that is up there with the best retail food experiences on the planet.

Students Say Adios To Spanish Teacher With Hilarious Video Montage

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News

Andrew Ward's energetic greetings have turned him into an online star. The Spanish teacher at Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas, begins each c...

Meet The Two Moms Who Started the Country's First Allergy-Friendly Food Pantry

NationSwell | Posted 05.19.2016 | Good News

At just 12 months of age, Emily Brown's daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, eggs, dairy, wheat and soy. Because allergy-friendly food ca...

The Stone Age Is Over. Kansas City Definitely Got The Memo.

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

The arrival of a new streetcar in Kansas City, Missouri, heralds the beginning of a major technological shift for the Midwestern city. Lights along th...

Kansas City Seeing Jump in Venture Capital

Jason Grill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City has been on a roll the last few years in the entrepreneur, technology and development space.

Teen's Touching Napkin Note Helps Cops Through Dark Days

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.02.2016 | Good News

A teenager left a lasting impression on two police officers after passing them a heartwarming message on a napkin. The girl casually laid the note dow...

Bernice Collins Is Not In Kansas Anymore

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

With her beloved Kansas in her heart and sawdust in her veins, Bernice continues to enjoy a thriving career in the world of the circus, her own land of Oz; she has also presided as Company Manager at Big Apple Circus and is currently working with Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas, NV.

Selfless 8-Year-Old Cleans Up City Parks With Her Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.02.2016 | Good News

One girl who has cancer used a wish she was given to help her city instead of herself. Amelia Meyer, an 8-year-old who has brain cancer, decided to c...

Lauren Brown: Through New Eyes

A Teacher Like You | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
A Teacher Like You

You have to come in and be totally prepared, and then be prepared for not being prepared. It's really about finding the energy to show up and focus on the kids.

WATCH: Dog Missing For 72 Hours Is Found Buried Alive In Sinkhole

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.08.2016 | Good News

A dog who went missing for 72 hours is back in his Missouri home after he was found buried alive inside a sinkhole. Fire crews dug Lisa Van Valkenburg...

Sport and Society for Arete - Super Bowl Superness

Richard Crepeau | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is Super Bowl Week. It is Super Bowl L, or for those who have abandoned their ties to the Roman Empire, Super Bowl 50. I have been around for all of these games, the first several of which were rather bland affairs, poorly played and lacking much suspense.

Take a Ride to the Kansas City Ballet's Nutcracker in the 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Rita Cook | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Rita Cook

For folks looking for a Nutcracker experience that is a bit different than just the routine performance storyline, the Kansas City Ballet opened its r...

KC Royals Player Delivers Confrontational And Patriotic Victory Speech

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jonny Gomes only played in 12 games for the team after being acquired in August, but on Tuesday in Kansas City, he still...

Robert Berdella: The Butcher of Kansas City

The Lineup | Posted 10.29.2015 | Crime
The Lineup

April 2, 1988. The day before Easter Sunday. A naked man with a dog collar around his neck leaps from the second-story window of a house in Kansas City's Hyde Park neighborhood. A neighbor finds the man crouched on his porch and calls 911.

5 More Reasons to Fall in Love With Kansas City

Michelle Lamar | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Michelle Lamar

It's no longer a secret that Kansas City is a friendly place with a good cost of living. But here are five more reasons you'll fall in love with the City of Fountains.

Royals Beat Mets In Marathon World Series Opener

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the New York Mets 5-4 in 14 innings and draw first blood in the marathon opener...

An Interview With Queer Activist and Artist Ryan Wilks

Michael Podell | Posted 09.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Podell

Kansas City, like many cities in the Midwest, is in the midst of a blossoming of queer art and culture. Ryan Wilks, a painter born and raised in the region, is focusing on this evolution with his newest project, a series of portraits and interviews called "Gender Treason."

The Moment That Writing Changes Everything

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

For Jimmy Santiago Baca, now a highly-acclaimed poet and writer, that moment when the power of words changed his life came as he was about to stab someone during a robbery he was committing.

Urban American Outdoors TV Show to Host Fishing Derby at National Mall

Michael Sainato | Posted 09.11.2016 | DC
Michael Sainato

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, a fishing derby is being held at the Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C.'s National Mall, for 250 urban youth.

The Love Longer KC Project: Why You Need to Know About It

Summer Collins | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Summer Collins

This act of pure love, pure kindness... Is what we as not just a city, not just as a state, but as a country need to be doing more of to make everyone feel equally loved.

Kansas City May Allow Voters To Decide On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

Kansas City, Missouri, voters may be able to decide this November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15, but the proposal faces challenges f...

These 8 Cities Are About To Become Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON - Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight cities it has selected to participate in a new program to improve life in...