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Craft Breweries Revitalize 6 Cities

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

-- In once rundown urban districts across the country, craft breweries have helped to transform the neighborhoods around them. Small business owners...

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...

CAPS Off to High School Students Who Embrace Entrepreneurship Early

Alana Muller | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Alana Muller

Poised. Articulate. Innovative. Confident. As the graduation season continues, it's not uncommon to hear commencement speakers lauding such praise on graduating high school seniors. But, recipient of seed funding? Serial entrepreneur? Patent-holder? Not so much.

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

What Good Is a Gigabit?

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Jake Brewer

At 1 billion "bits per second," a gigabit is 200 times faster than today's U.S. average of roughly 5 million bits per second. But the question remains: what can we actually do with that kind of speed?

Man Storms Stage During Kansas City Mayor's Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was in the middle of his "State of the City" address on Tuesday when a man walked onstage, knocked down a flag positioned ...

Missing Missouri Mom Faked Abduction, Sheriff Says

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A missing central Missouri woman and her young daughter were found unharmed, but the woman was taken into custody and faces charge...

Missing Missouri Mom And Daughter In Danger

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A central Missouri woman who has been missing with her young daughter since Thursday seemed to be reading from a script when ...

'Modern Family' Stars Trapped In An Elevator

AP | Posted 05.02.2013 | Celebrity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three stars from the ABC comedy "Modern Family" got stuck in a Kansas City elevator for about an hour Friday night, delaying their...

Massive Blast 'All Anyone Can Talk About' In 'Big Small-Town'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday evening, an explosion destroyed JJ's restaurant, a popular after-work spot in Kansas City, Mo. Authorities have recovered one body at the s...

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

Google Is Putting This Flyover City On The Map

AP | By MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kan., from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entr...

The 'Mouse Out of the Hole' Theory

Georgia Middleman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

The optimist in me believes that if you do what you love and just work hard enough, success will follow. But the realist in me knows I'd be leaving out a big piece of the equation: LUCK.

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

Art Institute Sues Broke Donors?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

Larry and Kristina Dodge, a couple of art patrons living in Southern California, learned the hard way what happens when you make a promise you can't k...

$110,000 Missing From WWII Veterans Charity, Kansas Honors Flights

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 11.24.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 ...

Tour Diary: No. 2

Amy Millan | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Amy Millan

It was a bit muddy that day and I find Torquil rinsing his shoes in our little bus sink above the drinking glasses. Torq tells me not to worry and that he will wash all the dishes, but I can't help but feel like I am drinking Torq's shoes for the rest of the week.

'Helmet Man's' Misunderstanding With Feds Sets Off Bomb Scare

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and ERIN GARTNER | Posted 09.16.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri man who walked into a downtown Kansas City federal building and set off a bomb scare after asking about whether he was ...

Apparent Murder-Suicide Between Kansas City Stadiums

AP | Posted 11.15.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman who works in the parking lot between the stadiums that are home to the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals is hospitalized ...

My Mother Hasn't Changed, But Her Party Has

PJ Mintner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
PJ Mintner

When my mom says that, for the first time in her life, she's afraid of what will happen to the country for me, my brother, my sister, their families and their grandchildren, if the people who are masquerading as Republicans win election, it rattles me a bit.

Gerry Smith

Google Fiber Deadline Expires, Some Low-Income Kansas City Residents Unlikely to Qualify

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

The deadline for Kansas City residents to sign up for Google's new high-speed Internet network expired Sunday night. But for now, not everyone will re...

'Sexting Sculpture' Stirs Controversy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology

It seems only natural that in trying to ban a statue promoting the sharing of one's nude photos online, a Kansas City area mother would use the Intern...

A Would-be Teenage Spy at the 1976 Republican Convention

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

"Why?" I asked. "Well," he said, "our group would be forever grateful if you could fill us in on the details of what they discuss." Flustered, I replied, "You mean you want me to spy for you?" "Well, in a word", he broke into a smile, "Yes."

Kansas City Priest To Plead Guilty To Child Porn Charges

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 08.02.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City priest accused of producing and possessing child pornography will plead guilty Thursday to at least some of the fede...

Dead End on Shakin' Street

Thomas Frank | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Thomas Frank

Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn't successful -- isn't even a city, really -- unless it can lay claim to being "vibrant."