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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."

WATCH: 'Trumbomb' Goes Deep At Derby

Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports

Mark Trumbo may have been the only first timer representing the American League at the Home Run Derby but he quickly made it clear that he belonged. ...

Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing

Jason Grill | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

A group of high-tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo., witnessed the success of Kickstarter and websites like the Million Dollar Homepage and decided -- why can't we do this with civic projects?

Cop Pressures Woman Into Sex: 'You Don't Want To Go To Jail, Do You?'

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 07.04.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors accused him of having sex with two women in exchan...

Ballplayer's Heartwarming Good Deed

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents

Baseball player Jeff Francoeur is an all-star when it comes to connecting with fans. Last week, the major league right fielder for the Kansas City...

Stunning Photos of World's Fair Ruins

Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

Belgian artist Ives Maes has recently brought a welcome spotlight to the ghosts of World's Fairs past in his newest exhibition at The Nelson Atkins Mu...

The Way It Was: Douglas Brinkley on Walter Cronkite

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

When Walter Cronkite declared, "That's the way it is," almost every weeknight from 1962 to 1981 on the CBS Evening News, it was easy to believe him. After all, the man was from Missouri. And it was here that the man who had covered stories all over the world learned much of his journalistic trade.

Top U.S. Cities For Finger-Lickin' BBQ (PHOTOS)

Shermans Travel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

You might be tempted to spend the summer grilling in your backyard, but when there are so many different kinds of smoked meats to try from sea to shining sea, why not explore all of the true BBQ that America has to offer?

PHOTOS: 5 Summer Road Trips On Half A Tank

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Over half of 2,500 Americans surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association said that an increase in fuel costs would make them rethink their summer road trip plans.

PHOTOS: A Female Episcopal Priest Visits A Mormon Temple

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 06.22.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Latter Day Saints restrict temple access to members of their denomination who have proven themselves to be faithful and dedicated adherents. But when a new temple is built, anyone may enter prior to its dedication.

Kansas City Bishop To Stand Trial In Abuse Case

Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion

By Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first criminal case against a sitting U.S. bishop in the decades-long cler...

Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

The City of Fountains has been praised as a great place to live, work and visit for many years, but recently it is becoming a hot bed for entrepreneurial investment, high culture and the innovations of the future.

The Top 10 Best U.S. Cities For Newlyweds

Posted 03.20.2012 | Weddings

Looking for the best place to settle down after you and your partner tie the knot? A new report from Rent.com, released on Tuesday, has narrowed do...

Rick Steves' Road Trip: Breadbasket Byways

Rick Steves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Between Kansas City and Omaha, we took the back roads.

Fallen Soldiers' Son, 10, Keeps Dad's Legacy Alive

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Since an Afghanistan helicopter crash claimed the lives of 30 military members in August, Braydon Nichols, 10, has been fighting to make sure that no ...

Mariah Robertson "Let's Change"

Posted 02.23.2012 | Arts

Mariah Robertson is an unrepentant analog photographer. Like her predecessors, she spent countless hours in a darkroom, experimenting with chemicals a...

Brad Pitt To Turn Vacant 103-Year-Old School Into Affordable Housing Complex

Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact

Since Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt's charity has been focused on building sustainable homes in New Orleans. But, now the generous star is branching ou...

BlackVoices History Quest: Kansas City

Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Kansas City, Missouri. We're so excited to be covering Kansas City, today! With i...

Kansas City Schools Slammed With Lawsuit Over Transfers

Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

Five suburban school districts have filed suit to stop student transfers from Kansas City Public Schools to their districts until various issues like ...

Stranger With Big Heart Puts Diamond Ring in Salvation Army Kettle

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2012 | Weird News

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Talk about ringing in the holidays. An anonymous donor dropped a diamond and sapphire ring worth $2,000 into a Salv...