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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...

Amusement Parks Near Kansas City: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Chris Wessling | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Kansas City offer visitors a fun-filled way to spend a few hours or an entire day. From roller coasters to thrill rides to water ra...

Give Me Your Rich; Keep Those Poor Huddled Masses Away

Randy Turner | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

During the days State Sen. Cunningham's committee was in session, not one witness was called to address the real problem that faces students in these schools -- poverty.

Lawyer: Stolen Cell Phone Proves Baby Lisa's Parents Are Innocent

Posted 11.14.2011 | Crime

A lawyer representing the parents of missing Missouri baby Lisa Irwin says that a call made on a cell phone stolen the night the child vanished proves...

Following Through

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Let's invest in our kids with affordable accessible arts experiences for the greater good of our society -- not a novel idea by any means, but a valid and easily realized one.

Baby Lisa Timeline: New Details About The Hours Before Infant's Disappearance

Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime

New details about the hours before Lisa Irwin's disappearance have painted a clearer picture of the missing Missouri infant's final night in her Kansa...

In the Halloween Queen's Court: A Conversation with Elvira, aka Cassandra Peterson

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

At 60, Cassandra Peterson has practically become the Santa Claus of the 31st of October, so it was surprising to get a one-on-one conversation with her in costume last Thursday.

Baby Lisa Billboards Raise Awareness Of Missing Infant

AP | By BILL DRAPER | Posted 12.30.2011 | Crime

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nearly a decade ago, a suburban Kansas City man desperately searching for his teenage daughter...