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Farming Bubble Could Be Reality

Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

(Christine Stebbins) - Soaring farmland values in the past year are causing worries among agricultural bankers that a farmland "bubble" may be bre...

'I Thought That Lady Was Dead' -- Excuse For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Woman

Posted 08.30.2011 | Crime

There's just no excuse for sexual assault, least of all necrophilia. Tell that to Kansas City resident Melvin L. Jackson, who was arrested Wednesd...

Make Your Own Signature BBQ Sauce

Meathead | Posted 08.29.2011 | Food
Meathead

If you are no longer living with your parents, you really should have a house sauce made without preservatives, additives, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.

Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Kansas City wants to build nuclear weapons. Although it is too late to stop construction on the plant, some Kansas Citians are proposing alternative uses to bring sustainable jobs, not bombs, to the area.

David Lohr

Police: 5-Year-Old Girl Confessed To Drowning Toddler In Bathtub Because He 'Cried Too Much'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home

Police in Kansas City are investigating the recent death of an 18-month-old toddler allegedly killed by his five-year-old cousin because he would not ...

Kansas City Police Shoot Alligator . . . Well, It Looked Like An Alligator . . . (VIDEO)

AP | By BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Police responding to a rare alligator sighting in suburban Kansas City took quick action to dispatch of the beast, shooting it in...

WATCH: Pet Chimpanzee Goes Bananas In Kansas City

trutv.com | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Kansas City residents went ape when they saw a neighbor's pet chimpanzee get loose and terrorize their neighborhood. The 300-pound chimp, named Su...

EPA Announces Plan to Abandon Kansas City -- at the Cost of the City and Taxpayers

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Geoffrey Anderson

To avoid small costs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be creating big costs for everyone, including the federal government.

Should Students Be Separated By Gender For Lunch?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

By Kevin Murphy Kevin Murphy Kansas City, Mo. -- Middle school lunch periods can be a free-for-all of teasing, rough-housing and flirting among boys...

Exploring Death In Janelle Monae's Music

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Wilkes

In that valley of death, Monae invites slumbering citizens to replace the American lullabies of selfish spirituality with the vivifying intonations of lament. Daydreamers, please wake up, we can't sleep no more.

Family Offers House Switch After Neighbor's Leg Amputated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It has been easy for Michael Wright to discern a higher power in events that have unfolded since he lost a leg to cancer last year. That includes the...

Wild Card Losses: Four Cities' Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

The NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend, and some perennial favorites have already headed home. Here's what they're saying in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

Keeping the "Fun" in Dysfunction: An Interview With the Creator of FoxTrot

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Lybarger

2010-12-08-cartoonfoxtrot.jpg FoxTrot's creator, Bill Amend, has consistently demonstrated that geekery is something to be celebrated, not ridiculed. How has he made the Fox clan squirm for over two decades?

WATCH: Parents Break Into Moving Car To Rescue Baby After Carjacking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"When a parent's trying to save their child, all bets are off," remarked Police Detective Kristin Kincheloe after a daring rescue attempt this week in...

Bills Suffer Another OT Loss

Alyssa Jung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

The Bills pushed Sunday's game at Kansas City into overtime, making this the second week in a row that a "superior" team was forced to sweat their way through a game they no doubt thought would be a cinch.

Could Bills-Chiefs Be the Game?

Alyssa Jung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

Fitz needs to come out strong and fearless. I'm thinking of sending him a CD with a few Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana and Rick Ross songs encouraging that very sentiment for him to listen to before gametime.

Man Stabbed At Kansas City Community College

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

UPDATE: The Kansas City Star reports that a "student wearing a bullet-proof vest" attacked a school dean minutes before Nixon's talk. Witnesses report...

Forget Mark Cuban -- Cities Should Own Their Sports Teams

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Imagine a Kansas City-owned Royals team. The team would never be in danger of being hijacked by an owner looking only at his bottom line, and the city could spend as much as it wanted to build a winning team.

PHOTOS: 8 Cities Where Home Prices PLUNGED In The Last Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you're still reeling from today's grim data from the National Association of Realtors, which reported that sales of previously-occupied homes fell ...

Kansas City Sinkhole Causes Traffic Nightmare For I-470, I-435 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you're traveling in Kansas City, you'll want to be aware of delays on the I-470 and I-435 due to a massive sinkhole over the weekend. Repairs wi...

A Taxonomy Of Regional American Barbecue Sauces & Recipes

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

Barbecue has evolved along disparate paths around the nation, led down these trails by the racial and ethnic immigrants. Indeed, barbecue sauce is a purely American cultural phenomenon.

The U.S. Cities Most Vulnerable To Having Their Jobs Shipped Overseas: Richard Florida

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Traditionally, the United States has worried about the offshoring of manufacturing jobs. But concern is mounting that as the rest of the world becomes...

Friday Talking Points [130] -- Who Is This "They" Obama Speaks Of?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since we took last week off to write something patriotic for Independence Day weekend, we've got two weeks to cover today. Fortunately, every other w...

Ms. Wegner Takes On Wall Street

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

An 81-year-old widow from Des Moines, Iowa, Ferol Wegner wasn't the type of person who would normally go to a protest against the banking industry. B...

10 U.S. Cities Where Sellers Are SLASHING Home Prices (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Looking for a real estate bargain? Price-reduced homes are available on average at 10 percent off their original listing price and this month, accordi...