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Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At a time when most cities are reducing investment in the arts, how refreshing it is to be in Kansas City where the arts are flourishing.

Recovery Schools Chief Defends Record In Kansas City

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

The new leader of a Michigan recovery system for failing schools defended his record in Kansas City on Wednesday, a day after the district he used to ...

Kansas City Here It Comes: A New Nuclear Weapons Plant!

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Lawrence Wittner

Should the U.S. government be building more nuclear weapons? Residents of Kansas City, Missouri don't appear to think so, for they are engaged in a bitter fight against the construction of a new nuclear weapons plant in their community.

Source: Ex-NYPD Officer Detained At KC Airport

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man has been detained after he tried to get through security at Kansas City's main airport w...

The Little Hope For The Prairie

Pam Grout | Posted 11.01.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

In the mountains, the beauty is obvious. Any idiot can see it. To appreciate a prairie, you have to slow down, turn over rocks and consider subtleties.

Joy Resmovits

Can John Covington Save Detroit's Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education

When appointing John Covington chancellor of Michigan's Education Achievement System, a plan to transform low-performing schools that will pilot in De...

Our Guide To Family Vacations In And Around Kansas City

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Kansas City can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, w...

America's 10 Sickest Housing Markets

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: For three years, the real estate market has been going in one direction — primarily down. Some areas, however, have begun to rec...

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 | Home

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' | 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 | 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...