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KC community seeks justice for murdered child and mother

It’s been a year since Myeisha Turner and her 3-year-old daughter, Damiah White, were killed in their Kansas City home. Dozens of community members, public officials and police officers gathered Friday morning at a central city park to plead for someone to step forward and put a child killer behind bars.

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Firm reviewing UMKC rankings has worked many years for university system

Rather than hire an outside firm with no ties to the university to look into what Gov. Jay Nixon called “troubling” findings by The Star, the University of Missouri System’s board of curators turned to the same accounting firm that has served as the system’s internal auditor for many years.

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Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Redevelopment of the historic Kansas City Power & Light Co. skyscraper has cleared its last major obstacle, clearing the way for renovation to begin in October that will create more than 200 apartments. The Planned Industrial Expansion Authority on Thursday approved a 25 year property-tax incentive package on the improved value of the mostly-vacant 36-story tower at 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

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Kansas City forum discusses civil rights and police shootings

Federal and local law enforcement authorities met with about two dozen area minority leaders at the FBI’s headquarters in Kansas City to talk about the use of force by police and federal law enforcement’s involvement when local officers are accused of violating a person’s constitutional rights.

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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

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Missouri cheeses do well at national competition

Cheeses from Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo., Green Dirt Farm of Weston, Mo., Baetje Farms of Bloomsdale, Mo., and Goatsbeard Farm of Harrisburg, Mo., won awards at the American Cheese Society competition. Meanwhile Uplands Cheese announced that it wouldn’t make one of the most celebrated American cheeses, Rush Creek Reserve, because of concerns over regulatory changes.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon split

Nick Cannon has confirmed that he and Mariah Carey have been living apart for several months but that’s probably all we’ll hear from him on the subject for a while. Reports suggest that Carey has all but muzzled him from saying anything more.
 
 

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