Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes expected in both houses in the next several days.
The Royals believe they have succeeded in adding a power bat to the middle of their lineup despite missing out in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. That power bat is left fielder Alex Gordon, who now can shift down in the order to fifth.
Now the pressure falls back on lawmakers and policymakers to either fix or eliminate the law, which would compel Kansas City Public Schools to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who choose to depart to neighboring districts in the 2014-2015 school year.
- Roller Warriors Girls Flat Track Derby
- Pipefitters union Local 533 Christmas Party
- Ugly Sweater Run
- Merriams Santa Arrival and Christmas Dinner
- Red Stocking Breakfast
- Missions Holiday Lights and Festive Sights
- Prairie Village Tree Lighting 2013
- Red X Wine Tasting
- Kanye West concertgoers at the Sprint Center
- Chiefs vs. Broncos tailgaters
- Toys and crafts shows at KCI Expo
- City Markets Whoville Holidays
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau has been helping people in need for 53 years. The organization began as an adopt-a-family program in 1960 and opened its first Christmas shop in 1977 at the Metcalf 103 Shopping Center in Overland Park. It served 1,300 people. This year, it will serve 13,000.
Something remarkable always happens when the KC Junior Pioneers hit the hardwood. These talented wheelchair basketball players wow fans with their quick hands and lightning speed. They intimidate opponents with their tight defense and dogged determination in the paint. And they defy the notion that people with physical disabilities cant compete in the same sports as other athletes.
Many of the most popular and collectible toys from huge franchises like Twilight and The Hunger Games have passed through True Cast Studio in the West Bottoms. This company of Kansas City artists has been shaping the toy industry one Napoleon Dynamite or Robocop figure at a time, and now theyre ready to unleash their own creations on the world of toys.
Did KSHB’s Jack Harry refer to the Kansas Jayhawks as “Gayhawks”? He and the station say no, but plenty of KU fans are up in arms.
Dan Hesse said “look out” once Sprint gets its new voice and data technologies working throughout its network. Chicago is a starting point.
The body discovered Monday afternoon was that of missing graduate student Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana. The body of the 23-year-old man was found in the grass outside a home at 837 Avalon Drive.
The committee Friends of KCI questions the city’s plan to possibly replace the three-terminal configuration at KCI with a single new terminal. The petitioners want to place their initiative on the April ballot, asking voters to prohibit the city from furthering any plan to demolish or replace any passenger terminal at KCI without voter approval.
Last week, Time magazine named Missouri the No. 1 state for drinking. Now the Show-Me State has scored a spot on another national list, this time for more wholesome reasons. The travel book publisher Lonely Planet has put Kansas City in the No. 6 spot on its list of Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014.
A special district committee is recommending that Crestview and Winnwood elementary schools adopt a calendar for 2014-2015 that would add 31 days of school in the summer, district officials announced.
From documenting the creative process at Noma through Instagram snapshots to revealing the science behind molecular gastronomy with step-by-step recipes to teaching the art of making charcuterie, this years gift picks challenge the conventional cookbook status quo.
Jodie Stallard was named an honorary Kansas Highway Patrol trooper for her actions in August after a bus rolled over in Bonner Springs. It is the patrol’s highest civilian honor.
Updated Dec. 10: This woman is wanted for possession of heroin. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
The increase, if approved as filed to the Kansas Corporation Commission, would help pay for the utilitys share of a $1.2 billion environmental upgrade to a coal-fired power plant. A typical residential customer would be charged an additional $2.35 a month.
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- Longtime strategist Pat Gray left out of medical levy campaign in its final days, email shows
- Federal workers plan protest against possible higher pension contributions
- As Missouri and Kansas eye Boeing, bigger choices are coming
- BuzzChatter Tuesday: Blunt laments the “all or nothing” caucus
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