The love is mutual as former Sen. Bob Dole returns home for tour of Kansas

Bob Dole talked politics with former constituents on Monday as the former U.S. senator started a three-day tour of his home state Monday afternoon in Overland Park and Olathe. Dole speculated that Republicans might take control of the Senate this year, questioned President Barack Obama’s leadership acumen and criticized congressional gridlock. He also advocated more U.S. military aid to Ukraine.

Teachers from UMKC learn to survive urban schools’ rigors

By now, at least half of them should be gone. Out of teaching within five years. That’s the national trend the first graduating class of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Institute for Urban Education was up against. Yet they’ve made it. All of them.

KCI task force is poised to recommend airport terminal layout

The KCI Terminal Advisory Group appears ready to decide Tuesday or soon after on a specific terminal configuration for the airport’s future. The group is expected to recommend one of three options: major renovation of two existing terminals, renovation of two existing terminals with a central building connection, or construction of a new single terminal.

Man shot at Raytown gas station

No suspects were arrested in the early morning shooting Sunday. The victim was treated for his wound and released from a hospital.

Remote monitoring of patients expands the medical frontier

It may not be long before many of us are being watched over by distant health care professionals as we go about our lives. There’s a booming new market in remote patient monitoring technology that promises to change the way we diagnose perplexing conditions, manage recently hospitalized patients and care for the frail elderly.