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.

For Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., a war declaration and a reduced sentence

In December 1987, he was facing 15 years in prison and half a million dollars in fines after mailing a “Declaration of War” to authorities and white activists across the country. In a letter to the judge, Miller said his declaration was wrong. Miller cut a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to cooperate fully with a federal investigation. In less than three years, he was a free man.

Families flee Kansas and Missouri so sick kids can get medical marijuana

Otis Reed will soon move from Kansas to Colorado so he can get marijuana every day. Otis is 2. He and little ones like him who suffer hundreds of seizures a day have become the new face of America’s discussion about marijuana. A growing number of health professionals say medical marijuana, specifically an oil extract called Charlotte’s Web, can help those children. The big question is, why do these families have to move to Colorado to get it?