In May, it’s way easier to count the days it didn’t rain — only four so far

It’s hard to gripe about a lush, green spring after recent years of local gardens being parched by June. But do we prefer this — what’s shaping up to be the sixth wettest May since recordkeeping began in the 1870s?


Royals bats come alive in 8-4 victory over Cubs

Following several days of slumber, the bats of the Royals stirred to life in Friday’s 8-4 victory at Wrigley Field. Lorenzo Cain led the charge with three hits and two runs scored. The Royals snapped a four-game losing streak and provided a bucket-list afternoon for the thousands of Kansas City partisans who descended onto the North Side.

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EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gasoline

The administration’s proposed renewable fuel standard won’t have much of an impact on gas prices, but it could become an issue in the 2016 presidential election, especially in farm states that have profited over the years from higher corn prices linked to the use of corn-based ethanol.

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