UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton is Kansas Citian of the Year

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce gave its highest civic honor to Leo Morton, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, at its annual dinner. The award is given annually to a person whose “civic contributions and achievements have reflected the insight, creativity and consciousness necessary to build and maintain” a high-quality urban community.

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Kansas State loses to No. 3 Arizona 72-68 in Maui Invitational

The margin for error is small when you are playing the nation’s third-ranked team. One bad series can lead to a loss, no matter how well you play the rest of the game. Kansas State learned that harsh lesson Tuesday during a 72-68 loss to No. 3 Arizona on the second day of the Maui Invitational.

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Cheese and wine pair perfectly as a prelude to Thanksgiving feast

To get ready for the Thanksgiving kickoff to the holiday season, we asked certified cheesemonger Lincoln Broadbooks to pick five perfect cheeses for a pre-feast cheese board. We then shared his selections with wine expert and Star columnist Doug Frost, who came up with wines to complement each.

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Michael Brown's family demands federal charges as Nixon orders more troops into Ferguson

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground. Meanwhile, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered hundreds of more National Guardsmen into Ferguson to help local law enforcement keep order in the St. Louis suburb.

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