Family ties brought Hurricane Katrina survivors to Kansas City

Like many who fled Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago one step ahead of the floodwaters, Lisa Peacock expected to be back home in a few days. “We’re still here,” Peacock said at her home in Overland Park. “We’ve settled here.”

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Missouri Supreme Court ruling blocks lawsuit over deaths at Chillicothe hospital

Families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients’ relatives about suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But citing the state’s three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the court shielded the hospital from civil liability and blocked one avenue to settling the mystery. Relatives and some lawyers are frustrated.

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Steve Rose

Let’s now praise Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

A majority of Kansans re-elected Brownback after four years, so they must have liked what he was doing enough to send him back to Topeka. Those voices are rarely heard. In the spirit of fairness, I will attempt to air those favorable views.

Steve Paul

A digital city emerges, but the path is unclear

As a wired city, Kansas City has been learning from places like Barcelona and Amsterdam. It has set baselines for other metro areas that are becoming wired for high-speed service. Yet it could easily fall behind. It’s not just speed that counts.

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