Sam Mellinger

Chiefs running back Knile Davis shows he’s more than just the next man up

Chiefs running back Knile Davis just played the game of his professional life Sunday in Kansas City's 34-15 win over the Miami Dolphins. He must be sore, but there is no telling. He must be proud, but you would not read it in his body language.


Long-term job hunters still struggle

Many Americans see the Great Recession in their rear view mirrors. Not the long-term unemployed. A new national survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, released today, shows deep and lasting scars among long-term job hunters. Some Kansas City area residents concur.

Government & Politics

One man’s blindness helps brighten prospects for KC transit

ATA chairman Robbie Makinen is a 50-year-old former social worker whose sudden blindness last year made him dependent on public transportation and now feeds his passion for fixing Kansas City’s fractured transit system. And 33 years after breaking away from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County is thinking of hiring the ATA to run its bus service.

Vahe Gregorian

Billy Butler has memorable home finish ... to the regular season

Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler went two for four with an RBI in Sunday’s win against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium, and his continued success could be a key to the Royals playing more home games this season.

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Reporting of school bullies goes high-tech

Online services allow students to discreetly report bullies in some area school districts. One area student cites the system’s benefit: “No one has to know it was you.” Almost all of the reporting is being done from students’ homes, keeping away a possible stigma of putting complaints into “Bully Boxes” at schools.


Dogs, owners strut at animal shelter fundraiser

About 800 dogs brought their owners to Brookside Sunday for the annual Wayside Waifs Strutt With Your Mutt fundraiser. Roughly 1,300 dog lovers hoped to generate revenue for the south Kansas City animal shelter, whose officials have been organizing the event for 24 years.


The Monday Poll: Weighing the ISIS crisis

The ISIS crisis has become a front-burner foreign policy obsession. President Barack Obama last week won initial backing from Congress for his plan to train and arm rebel forces that are fighting the Islamic State in Syria. But debates continued to rage. We want to hear your thoughts on some of these issues.

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Judging the Royals

The Royals’ formula for success: Give the ball to Herrera, Davis and Holland

It’s pretty simple: Get a lead and give the ball to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. As you watch the rest of the season, pay attention to what happens in the sixth inning. Thats might be when the ballgame is decided. The Royals are now 61-5 when they have a lead after six innings. Sunday afternoon, the Royals’ formula success worked once again, and they beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.

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