By trading top pick, Chiefs helped fill a void

The Chiefs traded their first- and seventh-round NFL Draft picks for the 49ers second-, fourth- and sixth-round picks. It was anticlimactic to not have a first-round pick, but GM John Dorsey believes the “sweet spot” of the draft is in the acquired picks. Dorsey said the move was not in response to forfeiting their third-round pick, but it’s hard to believe that wasn’t factor.

Five on short list for spot on JCCC board

The list of applicants returning for a second interview at a special meeting Thursday on the college campus includes a retirement education specialist, pastor, insurance agent and a business executive. Also among the returning applicants is the board member whose spot Drummond was appointed to fill in 2013.

Some family roots are better left buried

A popular topic of discussion among my friends is the DNA mail-in service that provides a snapshot of one’s ancestry. After sending a simple swab of saliva to a laboratory, they discovered with a high degree of certainty their ancestral origins.

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Special ride on the new KC Streetcar

Kansas City Council members, officials and guests took a ride on the new KC Streetcar for the first time Wednesday as testing continued in preparations for the grand opening May 6 in Kansas City.
jledford@kcstar.com
Special ride on the new KC Streetcar 00:59

Special ride on the new KC Streetcar

Barry Odom on sharing a hometown with Blake Shelton 01:05

Barry Odom on sharing a hometown with Blake Shelton

KCK Firefighters quickly extinguish smoky blaze 01:16

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How Mike Trout beat Chris Young in the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Angels 01:57

How Mike Trout beat Chris Young in the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Angels