No consensus emerging in KC minimum wage fight

After nearly six weeks of community debate, the Kansas City Council is no closer to reaching consensus with worker advocates and business groups on an increase to the city’s minimum wage. A deadline looms for a council vote on July 16.

Sam Mellinger

KC’s case as soccer capital of America is strengthening

There is a movement here locally to brand Kansas City as the soccer capital of America. It’s a cute title, something for the soccer community here to grab onto, but also something that is entirely subjective and made-up and that other cities could beef with. Except the evidence continues to push in Kansas City’s direction.

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Sprint heading for No. 4 ranking through 2020, forecast says

Subscriber trends projected by Strategy Analytics Inc. show T-Mobile US Inc. moving ahead of Sprint in market share this year and maintaining a hold on the No. 3 rank over the next five years. Sprint says it has gained customers beyond others’ expectations and will let others “speculate” about the future.

Sam Mellinger

Despite worry, All-Star Game voting is validated

Baseball can claim victory, a good All-Star starting lineup selected with — by far — the biggest voter “turnout” in history and the biggest voting discussion in at least 58 years. For a sport in need of buzz and creating younger fans, this is a terrific outcome. For the Royals, this is more about hometown support, and less about hijacking the system.

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Why did Wade Davis pitch to Joe Mauer?

Coming into Sunday’s game, Joe Mauer had hit .429 off Wade Davis. The two hitters that followed Mauer — Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe — had each hit .167. The solution seemed obvious: walk Mauer and go after Hunter and Plouffe. So why did Wade Davis pitch to Joe Mauer?

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