When the phone finally rang on Friday evening, new Chiefs cornerback KeiVarae Russell tried to keep his emotions intact. The 20 or so people who gathered around him in a real estate building 20 minutes away from his hometown of Everett, Wash., grew quiet as he spoke on the other line ... at least until he couldn’t hold in the emotion anymore.
A bill to repeal an income tax exemption for 330,000 Kansas business owners went down to a fairly quick defeat Friday in the Kansas House. After a 20-minute debate, 45 representatives voted to repeal the exemption while 74 voted no.
A team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Kansas City’s downtown streetcar system has the potential to be yet another big victory in downtown’s lumbering comeback. And yet.... Some pretty high expectations are being placed on what is, after all, only a $100 million, 2.2-mile starter streetcar line.