Swimming phenom Michael Andrew advances to finals in first Olympic trials

Lawrence’s Michael Andrew, 17, became the youngest pro swimmer in U.S. history at age 14. He has earned national attention as an up-and-comer in the sport -- and also because of being coached at home by his father -- but had plateaued in the last year. But an adjustment in training with his father and coach, Peter, helped him manage his nerves and set the U.S. junior record in the 100-breaststroke twice on Sunday.

Pint-sized proms for toddlers are a thing now

The limo ride. The fancy gown. The tux. The red carpet. It sure looks like a high school prom. Only these prom-goers aren’t even old enough to read. The new prom trend: sending pre-kindergarten children to prom.

How to sustain Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of dangerous Missouri gun bill

Here’s how many Missouri lawmakers need to be persuaded to do the right thing on guns: just a handful of members of the House or the Senate. Gov. Jay Nixon should be front and center in trying to convince legislators — including some in his own Democratic Party — to uphold his brave veto Monday of a dangerous firearms measure.

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School libraries shift toward innovation areas, but librarians fear for what’s lost

More hands-on “maker spaces” are appearing in grade-school libraries

The nationwide “maker movement” aims to sharpen science and creative skills, encourage teamwork

But one district librarian urges the Shawnee Mission school board to keep kids engaged in books

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Two KCMO police cars involved in injury wreck

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