Subdivision denies a playhouse to Raymore girl with leukemia

When Make-A-Wish asked, little Ella Joe Schultz knew what she wanted — a backyard playhouse. But the homeowners association board in the Stonegate subdivision in Raymore said the structure violated rules about outdoor structures. Ella has leukemia and has endured multiple surgeries.

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Royals’ power surge stirs hope of addressing missing dimension

It was an exhibition game, but that doesn’t mean there’s not at least reason to pause to ponder what a semblance of power might mean for the Royals, who uncorked their 2015 exhibition season with exhilarating and rare back-to-back-to-back home runs in a six-run first inning against the Texas Rangers.

Performing Arts

‘Black Pearl Sings’ was a story playwright Frank Higgins couldn’t ignore

“Black Pearl Sings,” one of the most widely produced plays by Kansas City-based playwright Frank Higgins, gets a local production with Nedra Dixon and Vanessa Severo, courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. Performances begin Friday and run through March 22 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre.


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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif could figure into Chiefs’ plans at guard this year

The Chiefs struggled at left guard all last season, but that does not necessarily mean they will invest a ton of resources in upgrading the position this offseason. Projected starter Jeff Allen should be healthy and ready to play, and the Chiefs also invested a sixth-round pick in guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, an athletic, 6-foot-4, 321-pounder from McGill University in Canada.

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