Puppy Grams raise funds for animal shelter

An estimated 100 puppy visits — some as surprise Valentine gifts — brought cheer to Kansas City area offices on Friday and raised about $3,500 for Great Plains SPCA, a local no kill animal shelter.

Steve Paul: Midtown housing is on an urban upswing

From where he was sitting, in the Filling Station coffee shop, Peter Cassel had a clear view of a residential boomlet occurring in midtown Kansas City. A mix of recent vintage apartment buildings, the renovated Greenlease Cadillac lofts and a new block of units under construction on Gillham Road are forming a prominent bastion of density along the eastern edge of the Union Hill neighborhood.

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