Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Nationals game

Follow along as The Star's sportswriters and editors provide updates as the Royals and the Nationals play at Kauffman Stadium. Edinson Volquez takes the mound for Kansas City; Gio Gonzalez gets the start for Washington. Fox Sports Kansas City will telecast the game. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.

The award for ‘Most Irresponsible Budget’ goes to Kansas lawmakers

When Gov. Sam Brownback essentially tells GOP lawmakers to “Pass an irresponsible state budget that harms public services for Kansans,” too many have offered a ready-made feeble response the last four years. Sure enough. Got it. Right away. It happened again under the cover of darkness Monday, as the House and Senate narrowly approved an unbalanced budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Tiny houses to shelter homeless veterans

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Hospice nurse Jen Moss provides care in life's final chapter

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Smoke billows from industrial fire in Kansas City, Kan.

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In treating mental illness, providing ‘housing first’ is struggle

A new approach to treating people with severe mental illness says they first need a stable place to live

The Kansas City area lacks housing, and tenants can pose many problems for landlords who want to help

Advocates say “housing first” saves money and encourages greater compassion from the community

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Yael T. Abouhalkah blasts bad, irresponsible budget bill in Kansas 01:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah blasts bad, irresponsible budget bill in Kansas

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Anne Lindberg, "in tandem"

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Joplin survivors recount the night of the tornado five years ago

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Jimmy Conrad pickup game draws a big crowd

Matt Besler reflects on Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy 01:04

Matt Besler reflects on Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy

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The Royals finish the road trip with a win in Seattle

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Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening

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Truckers are looking out for sex trafficking

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Tiny houses to shelter homeless veterans

The first tiny house in a planned village of the homes was dedicated by the Veterans Community Project May 2, 2016, near 89th St. and Troost Avenue. The 240-square-foot homes will provide transitional housing for homeless veterans.
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Tiny houses to shelter homeless veterans 01:46

Tiny houses to shelter homeless veterans

Ride with Yael Abouhalkah behind a Kansas City streetcar 03:46

Ride with Yael Abouhalkah behind a Kansas City streetcar

KC streetcar delivers redevelopment 01:06

KC streetcar delivers redevelopment

Testing Madam C.J. Walker's Beauty Culture 01:47

Testing Madam C.J. Walker's Beauty Culture