Royals

Kauffman Stadium ‘should be rocking’ as Royals face most important series in decades

The front office has waited eight years for this. The owner has waited 20. The baseball fans in Kansas City have waited almost three decades without a playoff appearance, a group wracked by anxiety during the final weeks of this season. On Friday night, the Royals begin a three-game series with the division-leading Detroit Tigers. A sweep would vault the Royals into first place for the final week of the season. The stakes could not be higher.

Government & Politics

Kansas court scrubs Democrat Chad Taylor from ballot for U.S. Senate

Democrat Chad Taylor’s name won’t appear on the Kansas ballot for the U.S. Senate. The Kansas Supreme Court, dominated by Democratic appointees, ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Thursday to strike Taylor’s name from the Nov. 4 ballot.

Health Care

Truman Medical Center will stop billing practice that refuses to accept health insurance

The concession is part of a proposed settlement valued at $478,000 to dispose of a lawsuit against the hospital. Truman Medical Center allegedly didn’t file health insurance claims for some patients injured in auto accidents, which allowed it to avoid the deep discounts typically required by health insurers. It could then seek more money for its medical services, mainly from auto insurance settlements.

Chiefs

Chiefs’ running backs coach Eric Bieniemy’s enthusiasm, passion rubs off on players

Eric Bieniemy is the man in charge of cultivating the Kansas City Chiefs running backs, and he uses whatever he has can — namely his booming voice — to make sure his passion and enthusiasm for football rubs off on his players.

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