Special Reports

Domestic terrorism: Only a matter of time?

Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.

Nation & World

Family from Kansas City, Kan., is caught in Nepal earthquake

A Kansas City, Kan., couple visiting Nepal for a couple of months said the earthquake was strong enough to knock them off their feet. Drew and Lauren Timberlake, 35, are living in Lalitpur, outside Kathmandu, with their three children. Drew Timberlake helped pull two toddlers out of a collapsed house.

Royals

As Yordano Ventura faces weeklong ban, Royals hope he adapts to opponents ‘trying to get in his dome’

Several Royals players, coaches have reached out to counsel Yordano Ventura about his recent behavior, which resulted in a seven-game suspension from Major League Baseball following Thursday’s bench-clearing scuffle between the Royals and White Sox.

Editor's Picks

Government & Politics

Missouri ponders medical marijuana — and the money to be made selling it

Legalizing medical marijuana sits at the crossroads of compassion and commerce — those suffering from chronic illnesses could escape the black market, while a potentially lucrative new legal market would spring to life. But in Missouri, it comes with a catch. Proposed legislation would allow only 30 licenses in the entire state to sell marijuana. That means restricted access for those seeking relief. But it also would fatten the bottom line for those few that land a license.

Crime

Effort begins to make Kansas City’s Prospect Avenue corridor safer

An initiative funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department will blend the resources of law enforcement, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the nonprofit Center for Conflict Resolution to target 3 square miles of homes and businesses. Four additional police detectives and a sergeant will assist in the Kansas City No Violence Alliance experiment.

Kansas City Deals

Today's Circulars

Blogs & Columns

C.W. Gusewelle

For this veteran, the VA has been a constant source of singular care

I have been seriously troubled over the last few years by the endlessly repeated assertion that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is falling short of its obligation to provide first-class health care to former members of the U.S. armed forces. I say that as a veteran who for at least the last 15 to 20 years has received consistent, exceptional medical support from the VA Medical Center in Kansas City.

Judging the Royals

You don’t have rivalries with bad teams

If you’re mediocre, people don’t hate you. That helps explain what’s been going on with the Kansas City Royals this season. The Royals are no longer an underdog; they’re the American League champs. The Royals are good and they know they’re good and other teams are feeling less charitable toward them.

 
 

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