Sam Mellinger

Pulling out a close victory over Chargers can be a big boost to Chiefs

The Chiefs got a 23-20 win over the Chargers. They are 3-3, with a tough win on the road, and in the division. They will be favored at home the next two weeks. They are rested after a bye week, and now carry the swagger of a team that just won in the most encouraging, yes-we-can way a team can win – their quarterback leading them down the field in the last two minutes for the winning points.


Friends and family remember 6-year-old shooting victim Angel Hooper

Hundreds of Angel Hooper’s family members and friends gathered at Sycamore Park to remember her and call for justice at a rally held less than a mile from the south Kansas City convenience store where a passing motorist shot her Friday evening.

Health & Fitness

With new spinal cord stimulator, Army veteran is finally free from pain

Three months ago, Craig Hoffman of Lansing couldn’t do much of anything without wincing in pain. His lower back hurt too much. Nothing worked. But in August surgeons implanted a spinal cord stimulator that relieved almost all of his pain and let the 49-year-old Army veteran feel like himself again.

Vahe Gregorian

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain taking challenges in stride

Sure, it was a worthy challenge for Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain to make breathtaking catches and hit .533 as the most valuable player in the ALCS. But now, as he gets ready for the World Series, he’s dealing with the challenge of changing diapers on his son, Cameron Loe.

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Years of loyalty are now paying off for Royal Lancers

Some of the Kansas City Royals’ most loyal supporters have been the longtime members of the Royal Lancers, who sold season tickets and sustained the fan base through good years and many bad years. For them, all those years of heartache make this season’s success all the sweeter.

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Brooke Palmer: Diversity and inclusion at Paseo Academy

“Growing up, we are taught that America is a ‘melting pot’ and that diversity and inclusiveness are unique characteristics that help keep our country strong,” writes Brooke Palmer of Kansas City. “Yet how many times in our lives are we able to truly experience the melting of different ethnicities, ages, races, socioeconomic statuses and sexual orientations without extreme dissidence or discomfort?”

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