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Collaboration of KC professionals mend broken children

Like other severely abused and neglected children in the Kansas City area who were rescued before him, a 10-year-old boy found malnourished after he ran away from home last week has a long road to recovery. But a community of child advocates, therapists and physicians will be there to counsel and guide him.

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Wichita East student’s petition for special-needs student recognition draws more than 27,000 signatures

Wichita East students who participate on the special-needs basketball team are awarded a letter, but one that looks different than the one for varsity athletes. East High principal Ken Thiessen said Saturday that Michael Kelley was not told to remove his jacket and that any interaction happened a year ago.

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Former Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath isn’t alone as other young NFL players retire

Seven months after Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath unexpectedly walked away from football, he attends art classes at Henderson State University. Several young, established players, not unlike McGrath, have recently left professional football, including Chris Borland, the star rookie 49ers linebacker who made national headlines when he retired because of concerns about the long-term effects of concussions.

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How to punish Jeff Roe

How can low-road political consultant Jeff Roe — and his clients — be punished? Voters should send them a message, and it’s pretty simple: Say “no” at the ballot box.

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Royals release infielder Ryan Roberts, cut roster to 35

The Royals granted veteran infielder Ryan Roberts his unconditional release, shortly after manager Ned Yost informed him he would not break camp as a member of the opening day roster. The team wanted to give Roberts a chance to catch on with another team before the season begins.
 
 

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