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From doulas to birth plans, Uzazi Village empowers black mothers

Uzazi Village was founded to improve maternal and infant health among Kansas City’s urban African-American community. The nonprofit organization provides doula services and breast-feeding clinics to empower mothers to make decisions, find resources and stay healthy.

Travel

Lost-luggage problem is getting better, slowly, at airports

Advances in technology and bag-handling procedures deserve credit for a decline in wayward luggage, including improvements over the years in the bar-coded tags and optical scanners that have long been in use for identifying and sorting checked luggage. But optical-scanning systems have their limits, and the airline industry has been slow to adopt methods used by other industries that need to track items through the shipping process.

 

Videos

At 90, ‘maverick’ KC consignment store owner is ready to hang it up

Gloria Everhart, 90, a long-time owner of high-end designer consignment store Act II in KCMO, will retire at the end of this month.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
At 90, ‘maverick’ KC consignment store owner is ready to hang it up 3:03

At 90, ‘maverick’ KC consignment store owner is ready to hang it up

Chicken footstools draw flocks of fans 3:21

Chicken footstools draw flocks of fans

Food Truck Friday at The Kansas City Star 0:20

Food Truck Friday at The Kansas City Star

Pastry chef opens a food truck which is a big circus of sugar 2:02

Pastry chef opens a food truck which is a big circus of sugar

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