Home Q & A

Home Q & A

Landscaper lends Japanese style to local gardens

Koji Morimoto grew up in a peaceful village living “a classic Japanese lifestyle.” Only after immigrating to the United States in 1992 did he fully appreciate what he had and became serious about Japanese gardening. Now as the owner of Japanese Landscaping, he designs and maintains gardens for clients throughout Kansas City.

House & Home

Modern meets vintage at Coveted Home housewares boutique

Coveted Home on the Country Club Plaza carries American-made, fair-trade, ethically produced and — as of two months ago — vintage goods. Owner Jaclyn Joslin turned a storage space downstairs into a retro haven. She also has an interior design business, catering to clients with a modern edge.

Home Q & A

Transform countertops in a day with no tear out

The Kansas City franchise of Granite Transformations offers a quarter-inch engineered, quartzlike stone that goes on top of existing countertops, is maintenance-free and costs the same as midrange granite. Owner Paul Whitaker explains why the product helps people get what they want in their kitchens.

Home Q & A

Call agent to clarify vent extensions

My home was inspected, and the buyer wants me to extend the vents. There was no other explanation, so I don’t know where to turn. The agent has not been very active in helping us, and the inspector won’t return our calls. Can you provide some insight?

Videos

OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths

Kansas City, Kan. police build relationships with African-American youth through the OK (Our Kids) Program, a national mentoring program. The Kansas City, Kan., program, lead by Officer Jonathon Westbrook, a 9-year veteran of the police department, stresses academic achievement, respect for self and others and community engagement. Currently, Westbrook leads the empowering program for boys from 12 to 18-years-old at Coronado Middle School and Schlagle High School.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths 3:07

OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways 1:47

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings KCK police officer to tears 3:21

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings KCK police officer to tears

KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer 0:22

KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer