Only 32 years old, Andy Auxier has been working on public transit projects since he was 19. He’s even-tempered, straightforward and conscientious — all important qualities when it comes to dealing with the issues that come with building streetcar systems.
Nick Benjamin, the executive director of the Power & Light District, talks about how World Cup watch parties at KC Live boosted the city’s profile and how demand for luxury apartments downtown is outpacing supply.
Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city Des Moines. A metropolis that’s experienced a popularity surge in recent years thanks to new businesses and housing opportunities, Des Moines has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet.
Many Native American tribes wear a variety of traditional headdresses that bear significant cultural meaning and are not bestowed lightly. But appearances of native regalia in popular culture — such as in singer Pharrell Williams’ recent photoshoot for fashion magazine Elle UK — often miss the point entirely and can be highly offensive.
Win two tickets to Buzz Beach Ball Sept. 5 at Sporting Park PLUS get a meet & greet with the artist of your choice: Weezer, The 1975, Ume, Bear Hands, the Mowgli’s, Broods, J Roddy Walston and the Business or Meg Myers.
Kansas City Southern is half-owner of the 47-mile-long Panama Canal Railway, which was completely rebuilt in 2000. It now offers passenger and freight service. Before becoming the railway's president and CEO, David Starling worked for the company in Panama for nine years. He will talk with R. Crosby Kemper III about the history of the Panama Canal Railway at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Branch library.
Namibia is the first African country to protect the environment in its constitution. As a result, many communities, including Damaraland Camp in the Torra Conservancy, participate in the Communal Conservancy Tourism Sector, which is designed to give locals a stake in conservation and development.
FootGolf made its mark on Missouri when Heart of America Golf Academy opened the state’s first course in May. Despite the name, no, the sport doesn’t reference nudging a golf ball toward the cup when your buddies aren’t looking. FootGolf mixes the rules and model of golf with a soccer ball, which is kicked many yards toward a hole about a little more than a foot wide. less than 2 feet wide.
A little taste of the bad old days sours a jaunt through southern Mississippi. Maybe, despite the ‘optimism’ of the Roberts Court, not all racism has dissipated, Still, progress grinds on in many ways, including comic books.
The anti-violence program Aim4Peace, run by the city’s Health Department, has lowered homicides rates in one dangerous sector of Kansas City by 56 percent and has received a grant to spread into other neighborhoods in the fall. Tracie McClendon-Cole is a community justice program manager and the program's director.
As the largest U.S. city to undergo bankruptcy, Detroit certainly has its financial woes. But that doesn’t mean visitors have to break their own banks to experience some impressive attractions. Here are five things tourists and natives alike can take in for free.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: My grandson’s shyness is causing a problem. In May I gave him two checks, one for his birthday and one for his college graduation. When a month went by and the checks weren’t cashed, I emailed him and asked that he please cash them and let me know when he’d done so. He’s never replied, and the checks have never been cashed.