Rep. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte says it’s time to pack a new emergency bag and update your evacuation plans in preparation for another terrorist attack. One critic says his “how to” terrorism handbook for constituents is “pretty irresponsible.”
The Beer/Cigar/Fishing (in that order) trip was predictably fantastic, thanks for asking. There are no more walleye in northern Minnesota. So if you’re looking to go fishing, plan accordingly. I did, however, miss a heck of a week around the Royals, huh?
Mike Moustakas hit the brakes at second base and pounded his hands together. Most fans at Busch Stadium jeered. Moustakas had thumped a two-run, seventh-inning double in Monday's 6-0 victory over the Cardinals for his first hit since returning from the minor leagues. The Royals won the opener in St. Louis of this week's I-70 series.
Before day’s end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: "Not one more!"
She always stops to smell the flowers. Not even a bee sting can keep my boxer Charli Brown from appreciating a good bloom — pansies, roses, petunias, she loves them all. Sweet dog of mine, she’s always teaching me.
In the ways of water and how it’s consumed, a new normal has emerged in Russell and other Kansas communities in the grip of a multi-year drought. Experts say it’s good thinking, even in places where water right now is abundant.
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“Bones,” Kelley Hunt’s sixth studio album, is a collection of songs that taps into and honors many stylistic influences. And in the process of honoring those traditions and expressing them with people she is familiar and comfortable with, Hunt discovered something within herself. “It wasn’t something technical; it was emotional,” she said. “And it has changed the way I perform.”
Gov. Jay Nixon talks coyly about why he chose the lightly attended August primary for a vote on raising billions in taxes. While most political analysts see the August date as place where tax hikes go to die, they concede such political tactics represent an imprecise science.
Toronto ace Mark Buehrle flummoxed the Kansas City lineup for eight innings in Sunday’s 4-0 loss as the Royals managed only a split in their four-game series with the Blue Jays. Mike Moustakas returned to the Royals’ lineup when Danny Valencia was placed on the disabled list after aggravating his sore left hand.
The advent of hot weather has renewed attention to what’s proper work attire. Even in a time where summer dress-downs and casual Fridays are common, some workers stumble on the line between what’s acceptable office wear and what’s not.
Cher is not shy about putting herself on pedestals, and during Saturday’s lavish show inside a nearly sold-out Sprint Center, she justified her eminence with a 95-minute spectacle that showcased her career in music, television and film and showed off her physical endurance, which is still impressive, especially for a 68-year-old.
Heavy metal parodists Steel Panther was the most entertaining of the 15 bands that performed at Rockfest at Penn Valley Park on Saturday. The quartet's "Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World" mocked the excesses on abundant display at the massive festival while "Death To All But Metal" ridiculed the narrow listening habits of a portion of the audience of about 50,000.
The winners of our barns photo contest are Jack and Diane Aaron, the owners of a beautifully restored, sage-green 1935 dairy barn, the former Beltz Dairy, in Raymore in Cass County. And not only is their barn beautiful, it has a heartwarming story behind it.
The sometimes-strident advocacy of “Orange Is the New Black” is easier to swallow because no one, inside or out, gets a pass, and sometimes its villains redeem themselves. What’s more disturbing: that one of the guys running the prison is in a band called Sideboob, or that he’s the only one sticking up for the inmates?
Cass County native Blaine Whitworth was gunned down outside his Warrensburg home in 2012. This month, a jury convicted Kansas City resident Reginald Singletary of killing him. “We’ve asked ourselves over and over, why,” said Blaine’s mother, Diane Whitworth. “Blaine had given him a job.”
Despite having Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome, conditions that interrupt his daily living, 16-year-old Joe Petty has made a name for himself in the adult world of the KC Clay Guild in Waldo, crafting pottery so artfully some think he should make a career of it. And that’s not even the interest he’s most passionate about.