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Artists look to tackle neighborhood blight, one vacant lot at a time

A group of artists is looking to turn two of the 500 empty lots in Kansas City’s Ivanhoe neighborhood into community gathering places. The artists, in partnership with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, hope their initiative, called Lots of Love, will spread throughout the city. Thanks to a similar effort, a lot already has been transformed in the Marlborough neighborhood.

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Kansas City, Kansas, abortion clinic closes

One of four remaining clinics in Kansas that provide abortions has closed because its doctor and manager have retired. The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, closed Saturday and is referring patients to three other clinics in Kansas, two in suburban Kansas City and one in Wichita.

Crime

PCP is suspected cause of Kansas City house explosion

No serious injuries were reported in the explosion Saturday in the 2900 block of Olive Street, but a resident and several Kansas City police officers had to be checked at hospitals. It may the first time such an accident has been attributed to the use or manufacture of PCP, which, like methamphetamine, is made from toxic and volatile chemicals.

PCP is suspected cause of Kansas City house explosion

No serious injuries were reported in the explosion Saturday in the 2900 block of Olive Street, but a resident and several Kansas City police officers had to be checked at hospitals. It may the first time such an accident has been attributed to the use or manufacture of PCP, which, like methamphetamine, is made from toxic and volatile chemicals.

PCP is suspected cause of Kansas City house explosion

No serious injuries were reported in the explosion Saturday in the 2900 block of Olive Street, but a resident and several Kansas City police officers had to be checked at hospitals. It may the first time such an accident has been attributed to the use or manufacture of PCP, which, like methamphetamine, is made from toxic and volatile chemicals.

These Girl Scouts truly are golden

Although it’s not as well known as the Eagle Scout honor for boys, the Girl Scouts Gold Award has stiff requirements for leadership and service. And some Johnson County girls are standouts even among these standouts.

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UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba and has ordered all countries to freeze its assets.

Nearly half of Kansas City area health care workers lack bachelor’s degrees

The health care industry is fueled more by workers who have an associate degree or less than it is by workers who have earned bachelor’s degrees in health-related fields. A Brookings Institution study says the less educated health care workforce makes up more than half of the nation’s health care labor pool. In the Kansas City area, it’s 46.1 percent.

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba and has ordered all countries to freeze its assets.

Nearly half of Kansas City area health care workers lack bachelor’s degrees

The health care industry is fueled more by workers who have an associate degree or less than it is by workers who have earned bachelor’s degrees in health-related fields. A Brookings Institution study says the less educated health care workforce makes up more than half of the nation’s health care labor pool. In the Kansas City area, it’s 46.1 percent.

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History bodes ill for Islamic caliphate

The Islamic militants besieging Iraq are not content simply to inflict terror and ruin and embroil the civilized world in a costly confrontation. They also are determined to trade in arrant nonsense.

Kansas gun law deserves a challenge

The law says guns and ammunition manufactured and owned in the state are exempt from federal firearms laws. It’s the old state’s sovereignty idea. The same argument the antebellum South tried to keep their slaves. It arose again when states fought the desegregation of public schools.

History bodes ill for Islamic caliphate

The Islamic militants besieging Iraq are not content simply to inflict terror and ruin and embroil the civilized world in a costly confrontation. They also are determined to trade in arrant nonsense.

Kansas gun law deserves a challenge

The law says guns and ammunition manufactured and owned in the state are exempt from federal firearms laws. It’s the old state’s sovereignty idea. The same argument the antebellum South tried to keep their slaves. It arose again when states fought the desegregation of public schools.

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Worker dies after fall at south Kansas City construction site

A fall that killed a 22-year-old worker last week at a construction site in the 3500 block of East 149th Street was the second in Kansas City in four days. Last Tuesday, a 53-year-old man died after falling from a bridge at Independence and Cambridge avenues in Kansas City’s Northeast area.

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Women survive KC Timber Challenge’s obstacles

The Wild Women Timber Challenge on Sunday in Bonner Springs attracted 600 women to run through mud and clamber over obstacles. It was the second obstacle course run by the KC Timber Challenge operation and the first open only to women.