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KCK police search for clues in the killing of a young Overland Park mother

Kelsey Ewonus, 22, a graduate of Olathe East High School and the single mother of a 1-year-old boy, was described by her brother as a smart and beautiful young woman with a gentle heart. She was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside a car parked in an out-of-the-way area just west of State Line Road and a few blocks north of University of Kansas Hospital.

July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

KCK police search for clues in the killing of a young Overland Park mother

Kelsey Ewonus, 22, a graduate of Olathe East High School and the single mother of a 1-year-old boy, was described by her brother as a smart and beautiful young woman with a gentle heart. She was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside a car parked in an out-of-the-way area just west of State Line Road and a few blocks north of University of Kansas Hospital.

July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

Missouri rejects ‘Grain Belt Express’ plan for wind power

The Missouri Public Service Commission voted to deny a Texas company’s plan for a controversial $2.2 billion, 780-mile transmission line to carry wind power from the Kansas high plains across Missouri to eastern power grids. The PSC voted 3-2 to deny Houston-based Clean Line Energy’s application, saying the project was not needed.

Missouri rejects ‘Grain Belt Express’ plan for wind power

The Missouri Public Service Commission voted to deny a Texas company’s plan for a controversial $2.2 billion, 780-mile transmission line to carry wind power from the Kansas high plains across Missouri to eastern power grids. The PSC voted 3-2 to deny Houston-based Clean Line Energy’s application, saying the project was not needed.

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Dave Helling: The U.S. Supreme Court remains controversial — and essential

Judges reach narrow split decisions all the time, such as in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage. The calls are close because judges must squeeze very specific laws into very broad and undefined concepts. What does equality mean? When is punishment cruel or unusual? What is free speech, or freedom of religion?

Dave Helling: The U.S. Supreme Court remains controversial — and essential

Judges reach narrow split decisions all the time, such as in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage. The calls are close because judges must squeeze very specific laws into very broad and undefined concepts. What does equality mean? When is punishment cruel or unusual? What is free speech, or freedom of religion?

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