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Area schools face the challenge of bridging the financial divide in arts education

The arts inspire students in both Kansas City’s Paseo Academy and Overland Park’s Blue Valley North High School, and supporters want to deliver equal opportunities and resources. Pat Jordan, a Kansas City art dealer, said: “It is our obligation in our communities to assist our schools. Schools — especially urban schools — can’t do it themselves anymore.”

KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend

About 10 percent of children younger than 18 are growing up in households headed by a grandparent, twice as many as in 1990. These grandparents want to keep their grandchildren out of foster care, leading them to shore up their energy, dip into their savings or retirement funds, postpone travel and make room for a second family in their homes.

KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend

About 10 percent of children younger than 18 are growing up in households headed by a grandparent, twice as many as in 1990. These grandparents want to keep their grandchildren out of foster care, leading them to shore up their energy, dip into their savings or retirement funds, postpone travel and make room for a second family in their homes.

KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend

About 10 percent of children younger than 18 are growing up in households headed by a grandparent, twice as many as in 1990. These grandparents want to keep their grandchildren out of foster care, leading them to shore up their energy, dip into their savings or retirement funds, postpone travel and make room for a second family in their homes.

KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend

About 10 percent of children younger than 18 are growing up in households headed by a grandparent, twice as many as in 1990. These grandparents want to keep their grandchildren out of foster care, leading them to shore up their energy, dip into their savings or retirement funds, postpone travel and make room for a second family in their homes.

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Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.

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Tiny and beautiful, Tip the tabby is now a fond memory

I loved her as I have all the creatures who have shared our lives. More of them than I can legally speak of in this jurisdiction. The special hurt, I believe, is because — young as she was — we thought we’d have her many more years.

Tiny and beautiful, Tip the tabby is now a fond memory

I loved her as I have all the creatures who have shared our lives. More of them than I can legally speak of in this jurisdiction. The special hurt, I believe, is because — young as she was — we thought we’d have her many more years.

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Family honors loved one with Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving deliveries

For many people, Thanksgiving Day in Kansas City is a time to deliver Salvation Army meals to those in need. This Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army delivery was especially poignant for one family. They were honoring Pete Stepp, who volunteered for Salvation Army deliveries and other activities for more than 25 years. Stepp died of a heart attack earlier this year, so his family and friends carried on the tradition Thursday of delivering meals in his name.

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Ward Parkway 5K Thanksgiving Day race offers pumpkin pie at the finish line

About 3,300 runners turned out for the fourth annual Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K race, featuring fun, family camaraderie and a big reward at the finish line — pumpkin pie. It was one of at least five Thanksgiving Day races in the metro area and is indicative of a huge national trend. Cities across the country are hosting races for hundreds of thousands of people to get out and run before they pig out on a turkey dinner.