<![CDATA[Latest KC News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST News 60 Memorial Day weekend attracts 25,000 to the National World War I Museum and Memorial http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22228098.html#storylink=rss Events on Monday at the Liberty Memorial included a public Memorial Day ceremony and a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. More than 100 bricks in the memorial’s Walk of Honor were dedicated during the somber yet celebratory ceremony.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 18:00:17 CDT

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Push begins for levy vote for universal pre-kindergarten in KC Public Schools http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22272375.html#storylink=rss The Hickman Mills district is finishing its first year with universal pre-K. The independent Early Learning Commission plans to promote a levy increase to bring a similar program to the KC Public Schools.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 20:49:44 CDT

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Test that took Vanya Shivashankar out of last year’s National Spelling Bee also took away drama http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22176150.html#storylink=rss For viewers of last year’s National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw. Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe breezed through the preliminary rounds and spelled both words correctly in the semifinals. But she was eliminated by a computerized spelling and vocabulary test. Vanya is back for this year’s bee, which starts Wednesday.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 08:06:50 CDT

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Chronic clutter fills many homes, and sometimes it can even be dangerous http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22192980.html#storylink=rss Countless Americans fall somewhere on the “clutter-hoarding scale” created by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. The first level requires no professional help to clean up, but level five requires teams of professionals. Clutter made the news this month when it played a role in two Kansas City area house fires.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:14:09 CDT

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Gillham Park buildings slated for use by Plaza carriage horses http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22210842.html#storylink=rss The century-old stone horse barn in Gillham Park has been vacant for nearly five years but will soon be back in use in a way that honors its historic function.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 17:17:46 CDT

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Dave Helling: Only minimum wages are getting maximum scrutiny http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article22191972.html#storylink=rss Kansas City wants more time to study phasing in a $15 minimum wage, yet it is rushing to finish work on a $150 million package of incentives for a new convention hotel downtown. It’s the common lament of the elected official: Let us decide, not you.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:42 CDT

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Long-deferred Medal of Honor to be awarded posthumously to World War I soldier http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22245150.html#storylink=rss Henry Johnson, a member of an all-black Army unit in World War I, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor in a June 2 ceremony at the White House, fulfilling the wishes of Johnson’s admirers, including several in Kansas City.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 18:55:18 CDT

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Memorial Day events endure amid a soggy weekend http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22136994.html#storylink=rss Despite the weather, the show went on at Sunday’s Celebration at the Station, as thousands of people braved cloudy, drizzly skies for the annual Kansas City Symphony concert that traditionally is at the center of Memorial Day weekend festivities in Kansas City.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 12:00:44 CDT

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Kansas City mother struggles, a year later, with the stateside death of her veteran son http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article22159725.html#storylink=rss Issac Shawn Sims was gunned down by Kansas City police a year ago when he emerged from a standoff toting a rifle. His mother’s grief has dominated the many long days since.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 19:24:38 CDT

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Welfare cuts in Kansas, Missouri could be a hint of things to come http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22151589.html#storylink=rss Advocates on the left and right now think the stiffer welfare laws in Kansas and Missouri might actually be the blueprint for a growing, state-based effort to refashion the entire support system for the poor, from food stamps and housing to health care.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 17:30:00 CDT

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Missouri bridge maintenance issues grow http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22162104.html#storylink=rss The shuttered Missouri 291 bridge at Sugar Creek could reopen in about three weeks, officials say. But the future of about 600 other problem bridges across the state remains unclear as the structures are aging and the repair budget continues to shrink.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 20:01:48 CDT

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KCK police apologize for officers posing with rifles in front of sign http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article22150107.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department issued an apology Sunday after photographs showed two officers posing with rifles in front of a vandalized stop sign. In the photographs, lettering had been added to a stop sign to read, “Cops STOP murder’n.” The two officers posed with patrol rifles.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 17:11:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article22150107.html
Joe Robertson: Charlie Shields, next state school board president, had Kansas City’s back http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article22155330.html#storylink=rss Many people heavily invested in the fate of Kansas City Public Schools don’t know the role Shields played when influential forces were working to undo the then-unaccredited district.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 18:22:26 CDT

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Replica of wall gives hundreds an opportunity to remember those who died in Vietnam http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22013316.html#storylink=rss An 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., is on display through Monday on the grounds of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. “You see a lot of grown men cry,” said Bob Collier of Kansas City, one of the volunteers on hand to assist wall visitors.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 19:21:11 CDT

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Forum in Kansas City opens dialogue between law enforcement and youths http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article21991995.html#storylink=rss An unusual gathering brought together more than 300 young people from across the metro area with local and federal law enforcement officials to encourage trust and communication. Many questions at the forum Wednesday at the Mohart community center in Kansas City dealt with Baltimore and Ferguson.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 18:05:22 CDT

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Genome sequencing holds tremendous promise for infants, but issues abound http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article21973176.html#storylink=rss Genome sequencing can diagnose critically ill infants and discover genetically based conditions that routine blood tests cannot detect. But it is fraught with technical and ethical issues that have some scientists questioning whether every baby should have its genome sequenced and what information children and parents should receive about the results.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 17:05:48 CDT

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Fatality accident shuts down highway near Lone Jack http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22331355.html#storylink=rss The accident, involved a tractor trailer and passenger car, has shut down east-bound traffic on U.S. 50.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 09:14:53 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22331355.html
Media CEOs are the highest-paid American executives http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article22323810.html#storylink=rss Pay packages for CEOs overall grew for the fifth straight year in 2014, driven by a rising stock market – and peer pressure.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:26:08 CDT

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Cherry picker topples, kills two as man shows it to kids http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article22330776.html#storylink=rss A cherry picker accident that left a man and a boy dead and injured three other children happened as the man was giving the neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift, authorities said.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 09:03:40 CDT

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Canine partners sniff out mold problems http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article22330491.html#storylink=rss Shawnee man’s company uses expert sniffers — two trained beagles — to find mold at homes all around the Kansas City metro area.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 08:55:52 CDT

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Now open: The Clinton campaign store http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article22328997.html#storylink=rss There’s the “A Woman’s Place is in the White House” throw pillow, “Women’s rights are human rights are women’s rights” Tshirts, and pint glasses that claim to be made from 100% shattered glass ceiling. Get it?

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Tue, 26 May 2015 08:26:08 CDT

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Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article22327917.html#storylink=rss Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to “Shark Week.”

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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:46:40 CDT

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Top 10 highest-paid CEOs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article22327764.html#storylink=rss Which CEOs make the most money? These 10 are the tops.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:40:01 CDT

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Woman’s death in KC home under investigation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article22327308.html#storylink=rss Body found in home after ambulance is called Monday night to the 3200 block of East 28th Street in Kansas City. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:14:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article22327308.html
CEO pay: biggest raises and biggest cuts of 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article22327686.html#storylink=rss Here is a look at CEOs who received the biggest pay raises and biggest cuts in 2014 compared with 2013, as calculated by the executive pay research firm Equilar for The Associated Press

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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:35:36 CDT

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Crews work to save animals after fire at Lawrence pet store http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article22294473.html#storylink=rss LAWRENCE – Veterinarians and emergency officials worked to save animals after a fire broke out at a Kansas pet store.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 22:54:00 CDT

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Lawrence police investigating fatal stabbing http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article22327242.html#storylink=rss Lawrence police are investigating a fatal stabbing. Lawrence police Sgt. Trent McKinley said in a news release that the stabbing was reported early Monday.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:09:56 CDT

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12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away house http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article22326918.html#storylink=rss Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record rainfall on the Plains and Midwest, caused major flooding and spawned tornadoes and killed at least eight people in Oklahoma and Texas.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:01:41 CDT

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Business notes: New golf partnership director for upcoming Digital Ally Open http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21680715.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Crusaders are the host organization for the golf tournament, formerly known as the Midwest Classic.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article21680715.html
Next: 5 more candidates for president, and 5 reasons U.S. may not notice http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22325778.html#storylink=rss The twitterverse will hum, a poll may flutter, cable channels will feature warm, fuzzy pictures of someone’s humble hometown. And the public will shrug.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 06:20:40 CDT

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