<![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 Family from Kansas City, Kan., is caught in Nepal earthquake http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article19476840.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City, Kan., couple visiting Nepal for a couple of months said the earthquake was strong enough to knock them off their feet. Drew and Lauren Timberlake, 35, are living in Lalitpur, outside Kathmandu, with their three children. Drew Timberlake helped pull two toddlers out of a collapsed house.

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Domestic terrorism: Only a matter of time? http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article18898278.html#storylink=rss Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:56:18 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article18898278.html
Missouri ponders medical marijuana — and the money to be made selling it http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19549947.html#storylink=rss Legalizing medical marijuana sits at the crossroads of compassion and commerce — those suffering from chronic illnesses could escape the black market, while a potentially lucrative new legal market would spring to life. But in Missouri, it comes with a catch. Proposed legislation would allow only 30 licenses in the entire state to sell marijuana. That means restricted access for those seeking relief. But it also would fatten the bottom line for those few that land a license.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Proposal to rate the energy efficiency of Kansas City buildings prompts backlash http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19418583.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Council is considering a plan to require large buildings to publicly post their energy consumption, like gas mileage disclosures on cars. Other cities are doing this, but representatives of some of Kansas City’s largest buildings object, arguing it will be just another expensive mandate that will put them at a competitive disadvantage with cities that don’t have this requirement.

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Effort begins to make Kansas City’s Prospect Avenue corridor safer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19492962.html#storylink=rss An initiative funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department will blend the resources of law enforcement, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the nonprofit Center for Conflict Resolution to target 3 square miles of homes and businesses. Four additional police detectives and a sergeant will assist in the Kansas City No Violence Alliance experiment.

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For this veteran, the VA has been a constant source of singular care http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article19553055.html#storylink=rss I have been seriously troubled over the last few years by the endlessly repeated assertion that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is falling short of its obligation to provide first-class health care to former members of the U.S. armed forces. I say that as a veteran who for at least the last 15 to 20 years has received consistent, exceptional medical support from the VA Medical Center in Kansas City.

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Panel to weigh future of Confederate memorial in St. Louis http://www.kansascity.com/news/article19208460.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:03:04 CDT By JIM SUHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article19208460.html Testing is at a crossroads as schools take state exams http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19458255.html#storylink=rss Missouri schools could see four tests in four years as state and federal groups struggle for common ground in how we test children and hold schools accountable.

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Murder charges filed in KC stabbing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19509702.html#storylink=rss Responding to a Friday afternoon disturbance in the 10600 block of East 42nd Street, police found Deshon Hawkins, 21, dead on a lawn. Police said that Ernil E. Roberts, 21, was using a shirt to cover a stab wound to Hawkins’ chest when authorities arrived.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:32:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19509702.html
Bad-boy Royals don’t exactly fit our city’s vaunted image (or do they?) http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19421382.html#storylink=rss Did the Royals-White Sox brawl violate our sense of midwestern niceness or reveal our own prideful determination?

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Charge upgraded to murder in KC child abuse death http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19421466.html#storylink=rss Witnesses said the mother, who allegedly had been drinking and smoking marijuana, held her child tightly to her chest and was striking her to be quiet.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:19:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19421466.html
Judge orders Kansas sperm donor to undergo genetic testing http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19486593.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:43:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article19486593.html Money laundering scheme leads to 20-year prison sentence http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19392447.html#storylink=rss Mendy Read-Forbes of Platte City was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the case that also involved a well-known Kansas City lawyer.

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Police investigate east KC homicide http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19423977.html#storylink=rss Kansas City officers responded Friday afternoon to a reported disturbance in the 10600 block of East 42nd Street. A victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:36:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19423977.html
Grain Valley cat, lost in Kansas traffic wreck, shows up in Amarillo, Texas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article19408623.html#storylink=rss They say cats have nine lives, and Shadow may have used up several of them in the last two months.

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20-year-old identified as KC homicide victim http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19398174.html#storylink=rss Kansas City police said that Dominique Stafford was found dead Thursday morning at 37th Street and Elmwood Avenue.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:43:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19398174.html
Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article19585032.html#storylink=rss A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article19585584.html#storylink=rss Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation.

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Northland checkpoint yields 9 DUI arrests http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article19581582.html#storylink=rss Nine drivers were arrested for driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint late Saturday and into Sunday in Kansas City, North.

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Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article19576827.html#storylink=rss They knew they were racing the clock, but they didn’t know when what they feared would strike.

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Photo gallery: White House Correspondents' Dinner http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19576629.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19576629.html Photo gallery: Star shots, best photos of April 25, 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19575489.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:30:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19575489.html Winning numbers for Saturday, April 25 http://www.kansascity.com/news/lottery/article19573641.html#storylink=rss Please confirm numbers with state lottery officials.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:42:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/lottery/article19573641.html
Leawood looking at how to combat tree loss http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article19570701.html#storylink=rss The Leawood City Council is working to stem the loss of trees.

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Police patrols have four feet on the ground http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article19570365.html#storylink=rss The tall man in the padded suit scowled in his direction.

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Olathe makes its library system a city department http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19570272.html#storylink=rss Olathe has taken its library system under its wing.

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Photo gallery: Kansas City No Violence Alliance event http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19568529.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:33:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article19568529.html Russian hackers read Obama’s unclassified emails, officials say http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19566093.html#storylink=rss Some of President Barack Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation.

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Stacey Hatton: The long and winding roads to a weekend of fun http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19566018.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

They always start off fun. You finally have the car packed, there’s no more arguing about leaving on time, gas tank is full, and you no longer have to avoid promising your poor, poor under-sugared children that you’ve stuffed enough Red Dye 40 food products in the van to make the trip interesting.

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