<![CDATA[Latest KC News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST News 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Store that firefighters gave their lives protecting reopens in KC’s Northeast area http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75506492.html#storylink=rss Snyder’s Supermarket in Kansas City’s Northeast reopens Wednesday afternoon

The supermarket was adjacent to the building that collapsed in an October fire

Two Kansas City firefighters, John Mesh, 39, and Larry Leggio, 43, died in the collapse

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Wed, 04 May 2016 07:35:45 CDT

Don’t let privacy fears halt passage of federal Kelsey Smith legislation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article75679282.html#storylink=rss Greg Smith is a Kansas state senator because of his daughter

Kelsey Smith was abducted and murdered in 2007

Now there’s federal legislation in the works to help others in dangerous circumstances

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Wed, 04 May 2016 18:24:08 CDT

Olathe’s Indian Creek Library to get new home in former Hy-Vee building http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article75605042.html#storylink=rss Library has been closed since March 3 due to flooding

City of Olathe agrees to buy the Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe to move the library for $2.7 million.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 14:45:11 CDT

Brownback ends Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75547432.html#storylink=rss Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri will fight the decision

Federal officials confirmed recently that Medicaid recipients must have a “free choice of providers”

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Wed, 04 May 2016 11:14:42 CDT

Downtown streets will be closed Sunday for Bartle Hall Sky Station removal http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75526167.html#storylink=rss Preparations underway to remove largest sculpture atop convention center

Residents can watch removal from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Some downtown streets will be closed for hours for the disassembly process

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Wed, 04 May 2016 09:31:32 CDT

More than $1.4 million raised at KC auction of vehicles seized from convicted embezzler http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article75530287.html#storylink=rss Thomas Hauk amassed the vehicle collection using stolen money

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Wed, 04 May 2016 09:50:41 CDT

Liberty Memorial will add new gallery for World War I displays http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75598747.html#storylink=rss New gallery will be on east end of the existing underground museum

More than $5 million came from philanthropic foundations

Less than 10 percent of the museum’s collection currently can be displayed

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Wed, 04 May 2016 14:18:54 CDT

Man accused of rape in Merriam http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article75631982.html#storylink=rss Daniel Raymond Haller was charged Wednesday

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:05:20 CDT

Kansas City woman, child die in crash on I-35 in Franklin County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75504372.html#storylink=rss A 28-year-old Kansas City woman and 9-year-old child died in the crash

The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday along Interstate 35 north of Ottawa

The victims were identified as April L. Brown and Jeremiah Persinger

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Wed, 04 May 2016 07:22:55 CDT

Bicyclist injured when hit by car in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75502117.html#storylink=rss The bicyclist was injured when hit by a car while trying to cross The Paseo

The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. near 49th Street

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Wed, 04 May 2016 06:52:07 CDT

Mayor Sly James pulls plug on 2016 election on KCI improvements http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75381617.html#storylink=rss Mayor Sly James says it’s too soon to seek election on airport modernization

Airlines had wanted an August election, but polling showed voters weren’t on board

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Tue, 03 May 2016 15:38:07 CDT

Kansas mother who went to Oregon standoff arrested in assault on officer http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75319902.html#storylink=rss Update: In an interview, Odalis Sharp says the state has taken seven of her children

Sharp took her family to perform for armed occupiers, then returned to Auburn, Kan.

Her oldest daughter was riding in a truck with the rancher who was shot when he ran a roadblock

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Tue, 03 May 2016 11:35:42 CDT

‘Religious freedom’ bill defeated, but Missourians can still be fired for being gay http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article74722987.html#storylink=rss There’s no state law prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals

Missouri chamber of commerce helped defeat “religious freedom” bill but opposed a statewide nondiscrimination law

Kansas City Councilwoman Jolie Justus called the chamber’s position “a paradox”

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:56:51 CDT

Clay County commissioners accused of misusing public funds by mailing birthday cards to voters http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75389877.html#storylink=rss Civil lawsuit says commissioners targeted older residents who voted in recent elections

Free passes to Jesse James museum also allegedly were enclosed with cards

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Tue, 03 May 2016 16:01:59 CDT

Voter ID law wins Missouri Senate approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article75381307.html#storylink=rss Voters will likely decide later this year whether to amend state constitution to allow a voter ID law

Proponents say it is needed to prevent voter fraud

Opponents say there’s no evidence the type of fraud voter ID would prevent actually exists

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Tue, 03 May 2016 15:37:09 CDT

Manny’s Mexican Restaurant to close Wednesday for funeral service http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75466732.html#storylink=rss Longtime owner Manny Lopez died Friday

He was a familiar face to Kansas Citians over the years

The restaurant will open again in time for Cinco de Mayo on Thursday

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Tue, 03 May 2016 20:39:17 CDT

Can California Republicans say yes to Trump? http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75679247.html#storylink=rss Social conservatives wonder if he can represent their views

Bitter primary campaign could complicate party’s reconciliation

The last time a Republican presidential candidate won the state: 1988

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Wed, 04 May 2016 18:23:57 CDT

‘Never Trump’ movement lives despite his Republican Party triumph http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75676477.html#storylink=rss Republican leader Reince Priebus calls Trump party’s presumptive presidential nominee

#NeverTrump still a prominent hashtag, and interviews show why

Trump says he doesn’t want the support of some Republicans

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Wed, 04 May 2016 18:17:45 CDT

EPA sued over fracking waste-disposal rules amid worry over earthquakes http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75657002.html#storylink=rss Groups want the EPA to update regulations

The rules were written well before the oil and gas boom

Fracking has been linked to an increase in earthquakes

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Wed, 04 May 2016 17:20:34 CDT

Is Kasich’s fall the end of the Republican establishment? http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75550532.html#storylink=rss Kasich’s decision follows Ted Cruz stunner on Tuesday night

Trump is now the only Republican in the race

GOP issues calls to unite

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Wed, 04 May 2016 11:23:49 CDT

The Republican senators skipping Trump’s convention in Cleveland http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75615352.html#storylink=rss Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will miss first convention in 16 years

Some lawmakers in tight races are keeping their distance

Still, Democrats may be eager to tie them to Trump

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Wed, 04 May 2016 15:19:35 CDT

What’s the origin of Cinco de Mayo celebration in the United States? http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75642792.html#storylink=rss One academic argues it’s as much a U.S. holiday as a Mexican one

Date commemorates Mexico’s brief triumph over French forces in 1862

Historical significance may be that it kept French troops tied up during American Civil War

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:37:11 CDT

Cruz: A good campaign against Romney but a dud against Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75659792.html#storylink=rss Cruz wooed evangelicals, but lost them to Trump

His money was no match for Trump’s free dominance of news media

Trump boasted that no one in DC liked Cruz, too many voters felt the same way

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Wed, 04 May 2016 17:28:07 CDT

Venezuela calls for extraordinary OAS meeting http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article75643637.html#storylink=rss Organization of American States is discussing possible suspension of nation

Foreign minister is expected to defend government of Nicolás Maduro

Meeting comes as Venezuela’s influence in region is waning

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:41:32 CDT

Kerry to hemisphere’s leaders: Energy is the future http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article75459307.html#storylink=rss Secretary of state warns Latin American nations to confront energy issue

Lower commodity prices means Western Hemisphere’s nations must cooperate more

Decisions made today will determine region’s future, Kerry says

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Tue, 03 May 2016 20:08:48 CDT

Planned Parenthood defunded in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75629592.html#storylink=rss State to defund Planned Parenthood next week

Order came from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

Planned Parenthood has a month to appeal

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Wed, 04 May 2016 15:57:38 CDT

Obama is trapped on Iraq as his term runs out http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article75403797.html#storylink=rss Prime Minister Haider al Abadi’s grasp on the country is tenuous

Navy SEAL killed in combat was among 5,000 U.S. forces back in Iraq

U.S. goal is to keep country together until Obama is out of office, analysts say

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Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 CDT

Clinton is raising millions more for Democrats than Sanders is http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75438497.html#storylink=rss Clinton has held 6 star-studded fundraisers to benefit herself, DNC, state parties

Sanders has not organized any fundraisers, nor has he raised money via emails or ads

Sanders accuses Clinton of spending money she collects for the party to help herself

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Wed, 04 May 2016 06:00:00 CDT

Could Donald Trump make a run at California in November election? http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75598237.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton leads Trump by wide margin in recent polls

California has not gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988

Trump did not include California in list of Democratic-leaning states in which he said he could compete

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Wed, 04 May 2016 14:17:39 CDT

Next for Trump: The Republican Party crown – and Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75450482.html#storylink=rss Trump defies all conventional wisdom and crushes rivals

Cruz out after crushing Indiana defeat

Attention turns to general election, Trump VP pick

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Tue, 03 May 2016 19:31:49 CDT