Kids & Money

Kids & Money

Dorm room essentials for the college freshman

If you’re wrapping up packing details before shipping off your freshman to college, you probably have the basics covered: sheets, bedspread, and pillows; towels; a backpack; a laptop; and cellphone and charger. There also are the desk supplies — scissors, stapler, paper clips, tape, file hangers and calculator. Then, there’s my list of dorm room essentials.

Kids & Money

After the summer job is over, consider the taxes

No one, especially novice workers, really enjoys seeing the gap in their paycheck between “gross” income and “net” income. Then there are all the nuances — filling out a W-4, handling tips and keeping track of baby-sitting and lawn-mowing jobs and related expenses, to name just a few.

Kids & Money

Pokémon Go also means ‘ka-ching’

If your kids are turning into Pokémon fanatics, it could cost you and in more ways than you think. Although the Pokémon Go game is free, there are several ways to enhance the gaming experience that can dent your wallet.

Kids & Money

Hello mother, hello father … I’m back

Living with parents has become increasingly common, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Pew noted that for the first time in more than 130 years, Americans ages 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents than in any other living situation.

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One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year

One man was fatally shot and another wounded Wednesday morning at 27th Street and Indiana Avenue. At the scene, Rosilyn Temple of Mothers in Charge, reacts to Kansas City's 72nd homicide of 2016.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year 0:58

One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year

OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths 3:07

OK mentoring program connects KCK police with local African-American youths

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways 1:47

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings KCK police officer to tears 3:21

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings KCK police officer to tears