Aldermen pave the way for the store in a 3 a.m. vote after a long meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd. The key issue was whether the city should relax design requirements in its downtown area.
Beginning Saturday and lasting through Labor Day, the zoo will open at 8 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m., allowing visitors to view animals when they are more active than during the heat of the day.
New Bell Room Historical gallery would make a dandy field trip for teachers and Scout leaders.
Hailey Cherokee Jordan is only 16 and with a GPA this graduation year of 5.4, she’s the validictorian
As far back as the 1960s, politicians dreamed of a road that would open the Little Blue Valley to development. Now it’s done. The rest of the larger Lewis and Clark Expressway lags much farther behind.
Lee’s Summit admits no liability, but its insurer will make $10,000 payment to family and attorneys. Boy’s mother alleged that a day camp employee used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on child’s face and abdomen.
Metropolitan Community College at Maple Woods and at Longview campuses got new presidents this month.
EcoFest is back: Waterfall Park will the scene of the sixth annual EcoFest, a way to learn more about water quality and ecology.
The last free day, on a Sunday, drew more than 29,000 visitors and was marred by violence. The change to Tuesday was prompted by concerns over the zoo’s capacity and a desire for visitors to have a more enjoyable experience with a smaller crowd.
Court records say Finesse I. O’Banion told victim’s housemate that he was coming over to confront Charles J. Dunnington about a drug a debt. Dunnington was shot in the head Monday.
City officials have encouraging news about the environmental cleanup at the failed Citadel project site at 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue. But a new market study indicates it won’t be easy to redevelop the long-blighted area.
Plenty of working farms and gardens right here in the city could give more students opportunities to muddy their shoes while learning science, nutrition and teamwork.
Early settler was assassinated during the Civil War, and 150 years after his death, he’ll get another funeral.
Old Calico Cat Tavern will make way for medical building to help fill health-care hole in northwest Independence.
Officials gather in northwest Independence to take sledgehammers to the old Calico Cat Tavern. The building will be coming down and replaced by the $2.4 million, 8,000-square-foot Fairmount Family Medical Building.
Prestigious scholarships go to academically-accomplished students from Missouri-side schools.
Milestone for state NEA: Charles E. Smith has been elected as the first black president of the Missouri National Education Association. He starts Aug. 1.
Southtown Waldo and Brookside Monthly AM Networking Event: Join business leaders from the area and learn what is new in banking in your neighborhood, 8-9 a.m., Commerce Bank, 6100 Troost Ave., Kansas City
Last year Kansas City’s May Armed Forces Day Parade was a hastily-organized and not well attended event that aimed to emulate the larger St. Louis welcome home for Iraq war veterans. This year, organizer David Page of Gladstone is confident the reconfigured Salute Our Heroes-KC on Friday and Saturday will be much more successful.
Juveniles seen with what turned out to be a BB gun prompted Wednesday afternoons action, according to police.
Winners of Kansas and Missouri state geography bees have ties to Academy Montessori Internationale in Kansas City.
It was 7 degrees outside and Ken Champion wrapped four sleeping bags around himself as he sat in a backyard tent. That canvas shelter was home for him not long ago. He lived there for a year and a half.
Personal involvement was the common thread this year among the people who were named Kansas City’s kindest citizens.
More than 200 students auditioned for a shot at a $7,500 scholarship. The top 10 will take the stage in August.
Falling through the cracks.
2013 Civic Luncheon: The Salvation Army is paying tribute to America’s military heroes, noon, Sheraton Kansas City Hotel Crown Center. $125. 816-968-0395 or www.tickets.salvationarmy.us