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Lenexa man, 18, killed in apparent fall off Longs Peak in Colorado

A Johnson County man died Friday while climbing near one of Colorado’s most popular peaks, the National Park Service announced Monday. Nicholas L. Hellbusch, 18, of Lenexa, was killed Friday morning when he apparently fell while climbing above the standard route to the summit of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Artists look to tackle neighborhood blight, one vacant lot at a time

A group of artists is looking to turn two of the 500 empty lots in Kansas City’s Ivanhoe neighborhood into community gathering places. The artists, in partnership with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, hope their initiative, called Lots of Love, will spread throughout the city. Thanks to a similar effort, a lot already has been transformed in the Marlborough neighborhood.

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Kansas City, Kansas, abortion clinic closes

One of four remaining clinics in Kansas that provide abortions has closed because its doctor and manager have retired. The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, closed Saturday and is referring patients to three other clinics in Kansas, two in suburban Kansas City and one in Wichita.

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Women survive KC Timber Challenge’s obstacles

The Wild Women Timber Challenge on Sunday in Bonner Springs attracted 600 women to run through mud and clamber over obstacles. It was the second obstacle course run by the KC Timber Challenge operation and the first open only to women.

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