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KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend

About 10 percent of children younger than 18 are growing up in households headed by a grandparent, twice as many as in 1990. These grandparents want to keep their grandchildren out of foster care, leading them to shore up their energy, dip into their savings or retirement funds, postpone travel and make room for a second family in their homes.

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Another reason to be thankful: Ewing Kauffman, who gave us baseball

I have decades of vivid Kansas City Royals memories, as countless Kansas Citians do. The Royals are a part of our great city’s DNA, something that makes many of us proud to call Kansas City home. For this, we have one man to thank, Ewing Marion Kauffman, or as he is affectionately known, Mr. K.

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