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Pursuing fame from the Artists’ Couch

Two Northland acts are among many who benefited from a Cass County man’s effort to promote local musicians. Inspired by his musician brother, Belton businessman Ken Smith makes videos — with interviews and songs — to post on social media in hopes that national music labels will notice.


In major emergencies, police say, state line shouldn’t be a barrier

Missouri has enacted a new law allowing law enforcement agencies here to forge mutual aid agreements with their Kansas counterparts. If Kansas lawmakers give their blessing, too, agencies across the area could respond or assist each other during “critical incidents” like the recent shooting at the Jewish Community Center.

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