816 is challenging its readers to send photos of their furry, scaly or feathered friends. We’re looking for pet-themed holiday photos or cards. Any animal, bird or reptile can be the subject of the photos. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, iguana, snake, cow, beetle, horse or clownfish, we want a holiday-themed picture featuring your pet.
The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”
The 3rd District at-large races features two newcomers to city politics seeking to replace Melba Curls, who is term-limited out of office. Quinton Lucas, a law professor at the University of Kansas, faces Stephan Gordon, who has run for Congress as a Republican candidate.
The 4th District at-large race has been one of the most closely watched this campaign season. It features two very experienced Kansas City politicians: incumbent Jim Glover, who has served numerous terms on the City Council, and Katheryn Shields, a former City Councilwoman who also served as Jackson County executive.
The 5th District Council race is a fiercely competitive race between former City Councilman Ken Bacchus and Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor Alissia Canady, to fill the seat formerly held by Michael Brooks.
The 4th Council District race features two candidates, Jolie Justus and John Fierro, with long records of civic involvement, trying to succeed incumbent Jan Marcason, who is term-limited out of office.
The 2nd District at-large race pits former City Councilwoman Teresa Loar, who came in first in the two-way primary, against Jason Hodges, who worked for more than three years as a member of Mayor Sly James’ staff. They are seeking to replace Ed Ford, who is term-limited out.
The Kansas City Council’s 1st District at-large race pits incumbent Scott Wagner, a longtime Old Northeast neighborhood leader who now lives in the Northland, against political newcomer Jeff Roberts, a field auditor with Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Volunteers sorted and priced donated items in preparation Wednesday for the 63rd annual Pembroke Hill Clothesline Sale. The sale, a fundraiser for student financial aid and professional teacher development funds, runs from Saturday and Sunday at the school at 51st and Ward Parkway in Kansas City.
TAMMY LJUNGBLADThe Kansas City Star
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