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Send us your festive pet photos

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.

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Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

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.”

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Two veteran politicians go at it for 4th District at-large seat

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.

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Loar, Hodges battle for 2nd District at-large seat

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.

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Crews cut massive bridge girders at the Johnson County Gateway interchange 00:26

Crews cut massive bridge girders at the Johnson County Gateway interchange

New report cites missteps that led to deaths of two Kansas City firefighters 02:15

New report cites missteps that led to deaths of two Kansas City firefighters

Man killed when his car runs him over 01:19

Man killed when his car runs him over

Union Station streetcar switch halts service 00:29

Union Station streetcar switch halts service

Internal report on Kansas City firefighters' deaths expected this week 02:14

Internal report on Kansas City firefighters' deaths expected this week

Tiny houses to shelter homeless veterans 01:46

Tiny houses to shelter homeless veterans

Cracks close Grand Boulevard bridge over I-670 01:49

Cracks close Grand Boulevard bridge over I-670

Margaret Lamkin had to fight for her life after eating tenderized beef 02:34

Margaret Lamkin had to fight for her life after eating tenderized beef

KC streetcar service suspended because of electrical problem 02:39

KC streetcar service suspended because of electrical problem

Kansas City not-for-profit acquires former Flying Hospital 01:28

Kansas City not-for-profit acquires former Flying Hospital

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Video: Volunteers prepare for Pembroke Hill Clothesline Sale

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 LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star
Video: Volunteers prepare for Pembroke Hill Clothesline Sale 00:47

Video: Volunteers prepare for Pembroke Hill Clothesline Sale

Concerns about National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City closing 03:05

Concerns about National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City closing

6-month-old girl becomes youngest water skier in the world 02:03

6-month-old girl becomes youngest water skier in the world

Kansas City police shoot woman after long standoff in park 00:58

Kansas City police shoot woman after long standoff in park