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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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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

The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle 01:00

The Royals lose their fifth straight in 6-0 loss at Seattle

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City 01:39

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Exploring Bennett Spring State Park 03:43

Exploring Bennett Spring State Park