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Working to cure cancer in the high school science lab

High school seniors from Johnson County who won honors at an international science competition this month came out of two specialized Johnson County high school biology programs that have offered them the opportunity to use equipment and techniques many scholars do not experience until graduate school or beyond.

Overland Park & Leawood

Developers want STAR bonds for BluHawk arena, Cosmosphere museum

Developers hope to make the 300-acre development at the southeast corner of 159th Street and Antioch Road a regional destination for visitors to the proposed Cosmosphere Innovation Space and a 6,000-seat hockey arena. The city council voted unanimously to ask for a state opinion on the project’s eligibility for sales tax revenue (STAR) bonds and to set a public hearing on the boundaries of the proposed special taxing district for June 20.

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Tomahawk treatment plant takes step toward $280 million rebuild

Johnson County commissioners voted unanimously to add about $21.4 million to the previously approved $4.1 million to design an upgrade to the Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment Facility so it can handle all of the water in its watershed area instead of sending water to Kansas City for treatment. The project, which will involve demolishing and rebuilding much of the plant at 10701 Lee Blvd. in Leawood, also will update the water treatment so that it meets new, stricter federal guidelines for the treated water.

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Limousine service is a dream come true for Syrian immigrant

When Fariz Turkmani arrived in the United States in 1979, he spoke no English. Turkmani had just landed at John F. Kennedy Airport, had no change in his pocket to call a friend and he didn’t even know how to dial an American telephone number. But the kindness of strangers made the difference.

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Cleveland native Travis Kelce on his Cavs in NBA Finals

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, a native of Cleveland Heights, OH, and a lover of basketball, spoke about the Cleveland Cavaliers making the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT deulitt@kcstar.com
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Cleveland native Travis Kelce on his Cavs in NBA Finals

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A look at three closed KCMO schools and their futures 05:54

A look at three closed KCMO schools and their futures