<![CDATA[The Watchdog: Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST The Watchdog 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com During rush hour, left green arrow at 11th and Oak goes away http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article16348697.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:50:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article16348697.html Driver finds the timing of traffic lights ‘terrible’ on a stretch of Barry Road http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article15527174.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:20:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article15527174.html Brown water filter has Piper homeowner seeing red http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article12659819.html#storylink=rss A dirty water filter caused Carl Payton to question the quality of his utility service, but the Board of Public Utilities said the water entering his house is clean.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:55:13 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article12659819.html
Holdup at I-35 interchange robs motorists of time http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article11377946.html#storylink=rss The holdup, Jan Wrolstad of Liberty says, occurs when she crosses the Missouri 291 bridge from east to west and gets into the left-turn lane for southbound Interstate 35 toward downtown Kansas City. Turns are possible only when the green arrow lights up.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:20:41 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article11377946.html
Deer signs on Kansas 10 have been taken down http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article10893086.html#storylink=rss Sharon O’Neill noticed something missing along Kansas 10: those yellow signs with a leaping deer that warn motorists to be careful of animals crossing the highway. No, the deer haven’t moved, but the thinking about deer signs certainly has.

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:39:21 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article10893086.html
Mixed signals lead to mix-up over traffic ticket for left turn http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article9707912.html#storylink=rss Brea Kleitz of Overland Park got a traffic ticket for turning left onto Wornall Road from westbound 75th Street. Kleitz said she had turned left with the traffic signal’s green arrow. A Kansas City police officer told her that a sign one short block east of Wornall, at 75th and Broadway, prohibited left turns onto Wornall for westbound 75th Street traffic between 4 and 6 p.m. The officer told her a traffic sign trumps a signal if they conflict.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:03:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article9707912.html
Cable work turned an Independence yard into a long-lasting eyesore http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article8079741.html#storylink=rss In late 2013, AT&T or its contractor dug up a corner of Ronald Riedel’s yard to bring in new cable. The work was left unfinished at his house. Riedel called repeatedly and workers visited more than once, but the problem remained.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:08:09 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article8079741.html
Bits of hope for a bridge on 151st Street http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article7254473.html#storylink=rss Brian Frazier of Overland Park is the latest person to ask when the bridge on 151st Street between Kenneth and Holmes roads will be open again. After being dropped earlier, the project is back in Overland Park’s capital improvement plan. Kansas City is managing the project, which calls for the new bridge to be built just south of the current one.

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:19:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article7254473.html
Mission Road section will be eventually repaved and striped http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article5956323.html#storylink=rss Westwood resident Kate Kreamer says the lack of road striping creates a hazard for drivers going north on Mission Road between 39th Street and Interstate 35. The white lines that divide the two lanes have worn off, and drivers don’t seem to know whether there are two lanes or one lane on that side.

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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:35:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article5956323.html
New interchange should make merging at Missouri 210 and I-435 less nerve-wracking http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/watchdog-blog/article4925043.html#storylink=rss Nancy Rahfaldt of Lee’s Summit gets the jitters when she drives west on Missouri 210 and exits to southbound Interstate 435 in the Northland. The merge lane is very short before it runs into the entrance ramp from eastbound Missouri 210. The Missouri Department of Transportation says work on a diverging diamond interchange is to start there in 2016.

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