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Government & Politics

In heartbroken KCK, police chief, mayor crave better times

After the deaths of two Kansas City, Kan., police officers this year, Police Chief Terry Zeigler and Mayor/CEO Mark Holland became the faces of a city in sorrow. Both leaders could have left the city long ago but stayed because they love the community and their work there. Both are seeking ways to heal KCK.

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How spending too little on roads has cost hundreds of lives in one state

Grayson Lee was 19 when she died on a S.C. road in 2014, one of more than 4,500 people killed on the state’s roads since 2011. Hundreds of those deaths, including possibly Grayson’s, could have been prevented if the state spent more to make its roads and bridges safer. State officials say they know how to make roads safer. But, they add, they don’t have the money.

Government & Politics

Air crash that killed two from Leawood still raises safety issues

Two passengers from Leawood were among the 49 killed on Aug. 27, 2006, when a Comair plane took off from the wrong runway in Kentucky and crashed. Despite a decade of technological advancements, 3-D “synthetic vision systems” in airline cockpits have yet to be fully approved by the FAA; they’re still uncommon in large commercial airliners. Pilots say similar systems could avert such tragedies.

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Recovering from a summer of sorrow in Kansas City, Kan.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler and Mayor Mark Holland talk about steps needed to heal Kansas City, Kan.,
Donna McGuire The Kansas City Star
Recovering from a summer of sorrow in Kansas City, Kan. 3:10

Recovering from a summer of sorrow in Kansas City, Kan.

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