A citizens task force rolled out numerous suggestions Thursday to address Kansas City’s chronic violence problem. Suggestions included better coordination of youth and community services, a full-time city staffer assigned to anti-violence efforts, and robust engagement and mentoring from civic and business leaders.
St. Joseph’s wastewater treatment plant released untreated sewage and storm sewer runoff into the Missouri River on Tuesday, although officials say it would be so diluted by the time it reached Kansas City that it posed no challenge to local water supplies.
Before he was press secretary for President Donald Trump, Sean Spicer had a stint as the Easter Bunny for George W. Bush's White House Easter Egg Roll. At the time, he was assistant U.S. trade representative. When a photo of him in costume resurfaced, Spicer tweeted about 'the good ole days'.
Star editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Melinda Henneberger talk with Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri about Donald Trump's first months in office, whether Democrats are willing to work with the White House on health care reform or any other issue, and what her prospects for re-election look like in an increasingly Republican-leaning state.
Kansas City aviation department deputy director Justin Meyer gives a tour of new enhancements to Terminal C at Kansas City International Airport. Upgrades include a new nine-gate departure lounge, an expanded security checkpoint featuring four lanes, additional electrical outlets and a dedicated service animal relief area.
Former Kansas Gov. and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke about the Affordable Care Act and her current work dealing with end-of-life care at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown during the Center for Practical Bioethics' annual dinner.
Supporters of a proposed 1/8-cent sales tax for economic development efforts in central Kansas City gathered on Tuesday to watch voting results at Freedom Inc.’s headquarters. Kansas City voters approved the tax that is estimated to raise $8.6 million a year for 10 years to help economic development in the city’s central core.