Special Reports

Special Reports

Kansas City Zoo: Penguins

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Kansas City Zoo will feature an exhibit full of penguins. Four different species will inhabit the zoo's new $15 million exhibit — its most expensive undertaking yet.

Special Reports

Small town strong: the story of Overbrook, Kan.

Pundits have been writing America’s small-town obituaries for decades, yet towns hang on for reasons that seem hazy from a distance. So a Kansas City Star reporter spent much of the year in a small Kansas town to see what keeps small towns going in 2013. What he discovered included poultry swaps, volunteer fire fighters and coffee at the BP.

Local election results

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Videos

Olathe homeowner battles HOA over landscaping

Jim Hildenbrand is embroiled in a lawsuit over landscaping at his home at Avignon Villas in Olathe.
Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star
Olathe homeowner battles HOA over landscaping 2:52

Olathe homeowner battles HOA over landscaping

Avignon Villas' HOA says it cares about helping its community 2:23

Avignon Villas' HOA says it cares about helping its community

When homes associations go bad 2:33

When homes associations go bad

Angry residents dig for truth at HOA 6:02

Angry residents dig for truth at HOA