<![CDATA[News Special Reports | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST Special Reports 60 Domestic terrorism: Sovereign citizens seek to undermine government, sometimes with violence http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article18898278.html#storylink=rss Sometimes referred to as “freemen,” sovereign citizens believe that the government is corrupt and out of control; therefore, they do not recognize local, state or federal authority.

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Getting off easy: Jackson County gives many violent criminals probation, data show http://projects.kansascity.com/2014/manyprobations/#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:45 CDT http://projects.kansascity.com/2014/manyprobations/ Tragedy on the water: Lake drowning http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article3543097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:50:14 CST  

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UMKC’s misleading march to the top http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article811395.html#storylink=rss For years, UMKC’s Bloch School struggled for dollars and recognition as it sought to join the nation’s elite business schools. That all changed in 2011 when UMKC vaulted above Harvard, MIT and Stanford in rankings for innovation management research, on the heels of Henry Bloch’s $32 million gift to the school for a state-of-the-art facility. But behind UMKC’s rise to No. 1, a trail of exaggerations, misstatements, selective science and nondisclosures raises questions about the validity of the rankings.

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Kansas City’s True Crime: A look at the area’s notorious history http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article723409.html#storylink=rss The 1933 Union Station massacre. The 1980 slaying of musician Steve Harvey. The 1988 arson-caused explosion that left six firefighters dead. The case of Robert R. Courtney, a pharmacist who diluted the cancer drugs for numerous patients. They are but four criminal cases from the Kansas City area that had an impact nationwide. This special section tells these stories and six more notorious cases that are also collected in the new book “Kansas City Crime Central” by Monroe Dodd.

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Special report: Civil Rights Act at 50 http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article624177.html#storylink=rss Eight Kansas Citians talk about the legacy of the Civil Rights Act. These are their stories of struggle and progress. Swipe for the next story.

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article624177.html
Dream On http://projects.kansascity.com/economic-mobility/#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:36:03 CDT http://projects.kansascity.com/economic-mobility/ Denise’s decision: How will she know when it’s time to place her husband in nursing care? http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article334110.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:51:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article334110.html Boilermakers union leaders receive lofty pay, benefits http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article302803/Boilermakers-union-leaders-receive-lofty-pay-benefits.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 12 May 2012 00:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article302803/Boilermakers-union-leaders-receive-lofty-pay-benefits.html Doctors Inc.: Medicine goes corporate as more physicians join hospital payrolls http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article335148.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:56:17 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article335148.html Kansas City Zoo: Penguins http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/penguins/#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:48:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/penguins/ Small town strong: the story of Overbrook, Kan. http://projects.kansascity.com/overbrook/#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:52:08 CDT http://projects.kansascity.com/overbrook/ The Civil Rights Act of 1964 aimed to entitle all ‘to the blessings of liberty’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article613811.html#storylink=rss Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, America is a more diverse and accepting country. But disturbing racial disparities remain.

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A dream job for one KC man http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614543.html#storylink=rss The military trained Hinton “Sam” Shockley to repair airplanes. But when he returned home, TWA told him he could only be a janitor.

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Questioning the end of racism http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614443.html#storylink=rss He is white, she is black. They are married. And in subtle ways Micah and Schylon Kubic of Kansas City see a society that is not yet colorblind.

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KC nun remembers her walk in history http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614015.html#storylink=rss The protest for voting rights in Selma, Ala., in 1965 was hundreds of miles away from Sister Rosemary Flanigan, who lived in St. Louis at the time. But it didn’t stop her from joining a march of support.

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Remembering the day ‘everything changed’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614480.html#storylink=rss When President Johnson signed the landmark legislation outlawing discrimination based on race, Irene Marcus and her husband and a group of close friends seized the opportunity to build the American Dream in the form of sprawling ranch houses in a new development south of where blacks had previously been allowed to live.

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KC teen sees his generation making the law even better http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614567.html#storylink=rss Gabriel Unruh, a biracial teen, expects to become a politician some day and plans to affect laws to give equality an even stronger, broader place in society.

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Making a difference on Quindaro Boulevard http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614606.html#storylink=rss Gary Wilson opened Wilson’s Pizza and Grill in Kansas City, Kan., because no pizza chain would deliver to the neighborhood. Despite tax incentives and new infrastructure flowing to the western part of Wyandotte County, Wilson is committed to staying put and serving his urban community.

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KC couple is in love with their racially blended family http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614298.html#storylink=rss The Grimaldis are the modern American family — a mix of biological and adopted; white, black and biracial. It’s a portrait that might not have been possible just 50 years ago.

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Study: Law enforcement worries more about domestic than Islamic terrorism http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article29820328.html#storylink=rss Despite public perception about the threat of extremists inspired by al-Qaida and the Islamic State, a new study published by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University shows that law enforcement officers are more concerned about the homegrown terrorist next door.

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1844 flood decimated Wyandot tribe but gave Kansas City a birthplace, of sorts http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27386836.html#storylink=rss Relocated from Ohio, the Wyandot tribe promptly faced calamity as the rivers rose to levels not surpassed for well over a century. And what the floodwaters didn’t kill, disease did. But in a twist of fate, the flood’s impact on Independence helped prepare the way for the Town of Kansas — present-day Kansas City.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:50:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27386836.html
Day by day, the death toll rose, as did the temperature http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385366.html#storylink=rss The grim toll soared as emergency crews responded to another death every hour as Kansas City baked in a relentless July. For 17 straight days, the thermometer downtown hit 100 or higher. And the heat wave hit the poor the hardest.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:48:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385366.html
Disbelief gives way to devastation during the Plaza flood of 1977 http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385417.html#storylink=rss That fateful day, 16 inches of rain in some parts of town took 25 lives and inundated the city’s retail jewel. The impact of that flood is evident in the Brush Creek flood control project that produced the creek’s current look.

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‘The monster’ roared: Tornado carved a deadly path http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385486.html#storylink=rss Recalled by survivors as “The Monster,” the tornado traveled 71 miles, taking dozens of lives, most notably in the new homes of Ruskin Heights. Nearly six decades later, the children who survived connect with a unique common bond.

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Ten additional tough times for the KC area http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385219.html#storylink=rss Grasshoppers, floods, drought and flu: These Kansas City area calamities didn’t make the top 10. Here they are in chronological order.

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Kansas City’s biggest power outage ever left the area shivering in the dark http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385345.html#storylink=rss Three inches of ice coated trees, causing a cascade of crashing limbs and power outages. Two people died of carbon monoxide poisoning from generators. Nine days without power for some weary Kansas Citians. Emergency rooms turned away hundreds. And utility crews came from 16 states to perform the heroic job of restoring power.

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At elemental crossroads, natural devastation plays a significant role in Kansas City Spirit http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27385090.html#storylink=rss While there’s a splendid variety to our seasons, there’s also a price we pay — sometimes a devastating one. Twisters, floods, ice storms, heat waves, drought, even grasshopper plagues. These natural catastrophes serve as bookmarks to the Kansas City story.

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Lowland flood left legacy in highlands, too http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27386332.html#storylink=rss Overland Park is named so for a reason. Developer William B. Strang thought it wise to advertise high ground after a flood tore apart Kansas City’s industrial center.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:43:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27386332.html
Convention Hall burned to ground, but that couldn’t stop Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/doomsday_kc/article27386392.html#storylink=rss When a fire almost instantly obliterated the venue for an upcoming convention, Kansas Citians sprang into action to beat the odds — and the calendar. Even outsiders heaped praise upon the determination of Kansas City: “There is no getting around the fact that its citizens have risen to the occasion.”

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