<![CDATA[Special Reports | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:51:13 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:51:13 CST Special Reports 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com 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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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 Randy and Denise Thomas built a good life together. But nine years ago, Randy began to change. He became forgetful and uncaring. The eventual diagnosis: a degenerative brain disease. Now Denise struggles with the question of whether to place her 63-year-old husband in nursing care. It’s a decision that will confront more and more Americans.

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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 The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, an international union based in Kansas City, Kan., rewards its officers with big pay and top-flight perks. The Boilermakers say theirs is just like any other union, but labor watchdogs disagree, asking: Should a nonprofit be spending that way?

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Doctors Inc.: Medicine goes corporate as more physicians join hospital payrolls http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article335148.html#storylink=rss Hospitals across the country are buying up the practices of independent doctors and making them employees. The hospitals lock in billions of dollars in revenue and referrals — and patients’ bills rise. A three-part series, plus an interactive map of hospital/clinic locations in Kansas City.

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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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Firefighter falls through a burning roof in Fresno, California http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119278878.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:27:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119278878.html Dianne Little: Georgia widow wants answers http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220298.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:59:18 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220298.html 'He wasn't supposed to die' http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119274218.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:17:31 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119274218.html Reliving the Sofa Super store fire in Charleston, S.C. http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119277358.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:21:19 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119277358.html Jenny Wilson: 'An apology goes a long way' http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220498.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:08:44 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220498.html Ron Siarnicki: Evidence-based research needed to improve firefighting http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220733.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:17:32 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220733.html Greg Wright: While fighting fires, not everything goes as planned http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220318.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:06:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220318.html Sean Simmons: Something has to change http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119221013.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:02:13 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119221013.html Jeff Cool: New York City firefighter credits his survival to his safety rope http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220658.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:12:32 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article119220658.html Missouri to pay millions for student’s drowning in handcuffs http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/lake-drowning/article115342548.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:30:21 CST

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