<![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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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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xxx http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/penguins/article21290028.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:50:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/penguins/article21290028.html Landscape of white nationalist groups is changing http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19361271.html#storylink=rss The shootings a year ago at Jewish centers in Overland Park brought attention to the white nationalist movement, which authorities say has been responsible for an increase in violence in recent years.

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Where are they now? Tracking militias and others who surfaced after Oklahoma City http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19354341.html#storylink=rss Twenty years ago, a truck bomb exploded outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding hundreds of others. The deadliest act of domestic terrorism to ever occur on American soil, it exposed a broad-based network whose followers feared the government was bent on taking away their weapons and other constitutional rights. Among them were these groups and individuals who made headlines after the April 19, 1995, blast.

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Only a matter of time? http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19374360.html#storylink=rss Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.

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Little has changed at Elohim City, including the beliefs of the residents http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19361925.html#storylink=rss Since it became notorious 20 years ago with suspicions about links to the Oklahoma City bombing, Elohim City seems frozen in time. But none of the suspicions swirling around the village is true, say John and David Millar, sons of the community’s late founder and patriarch, Robert Millar.

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Sovereign citizens seek to undermine government, sometimes with violence http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19361499.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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Klan and other white nationalist groups splinter and evolve http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19405614.html#storylink=rss Years ago, white nationalists were thought to mainly belong to one name-brand group: the Ku Klux Klan. But in 2015, it’s not that simple. Many groups exist, and there’s not just one Klan anymore, either.

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Hatred extinguished their lives http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article19079358.html#storylink=rss Since 9/11, more than 50 people have been killed and dozens injured in attacks by domestic extremists, including white nationalists, militias and sovereign citizens.

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Ignoring the terror within http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article18859890.html#storylink=rss Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, federal authorities have lost sight of domestic extremists and failed to prevent acts of terrorism. The lack of focus, funding and information-sharing across disparate agencies has led to fatal consequences for unsuspecting victims around the country. Meanwhile, the violence is metastasizing and the threat is growing.

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Las Vegas officials knew of anti-government couple before fatal 2014 shooting spree http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/domestic-terrorism/article18860265.html#storylink=rss A Las Vegas couple who killed two police officers and a good Samaritan last year had been on the radar of a nearby fusion center whose mission was to thwart dangerous extremists. It’s difficult to tell whether the fusion center dropped the ball. But this much is noteworthy: A group of armed members of the “patriot movement” was more concerned about the couple than was the fusion center.

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