Brace yourself for street closures downtown next week as people flood in for basketball and fun.
Could gardening and grass mowing be around the corner?
Staples will be closing a number of stores through the end of 2015 nationwide.
Texting while driving is more of a problem for adults than for teens, a AA Foundation For Traffic Safety survey finds. The survey should prompt more states legislatures to toughen laws to include adults in banning cellphone and texting while driving along with stiffer penalties.
News that RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 stores will make it a little harder for hobbyists to make a quick dash to the neighborhood shack for some important part or gadget to finish a project. Blame fickle and constantly changing consumer electronics needs and competition from big-box stores.
The National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial is a headliner in the AAA Midwest Traveler magazine. The exhibits literally put visitors in the trenches of the war, the article says. The artifacts of that great war should serve as a reminder of the millions of lives lost and that no war is worth the cost of human suffering.
Motorists know speeding is against the law, but they do it anyway to get where I am going as fast as I can, AAAs magazine Midwest Traveler reports. Drivers ages 16 to 20 also admitted to speeding more frequently than drivers in other age groups.
California is considering becoming the first state with a blanket ban on plastic shopping bags, The New York Times reports. The push could force more people into packing their own bags into stores so they can easily carry the items they purchase to their homes.
Some Metro buses in Kansas City will offer free Wi-Fi service to riders.
Storms dumped a lot of rain on California over the weekend, easing the drought that had gripped the sunshine state.
A shooting near home reveals what matters most to people in America. Guns have rights in the Constitution. Children dont. Instead of the empty, often-used phrase, Children are our future, in America, because of the Second Amendment, we should proclaim and put it on our money: Guns today, guns tomorrow, guns forever.
President Barack Obamas five-year, $200 million privately funded program will aid young people of color is a great start. It just has to continue and grow to make a meaningful difference in the lives of black and Hispanic people whom society long ago segregated, isolated and abandoned.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewers veto of bill that would have legalized discrimination against gays and lesbians could be the start of sexual orientation finally becoming a nationally protected class. Voters also need to seriously consider whether they need a different set of officeholders in statehouses nationwide and in Congress.
Its not all talk. The congressional hearings on Alzheimers disease help to humanize the concerns about the mind-robbing, chronic ailment, which could lead to better funding for research and an eventual cure.
The obesity trend finally starts moving in the right direction. Its also good that the Obama administration is pushing to phase out junk food advertising at schools. But to make it work, either the federal, state or local governments will have to fill the schools hunger for money with what the advertisements have provided.
Missouri joins other states with bill that would enable businesses to discriminate based on religion
With a bill sponsored by Wayne Wallingford, a Cape Girardeau Republican, Missouri joins the pack of people willing to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation at a time when several states are making same-sex marriage legal and federal courts are overturning state laws against gay marriage.
Jennifer Holliday, a two-time Grammy- and Tony Award-winning singer and actress was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 17 years ago, gave people words and music filled with hope and inspiration at the On the Move Luncheon on Wednesday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Kansas came close to taking a step further with the House voting to allow people to refuse service to same-sex couples on religious grounds. Fortunately, the Senate backed away from the measure. The Arizona Legislature, however, didnt get it and passed similar legislation.
As in civilian life, technology has changed as well as the mission of the Armed Forces, prompting military equipment and personnel cuts to keep up. It will give some people and politicians the smaller government that they wanted. But people and communities will pay the price for it.
To gain more community support, Kansas City Public Schools should hold televised truth and reconciliation public hearings to let people express their feelings about the districts troubled past. We will never get to that greater good until we overcome age-old awful feelings about majority-minority schools like Kansas Citys.
Locking up 84-year-old Sister Megan Rice for three years for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., is like authorities taking Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny on a perp walk in front of a preschool. The sentence seems severe. Hopefully, this isnt the start of a trend.
It is not uncommon for people who fly frequently to encounter turbulence on passenger planes. The problem could be connected to climate change because of the increased moisture in the atmosphere from the melting polar ice caps caused by the continued burning of fossil fuels.
Petitions seeking early voting in Missouri to boost civic participation go against the Republican-controlled state legislatures efforts to restrict voting by requiring people to show government-issued photo identification cards before they can cast ballots. Call it the Missouri two-step: one step forward and two steps backward.
The drought in California has grabbed peoples attention, but a similar water shortage is gripping Brazil. Just like the drought in California, the drought in Brazil is expected to hurt that countrys coffee and other agricultural production. Global warming is real, and the effects are becoming more difficult to deny.
Police were called Saturday night to quell fights among youths on the Country Club Plaza.