One unmistakable truth erupting from the police shooting of Michael Brown last year in Ferguson, Mo., is the unpredictable, ongoing and unprecedented amount of street protests and marches it has generated in the St. Louis suburb and elsewhere.
To continue the protests that followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a multiracial, multifaith coalition of about 50 Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy and others staged a lunchtime die-in Wednesday at the U.S. congressional cafeteria.
The new construction taking place downtown makes navigating the streets more of a challenge. But it is better to see the construction cranes in the skyline and orange cones marking off detours than no activity in the once dead zone of Kansas City.
More than 150,000 of the utility’s Missouri customers are in the Home Energy Report program. It’s part of a KCP&L energy efficiency program, enabling customers to see their energy use compared with about 100 nearby occupied homes with similar characteristics, including square footage and fuel types.
Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.
Put aside the obvious lingering issues of what to do with Kansas City International Airport, the expansion of the streetcar line and creating a viable plan for Kemper Arena. The focus should be on more down to earth concerns to improve the lives of people in the six council districts, where the needs in some areas are enormous.
A bomb detonated outside the NAACP office in Colorado Springs, Colo., forces the nation to revisit a disturbing element of U.S. civil rights history just days before Kansas City and the nation celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.