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KC mayor threatens council members with ethics complaints
Mayor Sly James revealed he threatened to file ethics complaints against council members who reveal what he considers secret information about the airport project, Steve Vockrodt reports.
Small towns fight to save grocery stores — and their vitality
As the grocery stores close, small towns hear a final death knell, or at least the signal that things are only going down in the lonely years ahead, Scott Canon reports. The disappearance of the grocery store speeds the plummet of home values and any other lingering retail activity.
KC swamped after third wave of storms
Weekly rounds of summer storms have homeowners scrambling to fix damage and fighting to stay dry. The good news there should be a few dry days before the threat of storms return — as soon as Wednesday.
Rookie battery leads Royals over Mariners
Rookie starter Jakob Junis and catcher Cam Gallagher helped the Royals to a split Sunday in a doubleheader against Seattle, Rustin Dodd reports. The connection and chemistry between the rookies appeared to benefit both parties.