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Details emerge in I-70 crash
Though the investigation will likely take months, details of the fiery Kansas Turnpike crash that left five dead are emerging. The Star’s reporters shed light on what prompted the crash and who the victims were.
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Royals’ Spanish translation policy
Though the MLB requires Spanish translators to be staffed by ball clubs, the Royals don’t exactly follow that rule, Maria Torres reports. Read more on how the Royals handle translation between the media and its Spanish-speaking players and whether that results in some things being lost in translation.
How to fix KC’s huge firefighter overtime costs
A new report by an accounting firm offers some advice to Kansas City for combating its high cost of overtime for firefighters, Lynn Horsley and Kelsey Ryan report. “I think this is the budget concern,” said City Councilman Scott Wagner.
Joe’s KC has America’s best BBQ, NY Post says
An artice in the New York Post comes to the conclusion many Kansas Citians have already made: Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has some fine grub. In fact, the ’que is so delicious that the Post named Joe’s as America’s “best BBQ restaurant,” Sarah Gish reports.
How to combat violent crime in KC?
The Star’s editorial board writes about ways in which Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens can help combat violent crime in Kansas City. Read more about the board and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker’s suggestions to the governor.