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The latest forecast for the Kansas City area at the time of the eclipse is calling for a good chance of clouds.
Tips for total solar eclipse: Where and when to watch, and how to use those glasses.
Peace rules at KC anti-hate rally
A Sunday afternoon anti-hate rally sparked by a teenager’s Facebook page drew about 500 people to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City for what became a wide-ranging protest amid local and national racial tensions. Speakers and signs invoked the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and decried President Donald Trump.
Program to fight domestic terrorism shuts down
As Charlottesville, Va., struggles to recover from last weekend’s deadly violence and authorities warn of increased threats from domestic extremists, the Justice Department is quietly shutting down a program that trains officers on combating terrorism.
Missouri state senator: ‘I have learned my lesson’
Surrounded by supporters, Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Sunday said she made a mistake and was apologizing for a Facebook post calling for President Donald Trump’s assassination.
Editorial: What will the KCI ballot question say? It’s time to decide
The City Council must reach a decision this week on a ballot measure for a new airport terminal. The impasse over ballot language is regrettable, a result of politics and money. But compromise is possible and essential.