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May 24, 2013
Pros And Cons Of A Mayoral Takeover Of Schools KANSAS CITY, Mo. (2011-12-12) Education experts discuss the effectiveness of mayoral takeovers in other parts of the country.
Chiefs Fire Todd Haley Kansas City, Mo. (2011-12-12) Todd Haley, whose record as head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs was 19-27, has been fired, the team announced today. The Chiefs will hold a news conference later today.
Kansas City Jazz Singer And Wild Woman Myra Taylor Dead At 94 Kansas City, Mo. (2011-12-09) Singer Myra Taylor was one of the last living links to Kansas City's jazz heyday of the 1930s. Taylor died Friday, December 9, 2011 at the age of 94.
Man Flees Overland Park Fire, Dog Rescued Overland Park, KS (2011-12-09) Fire this afternoon in Overland Park townhouses was caused by flammables stored too close to a water heater. Investigators say the cause was obvious.
Council Approves Redistricting Map KANSAS CITY, Mo. (2011-12-09) Kansas City, Missouri has a new council district map. The full city council has approved the map recommended by a citizens' redistricting commission without further revision.
K.C. Council Has Stratagem For Small Business Kansas City, MO. (2011-12-08) An ad hoc Kansas City Council committee project to make the city more agreeable to small business sets out three key points. There are more than sixty other recommendations.
Helping The Homeless One Ride At A Time KANSAS CITY, Mo. (2011-12-07) More than 10,000 people are now homeless in the Kansas City area. Finding a way to get around to appointments or to shelters can mean the difference between breaking the cycle of homelessness and winding back up on the streets, in crisis. The challenge has added strain to area ER's and the community at large.
KCUR Morning News 12-5-11 Kansas City, Mo. (2011-12-05) The President of the United States is coming to Osawatomie, Ks. tomorrow, to step up his fight with congressional Republicans over a couple of issues. That and more news from KCUR.
President Obama In Kansas Calls For Joint Econ Fix Osawatomie, KS (2011-12-07) For the second time in slightly more than a hundred years, a current or former president visited the Kansas town of Osawatomie. The subject at hand was similar, then and now, 1910 versus 2011. Inside the local high school gymnasium President Barack Obama encouraged his listeners, cajoled Congress and invoked the memory of Theodore Roosevelt. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was there and described hundreds waiting in line.
Mayor and School Board President Convene Discussions About District Governance Kansas City, Mo. (2011-12-05) Kansas City Mayor Sly James and School Board President Airick Leonard West committed to a series of community conversations over the next few months about the governance of the school district. Neither has endorsed the idea of a mayoral takeover of schools, but they say no idea is off the table.
New Maps Pinpoint KC As Major Narcotics Hub KANSAS CITY, Mo. (2011-12-05) The 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment put Kansas City on the map, but not in a good way. For the last four years, the assessment has compiled national trends about drug usage and distribution throughout the United States. The maps featured in this year's assessment show Kansas City as one of the major routes for the distribution of illegal drugs.
Medicare Enrollment Period Nears End; Schemes Reported KANSAS CITY, Mo. (2011-12-05) Area health agencies are reminding eligible seniors and those with disabilities that now's the time to sign up or review their Medicare coverage. That's because Medicare's open enrollment period ends this Wednesday, which is earlier than previous years.
Obama in Osawatomie; Riding with Teddy Roosevelt Kansas City, Mo. (2011-12-04) President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Osawatomie Kansas Tuesday, and the speech he'll give there could mark a tougher approach to his ongoing fight with congressional Republicans.
Nicastro Punts On KCPS Governance KANSAS CITY, Mo. (2011-12-02) Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro held off on making recommendations about the governance of Kansas City, Missouri schools to the state board of education in a meeting in Branson today.
Pitch for KC Mayor To Run Schools Kansas City, MO. (2011-12-01) Kansas City's Mayor wants to run the Kansas City School District.
A forum of educators, politicians and parents drawn together by Kansas City's Mayor to save the district from a state takeover is wagering the Missouri Board of Education will buy in.
Man Charged, Jailed In Shooting Of Child Kansas City, MO. (2011-11-30) A quarter million dollar, cash only, bond is being asked to jail a man accused of shooting a child who had been asleep in her bed. The Jackson County Prosecutor is at a loss to explain the shooting.
Rescue Plans Abound For KC Schools Kansas City, MO (2011-11-30) A diverse collection of forces are working alone or in concert to help the soon-to-be- accreditation-stripped Kansas City School District. One high profile group of minority leaders is asking Missouri's Education Commissioner to immediately appoint a panel to take over the District. Mayor Sly James has convened his own forum that includes neighboring schools.
Hotel Raid Leads to Meth, I.D. Theft Plea Kansas City, MO. (2011-11-28) A man who admits he and others made a million dollars from selling methamphetamine in the western Missouri area has given up the fight against those and other charges. The downfall of Brad Webster came in a raid on a Lees Summit hotel.
KCI Easy For Thanksgiving Travelers Kansas City, Missouri (2011-11-25) As airport officials get into their busiest season, they say they're adding personnel to make sure traffic and travelers move smoothly.
Trust Will Bust Crime Cycle: KCPD Chief Kansas City, MO. (2011-11-23) There are novel ideas going into place that could remake the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department on multiple levels. One of them is the way violent crime is being attacked. For what may be the first time, criminals will be asked to lend their expertise.