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Downtown Bus Stop Debate
Big things are expected to spring from a 2-acre site at the northwest corner of 12th and Charlotte streets on the east side of the downtown freeway loop. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority acquired the site, currently a surface parking lot, last month from Barber & Sons Co.
Kansas City Could Burn
Gusty winds, dry air, parched plants place KC area in 'very high' danger of fires
Local Hospital DOA
Kindred Hospital Kansas City, which does business as Kindred Hospitals East LLC, will close in January, according to a Missouri state filing. The transitional care hospital, located at 8701 Troost Ave., will close sometime between Jan. 6 and 20. The closing will affect 115 employees, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing.
Blowing Cash Overseas
Investment in U.S. wind energy production has increased tenfold over the past decade with the help of billions of dollars in federal tax help, with foreign companies making up much of the increase.
Golden Ghetto Tech Fights Accidents
City of Overland Park looking for suggestions to improve 75th and Metcalf in effort to reduce number of crashes
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A busy intersection in Overland Park could soon see some major improvements. Starting Tuesday, RideKC will hold three workshops in regard to the future of 75th and Metcalf. RideKC says the city bus makes more than 45 stops at this intersection during the day and is a big reason why this intersection is so busy for pedestrians and drivers.
Mayor Sly For X-Mas
He gets his hand-drawn debut in "Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie," a project co-authored by Masoner and Mayor Sly James' daughter, Aja James. The book is featured in Startland News' 2017 Made in Kansas City Gift Guide .
Triumph Despite Long Forgotten WEST EDGE FAIL On The Plaza
An entrepreneur is often defined as someone who designs, launches and runs a new business. A risk-taker, an individual who takes a big idea and brings it to life. On Tuesday, the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will recognize this year's honorees at the annual Entrepreneurship of the Year awards celebration.
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