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Kansas City Artsy Middle-Class Culture War
Carmen, Mimi, Norma, Tosca, Violetta, Cio-Cio-San, Medea, Liù, Aida, Lulu: Being an opera heroine is harrowing work. For hundreds of years, opera's women have suffered: on stage from dishonor, ruination, madness and death; off stage from harassment, abuse, degradation, threats, and coercion. A season of rising allegations against high-profile abusers has not spared the world of opera.
Show-Me Rising Tide Risk
More people in Missouri are at risk of experiencing damage from heavy rainfall and river flooding, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers from University of Bristol, The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Protection Agency found that about 41 million Americans are vulnerable to river flooding.
Sunflower State Data Disservice
Officials with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said Thursday that a staff member improperly disclosed personal information for 11,000 people in an email sent to multiple addresses. Angela de Rocha, a KDADS spokeswoman, said the disclosure includes Social Security numbers, birth dates and other personal details of Medicaid recipients and potential recipients of the health care program.
Lost Boys Forgotten In WyCo
WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kan. - There aren't enough foster parents to care for children needing temporary homes in Wyandotte County, according to child welfare services. KVC Kansas, a private nonprofit child welfare organization, is responsible for finding foster homes for children in 30 counties across Kansas.
Golden Ghetto Training Day
Crestview Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District was the center of an increased security presence Friday. The Merriam Police and SMSD Police were notified by Kansas City Police there were reports from unidentified students claiming they were "going to shoot up Crestview."
Unhappy Meals In South Kansas City
McDonald's has temporarily shut down four of its south Kansas City locations. A sign on the location at 8326 Wornall Road says: "Due to an administrative error, three of our locations are temporarily closed. We were alerted by the KCMO Health Department that a required permit, which we had on file at our organization's office, should have been posted inside three of our restaurants.
Friday Fun Fact: Kansas City Royals Aren't The Worst Cheapskates In The MLB
The MLBPA filed a grievance this week against the Athletics, Rays, Pirates, and Marlins for failing to spend their revenue-sharing money to improve their on-field product. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays receive around $45 million in revenue sharing, but are projected to have a payroll this year of around $77 million.
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