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Kansas City PIAC Explained
PIAC isn't PIAC Anymore
Golden Ghetto Obamacare Aftermath
It's a whole new way of thinking about healthcare; cutting out insurance altogether, and many times thousands of dollars in deductibles, co-pays and premiums. "The word liberating comes to mind. Freedom. From a patient standpoint from a physician standpoint, it just liberates you," Dr. Haseed Ahmed said.
A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating of a woman in late 2015 or early 2016. Kevin O. Hurley, 59, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Brandy K. Helbock-Castaneda, 42. Castaneda's sister reported seeing her last on Dec. 5, 2015.
Missouri Tragedy Overnight
Updated 2 a.m. The Clinton, Missouri, Fire Department posted this message on Facebook: "Our hearts ache for our brothers in blue at the CPD. Our community has lost another public servant due to a police officer involved shooting.
Kansas City Royals Spring Winning
The Royals have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year deal. The 32-year old left-handed hitter batted .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances for the Cubs last year, and was a 1.6 WAR player, according to Fangraphs. He has had an eight-year Major League career with the Cardinals, Padres, and Cubs, batting .288/.355/.383.
Robert Stewart has nurtured a lot of up-and-coming writers over the decades he's spent as an editor at New Letters magazine and as a writing instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In December, Stewart released a new book of his own poetry.
Kansas City Chill Forecast
Watching the chance for more rain Saturday.
Yandel - Sólo Mía ft. Maluma is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .