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Kansas City Crime Fight Cont'd
Violent crime continues to plague Kansas City, Missouri with 20 homicides already committed in the city this year, an uptick from previous years. To help reverse that trend, a new group - the Kansas City Violence and Response Team Network - has formed and hopes to make an impact.
Kansas History Shutting Down
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Haskell Indian Nations University's Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely because its operating grant expired Friday. Julia Good Fox, a college dean, said the university is working to secure more funding to reopen the center later this semester. Three people work at the center.
Creative Class Tax Time
Kansas City boasts a vibrant arts scene, with easy access to essentially any kind of entertainment. But the people who make a career out of providing this cultural enrichment have to be as good at managing their business as they are at their artistic work. That means thinking about taxes all year long.
Hot Dog Diary Revealed
Make no buns about it: Finding a job right out of college in this dog-eat-dog world is no easy feat. But if you relish a cross-country odyssey, love to meat new people and can mustard the courage to drive a 27-foot-long hot dog, piloting the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile might be just the travel adventure for you.
Urban Core Hope Highlight
The Sheffield Family Life Center, a 6,000-member Assembly of God church, is a sparkling diamond in an urban coal mine. It's big, diverse and a key center of life in Kansas City's distressed Blue Valley area. "We are in a location where we kind of get left out," says Sheffield's pastor George Westlake III.
Springtime Retro Report
I listened to an interview Ned Yost gave on 810 WHB, and he talked about bullpen strategy. The Kansas City Royals changed the view of bullpens during their World Series runs. Lock down offenses after five innings with a group of closer type relievers.
Kansas City Sunday Feast
City Barrel Brewing Co. Now Open in the East Crossroads, Serving Wild Sours and Locally Inspired Fare
Now with five breweries within about a half-mile radius, the East Crossroads boasts what James Stutsman calls a "brewer's alley." Stutsman, co-owner of the brand-new, 125-seat City Barrel Brewing Co., which opens today, considers this a boon for the city: "The neighborhood is a destination for beer," he says.
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