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UMKC announces scholarships, early college program to help kids access college

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City launched new partnerships with Kansas City Public Schools and North Kansas City School District Tuesday to provide automatic, renewable scholarships for any student who enrolls from those two districts.

Know before you go: Voter Guide for the Nov. 8 Election in Kansas and Missouri

Residents on both sides of the state line will head to the polls on Nov. 8 to vote on a number of issues, from municipal races to major office seats and even an initiative that, if approved, could legalize marijuana in Missouri. See what you need to know before you head to the polls in your state.

Hispanic leader promotes diversity within Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring network

KANSAS CITY, Mo - This Hispanic heritage month, KSHB 41 News is recognizing those who uplift the Hispanic community in the Kansas City area. Anna Bazan-Munguia has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters for nearly a decade and says her Hispanic roots are helping her pave the way for younger Latinos.

Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture exists to elevate experiences of deaf, hard of hearing people

OLATHE, Kan. - The Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture requires no spoken words be used throughout its exhibitions. Curators use gestures and written notes to communicate with visitors so they can fully experience what it is like to live in a world with no sound.

curiousKC | How Mexican Communities Kept KC Boxcars Cold

Kansas City native Gabriella "Gabby" Mendez is connected to a piece of regional history that isn't well known. Mendez has heard about it from her mom Helen, who turns 90 in December. Stories of a place called "La Hielera," or the "Ice Plant." "She grew up in the ice plant.

The Rachael Ray Show Features Kansas City Nonprofit Youth Program - In Kansas City

Since 2010, over 150 14- to 16-year-old boys have participated in BoysGrow. The Kansas City nonprofit enlists local youth in a two-year paid internship in which the boys work together and develop core vocational skills on a ten-acre farm 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City. On Wednesday, October 12, at 1 p.m., the Rachael Ray...

Startup wants you to stop wasting brain power on work that doesn't matter; founders strike their own work-life balance in rural MO

Startland News' Startup Road Trip series explores innovative and uncommon ideas finding success in rural America and Midwestern startup hubs outside the Kansas City metro. This series is possible thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which leads a collaborative, nationwide effort to identify and remove large and small barriers to new business creation.

The return of Justus Drugstore and more KC food news for October 2022

A new version of Justus Drugstore is planned as chef Jonathan Justus and his wife, Camille Eklof again try to capture the magic of their homey Smithville restaurant in the confines of the city.

Veterans Community Project works to keep veterans, pets together for mental health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Veterans Community Project is a nonprofit based out of Kansas City that supports veterans by providing housing and wrap-around, walk-in support services. It was founded by community members who wanted to make sure no veterans, who took the oath to serve America, were left behind.

Country Club Plaza roundup: Ten retailers open; six more are coming - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City's Country Club Plaza has been steadily filling empty storefronts with a combination of local and national tenants. Ten businesses recently opened, and more are coming soon. Like other shopping centers nationwide, the Plaza has lost some of its big-name luxury tenants, such as Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Brighton Collectibles.

Chef brings Hispanic heritage to traditional American cuisine

Hispanic foods are found in nearly every community. But there's a new trend among culinary artists, and it involves bringing flavors from those foods to more traditional American dishes, such as mac and cheese. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to take you into a restaurant kitchen where its blended dishes are a perfect example of what's happening across the country.

Build Trybe outgrows incubator mode, taking over Maker Village KC to train at-risk youth in trades

When Nick Ward-Bopp launched Maker Village KC more than five years ago near Martini Corner, he never dreamed the maker space would incubate a program for at-risk youth that ultimately would build beyond it. Set up in a once-vacant Midtown building he rehabbed with co-founder and longtime friend Sam Green, the space started as a metal and wood shop focused on building community through workshops.

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