Kansas City Nicer Highlights

From time to time . . . We enjoy sharing good news or content that isn't just about local corruption.

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Right now we share a few nicer stories, some bittersweet links and local human interest overall.

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Kansas City-area women in construction weigh in on building better future for industry

OLATHE, Kan. - Everyday, Sarah Hutchcraft and Kelsey Harlow are working hard as women in the construction industry. Hutchcraft has been in the construction industry for 10 years, while Harlow entered the industry six years ago after graduating from K-State with an engineering degree.

At Spencer Museum of Art, poetry invites the public into redesigned, more diverse galleries

Last year, curators at the Spencer Museum of Art, in Lawrence, set about selecting a more diverse collection of artwork to display in their newly-renovated galleries. After reimagining their 48,000-object collection, they reached out author Anthony Boynton II. "I got a chance to come in early and see the pieces, which really felt like VIP status," Boynton remembers.

The Kansas City VA is working to educate veterans on the PACT Act

The Kansas City VA is working to educate veterans on a new law that could benefit them.The PACT Act is the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act.

Kansas plan that could help employers who pay disabled low wages is angering advocates

Kansas legislators are considering a proposal that many disability rights advocates say would encourage employers to keep paying disabled workers less than the minimum wage, bucking a national trend. A Kansas House bill would expand a state income tax credit for goods and services purchased from vendors employing disabled workers, doubling the total allowed to $10 million annually.

Gardner, Edgerton communities mourn loss of beloved school district crossing guard

The Gardner community is mourning and remembering the life of a crossing guard who touched a lot of lives.Dave Peavy, 76, died Saturday after he was accidentally struck by a 19-year-old driver February 23."In the mornings, I'd always see Dave, and I still do, I still look for him," said an emotional Arnold Ogle.Ogle left flowers at a memorial to Peavy at the intersection of Madison and Buckeye where the fatal accident happened.Nearby residents say Peavy was a joyful man who knew many of the students and families at his crossing by name."Dave really loved everybody that came by.

Olathe police ask for help in locating missing woman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Olathe are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who went missing Monday afternoon. Johana Yamilex, 19, was last seen near the 1200 block of East Kansas City Road at around 2:30 p.m. Yamilex was last seen wearing light colored, short-sleeved shirt and multi-colored leggings and white Puma Shoes.

All-State slugger with a family lineage in baseball gives up the glove for a guitar

Baseball season is coming up.And while most players are stringing up their cleats, one former all-state player is trading in his glove for a guitar."Baseball was like the holy grail in my family," Noah Anthony said. No kidding.

Passing the Baton | Sonny Gibson's Pursuit of Local Black History

Discover unheard stories about Kansas City, every Thursday. Check your inbox, you should see something from us. Sonny Gibson, a historian and author, has been doggedly documenting the forgotten history of Black Kansas City for decades.

'Diaper Madness' looks to raise money for 300,000 diapers for babies in Kansas City

In Kansas City, odds are you've heard about March Madness. But how about Diaper Madness? Happy Bottoms is hoping to raise money for 300,000 diapers in the Kansas City area. The organization, part of KMBC 9's Care for Kids, estimates that more than 20,000 children in the Kansas City area are diaper insecure.

Snow a no-show for traditionally wintry cities

BOSTON (AP) - Growing up in New England, Leah Ofsevit's most cherished childhood memories were blanketed in snow. She remembers running barefoot outside with her brother at the first sign of it, building snowmen and ice castles most winters, strapping on skis as a toddler.

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