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Suburban sprawl has contributed to the decline of cities and if left unabated it will continue to threaten metropolitan areas, affecting the livability of both urban and suburban neighborhoods.
Police in a Kansas City suburb say a body found by a man walking his dog may be that of a woman reported missing last month.
Kate Hackman, who with Charlotte Street Foundation founder David Hughes helped build the organization into a major player in Kansas City’s cultural scene, will leave her post as the foundation’s artistic director in June.
It's made up of dozens of of 7-foot-high, 1-inch-thick glass panels that will form a 50-by-50-by-50-foot glass triangle with a maze of interior glass walls, The Kansas City Star reported .
Kansas City, MO - infoZine - The City of Kansas City, MO, notice about temporary road closures due to outdoor races and parades to help residents better plan their weekends and avoid inconvenient road closures or delays.
The 31-year-old Maddox became the first Unified Government commissioner to receive an official rebuke in the form of two public censures and a call for his resignation.
When Olathe North freshman Andrea Dahl made plans to spend spring break in Florida with a friend, she had no idea she'd be a contender in the 63rd Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair.
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 2014 Snake Saturday Parade and Festival started Saturday morning with thousands of children and adults decked out in green and ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the family-friendly St. Patrick's Day event.
Authorities have converged on the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens after a man was stabbed.
March 15--As she checked on her slumbering dog before heading to bed Thursday night, Patty Garney spotted an unusual glow near a skylight inside her Northland home.
Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Eric Rosen, will be staged at the Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus.
Flames destroyed the $5 million Briarcliff home of Patty and Charles Garney. It took 80 firefighters to control the 3-alarm fire, which started in the attic.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a huge fire that burned down one of Kansas City's largest homes.
Sadly, the current epoch in Kansas City politics mostly skews in favor of developers and elites working against low income housing.
The Cordish Co. plans to break ground on a 25-story apartment project at 13th and Walnut streets on April 14 and wants to eventually add three similar residential towers to the downtown Power & Light entertainment district.
<![CDATA[KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese is not considering bankruptcy, despite having paid millions of dollars for legal fees and settlements in sexual abuse cases involving priests in recent years, a diocese spokesman said. The diocese has paid $6 million in settlements on sex abuse cases since May, as well as $7 million on legal fees for sex abuse cases in the last two fiscal years. And it still faces more than two dozen sexual abuse lawsuits and a breach-of-contract case filed by plaintiffs who settled with the diocese for $10 million in 2008, The Kansas City Star reported (http://bit.ly/1iJj2Tc ). Those costs have raised concerns about possible bankruptcy among parishioners, including a group that has petitioned Pope Francis to remove Bishop Robert Finn for his handling of the sexual abuse allegations. "Among the active and retired clergy, there is a genuine and sincere concern of diocesan bankruptcy," said Jeff Weis, a Kansas City Catholic who started a petition drive seeking Finn's removal. "There's a fear that this diocese is being driven into the ground financially." A diocesan spokesman said those concerns are unfounded. "The diocese is not contemplating or in a position requiring bankruptcy," said spokesman Jack Smith, adding the diocese's insurance carrier covered the costs of the settlements. After the diocese settled with families in 2008, it strengthened policies and procedures to deal with allegations of sexual abuse by priests. "Many felt that our diocese had turned the corner," Weis said, "that our chapter of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church had come to a close." But in December 2010, a computer technician found hundreds of lewd photos of young girls on the Rev. Shawn Ratigan's computer. Finn was later sentenced to two years of probation for failing to report suspicions of child abuse to authorities. Ratigan was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to five child pornography charges. That led to more lawsuits against the diocese. The diocese also settled a lawsuit last summer in a case from decades ago involving a monsignor who was the subject of dozens of lawsuits. Another case, filed against a priest, his religious order and the diocese, was settled in December. The diocese also has paid millions in legal fees and still faces another 30 civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse, and the breach of contract case. ------ Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com