We all know that Kansas City likes to be, well, up to date, and several new businesses are helping make that happen.
In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, reporter Kevin Collison joins us to take a look at the top ten developments in Kansas City businesses this year. We'll examine Cerner's announcement for a new campus on Bannister Road, the GSA's move downtown, the sale of Boulevard Brewery to a Belgian company, and more.
As 2013 comes to a close, we remember some of the local public figures who died this year. This list is by no means exhaustive, but recognizes some of the most prominent people who were lost in the philanthropic, arts and media communities of the Kansas City region.
As always, share your comments (or additions to the list) below.
South African President Nelson Mandela was remembered as a freedom fighter and a forgiving man at a memorial service in Kansas City Monday night.
A local children’s choir sang the South African National Anthem at the event at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral as people offered prayers for the world leader who died this month at the age of 95.
Ester Holzendorf of Grandview, Mo., came to the service at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church with her daughter.
You might have guessed that the Kansas City, Mo., schools aren’t happy with the recent ruling that will make them pay for students transferring outside their district. Now, they’re channeling that fury through the courts.
In the first part of Monday's Up to Date, we discuss the details of that and take a look at the controversial and secretive long-term plans from the education commissioner for the unaccredited district.
South African expatriates' memories and a special version of their country’s national anthem sung by local children’s choirs will be part of a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Kansas City, Mo., Monday night.
The event at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 415 W. 13th St., is set for 6:30 p.m.
The service will also mark the Day of Reconciliation, a public holiday in South Africa held every Dec. 16 to mark the end of apartheid.
If it seems like Congress just can’t get the farm bill done, well … that’s because it can’t.
All year long, Washington lawmakers have been saying they want to pass a full five-year farm bill. But even though leaders of the House-Senate conference committee say they are close, they have acknowledged it just won’t get done this year. They’re pushing it off until January.
A federal agency has been ordered to take another look at the national voter registration form and consider a change requested by Kansas and Arizona. The two states require proof of citizenship in some cases when registering to vote. The states want the federal form to include instructions on the document requirement.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the federal Election Assistance Commission hasn't yet made a decision.
People in Kansas City may not be too thrilled about it, but the pending sale of Boulevard Brewing company to Belgian beer maker Duvel Moortgat says a lot about how the American craft beer industry has grown up and gone global.
Kansas Citians are proud of lots of things, their barbeque, the Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, even lately, the Royals, and most beer lovers in this town would add Boulevard Brewing to that list.
The Kansas City school district will go to court to attempt to stop a state Supreme Court ruling from allowing students to transfer to adjoining accredited districts from taking effect.
After a closed meeting of the school board yesterday, board president Airick West said the district will file for an injunction blocking the transfers today. West said the action is being taken to protect the students and the progress they and the district have mad over the past 24 months from what he called "outside circumstances that threaten the growth of that achievement."
The documentary Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney started to make in 2009 about Lance Armstrong ended up being something else entirely. Called The Armstrong Lie, the film contains footage that was shot as recently as May 2013, including the minutes following Armstrong’s confessional but smug and non-contrite interview with Oprah Winfrey.
December is busy enough for most Christian pastors but for Rev. Rick Behrens, this year it's been busier than usual.
Rick joins Steve Kraske for this edition of 90-Mile View to talk about a recent trip to a Kansas City, Kansas sister-city in Mexico, having one of the hottest tickets in town, and a special dinner theater presentation taking place at Grandview Park Presbyterian Church.
The Kansas City metro area has become home to numerous tech startups over the last few years, in part because of Google Fiber, but also because low rental prices and large cutting-edge tech companies that call the city home.
Out of his single floor office space in Kansas City's startup village on 45th and Stateline, in Kansas City, Kan., Toby Rush gives a demo of the mobile phone application he’s developing, and it is like something out of a spy movie.
Regulators released a broad plan Wednesday, designed to prevent meat producers from using drugs that are also used to treat sick humans. That means some changes Midwest farmers and ranchers will have to get used to.
Ben Sidran is one of those guys who makes your knees buckle.
Piano player. Singer. Author. Composer. Host of the NPR jazz series “Jazz Alive.” Host of the VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series. Peabody winner. Ace winner. Friend of rock ‘n’ roller Steve Miller. Played in his band. Composer. Producer of recordings by Diana Ross, Van Morrison and Rickie Lee Jones.
While Google has cast a spotlight on Kansas City that has the country excited about high speed internet, like most cities around the country, access is not equally available.
Internet activists believe that the arrival of Google Fiber has highlighted the so-called digital divide. But Google says it wants to work with the communities and organizations involved in bridging the gap.
Kansas City led the way in cities awarded future men's and women's NCAA championships.
Of the 14 NCAA men's and women's championships awarded to Kansas City, 13 are scheduled for soccer venues built within the last three years - either at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., or the new Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.
The most significant announcement centers around the Division II football championship. It will be played at Sporting Park, starting next year and running through 2017.
Kansas City's red-light traffic camera program will stay suspended for a while longer.
Before writing a new ordinance, the city is appealing the decision that turned the cameras off to the Missouri Supreme Court.
City Attorney Bill Geary says the legal staff is not only perplexed by two contradictory appeals court decisions, but also concerned that one of them would allow a class action lawsuit against the city by every person who was ticketed at a red-light camera.