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Kansas City's First Black Hospital Is Saved Thanks To Redevelopment Deal

The long-vacant Wheatley-Provident Hospital, an important landmark in the Kansas City African-American community, has been purchased by a development group with plans to renovate it as offices.

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Ukulele An Unusual Inspiration

Stockyard Sounds' next artist is Eems, a Kansas City-based musician who fuses ... well ... all genres.

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Lawmakers Worried New Foster Care Contracts Open The Door To Discrimination

Lawmakers Worried New Foster Care Contracts Could Exclude More Gay Adoptions Update: An earlier version of this story misidentified the agency that advised lawmakers on the language of the law. It was the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. A restructuring of how Kansas hires agencies to manage foster care and adoptions could allow widespread exclusion of placements with gay parents — a revelation Monday that prompted objections from some lawmakers. The state child welfare agency’s responses...

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Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – Rudolph Giuliani and other key Republicans campaign for Missouri and Kansas candidates. Republican National Committee to invest in tv ads for Adam Taff. Kansas candidates for insurance commissioner accuse each other of being beholden to organizations with vested interests. Half of Missouri counties don't combat domestic violence.

Kansas City, MO – A jury this morning in Olathe resumes deliberations in the trial of accused serial killer John Robinson, new campaign expense reports show the candidates in the Kansas governor's race are running the most expensive campaigns in state history, and Republican Jim Talent and Democrat Jean Carnahan are back on the campaign trail.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

KANSAS CITY – Jury begins deliberation in serial murder case, family files suit over Kansas City police shooting, and Missouri now has a statewide amber alert system.

KANSAS CITY – MAP scores show performance gap between African-American and White elementary students, candidate debates continue as election day approaches, and some city boards may face scrutiny after not submitting audit information.

Should Kansas City Keep Its Municipal Prison?

Oct 16, 2002

So many people go to the Municipal Corrections Institution because they couldn't post bond that some call it the "debtors' prison."

Young traffic offenders are incarcerated alongside convicted felons. Following staff cuts MCI became so overcrowded that 16 convicted violent offenders had to be released in August.

The City Auditor says a city shouldn't be in the prison business at all.

KCUR's Steve Bell visited the jail and talked with various city officials who have a stake in what will become of the facility.

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