heat wave http://kcur.org en Heat Advisory Issued for Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/heat-advisory-issued-kansas-city-area <p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Temperatures could hit as high as 98 degrees Tuesday with the heat index reaching 108 degrees, but those temperatures aren’t expected to last long. The National Weather Service has issued a <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=eax&amp;wwa=heat%20advisory">heat advisory for the Kansas City area</a>.&nbsp; It begins at noon and lasts until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:13:43 +0000 Payne Roberts & Maria Carter 39832 at http://kcur.org Heat Advisory Issued for Kansas City Area Relentless Heat, Hard Choices: Family Struggles As Utility Bills Rise http://kcur.org/post/relentless-heat-hard-choices-family-struggles-utility-bills-rise <p>The living room of Cheryl Landes&#39; small apartment has the cozy feel of your grandmother&rsquo;s living room.</p><p>No surprise.&nbsp; She&rsquo;s often watching four grandkids, as well as her own 13-year-old son.</p><p>This afternoon, two of them are playing with their hand-held electronic games. They can play alone, or together. They laugh as their small computers make music.</p><p>Cheryl&rsquo;s 90-year-old mother, Billie,&nbsp; lives here too.&nbsp;She quietly sinks into a club&nbsp;chair. She has chronic lung disease, and dementia.</p><p>Both Cheryl and her grandson have asthma.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:49:12 +0000 Laura Ziegler 20565 at http://kcur.org Relentless Heat, Hard Choices: Family Struggles As Utility Bills Rise