Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Water services say the owners of Staley Farms Golf Course owe the city $1.6 million for water, sewer and related fees... after water services officials found an unauthorized valve tapping water into a storm drain and ultimately into an irrigation pond.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Star publisher Mark Zieman moved from the editor's role to that of publisher earlier this year, a position that has forced him to make very difficult decisions. The Star recently laid off 50 employees in the face of decreasing advertising revenue. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross sat down with Mr. Zieman to discuss the future of the paper and the industry at large.
The Urban Culture Project's second artist exchange project, a collaboration between Kansas City and Austin, has resulted in three exhibitions, including two in Kansas City. KCUR's Laura Spencer stopped by and gives us this preview.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – One exhibition, SLOW COOKED: NEW ART FROM KANSAS CITY, opened in early November in Austin featuring established and emerging Kansas City artists.
Kansas City, MO – The man who killed and decapitated the small girl known for years only as Precious Doe is sentenced to life plus 29 years in prison.
The Kansas City city council set the wheels in motion for a comprehensive shared-use trails program yesterday, and resolved to develop more consistent parking policies to minimize downtown tow-aways. But a projected budget shortfall of $60 to 80 million loomed throughout their two meetings.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City city council set the wheels in motion for a comprehensive shared-use trails program yesterday, and resolved to develop more consistent parking policies to minimize downtown tow-aways. But a projected budget shortfall of $60 to 80 million loomed throughout their two meetings.
Federal Reserve economist George Kahn told the council members that fourth quarter sales will likely be down, and real recovery from the recession won't begin till the second half of 2009.
A large-scale projection on a two-story glass cube at the entrance to the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College will soon be on display. It's a visible sign of the campus philosophy of integrating art into the daily lives of students and visitors.
Kansas City, MO – Over half of the inmates at the Kansas City jail have been imprisoned there at least three times before. Local corrections and community leaders say that's in large part due to untreated mental illness and substance abuse. But a new program at the Municipal Correctional Institution aims to break that cycle.
A coalition made up mostly of death penalty opponents wants a moratorium on capital punishment in Missouri and a study conducted on the state's execution system.
Kansas City, MO – Over half of the inmates at the city jail have been imprisoned there at least three times before. Local corrections and community leaders say that's in large part due to untreated mental illness and substance abuse. But a new program at the Municipal Correctional Institution, or MCI, aims to break that cycle. KCUR's Elana Gordon has more.
Kansas City, MO – A new exhibit called Dialog in the Dark is now open at Union Station. Organizers say it's unlike anything visitors have ever experienced before. That's even though there's really not that much to look at. KCUR's Elana Gordon reports.
Funding for health care coverage on KCUR has been provided by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.
Kansas City, MO – President George H.W. Bush faced a few hecklers Sunday at the University of Kansas as he reminisced about his career and reflected on the end of his son's presidency.
Kansas Congresswoman Nancy Boyda says she tried to prove that she could win re-election to the House without running attack adds. But instead, the defeated Kansas Democrat says her race against Republican Lynn Jenkins showed that the easiest way to win is by saying bad things, and lots of them, about your opponent.
Kansas City, MO – We've seen more discouraging signs in the economy this past week, but Monday, November 17th marks the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week. That's right. Some experts argue that this period of economic downturn may be a good time to start a new business - as long as you're careful. KC Currents' Susan B. Wilson sat down with the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac program director Monica Doss to find out how it's possible.
Kansas City, Mo. – For Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, it's not too late to treat mysterious illnesses among them. A research report ordered by congress has gone to Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake. Some of its driving force came from Kansas City, Kansas.