After nearly 20 years as the chairwoman of the Kansas City Symphony's board, arts patron Shirley Helzberg is stepping down. Bill Lyons, civic leader and former CEO of American Century Companies, Inc., succeeds Helzberg on July 1.
Gas prices jumped last week throughout the Kansas City area. The Director of Missouri’s Department of Social Services resigns abruptly. A bill would expand the role of the physician assistants in Missouri.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan knows that a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor is pretty much the same thing, and he can teach you a thing or two about co-opting your kid’s Halloween candy.
It’s graduation season, and across the metro, high school valedictorians and senior speakers are putting the finishing touches on their commencement addresses. At DeLaSalle Education Center, Sandra Perez is excited, and a little nervous, to give the speech she wrote, which was selected out of the graduating class of 52 to be part of the commencement celebration.
“It’s a speech that’s going to be remembered at least by someone. I want it to be a speech that could impact at least one person,” says Sandra.
Utility crews worked through the night and into the morning to restore electricity to some 77,000 customers in the Kansas City area. Most Missourians with Hepatitis C don’t know they have the disease, but health officials and groups are working to change that. After cantaloupe were determined to be responsible for a listeria outbreak, melon growers are making changes to prevent future outbreaks.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only half of Americans identified as having had Hepatitis C ever follow-up with additional screening and treatment. But that’s only part of the problem, according to Bruce Burkett of the Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance. Nearly three in four people who have the disease don’t even know it.
Update 8:33 p.m. Spring Storms Move East Out Of Metro:
The spring storm system that rolled through the Kansas City area Sunday evening brought heavy rain and high winds, but had dissipated enough to spare the region from the large hail and tornado-producing conditions that racked parts of Kansas and Oklahoma.
Kansas lawmakers couldn't end their session because they can't agree on a budget ant taxes. And Missouri legislators ended theirs without a plan for fixing roads and bridges. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
In Kansas City it's expected that the weather will jump from snowy, to balmy, to sultry in a matter of weeks.
But now that we're firmly into spring, and summer is just around the corner, restaurants are opening their outdoor patios, decks, balconies, rooftops and sidewalk seating.
Many diners love the opportunity to dine al fresco, surrounded by the beauty of nature – or asphalt parking lots. Other Kansas City diners see outdoor dining as a nightmare of bugs, noise, cigarette smoke and gawking strangers.
Performer and KCK native, Janelle Monae, is known for her gender-bending clothing and futuristic soul-meets-funk music. Keeping in her style, Monae just released her latest music video, "Q.U.E.E.N.", featuring neo-soul singer, Erykah Badu.