Kansas City, MO – Two finalists for the job of Kansas City Missouri schools superintendent were named Tuesday afternoon. The candidates will answer questions at a public forum Wednesday evening at Paseo Academy.
Once incarcerated, all are back in the workforce: Beyond the Conviction founder Patrick Danley, Michael Jackson, Bernard Bryant, Billy McKinney, Lowell Sommers and Byron McKinney. (Right click to enlarge)
Kansas City, MO – Billy McKinney speaks with gallows humor about a newly-released convict's quest for a job: "I got more applications in Kansas City than the people that make the applications. You know, I'm serious. And every place I done went, I've had people tear up applications after I filled them out. I was peeking around the corner and they tore 'em up."
Kansas City, MO – This summer, federal stimulus money will likely fund tens of thousands of projects across the country. Most of them will have very little to do with each other.
But Kansas City, Mo., is trying hard to coordinate its stimulus spending by targeting a particularly violent and blighted part of its urban core -- the part it has dubbed the "Green Impact Zone of Missouri."
Kansas City, MO – Residents say the highways and railroads cutting through the neighborhood are just the beginning of the area's environmental problems. So when Kansas City Power & Light recently unveiled plans for a new electrical substation on the Westside, some residents started mounting opposition. The plan was narrowly approved by the City Plan Commission this week and should go before the City Council, but KCP&L says it will take a step back and talk to neighborhood residents. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross recently went by to find out more.
Parkville, Mo. – Chief among April 27th flash flood damage in Platte County was destruction of more than a hundred feet of retaining wall, ripping loose from a sixty foot tall hillside. KCUR'S Dan Verbeck reports.