KANSAS CITY, Ks. – Most beds at Rainbow Mental Health, the region's public psychiatric hospital on the Kansas side, will soon be out of service. The state fire marshal cited the 36-bed facility in Kansas City, Kansas last month for safety violations.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A six-judge panel in Jefferson City heard numerous proposals to redraw Missouri's State House and Senate district maps.
A coalition of St. Louis-area senators from both parties pitched a map that would prevent the region from losing a State Senate seat. Republican Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County said the St. Louis area has not lost enough population to justify losing a Senate district.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan criticized lawmakers' efforts to dump the state's presidential primary in favor of a caucus system.
The Missouri Republican Party announced in September it would use county-wide caucuses to select its delegates for next year's national convention, and that the primary would be nothing more than a, quote, "beauty contest."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas is shutting down most beds at Rainbow Mental Health, a local psychiatric hospital. Law enforcement and mental health leaders worry the state might one day shut down the facility.
Authorities say a Johnson County deputy fatally shot a man who was running away as he was being arrested.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's office wants to overhaul the way schools are funded in the state.
Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium turned 75 today as a party celebrated renovation of the building once termed "the best architecture in America." To the masses it was much, much more.
Municipal Auditorium has seen more events than you can count. There have been basketball tourneys, circuses, wrestling matches, and performances by musicians from Louis Armstrong to Elvis Presley.
Sculptor Petah Coyne's Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu) is a massive installation, featuring a 14-foot-high apple tree covered in black sand, and taxidermied pheasants and peacocks. The subtitle of the work refers to Coyne's friendship with the late poet Leslie Scalapino, and n? shu - a centuries old Chinese writing technique used by women, stories told in secret writing.
Writer Joan Didion has built her career by turning her gaze outward. Whether exploring political turmoil in El Salvador or the back lots and bedrooms of Hollywood, Didion writes in a style referred to as literary journalism.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, Mo. – Writer Joan Didion has built her career by turning her gaze outward. Whether exploring political turmoil in El Salvador or the back lots and bedrooms of Hollywood, Didion writes in a style referred to as literary journalism.