Kansas City, Mo. – Opponents to the Missouri Casino initiative, Proposition A have started their drive. Most people think the measure on next month's ballot would only take away the limits on gambling losses. But Evelio Silvera of the group calling itself Casino Watch committee says it would also make it harder to identify those banned from gambling, often underworld figures or unsavory characters. Still, it's the loss limit that strikes a chord. Some fear new Kansas casinost that are going to be built will take away Missouri business and jobs.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City-based H&R Block, Inc. has been recognized as one of the 10 best companies in America supporting the arts in 2008.
The Business Committee for the Arts, or BCA, was founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller as a way to bring business and the arts together. BCA's top 10 list for this year's companies showing significant support for the arts included H&R Block, Inc.
Kansas City, MO – The heavy machinery has already been on site, but Tuesday the formal groundbreaking took place on the new arena in eastern Independence.
Its primary tenant will be a minor league hockey team from the Central Hockey League. But Mayor Don Reimel of Independence says, as a multi-purpose facility, it will also have "entertainment by the stars that are on their way up and stars on their way down. They all have a cycle (laughter). Kind of like elected officials (more laughter)."
Overland Park, KS – With energy at the top of the political agenda, representatives of state energy offices are in Kansas City hitting all the hot button issues. More from Laura Ziegler.
An economist with the National Petroleum Institute told member of the National Association of State Energy Offices that the average household could expect to see their heating bills go up by several five to six hundred dollars this winter because of higher fuel prices.
American Airlines will keep some form of an overhaul base at KCI into the near future. The mayor and a top airline vice president say so after a 90-minute city hall meeting.
Financially wounded American Air will honor its million-dollar-a-year lease with the city, which owns the base. The contract calls for keeping 700 jobs there. However, neither side will address whether the jobs requirement is still intact in the 25-year contract term.
Kansas City, MO – It's hard enough managing your own money as a single person, but how do you negotiate with a partner or spouse about your financial future? KCUR's Susan Wilson recently explored this subject with financial planner David Jackson.
David Jackson is a certified financial planner with Waddell and Reed.
OVERLAND PARK, KS – After almost a year and a half of research and input from thousands of residents, the city of Overland Park and a team of consultants will reveal a new "vision" for Metcalf Avenue on February 21.
The plan gives this important Johnson County artery a massive face lift, including bus rapid transit and pockets of revitalized mixed-use development along key stops between Johnson Drive and 123rd Street.
Kansas City, MO – David Jackson discusses estate planning in the final segment of a 6-part series on achieving financial independence. Jackson is a Certified Financial Planner with Waddell and Reed and a columnist for the Kansas City Call.
Kansas City, MO – Host Delores Jones talk to David Jackson, a Certified Financial Planner with Waddell & Reed and a columnist with The Kansas City Call. Jackson defined financial independence in the first of a series on KC Currents.
Kansas City, MO – A little over a week ago, city officials approved the final design for the 250 million dollar Sprint Center - the mayor says it looks like a crystal bowl. Construction begins soon on the city-financed site . . . but some black and Latino contractors and construction workers are concerned that they won't be included on the site.
Kansas City, MO – A new report called the Kansas Energy Plan reminds Kansans that the oil and gas wells that dot the landscape are reminders of a disappearing era. At the same time it offers the hope on energizing at least one area of the lagging Kansas economy. The panel sees hope for more exports of wind, ethanol and coal-bed methane based energy.
Lee's Summit – Longview Farm was built for Kansas City lumber baron R.A. Long before World War I. Developer David Gale would preserve some of the old buildings as part of his planned commercial-residential community development. Preservationists say it's probably now or never. But will the development look wonderful now, but cause a traffic problem later?