In an appearance at Union Station Wednesday, Kansas City Mayor Sly James showed up decked out in a blue bowtie and matching Kansas City Royals hat to show support for the boys in blue as the team headed into the final game of the World Series.
James said the excitement Kansas Citians have shown during the World Series has been long overdue.
"You can't buy this kind of pride," James said. "It's about time that we had something like [the World Series] where we can say, 'This is ours, we did it, we showed the rest of you, and this is something we're going to cherish.'"
Educators, politicians, doctors and clergy all gathered in Kansas City Monday to discuss early childhood development.
Almost everyone agrees Pre-K education is crucial. The mantra for early educators is, "Talk, read, play."
Before they start kindergarten, teachers say, children need a lot of interaction with adults. Research shows that, on average, lower income children start school knowing 900 fewer words than more affluent children.
In light of protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the police shooting of Michael Brown, Kansas City leaders held a panel Saturday centered around a big question for people of color: What should I do when I am stopped by the police?
Yesterday's voting results provided some interesting outcomes. A relatively-unknown challenger gave incumbent Sam Brownback a run for his money. The proposed expansion of the Kansas City streetcar tax district supported by Mayor Sly James was voted down.
Today on Up To Date, Steve Kraske talks with with Political Pundits Burdett Loomis and Dave Helling to divine the messages voters were sending about the candidates and issues on state and local ballots. Then Mayor James joins Steve for his thoughts on the future of the streetcar in Kansas City.
A snow storm that went on and on coupled with extreme cold and gusty winds has Kansas City, Mo., changing the way it handles snow removal.
With snowfall of over an inch and a half an hour plus drifting Tuesday it was hard to keep traffic arteries cleared. So late in the day Mayor Sly James announced that the city would be using tandem plow teams in areas and at times of day single plows would usually be deployed.
Business and government leaders from Missouri and Kansas are aligned to push for winning the 2016 Republican National Convention for Kansas City.
There will be a battle of bids for the GOP Nominating Convention and the Convention and Visitors Bureau is comparing Kansas City with other cities that have expressed interest, including Phoenix, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Chicago.
The local task force includes the Chairman of the Johnson County, Kan. Commission and the Mayor of Unified Government in Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas City is known as a “weak mayor” town. That’s no slight on Mayor Sly James, it’s the way the city charter sets up our government, where the mayor is a glorified city council member, and the city manager really runs the town. It's also called a council-manager system.
Kansas City International Airport is looking at a potentially major change-- tearing down the current three terminals and moving to a single, new terminal.
The one terminal idea came to a head in 2008 when the Master Plan called for a new, central terminal south of the current airport. That came just 4 years after the airport wrapped up nearly $260 million in renovations.
A Commission that will look for ways to change the foundation of how Kansas City Government operates has met just once and the opening session, Wednesday, heard wide ranging recommendations that spread from finance to setup of Council Districts.
The first assurance came from Mayor Sly James who appointed the 13 member commission. He said he would not be looking over their shoulders. If the operating charter needs change, he'll ask for proof when recommendations are written.
This year the landscape will change dramatically along the banks of the Missouri River just Northeast of Kansas City’s downtown. A hundred thousand square feet of greenhouses are planned for growing produce for a local supermarket chain.
As Mayor Sly James delivered a predictable State of the City address at the Gem Theater Tuesday morning, Derron Black, 31, stormed the podium from backstage, pushed the mayor out of the way, and screamed obscenities into the microphone.
The circumstances surrounding Tuesday's natural gas explosion just west of the Country Club Plaza - that killed one person, injured more than a dozen, and destroyed JJ's restaurant - were discussed in an afternoon press conference.
During yesterday's launch of "phase two" of the Mayor and local Chamber's citywide wellness initiative, Matthew Condon, head of a KC-Based employer wellness company, warned that unless something changes, Kansas and Missouri will be in big trouble when it comes to their high rates of obesity and related chronic diseases.
This week marked the launch of a series of public meetings – at community centers, libraries, churches, a museum, an art gallery, even a police station - to discuss the future of the arts in Kansas City.
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times around 8 a.m. Saturday, drove to the team's training facility, thanked coaches for supporting him, walked away and shot himself in the head, police said.