Education experts discuss the effectiveness of mayoral takeovers in other parts of the country.
Singer Myra Taylor was one of the last living links to Kansas City's jazz heyday of the 1930s. Taylor died Friday, December 9, 2011 at the age of 94.
Kansas City, Missouri has a new council district map. The full city council has approved the map recommended by a citizens' redistricting commission without further revision.
An ad hoc Kansas City Council committee project to make the city more agreeable to small business sets out three key points. There are more than sixty other recommendations.
More than 10,000 people are now homeless in the Kansas City area. Finding a way to get around to appointments or to shelters can mean the difference between breaking the cycle of homelessness and winding back up on the streets, in crisis. The challenge has added strain to area ER's and the community at large. <A rel="nofollow" href="http://www.artistshelpingthehomeless.com>Kar Woo</A> drives between hospitals, dv shelters, schools,treatment centers, and even jails, helping people who are homeless.
For the second time in slightly more than a hundred years, a current or former president visited the Kansas town of Osawatomie. The subject at hand was similar, then and now, 1910 versus 2011. Inside the local high school gymnasium President Barack Obama encouraged his listeners, cajoled Congress and invoked the memory of Theodore Roosevelt. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was there and described hundreds waiting in line.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James and School Board President Airick Leonard West committed to a series of community conversations over the next few months about the governance of the school district. Neither has endorsed the idea of a mayoral takeover of schools, but they say no idea is off the table.
The President of the United States is coming to Osawatomie, Ks. tomorrow, to step up his fight with congressional Republicans over a couple of issues. That and more news from KCUR.
The 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment put Kansas City on the map, but not in a good way. For the last four years, the assessment has compiled national trends about drug usage and distribution throughout the United States. The maps featured in this year's assessment show Kansas City as one of the major routes for the distribution of illegal drugs.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Osawatomie Kansas Tuesday, and the speech he'll give there could mark a tougher approach to his ongoing fight with congressional Republicans.
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