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  • Former FBI director James Comey caps book tour with sold-out KC crowd

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The woman who welcomed former FBI directorJames Comey to the stage Friday night in Kansas City surely knew his book tour started with a hiccup. “Kansas City is cordial,” said Rainy Day Books founder Vivien Jennings. “We’re all Americans here.” Her attempt to discourage any would-be hecklers proved unnecessary. Comey’s final stop on the tour promoting “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” was cheery, funny and thoughtful. The president’s second favorite line of attack against […]

  • Abandoned Army ammunition plant in Johnson County won’t be fully cleaned until 2028

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — A sprawling tract of land just outside the metro won’t be ready for homes, shops or offices anytime soon. Cleaning up the old Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant is taking longer than local leaders would like. The facility stretches across 15 square miles of land just south of K-10, near De Soto, Kansas. For 50 years, Sunflower supplied the Army with chemical propellants used the shoot shells and rockets. The facility was big enough to need it’s […]

  • Not just officers: KCPD expands social work program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most police encounters don’t end in an arrest. But everyday, officers interact with people in need. That’s why KCPD is hiring a social worker for each of its six patrol divisions. On Friday the department announced it is expanding the pilot program led by a single social worker. Since late 2016, Gina English has been working out of the Central Patrol Division on Linwood, with a focus on at-risk youth. She will now coordinate the new […]

  • Missouri’s Hyperloop dreams aren’t dead yet

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The not-so-futuristic Hyperloop concept could one day whoosh across the Show-Me State at 670 mph. A newly formed group wants to find out how much building the giant tube between Kansas City and St. Louis would cost. On Tuesday, the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition announced its existence and a fundraising effort. It’s made up of five groups: Missouri Department of Transportation, the University of Missouri System, the KC Tech Council, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, and the […]

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