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Politics
8:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

President Obama to visit Claycomo plant in Kansas City Friday

President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America's heartland that Congress mustn't jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown.

Obama was traveling to an auto plant near Kansas City, Mo., on Friday. He'll tour the plant and argue that the U.S. economy is primed to thrive, if only Congress will let it.

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Politics
8:21 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Urban Crime Summit to feature law enforcement experts

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Police chiefs, mayors and prosecutors from Kansas City and St. Louis will join with law enforcement experts this month for a four-day Urban Crime Summit.

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Education
7:46 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Reopened KC school to focus on preschoolers

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The Kansas City school district is reopening a closed school as part of an effort to ensure students are prepared for kindergarten.

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Business
3:47 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Kansas City gets federal grant for downtown streetcar project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Kansas City a $20 million grant to help build its streetcar route through about two miles of downtown.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a news release Friday announcing the grant that the streetcar project will "encourage housing, construction, and business development in the city." And she said that will mean for jobs for the region.

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Politics
12:12 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

House Rep. LaFaver arrested for marijuana possession

LaFaver's district includes the Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City
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  State Representative Jeremy LaFaver was arrested Sunday in Boone County for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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Business
7:29 am
Mon July 8, 2013

KCI officials mull terminal replacement

Kansas City International Airport
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Opinions are divided about the potential $1.2 billion price for replacing the current three-terminal configuration at Kansas City International Airport with a single terminal.

The Kansas City Star reports that critics say the price is too high and that many people like the current setup.

But Aviation director Mark VanLoh says that if the airport doesn't rebuild, it still needs an estimated $600 million in upgrades and renovations in the next few years. That includes $160 million in airfield and de-icer improvements.

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PM Newscasts
5:17 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Newscast for June 17, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • U.S. Rep. Jason Smith's first piece of legislation in Washington
  • Kansas City loses thousands of jobs over past decade
  • Gov. Nixon contemplates cash-advance bill

Business
4:22 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Downtown Kansas City loses thousands of jobs over past decade

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The multi-billion dollar makeover of the greater downtown Kansas City area over the past decade was intended in part to draw businesses, but census figures show the area has lost nearly 20 percent of its private employees in that period.

Indeed, the Kansas City Star reports that U.S. Census data from 2001 to 2011 show that greater downtown lost more than 16,000 jobs.

That decade covers the period from shortly before the downtown redevelopment boom began to just after the major redevelopment projects, such as the Kansas City Power and Light District, were completed.

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Crime
5:12 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Sheriff says missing Mo. mom, daughter in danger

A central Missouri woman who has been missing with her daughter for four days called her boyfriend from a suburban Kansas City motel but was gone when police arrived to check on her.

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Politics
8:21 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Angel Investment Tax Credit Measure Being Considered By Mo. Senate Committee

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 10:19 pm

Supporters of creating a so-called “Angel Investment” tax credit in Missouri testified in favor of legislation Wednesday before a State Senate committee.


Senate Bill 91 would provide incentives to wealthy investors, dubbed “Angels,” who are looking for start-up opportunities, preferably in high-tech and Internet-based businesses.  Kansas City Mayor Sly James was one of several witnesses hoping to persuade committee members to approve the bill.

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Business
9:54 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Plaza Explosion Timeline Raises Questions

James cautions not to assign blame in Plaza blast before all the facts are in.
Frank Morris KCUR

The investigation into the blast and fire that rocked the Country Club Plaza and destroyed JJ’s Restaurant has entered a new phase. 

“The people stage has basically concluded,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “We are now moving into that part of the investigation about what caused the explosion.”

We know what caused the gas leak: a crew laying fiber-optic cable accidently pushed the cable into a two-inch gas main just before five o’clock Tuesday evening. A lot of attention will focus on what happened between then and 6:04, when JJ’s blew up.

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Education
9:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Banking regulator with KC ties to speak in Fulton

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The former president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City will speak Monday in Fulton on the future of banking.

Thomas Hoenig's 4 p.m. lecture at Westminster College's Coulter Science Center is free and open to the public.
Hoenig is now a director and vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the number two job at the independent Washington agency.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:22 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

KC police seeing increasing popularity of PCP

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Kansas City police say the use of PCP is increasing, particularly in the city's urban core.

Officers are concerned because they say PCP users often are violent and unpredictable. The drug induces hallucinations and makes many users combative and unable to feel pain.

Police Capt. Todd Paulson calls PCP the scariest drug on the streets. He was one of six officers who were needed to subdue a PCP user in January.

The Kansas City Star reports officers used to see a brief increase in PCP arrests after a shipment came in but would then go weeks without any arrests.

Politics
9:24 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Missouri pro-marijuana group to propose measures in two cities

A group that advocates relaxing marijuana laws is considering broadening its campaign to Kansas City and Springfield.

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Politics
9:14 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Blunt to inspect Missouri River management system

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) will inspect the Missouri River management system.
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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven plan to make their own inspections of dams and levees along the Missouri River.

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