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Kauffman Foundation gives $1M to Kansas City Union Station

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to Kansas City’s Union Station. The Kansas City-based foundation said in a release Thursday…

Man arrested after failing lie detector test on talk show

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with child molestation and statutory sodomy after police say he failed a lie detector test on a…

County votes to move Confederate Rock from courthouse lawn

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A nearly 6-ton rock honoring Confederate soldiers from the Civil War is being removed from Boone County’s courthouse lawn in the wake of a South Carolina…

How did gunman go from typical suburban life to attack?

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON KATHLEEN FOODY (CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., AP) — Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man who by many accounts seemingly lived a typical life…

Senate to vote on revision to No Child education law

By JENNIFER C. KERR (WASHINGTON, AP) — The nation’s main education law, long overdue for an overhaul, is headed for a major revision in the Senate. Lawmakers plan to vote…

Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s…

KC’s minimum wage would rise under proposal

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over eight years under a measure the city council is considering. The council is expected…

Tyson, Nature Conservancy to help waterways

(NOEL, Mo., AP) — Tyson Foods has announced a plan to work with the Nature Conservancy to help protect waterways in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. The Joplin Globe reported…

Man charged in ambush shooting of St. Louis police officer

By JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — A man who police say has admitted to being the getaway driver during an ambush shooting that wounded a uniformed St. Louis police…

Board accepts bid for parking project at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri Board of Governors’ Finance and Administration Committee accepted a $1.25 million bid from Phillips Paving, Inc., Kansas City, on Tuesday to build new parking…