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Paw it Forward makes animals more affordable at shelter

Paw it Forward makes animals more affordable at shelter

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – If you have ever visited an animal shelter you know what it is like. You can smell it before you see inside and…

Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011. The Missouri Hospital Association says the figure includes $623 million…

Kansas City Zoo will get female polar bear

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Zoo’s lone polar bear, a male named Nikita, is about to get some company. Zoo officials said Wednesday they had decided to…

KC voters approve funding for downtown streetcars

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Downtown Kansas City is on track to get a two-mile $100 million streetcar system. City officials said Wednesday that voters who live in the streetcar…

US House passes resolution on WWI centennial in KC

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution to make the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City the official “National World War I Museum and…

Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling

By DON BABWIN (CHICAGO, AP) — With parts of the city in the grip of gang warfare and spiking homicide rates, Chicago aldermen urged state officials to appeal an appellate…

Homelessness: The person behind the label

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) –  Part 1: A community effort  Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into the lives…