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Courtney Calhoun smiled in awe at what she was holding Monday evening – proclamations from Mayor Eileen Weir and State Sen. Paul LeVota, received during the City Council meeting, offering congratulations for being named Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Youth of the Year.“This is the coolest thing ever!” she said after Boys & Girls Club personnel took her picture outside of City Council chambers. “I’m a...

Updated at 8:43 AM

Smart-watch manufacturer Pebbles has the most successful Kickstarter in history having pulled in over $15.5 million so far. And they still have 23 days left.

Updated at 8:37 AM

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

Updated at 8:29 AM

Police in Pakistan this week have arrested 513 parents who refused to have their kids vaccinated against polio. The polio vaccine has nearly eliminated the disease in most of the world, but it continues to be a problem in Pakistan. Last year...

Posted at 7:12 AM

There is so much fun and happiness in memories, particularly ones about your family. One old favorite is of me driving with five kids and five dogs (three puppies born the day before departure) from Oregon to Missouri when we...

Posted at 6:12 AM

My first encounter with snow was when I was in fifth grade when we took a field trip to Jenolan Caves – the Aussie equivalent of Fantastic Caverns – and to see the hub of the Snowy River Hydroelectric Authority, which was all very...

Posted at 5:40 AM

William Chrisman’s Beartrackers dance team member Tanner Frisbey was the 2015 Sophomore Soloist Champion in the Missouri Dance Team Association State Competition – and the first male dancer to win in the category for the both the...

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