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Kansas City Connection: Sushi and Sufjan
April 19, 2015
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could feast on food from dozens of Kansas City’s finest restaurants while feeling like you’d actually done something good?
Kansas State reports increased rabies cases so far this year
April 13, 2015
A Kansas State University laboratory says it is seeing an increase in rabies cases so far this year.
Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday
April 12, 2015
Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 5, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.
Insurance companies say 2014 exchange members older, sicker
April 1, 2015
Two companies that sell health insurance on the Kansas exchange say people who signed up last year tended to be older and sicker than they had anticipated.
Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
March 29, 2015
In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.
Kansas City Connection: City Market a hub for delicious ethnic food
March 22, 2015
When people ask me what neighborhoods they should check out in Kansas City, I try to find out what their goals are. If their objective is to eat a lot of different kinds of ethnic food at fairly inexpensive prices, I direct them to the City Market.
Kansas City Connection: Sorting through the hoopla of the Big 12 tournament
March 8, 2015
March Madness begins in earnest next week in downtown Kansas City, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament returns to the Sprint Center from Wednesday through Saturday.
Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls
February 22, 2015
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard awards.
Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets
February 15, 2015
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Kansas City Connection: Where to find the city’s best chocolate
February 8, 2015
There are few things in this world as well-received as the gift of chocolate. And whether it’s a Valentine’s Day present, something to butter up your co-workers, or just a treat for yourself, quality matters.
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.
Kansas City Connection: Upgrades coming to downtown
January 25, 2015
With a new streetcar line currently being installed and dozens of new development projects in the works, the downtown development boom is already well underway.
Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It’s a breeze
January 21, 2015
Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule everything from doctor’s office visits to emergency room trips on their laptops and smartphones — much like OpenTable users do with restaurant reservations.
Double Take: Getting organized can help teens avoid mayhem
January 21, 2015
Organization isn’t just for people with ADHD. The secret of happiness can be how you organize your life. We’d rather see happiness as something magnificent like meditating toward a higher state of consciousness or perhaps something trite yet unattainable, like, “look on the bright side,” “seek your true love.” But a catchy mantra, no matter how much you practice it, can’t create happiness unless your life is organized so you can gain its benefit.

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