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Kansas Is Sued Over Foster Care That’s Bounced Several Children Between 100 Homes


This story was updated to include comments from the Kansas Department for Children and Families. A lawsuit filed Friday contends Kansas violates foster children’s civil rights by moving them too often, adding to their trauma and restricting their access to necessary mental health treatment. The National Center for Youth Law , Children’s Rights and Kansas Appleseed filed the suit against Gov. Jeff Colyer and the heads of the Department for Children and Families, the Department for Aging and Disability Services and the Department of Health and Environment.

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The Rapper Known As "Sauce" On Soulful Music And Social Justice

Sauce talks about his upcoming album, #soulfood4, which includes an apology to black women on behalf of black men.

A bit of Broadway's history arrived in Kansas City recently with Barbara Cook's one-woman show at the Folly Theater.

Kansas City, MO – The concert, part of the Harriman Arts Program of William Jewell College, featured several Stephen Sondheim tunes, as well as a few he wished he'd written. At the master class Cook conducted the next day, she passed on to local singers a few lessons from her 50 year career. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

Kansas City – Johnson County delays count of provisional ballots in Kline-Biggs race for Attorney General. Kansas City Missouri budget cuts will be somewhat offset by G.O. bonds passed Tuesday... but bigger cuts must come next year.

Kansas City, MO – Kline vs. Biggs race depends on provisional ballot count. Democrats lose control of Missouri House. Holden won't delay seating of Talent in U.S. Senate.

Kansas City, MO – Voter turnout may exceed expectations. No problems reported yet in closely-watched St. Louis precincts. Graves may make more Kansas Budget cuts before January. Kansas City Missouri Parks reported littered with restrooms in disrepair.

KANSAS CITY – Races tighten as election nears. Missouri Lt. Governor calls for changes in seniors' prescription drug law. Kansas Citian Berkibile to Missouri Energy Policy Commission. Robinson's fate in jury's hands. Thornburgh predicts average election turnout.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Lieberman campaigns in K.C. for Carnahan. Bush and Cheney schedule Missouri appearances for Talent. Westport neighborhood groups hold protest on Question 3. Defense starts its presentation in Robinson sentencing phase.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

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Kansas To Pay Teach For America $270,000 For Recruiting Three Teachers

The Kansas Legislature agreed to pay education nonprofit Teach For America more than $500,000 this year for a pilot program to recruit 12 teachers to the state. But the national organization only recruited three teachers for the state in 2018. All of them were placed in Kansas City, Kansas, where the local school district pays their salaries and benefits on top of another $3,000 per teacher per year to Teach For America.

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For This Kansas City Painting Legend, Art Comes Before Age

You may have seen him before, painting trees in Loose Park, but 94-year-old Wilbur Niewald has been putting Kansas City landscapes on canvas since the 1970s.