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How One Kansas City Entrepreneur Helped The Trucking Industry Solve A Paper Problem

Growing up in Uzbekistan, everything Bek Abdullayev knew about the United States he'd learned from pop culture and Hollywood movies. "A lot of high rises, beautiful people," was what he imagined. "Michael Jordan, Madonna, whatever you see in the movies. You know, 'Home Alone,' so a big family home in a nice neighborhood." As a teenager, Abdullayev got to experience the U.S. first-hand after he earned a spot in a competitive program called the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), funded by the U.S. Department of State.

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Panhandling And Pedestrian Safety In Kansas City

Would a proposed ordinance to limit the amount of time pedestrians spend in crosswalks keep people from being taken advantage of, or simply punish the poor?

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6 Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend In Kansas City

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with live music and festivals offering cultural and family entertainments aimed at putting your workload delightfully on hold. Peace and love? Check. Carnivals and contests? Check. A community vintage car cruise for the ages? Check. And no matter where we go or what we do this holiday weekend, let’s be sure to appreciate America’s amazing workforce. Here’s hoping as many as possible can take a well-deserved break.

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In 2002, the Overland Park Convention Center opened ...with more than 60 sculptures and paintings created by regional artists.

US Poet Laureate Billy Collins has been called the most popular poet in America.

College enrollment is on the rise. As college admissions departments accepts more students, housing officials have to find a place for them to live.

Sometimes that means building a new facility, on land that used to be part of a residential neighborhood. One South Kansas City technical school is looking to build housing for its students.

KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports that not everybody in the school's neighborhood is welcoming the idea of student housing with open arms.

KANSAS CITY – Health Midwest not finished with sales agreement before first hearing. Senator Jean Carnahan says, "Thank you." United Way may extend fund drive.

Kansas City – Hearings start tonight on the sale of Health Midwest to HCA, a deal that would spawn a new 800-million dollar foundation. Overland Park celebrates the opening of it's new convention center.

KANSAS CITY – Fitch reduces Aquila bond status to "junk." Kansas Attorney General to challenge Wyandotte County and Edwardsville Sunday liquor sales. Judge lets libel convictions stand for publishers who alleged Mayor Carol Marinovich did not live in Wyandotte County.

KANSAS CITY – Aquila bond rating dropped to "junk." Attorney General to challenge Wyandotte County and Edwardsville Sunday liquor sales. Judge lets libel convictions stand for publisher and editor who alleged carol Marinovich did not live in Wyandotte County.

KANSAS CITY – Phill Kline declares victory in Kansas Attorney General race.

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.

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Five years after Ryan Stokes was killed by a Kansas City cop, his family wants police to tell the truth.