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Kansas City Tiny-House Village For Veterans Is A Model For Other Cities, Hartzler Says

A Kansas City-based project aimed at helping end homelessness among veterans was touted as a national model Wednesday by United States Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, who toured the campus of the Veterans Community Project in South Kansas City.

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The play Leaves from the Great Bharata is based on stories from The Mahabarata - an ancient Indian epic.

The Performance Art class at the University of Kansas in Lawrence is thought to be one of the oldest, regularly offered performance classes in the country.

Kansas City, MO – KU?s Distinguished Professor of Performance and Painting Roger Shimomura has taught the class each fall for the past seventeen years. KCUR?s Laura Spencer talked to Shimomura who says he first became interested in performance art in graduate school.

KANSAS CITY – Mayor Barnes introduces the River Crown Plaza project, Missouri reaches an agreement concerning federal Medicaid payments, and Kansas law enforcement officials face budget woes.

Web Site Recalls Pearl Harbor, WWII

Dec 8, 2002
Steve Bell

Americans this weekend observed the anniversary the attack on Pearl Harbor.

KCUR's Steve Bell visited the creators of a web site that recalls that day of infamy.

You can visit the web site here.

University Libraries

Kansas City – Voices of World War II, a project of UMKC Libraries, lets visitors hear music and radio broadcasts Kansas Citians heard on December 7, 1941 and throughout WWII... many listening on radios like the old Philco at the left. For the KCUR feature and URL address, click on "KCUR News Features" above.

Kansas City – Voices of World War II, a project of UMKC Libraries, lets visitors hear music and radio broadcasts Kansas Citians heard on December 7, 1941 and throughout the war. For the KCUR feature and URL address, click on "feature news" above.

KANSAS CITY – 30 years for Courtney in drug-diluting case, plans for a new downtown arena gain momentum, and Missouri lawmakers want to update the state's DNA collection rules.

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Hundreds of victims of the Robert Courtney drug-tampering scheme and their family members watched as the former pharmacist was sentenced to 30 years on Thursday. The sentence drew mixed responses from those watching the proceedings.

Robert Courtney, the former Kansas City pharmacist who has admitted to diluting prescriptions given to thousands of patients, faced sentencing on Thursday.

Under a plea agreement, U.S. District Judge Ortri Smith can give Courtney from 17 1/2 to 30 years in prison.

Hundreds of victims and family members are expected at the courthouse. Among them will be Marge Vermillion, whose husband died soon after taking cancer treatments mixed at Courtney's pharmacy. 

KANSAS CITY – Kansas SRS announces sweeping program cuts. News organizations sue Sebelius to open budget meetings to the public. Missouri sees year's budget shortfall projection grow to 152-million.

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Union Membership On The Rise In Missouri

The numbers paint a complicated picture of organized labor in the state; we dig into why that is, and how Kansas City union families feel about it.

The "Dark Store Theory" Comes To Johnson County

Big-box retailers say their property values should be assessed as if they are vacant. If their arguments are successful, the county could take a big financial hit.