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1. $1 Million Makes a Big Difference $1 Million Makes a Big Difference August 15, 2007 The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...

2. $4 Million to Union Station $4 Million to Union Station June 6, 2014 Article announces that the Hall Family Foundation has made a donation of four million dollars to Union Station to assist with planned improvements to this historic site. Union Station chief executive officer,...

3. 71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer 71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer December 12, 2012 Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...

4. A Bit of the Real Cowtown A Bit of the Real Cowtown April 30, 2014 Article spotlights a large of collection of documents, blueprints, and other materials pertaining to the old Kansas City Stockyards that is currently being processed by the Missouri Valley Special Collections...

5. A Brand-New Glow A Brand-New Glow July 27, 2007 A new sculpture design, "Transformed Flower," has been approved by the Municipal Art Commission. The sculpture, by California artist Phillip Smith, willl be erected at the north end of the Richard & Annette...

6. A KC Museum Revamp A KC Museum Revamp December 20, 2007 The Kansas City Museum will close on January 7, 2008, and not reopen until 2010 or later. The museum, known as Corinthian Hall, and the carriage house will get new windows and doors and be cleared of lead...

7. A Loss for the Community A Loss for the Community September 25, 2013 Obituary for local philanthropist Marion Helzberg Bloch who died at the age of 83 of a brain tumor. Marion was a lifelong resident of Kanass City and the wife of H&R Block co-founder Henry Bloch. The Blochs'...

8. A New Engineer at Union Station A New Engineer at Union Station December 19, 2008 The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...

9. Area Hispanic Population Rises Area Hispanic Population Rises August 11, 2008 Between July 2006 to July 2007, "in the six counties--Johnson, Wyandotte, Clay, Platte, Jackson and Cass--the total population grew 1.26 percent to 1.74 million. Within that figure, the Hispanic population...

10. Beloved Art Professor Reflects on Last 48 Years Beloved Art Professor Reflects on Last 48 Years April 26, 2013 Article announces that Richard Mattsson is retiring from the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute. Former students and friends of Mattsson are interviewed and discuss his impact upon their lives and...

11. Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector May 26, 2010 The Penn Valley Conservancy is a new organization and a "potentially powerful ally for the stretched city parks department" in advocating for the park. The group's purpose is to protect the historic park...

12. Bishop Boland Dies at Age 82 Bishop Boland Dies at Age 82 February 28, 2014 Obituary for Raymond James Boland, the fifth bishop and spiritual leader of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. A summary of Boland's life and career is provided. Friends and colleagues of...

13. Brighter Outlook at Union Station Brighter Outlook at Union Station December 22, 2010 “The balance sheet as of the end of October showed a positive cash flow of more than $1.5 million and pointed to a robust end-of-the-year surplus – a first for the station that only managed to break...

14. Brooks and Funkhouser Easily Win Primary Vote Brooks and Funkhouser Easily Win Primary Vote February 28, 2007 Alvin Brooks (26.1 percent) and Mark Funkhouser (25.5 percent) win the mayor primary race. Includes city map showing Ward-by-Ward where Brooks and Funkhouser had their votes.

15. Burned Rubber, Shared Memories Burned Rubber, Shared Memories November 28, 2011 The Kansas City International Raceway at 82nd Street and Noland Road was purchased by the city for a park. It has been the home track for the American Hot Rod Association.

16. Call Center Overload Call Center Overload August 30, 2009 The 311 Action Center phone line to City Hall is experiencing such a large volume of calls that wait times can be close to an hour. Since its inception in 2006, the call center has taken on responsibility...

17. Can Area Support Two Aquariums? Can Area Support Two Aquariums? April 7, 2012 With the opening of the Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center at Crown Center, plans are still underway in Kansas for a larger aquarium in Mission, Kansas. The Kansas aquarium was...

18. Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine May 6, 2008 "The city plans to erect a flashing neon or LED sign nearly two stories tall on the top of the building near the corner of 18th Street and the Paseo." The sign with its lights should be visible for a mile...

19. CBS Show to Be in KC CBS Show to Be in KC July 19, 2007 CBS' "The Early Show" will broadcast live August 10 from the north courtyard of the Liberty Memorial. "Kansas City is the last of six cities on a 'Summer inthe City' road tour."

20. Chimp Care at KC Zoo is Criticized Chimp Care at KC Zoo is Criticized October 18, 2012 Article describes the publication of a report produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cited the Kansas City Zoo for instances of improper care of its primates. The article focuses upon the...