Regional News


UMKC Chancellor Morton to Retire in ’18

Leo Morton announced this morning that he would retire next spring as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a role he's held since December 2008.  In a letter to the campus sent today, Morton said he would remain in… more

City Sets Hearings on KCI Funding Plan

Kansas City officials today announced that a proposal to use private financing for a new single-terminal system at Kansas City International Airport would be aired in a pair of public hearings this week. The $1 billion financing proposal put forth… more

Kansas City Will Host Ag Outlook Forum

Seeking to build on momentum from last year's inaugural event, the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications today announced plans for the 2017 Ag Outlook Forum, set for Sept. 28 in the offices of the Stinson Leonard… more

New Dean for KU School of Business

The University of Kansas School of Business has a sparkling new home on the Lawrence campus, and soon will have a new chief executive at its helm: The university announced today that Paige Fields, dean of the School of Business… more

17 Regional Builders Make ENR’s Top 400 List

The Show-Me State flexed its construction-sector muscles today with 14 companies from Missouri claiming their spots on the Engineering News Record's 2017 list of the nation's Top 400 Contractors. The highest-ranking among them was St. Louis-based McCarthy Holdings, up five… more

James Says Burns & McDonnell Will Finance New Single-Terminal Design at KCI

With an additional shoe provided by Burns & McDonnell, Mayor Sly James has kicked the legs out from under arguments that the city can't afford a new single-terminal design replace the existing structure of Kansas City International Airport. The engineering… more

KU Health System Adding Topeka’s St. Francis

The University of Kansas Health System announced this morning that it would form a joint venture with Ardent Health Services to purchase Topeka's St. Francis Health Center from teh Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, The deal will allow the 378-bed… more

Ag Secretary’s Message: ‘Grow and Trade It’

On his first swing outside the Washington beltway since his confirmation as U.S. secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue brought a pro-growth message to more than 450 farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals from around the region Friday at a town hall… more

Alterra Bank Raising the First Business Banner

Alterra Bank, the region's top small business lender, announced this morning that it would become First Business Bank, effective June 1. That aligns the company with the branding of its parent, First Business Financial Services, and follows an announcement made… more

Builders Pay Tribute to Fallen Workers

Nearly 100 people, mostly from the construction sector, filled the conference room at the Builders Association's training center today in tribute to those who have died while on the job. The ceremony marking Workers Memorial Day--which coincides with the 1970… more