KU Health: Progress, but a Long Road Ahead

On the first full day of the regional stay-at-home directive to combat spread of the COVID-19 virus, officials from the University of Kansas Health System offered a good news/bad news update on changing conditions at the largest health-care provider in… more

United Airlines Suspends K.C.-San Francisco Route

United Airlines has decided to temporary halt flights between Kansas City International and San Francisco International Airport, as well as several routes between other cities around the country. Meanwhile, starting mid next month, Southwest Airlines said it would bring flights… more

COVID-19 Shuts Down Much of KC

No more than 10 people at a time are allowed to gather socially in Kansas City, and restaurants and bars are closed for two weeks for in-person dining, as ordered by  Mayor Quinton Lucas yesterday evening, in an update to… more

Mayor Lucas Issues State of Emergency

Mayor Quinton Lucas has issued a State of Emergency in Kansas City that will last for an initial 21 days in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. One of the main conditions of the order issued prohibits… more

Thanks, COVID-19! Big XII Tournament Shut Down

Kansas State University fans were able to watch their team beat Texas Christian University 53-49 at the Sprint Center on Wednesday night, but as of today, the rest of the scheduled Big XII tournament games have been canceled due to… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more

Massive Shawnee Industrial Park Breaking Ground Soon

Shawnee is about have a significant increase in warehouse and distribution-center space. Heartland Logistics Park, a two-million-square-foot industrial project over 182 acres, is expected to begin construction by the end of the current quarter at the intersection of Kansas Highway… more

Hoping for Hyperloop? Missouri Residents Have Company

Missouri economic-development and community leaders have been pushing hard to land the first U.S. installment of Virgin Hyperloop One, a high-speed transportation platform that could one day send travelers to destinations at up to 700 miles per hour and make… more

Tallgrass Energy Accepts $4B Investor Buyout

Leawood-based Tallgrass Energy, LP, is selling its outstanding stock to an investor group that includes an arm of private-equity firm Blackstone and Spain-based energy corporation Enagas, and others, for just over $4 billion. The investors are paying $22.45 each for… more

Schulte to Join Jackson County Administration

     Troy Schulte's retirement as city manager of Kansas City won't be much of a retirement: A week after he leaves City Hall, he'll mosey across the street to the Jackson County Courthouse, where he'll serve County Executive Frank… more