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Coping with COVID: Missouri National Guard to withdraw from COVID-19 vaccination drives

Starting in June, the Missouri National Guard will no longer be involved in vaccination drives across the State of Missouri. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said there has been a significant decrease of demand for the COVID-19 vaccine. “We are in… more

Mark Twain Tower revamp proposal secures financing


Bluhawk Sports Park revised plan receives council approval

Approved plans for the Bluhawk Sports Park in Overland Park, Kan. have developers hoping they can soon begin Phase 1 of the $1 billion mixed-use project. The city's Planning Commission on Monday approved a revised final plan for park to… more

Missouri lawmakers pass gasoline tax increase under statewide transportation investment bill

Republican lawmakers in Missouri have passed a bill to raise the gas tax for the first time since the 1990's. Now, it's headed to Governor Mike Parson's desk. The GOP-led House voted Tuesday 104-52 to raise Missouri's 17-cent gas tax… more

State-employed Kansans to make office return in June

State of Kansas offices will return to normal operations beginning June 13. Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement on Wednesday. The decision to return to normal was made due to the volume of vaccinations, availability of COVID-19 testing and a… more

Project starts to add 676,000 SF to KCI Intermodal

Developer Trammell Crow Co. and partner Clarion Partners LLC have broken ground on two Class A warehouse and distribution facilities in KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre. Construction is expected to complete by the end of 2021. The first will be a 216,320-square-foot… more

Q&A with Dr. William Tsutsui

Q: What made this role, at this time, the right fit for both you and the University? A: From my perspective, I was really excited by the growth, momentum and dynamism of OU. Most private colleges are struggling; they are… more

Coping with COVID: Proposed COVID-19 community project approved to receive CARES Act funding


Chiefs to go full capacity in 2021


MRIGlobal secures contract with Homeland Security