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Coping with COVID: KU Health System reports COVID-19 patient count in ICU has reached zero

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Rising prices are intensifying inflation realities throughout the economy.  A growing number of companies are warning that supply shortages and increasing demand will result in higher prices.  In fact, tight inventories have already generated price surges for raw materials, ranging… more

Coping with COVID: Active COVID-19 cases sink back down to single digits at KU Health System

The number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System has dropped a notable amount since Friday. Nine people with the active virus are being treated, down from 15 on Friday. Of those patients, four are in the… more

KC area colleges make Best Value Colleges Missouri list

A recent study by financial technology company, SmartAsset, calculated what it considered to be the Best Value Colleges in Missouri when weighing factors such as college tuition, starting salary, student living costs and more. SmartAsset publishes articles, guides, reviews, calculators… more

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

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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