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In Kansas City metro, Johnson County stands out for its more relaxed pandemic restrictions

By Brittany Callan  With rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and a shortage of staffed hospital beds, most of the Kansas City metro is tightening COVID-19 restrictions. But while most area counties are working in

By Brittany Callan  With rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and a shortage of staffed hospital beds, most of the Kansas City metro is tightening COVID-19 restrictions. But while most area counties are working in





Bridging the digital divide in a work-from-home era

By India Garrish Like millions of others across the country, Heather Savio Wolf is depending on home internet access more than ever. But the Shawnee Mission School District teacher says

By India Garrish Like millions of others across the country, Heather Savio Wolf is depending on home internet access more than ever. But the Shawnee Mission School District teacher says


Representation — and federal funding — at stake with 2020 Census

By Celisa Calacal If more Missouri residents had completed the 2010 Census, there’s a chance the state wouldn’t have lost a seat in Congress. Kansans could have received more funding for essential programs like

By Celisa Calacal If more Missouri residents had completed the 2010 Census, there’s a chance the state wouldn’t have lost a seat in Congress. Kansans could have received more funding for essential programs like


Faced with a pandemic, nonprofit leaders get creative

By Barbara Shelly The morning of Saturday, April 25, dawned crisp and clear — perfect conditions for Kansas City’s 32nd annual AIDS Walk. But this year, Theis Park in Kansas

By Barbara Shelly The morning of Saturday, April 25, dawned crisp and clear — perfect conditions for Kansas City’s 32nd annual AIDS Walk. But this year, Theis Park in Kansas



As child care options dwindle during COVID-19, parents are left scrambling

By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian In the midst of a busy workday filled with online meetings, presentations, and childcare, daily walks outside have become a highlight for Crystal Everett, her husband,

By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian In the midst of a busy workday filled with online meetings, presentations, and childcare, daily walks outside have become a highlight for Crystal Everett, her husband,