Today's Kansas City Headlines...
U.S. suburbs have more poor than the cities do, study finds
The number of impoverished people in America's suburbs surged 64 percent in the past decade, creating for the first time a landscape in which the suburban poor outnumber the urban poor, a new report shows. Around Kansas City, patterns of poverty have been quietly shifting for some time.
In Kansas, it's lawmakers versus the courts
The 2013 session of the Kansas Legislature nears an end with the chief justice of the state Supreme Court accusing a leading senator with political coercion. Meantime, efforts are picking up steam to force appellate judges into retirement and to build separate civil and criminal appeals courts.
First Kauffman Scholars prepare to graduate
Now in their senior years of college, more than half of the 125 in the first class have fallen out of college or are not on pace to graduate within five years. From the moment the foundation launched its first class as seventh-graders in 2003, it knew the critical measure of its investment would come now, 10 years later.
Art show at Power & Light District goes on amid storm warnings
Dark clouds brewed Sunday over the Power & Light District, but that didn't stop the Downtown Art Annual. More than a dozen presenters at the Downtown Art Annual folded their tents even before Sunday's showcase began.
Two shot after dispute at Lawrence nightclub
Two men suffered critical injuries in two early Sunday morning shootings in Lawrence that police believe are related.
Trees and power lines fall as storm blows into Kansas City
The feared tornadoes didn't come Sunday evening. But the heavy winds, which split trees and downed power lines on both sides of the state line, sure did. West of Kansas City, a tornado touched down in rural Lyon County, Kan., causing structural damage to homes (pictured).