Nation’s First Daycare for Kids with Immune Deficiencies Planned Near Union Hill

By Kevin Collison What's being described as the nation's first licensed day care center for children with weakened immune systems is planned for donated space...

The Poop on Downtown Dog Owners

By Kim Mueller Combining dog poop and beer seemed like a great idea to Jena Newman who convinced a dozen volunteers to spend their Sunday...

Crossroads Prep Opens Downtown in Historic Thayer Building

By Kevin Collison Six years after launching Crossroads Academy in downtown with 190 elementary students, Dean Johnson and his colleagues welcomed another 190 students, this...

New Study: Downtown Prime Beneficiary of City Incentive Programs

By Kevin Collison A long-awaited report on how economic development tax incentives are used in Kansas City found the greater downtown area was the primary...

Downtown Retail Survivor Bob Jones Shoes ‘Retiring’ After Almost 60 Years

By Kevin Collison The irony of Bob Jones Shoes making it through the tough times only to close now that downtown Kansas City is back...

Visit KC Chooses New Leader at Pivotal Time for Downtown Convention Industry

With Kansas City's convention infrastructure poised to be its most competitive since the 1976 Republican National Convention, Visit KC has picked a top hospitality...

Police Seeking More Eyes for WatchKC Crime Program

By Kim Mueller Kansas City police are asking downtown businesses and residences with surveillance systems to participate in a voluntary, crime-fighting initiative called WatchKC. “If your...

Advocates for South Loop Deck to Seek MoDOT Support

By Kevin Collison The South Loop decking proposal continues to evolve as a working committee prepares to discuss the ambitious concept with state transportation officials...

City Voters Consider ‘Healthy Homes’ Apartment Inspection Proposal Next Week

(Editor note: City voters approved the Healthy Homes initiative Aug. 7 with 56 percent supporting the measure.) By Kim Mueller At first glance, the "Healthy Homes"...

Trump Protesters Take to Downtown Streets

By Kim Mueller Before President Trump’s plane even touched down in Kansas City, Tim Kelly of Raytown sat waiting at 8 a.m. for the streetcar...