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Death Toll Rises to 85 From Mexican Pipeline Explosion

The blast occurred Friday in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, about 70 miles north of Mexico City and some 13 miles from the Tula refinery, one of six owned and operated by state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.

Six of those who had been h...

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History Guy: Topeka’s Richard Hanger played key role in parks, housing, 1966 tornado recovery

Richard B. “Dick” Hanger served eight years as a Shawnee County commissioner in the 1960s, and worked in recent years to benefit this community in terms of affordable housing and parks and recreation.

Hanger, who died Dec...

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The Benefits Of Purchasing A Home In Kansas


With wide-open spaces and friendly communities, Kansas is a terrific place to live. When it comes to housing, the two basic choices you have are either to rent an apartment or buy a house...

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Lenexa grants developer key approvals for Sonoma Pointe and Plaza housing and retail project

Sitting just across I-435 from City Center, the Sonoma Pointe and Plaza sites have been undergoing prep work for several months.

The company looking to put housing and commercial developments on the last substantial piece of vacant land inside the I-...

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New sidewalk to make ease the way to Erfurt Park in Shawnee

Visitors to Erfurt Park in Shawnee will find an easier way to get there after the City Council on Tuesday agreed to build a new sidewalk along 71st Street.

Council members voted unanimously to add the project to the city’s five-year list of major con...

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Would Cam Newton Buy Stocks Now?

Newton Buy Stocks

“What’s gonna make you bearish?”

Hedge-fund manager David Tepper posed this question one morning five years ago, helping cement his reputation as a market sage...

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In Prairie Village, teardowns bring ‘monster homes’ and calls for more restrictions | The Kansas City Star

monster homes

The Johnson County appraiser’s office recently produced a map that charted all the teardowns and new home permits since 2015, and the results were striking.

It showed Prairie Village is ground zero in the metro area for this trend, with 84 demolition...

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Shawnee Mission plans meeting to discuss walkout complaints


SHAWNEE, Kan. — Shawnee Mission School District officials are planning a public meeting to discuss concerns about how some administrators reacted during last month’s National School Walkout Day.

The district scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m...

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At first Forward OP community conversation, affordable housing among top concerns for city’s future

Affordable Housing

Ensuring that residents of new apartment projects in downtown OP have access to grocery stores, gas stations and other services was among the concerns raised at Tuesday’s session.

Overland Park residents tackled issues from affordable housing to gree...

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Boil water advisory issued for the city of Rossville in Shawnee County

Boil water advisory issued

A boil water advisory has been issued for the city of Rossville public water supply in Shawnee County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Wednesday.

The advisory took effect on Wednesday and will remain in effect until the condition...

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