Kansas City

A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City. Read more...
Bob Costas Reflects on Kansas City Tragedy Read more...
Police have cleared out the Occupy Kansas City encampment that went up last October in Penn Valley Park near the Liberty Memorial. Officers brought a SWAT team to along for fFriday's eviction, but the removal was peaceful and no force was Read more...
Payday lending is just a gentle term for loan sharking. Payday lenders give signature loans to people against future paychecks, locking them in with incredibly high interest rates. Missouri's laws are some of the most lax on the books. According Read more...
Mitt Romney says that he's the man to fix our nation's ailing economy because of his extensive business skills. Well, he is a wealthy member of the 1 percent, however, he has not always been much of a success. Actually, one Kansas City company in that Romney purchased a majority share was bankrupt within a decade. Also, your tax dollars likely helped hand Romney a nice bail out. Read more...

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As Karoli noted, it seems tweeting about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback gets you a trip to the principal's office if the governor's staff happen to be reading your remarks and don't like them. As NBC action news reported earlier last week, eighteen-year-old Emma Sullivan had not yet decided if she was going to issue the requested apology to the governor's office. The good news is, it appears she has now made her decision and the answer is no. Read more...
I'd say this is one for the Foo Fighters, zippo for the Westboro Baptist Church hate mongers who decided they weren't too happy with the recent video from the Foo Fighters to promote their fall concert tour. From Balloon Juice -- Foo Read more...
Backstage Weekend - Capain Beefheart - The Cowtown Ballroom, Kansas City - 1974
Backstage Weekend - in tribute to Artist-Musician-Composer-Poet Don van Vliet, aka: Captain Beefheart who passed away on Friday morning at the age of 69 from a long battle with MS. Read more...