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Kansas

A local columnist wonders if complete streets upgrades like the one on 31st Street in Lawrence, Kansas are the new future of roads.
Jun 23, 2015   Lawrence Journal-World
<em>The New York Times</em> takes a look at Greensburg, Kansas, the tornado-ravaged town that rebuilt itself to high environmental standards.
Sep 25, 2009   The New York Times
Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Adolfo Carrion, Jr. visited Kansas City on Tuesday to visit the site of the city's new "Green Impact Zone". The inner-city Zone will be a laboratory for energy-saving techniques.
Sep 3, 2009   Kansas City Star
After Greensburg, Kansas was nearly flattened by a tornado in 2007, rebuilding the town has taken an environmentally conscious road.
Apr 30, 2009   CNN
Kansas City has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a new indoor arena with the hopes of luring a pro basketball or hockey team. But a year and a half after opening, nobody's biting.
Apr 17, 2009   The Atlantic
How is Kansas City to make itself sustainable? This blog offers 13 strategies, one posted a day, from experts in different fields.
Apr 11, 2009   One KC Voice
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
Nov 13, 2008   USA Today
In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.
Oct 24, 2008   The Kansas City Star
Elvira's Cakes is a home business that outgrew the kitchen and settled into Kansas City's ailing downtown. The city is looking to small business people like Elvira to breathe new life into Kansas City's struggling districts.
Sep 27, 2008   The Kansas City Star
A recently-discovered "underground city" beneath Leavenworth, Kansas, has locals mystified as to its origin and purpose.
Aug 11, 2008   KCTV Kansas City
<p>The 5-4-7 Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas gets a LEED platinum designation- evidence that the town, which was 95% destroyed by a tornado in May, 2006, is making good on its sustainable rebuilding plan.</p>
Jun 13, 2008   Kiowa County Singnal