February 10, 2008, 9am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The Kansas City Star</em> argues that Mayor Mark Funkhouser's plan to create a regional light rail system may be too ambitious, and efforts should be focused on building a smaller system.</p>
January 6, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The tornado-ravaged Kansas city of Greensburg has announced plans to become the first city to require that all city-owned buildings achieve the Platinum rating level of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED building standard.</p>
U.S. Green Building Council
July 31, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Even with a voter approved plan, the Kansas City metro region is only beginning to talk about light rail construction -- to its determent, argues one columnist.</p>
July 11, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A new downtown facility will serve as a training ground for architecture students from Kansas State and the University of Kansas.</p>
May 17, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Architect Steven Holl's new addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art makes innovative use of light to showcase both the building and the art inside.</p>
May 14, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The residents of Greensburg, Kansas can look to other communities resurrected from disaster for lessons of how to rebuild their town from scratch.</p>
May 9, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A group of planners and architects has put forth an alternative light rail proposal that they believe is more practical than a plan already approved by voters.</p>
December 12, 2006, 6am PST
<p>In rural Kansas, a fight continues over a 5,500-acre prairie dog colony. Some ranchers and environmental groups want to preserve the area, while many property owners and local officials advocate eradication.</p>
October 24, 2006, 2pm PDT
<p>With rapid population growth and lopsided housing development favoring large single family homes, lower-income households in one corner of Middle America are facing housing challenges similar to those in New York and Los Angeles.</p>
July 23, 2006, 1pm PDT
To counter the growing backlash against suburbia from urban dwellers and environmentalists, one Kansas museum wants to establish a center dedicated to the study of the 'burbs.
August 28, 2005, 7am PDT
The struggling Mission Center Mall has been sold to a New York based developer with plans to overhaul it into a dense mixed-use development.
February 26, 2005, 5am PST
An upstart pyramid scheme to bring wind power to gusty regions of Kansas is spinning heads in the mid-west.
August 27, 2004, 10am PDT
The City Council of Mission, KS, unanimously passed zoning ordinance amendments which include more stringent controls on any potential big-box development within its downtown corridor.
August 22, 2004, 5am PDT
Regulations recommended by Mission planners Monday may discourage plans to turn the Mission Center Mall into a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
July 16, 2004, 6am PDT
Wal-Mart faces city zoning hurdles in Mission, Kansas, as the retailer attempts to rehab struggling 350,000 square foot indoor shopping mall into a "Supercenter".
March 25, 2004, 10am PST
Kansas communities are offering free land to attract residents to increase the tax base.
February 11, 2004, 10am PST
Disney theme parks--traditionally sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities--have banned the popular transportation machine.
October 16, 2003, 12pm PDT
A Kansas City native hopes his proposal for a 650 ft. tall Wizard of Oz-themed tornado monument will blow you away.
August 8, 2003, 3pm PDT
Using digital imaging, geographic information systems, and mathematical techniques, experts compare the topography of Kansas with the flatness of a pancake.
Annals Of Improbable Research
February 12, 2003, 8am PST
As megafarms take over, rural towns fight for survival.
The Christian Science Monitor