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Cold front brings fires to western Kansas

04/18/2018 Stanton County Fire Chief Troy Wolf said the fire burned through 19,000 acres in Stanton County, taking six homes with it. There is no current ... a disaster declaration on Tuesday for western Kansas counties battling wildfires, and red flag warnings ...

Inside Homes: A Designer’s Laboratory

04/20/2018 The “We’re not in Kansas anymore,” sentiment strengthens after ascending ... condominium was featured in a book and subsequently the cover of Metropolitan Homes magazine. Despite having no formal training, a steady stream of wealthy, rarefied clients ...

Top of the List: 2018 Heavy Hitters of Commercial Real Estate

04/20/2018 This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the area's leading commercial real estate brokers in a List we call the Heavy Hitters of Commercial Real Estate. Brokers are ranked by total gross dollar volume generated last year. The accompanying gallery ...

The Would-Be Terrorists in Kansas Were a Product of All-American Paranoia

04/18/2018 In 2016, three men were arrested by the FBI and charged with conspiring to blow up an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, in which lived Somali ... that prosecutors say the men composed, “your homes, your businesses, your families are at risk.”

Massive fire burns across Colorado-Kansas state line

04/18/2018 Kansas, and Oklahoma have sent 120 crew members to help contain the fire. Two first responders and one civilian have been treated for injuries. Baca County says multiple homes and other buildings have been destroyed.

The Most—and Least—Affordable Places for Locals to Buy Homes

04/18/2018 Working folks were most likely to be able to come up with the cash, and secure the mortgages, to purchase homes in Ohio, according to the report. The state was followed by Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, and West Virginia. In those states, buyers can afford about ...

The Latest: Firefighting crews contain Kansas wildfires

04/19/2018 8:30 a.m. Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. The blazes are fueled by gusting winds, low humidity and drought-stricken land. One fire that started in Colorado ...

State Takes Control Of 15 Financially Troubled Kan. Nursing Homes

04/18/2018 The owner and operator of 15 Kansas nursing homes has consented to be placed in receivership after defaulting on payments to vendors and failing to meet payroll. Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck has been appointed ...

Kansas City Chiefs begin offseason with QB Pat Mahomes leading the way

04/16/2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs began their offseason conditioning program Monday, although the amount of work amounted to meetings and some informal, players-only time on the practice field. Patrick Mahomes II has been doing all of that for ...

Multiple fires burn throughout Kansas

04/18/2018 One fire located in eastern Colorado along the Kansas line was pushed into Stanton and Morton counties in the southwest part of the state. Approximately 90 homes were evacuated from the two counties, including homes in the town of Richfield in Morton County.

Kansas City is one of a few big cities with no street named for Dr. King. Here’s why.

04/16/2018 cuts a 10-mile north-south path through Kansas City that is a mix of promise and struggle. Parts of the boulevard have wide, grassy medians, Grecian columns, pergolas and classically styled mansions. But it also passes blighted homes, empty lots and ...

How a small company above a N.J. pizza parlor put Kansas nursing home residents at risk

04/15/2018 When the state of Kansas took over 15 nursing homes from New Jersey-based Skyline Healthcare last month, Katie Hizey wasn’t surprised. But the former director of nursing for Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation Center said she was surprised that it hadn’t ...

State Of Kansas Takes Control Of 15 Financially Troubled Private Nursing Homes

04/17/2018 The owner and operator of 15 Kansas nursing homes has consented to be placed in receivership after defaulting on payments to vendors and failing to meet payroll. Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck has been appointed ...

Summit Homes showcases 100+ move-in ready homes during Home Hunt KC

04/14/2018 This weekend, Summit Homes is showcasing 100+ move-in ready homes located throughout the Kansas City metro as part of the Home Hunt KC 2018 event. Homes will be open for free tours to the public Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Home Hunt KC 2018 ...

Tradewind is officially the nation’s busiest wind energy developer

04/16/2018 Tradewind developed and installed 1,247 megawatts of wind power projects in 2017, enough electricity to power about 935,000 homes, an all-time record year ... we have the top team in the country right here in Kansas City,” Freeman said.

Spring incentives offered at Tom French communities

04/14/2018 on-site agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “Developed and built by Tom French, you get peace of mind that you have a home built with care, experience and the highest quality. The villas feature hardwood floors ...

Summit Homes offers low-maintenance living during Home Hunt KC

04/14/2018 Summit Homes will feature ranch-style villa homes in three premier low-maintenance communities. Home Hunt KC 2018 gives families looking for a new home in Kansas City a unique opportunity to tour Kansas City’s largest selection of move-in ready homes.

Two KC-area land brokerages join forces

04/13/2018 Whitney, a licensed broker in Kansas and Missouri, joins the 10 brokers at Evergreen Real Estate Services/The Land Source, which ranks No. 14 on the Kansas City Business Journal’s most recent list of Largest KC Commercial Real Estate Firms, with $58.53 ...

We Are Not In Kansas Anymore

04/11/2018 The stock market is at a tipping point. A bullish commodity cycle would hurt stocks, bonds and real estate. “Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore,” Dorothy famously said in the children’s classic The Wizard of Oz. In the same vein ...

Rock the Parkway to feature thousands of runners, major road closures

04/13/2018 Rock the Parkway is Kansas City’s largest half marathon and officials say ... up at about 9 a.m. “People love being in those neighborhoods, with the beautiful homes and big trees, and this year for the first time in a few years, the Meyer fountain ...

Providers look at the state of internet access in Kansas

04/12/2018 The percent of Kansas homes with access to fixed broadband at the minimum speed threshold set by the FCC, enabling a user to receive 10 megabits per second (Mbps) of data and to send out a minimum of 1 Mbps. “In Kansas, 97.3 percent of households have 10 ...

Say no to LGBTQ discrimination in Kansas foster care law

04/10/2018 and also to the loving parents who just want to ensure that Kansas’ children have homes to live in. I want to send a message to the Statehouse and to any legislator considering this negligent, harmful bill: Writing this discrimination into law will ...

2018 Real Estate Awards, Projects of the Year, Industrial: Hyper Pet Iron Horse

04/13/2018 The Wichita company almost moved to Kansas City last year before agreeing to move into a new 103,500-square-foot facility at the park, which is near Seneca and MacArthur in south Wichita. “(Hyper Pet) almost went,” says Jeff Lange of Lange Real Estate ...

More than 800 abandoned buildings in KC torn down since 2016

04/05/2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An ambitious project to tear down or rehab dangerous homes and buildings in Kansas City is reaching a milestone, and on Thursday city leaders will celebrate its success. At 10 a.m., Mayor Sly James and other city officials will gather ...

KCBJ honors 2018 Capstone Awards winners [PHOTOS]

03/29/2018 For Kansas City real estate, 2017 was another big year, and the area's top projects were honored Wednesday night at the Kansas City Business Journal's annual Capstone Awards. About 400 people attended the reception at the Overland Park Sheraton Hotel to ...

The American Optimism of a Kansas Muslim

04/08/2018 Austin's Bar and Grill on 151st Street in Olathe, Kansas, would look familiar to many suburbanites ... We had all those places of worship, and those homes, displaying signs in three or four different languages, including Arabic, saying, 'We don't care ...

Restaurateurs find 'ridiculous' Kansas inspections hard to stomach

04/04/2018 Scott Anderson, co-owner of a firm that owns 15 restaurants and bars in the Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha areas, said it is preparing to invest $5 million, plus real estate costs, to open three new restaurants in Lenexa City Center. The only thing ...

Has Kansas City improved for African Americans since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death?

04/08/2018 Kansas City now understands the housing mistakes it made in the years after King’s assassination. Poor families are not always crowded into low-income public apartments, for example. But pockets of homes in disrepair dot East Side neighborhoods ...

Reward increased in shooting death of Kansas petting zoo's miniature horse

04/02/2018 We take them in parades and festivals, nursing homes,” A Little Hors’n Around owner ... The owners of a traveling petting zoo in Kansas are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who shot and killed a ...

Top of the List: KC's leading residential real estate firms

03/30/2018 This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the area’s residential real estate firms by total gross sales in 2017. The accompanying gallery shows the top five on The List. For the full List, subscribers can take a look at the weekly print edition ...

Patrick Mahomes is really the only thing that matters for the Chiefs

04/07/2018 The Kansas City Chiefs can add players here and there, but really, the only thing that really matters is how well Patrick Mahomes fares as a starter. In the end, only one thing really matters: how well Patrick Mahomes performs as starting quarterback for ...

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

04/07/2018 Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wildfire threats brought on by severe drought.

Kansas Regulators Say Quick Action Needed To Protect Residents Of Failing Nursing Homes

04/05/2018 Kansas officials are attempting to expedite their takeover of 15 financially troubled nursing homes, saying they need to move quickly to protect hundreds of elderly and disabled Kansans who reside in the facilities. Normally, the state would need orders ...

Kansas considers regulating antipsychotics in nursing homes

03/25/2018 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas lawmakers are considering new regulations designed to address overuse of antipsychotic drugs at the state's nursing home. The bill would require nursing facilities to have residents or their guardians to sign consent forms before ...

Thelma Claudine Lingelbach Lawrence, KS

04/05/2018 A longtime resident of Carthage, she was proud to have been a teacher, real estate agent, and Deacon and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. Always a diehard Jayhawk, in 1987 she moved to Lawrence, Kansas and became a docent at the Spencer Art Museum ...

Kansas City Leaders Say Selling Off Dangerous, Abandoned Houses For $1 Worked

04/05/2018 Listen Listening... 4:48 The city of Kansas City, Missouri recently announced $10 million in its budget to demolish hundreds of homes that are rotting in urban neighborhoods. These homes are not only an eyesore, but attract squatters and crime. The funds ...

OC Doug Meacham adds QBs to Kansas coaching duties

04/06/2018 As Kansas kicked off spring practice Thursday ... “Yet another loss for Ol’ Jim” “Can’t even beat the real estate market” “(something about naked sharking)” Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times dove deeper into the real estate transaction ...

South Harlem: Historic Homes and a Questionable Nickname

04/04/2018 The unit, which she shares with her husband, Dennis, 65, cost $7.2 million. In Kansas, “there were only white Republicans pretty much everywhere I went,” said Ms. Cohlmia, who is retired from the international food business. Now she is amid an entirely ...

Kansas special ed para accused of child sex crimes

04/04/2018 The owners of a traveling petting zoo in Kansas are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who shot and killed a miniature horse on their property. Bullet holes pierce the siding of at least two homes in the ...

Fifty Years Later, Kansas Citians Remember The Fury And Fear Following Assassination Of MLK Jr.

04/04/2018 King’s assassination was the last straw The disturbances that followed King’s assassination in Kansas City were a response to long-term racial hostilities and institutionalized discrimination. Endemic steering by real-estate agents perpetuated Jim Crow ...