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By Mike Sherry for The Hale Center for Journalism, Dec. 13, 2014

A business-led group based in Kansas City, Mo., is leading an effort to quadruple Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax and direct the proceeds to early childhood health and education...

By Jim McLean for KHI News Service, Dec. 8, 2014

A multimillion-dollar plan to transform downtown Kansas City, Kan., into a national model is one step closer to reality.

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By Andy Marso for KHI News Service, Dec. 1, 2014

When diabetes began to steal her mother’s legs and vision three decades ago, Lawrence resident Judy Bellome and her family joined the ranks of...

By Andy Marso for KHI News Service, Nov. 24, 2014

A legislative committee’s recommendation could reignite a debate over whether the state should have the power to regulate Medicaid reimbursements...