There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kansas City is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government" which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 145,786. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. It is commonly referred to as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri (which is often referred to as "KCMO").
Kansas City, formed in 1868 and incorporated in October 1872. The first city election was held October 22, 1872, by order of Judge Hiram Stevens of the Tenth Judicial District, and resulted in the election of Mayor James Boyle. The mayors of the city after its organization have been James Boyle, C. A. Eidemiller, A. S. Orbison, Eli Teed and Samuel McConnell. John Sheehan was appointed Marshal in 1875, by Mayor Eli Teed. He was also Chief of Police, having a force of five men. In June 1880, the Governor of Kansas proclaimed the city of Kansas City a city of the second class with the Mayor Samuel McConnell present. James E. Porter was Mayor in 1910. It was one of the nation's 100 largest cities for many US Census counts, from 1890 to 1960, including 1920, when it had over 100,000 residents for the first time. In 1997, voters approved a proposition to unify the city and county governments creating the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.
Kansas City is situated in "Tornado Alley", a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains and Canada collides with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the formation of powerful storms. The most recent tornado to strike Kansas City was in May 2003. The region is also prone to ice storms, such as the 2002 ice storm during which hundreds of thousands lost power for days and (in some cases) weeks. The low-lying areas near the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers has been subject to flooding, including the Great Flood of 1993 and the Great Flood of 1951.
The city is home to one major professional sports team, Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City (known as the Wizards from 1996–2010). Additionally Kansas City is home a minor league baseball club, the Kansas City T-Bones who play in the American Association. The Kansas Speedway is also located in the city.
Kansas Speedway is an auto racetrack adjacent to the Village West area in western Wyandotte County, Kansas. The speedway, which is used by the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and the Indy Racing League, is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval with 15-degree banking in the turns. The track held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West series contested the Kansas 100. The top-level NASCAR Sprint Cup series holds the annual Hollywood Casino 400 at the track.
Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for June 23 - Kansas City S...
23 Jun 2017 at 9:06am
Kansas City Star (blog)Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for June 23Kansas City Star (blog)
Here are area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to some original public record reports by city
or county health inspectors. Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original ...
What's happening in Johnson County - Kansas City Star
23 Jun 2017 at 4:57pm
What's happening in Johnson CountyKansas City Star
CD Release Dinner & Dance Fundraiser: Featuring Art Tigerina Band, Las Estrellas and DJ Bobbly C, proceeds to benefit Fiesta Hispana 2017, 6 to 11 p.m., Pierson Community Center, 1800 S. 55th St., Kansas City
, Kan., $15 includes dinner, 913-927-2466 ...
Brownback signs bill to delay amusement park rules adopted after Caleb Schwab...
23 Jun 2017 at 2:38pm
Brownback signs bill to delay amusement park rules adopted after Caleb Schwab's deathKansas City Star
Legislature approved ? and Brownback signed ? legislation earlier in the year that tightened Kansas
' safety requirements for amusement parks following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab at Schlitterbahn Kansas City
Water Park last year.Kansas
Governor Signs Bill Delaying Amusement Park LawU.S. News & World Reportall 11 news articles »
CDC: Mosquitoes that can carry Zika spread in Kansas; more Missouri data need...
23 Jun 2017 at 12:18pm
CDC: Mosquitoes that can carry Zika spread in Kansas; more Missouri data neededKansas City Star
The two mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus have been found in more Kansas
counties, and Missouri needs to step up its mosquito surveillance, according to a new study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control. Six researchers examined ...and more »
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2017 MLS Match Preview - MLSsoccer.com
23 Jun 2017 at 12:00pm
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2017 MLS Match PreviewMLSsoccer.com
It's been a long time coming for the LA Galaxy, but their youth movement seems to be bearing fruit. The most recent example of this, of course, came in the Galaxy's 3-1 win at the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday when head coach Curt Onalfo put out one of ...Quick-hits preview: Sporting Kansas City
at LA GalaxyKansas City Starall 6 news articles »
The Kansas City Chiefs' Offseason Has Been Absolutely Baffling - Deadspin
23 Jun 2017 at 12:26pm
DeadspinThe Kansas City Chiefs' Offseason Has Been Absolutely BafflingDeadspin
In a surprise move, the Chiefs fired general manager John Dorsey yesterday. The decision is odd enough on its own, considering Kansas City
had made the playoffs in three of Dorsey's four seasons, to say nothing of the late-June timing of it all. But ...
Chiefs' firing of GM at this time of year 'unprecedented,' could complicate new hireKansas City StarMajor milestones not far off for Andy ReidESPN (blog)Is the Kansas City
Chiefs GM job a good one? The case for and againstArrowhead Pride (blog)KC Kingdomall 48 news articles »
Syngenta ordered to pay $217.7 million to Kansas farmers in GMO corn case - R...
23 Jun 2017 at 10:47am
ReutersSyngenta ordered to pay $217.7 million to Kansas farmers in GMO corn caseReuters
S) to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. The verdict by a federal jury in Kansas City
, was announced by lawyers for ...
Genetically modified corn lands $217.7 million verdict for Kansas
growersKansas City StarKC law firm wins $218M verdict against agribusiness companyKansas City Business JournalThe Latest: Syngenta to Appeal $218M Verdict in Seed CaseU.S. News & World ReportBloomberg -HPPRall 26 news articles »
Kansas City man charged with robbery of Overland Park bank - Kansas City Star
22 Jun 2017 at 2:41pm
Kansas City StarKansas City man charged with robbery of Overland Park bankKansas City Star
A 55-year-old Kansas City
man was charged Thursday with the Wednesday afternoon robbery of an Overland Park bank. Steven Daniel Lavy was charged in federal court with robbing the Bank of the West at 12080 Blue Valley Parkway. According to court ...and more »
Nine Kansas, Kansas City food operations cited for roach infestations - Kansa...
22 Jun 2017 at 12:16pm
Kansas City Star (blog)Nine Kansas, Kansas City food operations cited for roach infestationsKansas City Star (blog)
The following food establishments temporarily closed following an inspection by the Kansas
Department of Agriculture. They have since reopened. ? Bichelmeyer Meats, 704 Cheyenne, Kansas City
, Kan., had 3 priority violations during a May 10 routine ...and more »
Blair Kerkhoff: A good NBA Draft for Big 12 adds to March Madness frustration...
23 Jun 2017 at 9:55am
Blair Kerkhoff: A good NBA Draft for Big 12 adds to March Madness frustrationKansas City Star
First-rounders Josh Jackson of Kansas
and Texas' Jarrett Allen joined four selected in the second round: Kansas
' Frank Mason, Kansas
State's Wesley Iwundu, Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans and Iowa State's Monte Morris. It appeared the league would send ...and more »