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Recent articles by Charlie:

Pilot program shows promise in reducing algae at Overland Park lake

Plans to use a "floating wetland" to stop toxic algae from popping up on South Lake in Overland Park, Kansas, has shown signs of promise. → Read More

How to round out your trip to Chiefs training camp with these St. Joseph stops

As the Kansas City Chiefs football players and coaches flock to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, so do their fans. Training Camp at the university attracts fans to the city roughly an hour north of Kansas City. → Read More

Truman Presidential Library and Museum closes tomorrow during $25 million renovation

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum will close for more than one year beginning Tuesday in order to complete a $25 million renovation project. → Read More

Test your skills driving a school bus at hiring fairs in Olathe today, next week

The job fair themed "Big Bus, no Big Deal" allows applicants to drive a school bus as First Student looks to hire drivers to serve the Olathe school district. → Read More

Shawnee to focus on public safety and public works in 2020 budget

Shawnee's 2020 budget proposal calls for keeping the same tax rate as 2019. → Read More

Look to sky this weekend as KC Air Show returns with Blue Angels as headliner

The Blue Angels will headline this weekend’s Kansas City Air Show at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. → Read More

KC Pet Project shelter at 'crisis capacity,' offering $25 adoptions this weekend

The KC Pet Project shelters are at “crisis capacity” heading into the Independence Day holiday. To make room in its facilities, the animal shelter is offering adoptions of adult animals for $25. → Read More

Preparations for fireworks sales cover safety, tariffs and weather forecasts months in advance

From hiring seasonal employees to stocking tents, the busiest time of the year for Prairie Village-based Winco Fireworks is the two weeks before the Fourth of July. → Read More

What you need to know to vote in KCMO’s mayoral election Tuesday

Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, will pick a new mayor Tuesday. → Read More

Quilting and the internet transform northern Missouri town of Hamilton

A small idea in a small town has made a huge impact. Quilting turned the northern Missouri town of Hamilton into a thriving tourist destination. → Read More

One of Kansas City’s most energy-efficient homes hits the market

From windows that block sun rays, to geothermal cooling and recycled countertops, one house in Olathe, Kansas, aims to be energy efficient in every way possible. → Read More

Kansas City celebrates National Doughnut Day

Here are some deals you can find around town to feed your craving (or earn brownie points at work) on National Doughnut Day on June 7, 2019. → Read More

Predictions call for an above-average mosquito season in the Midwest

This year, experts predict the Midwest will have a slightly above-average mosquito season. → Read More

Overland Park is among fire departments seeing a decrease in applicants

The number of people applying to become a firefighter is going down in Overland Park and at other departments. → Read More

Apparent tornado rips through Linwood, cutting off power and destroying homes

An apparent tornado ripped down walls, toppled trees, and tore roofs off houses in Linwood, Kansas Tuesday night. → Read More

A serious message about summer fun: National Safe Boating Week leads into Memorial Day Weekend

The Missouri Water Patrol Division said boat operators have a responsibility to learn boating rules and etiquette before hitting the water. → Read More

Cops will be on rooftops of Missouri donut shops Friday to raise money for Special Olympics

From 5 a.m. to noon on Friday, officers will be on the roof of six Kansas City Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts) locations participating in the third annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser. Money collected during the event will go to Special Olympics Missouri. → Read More

Solar energy leading the charge in renewable push around Kansas City

This year, city leaders adopted a goal to power all municipal operations with electricity from carbon-free sources by the end of 2020. → Read More

New hire to help property owners resolve nuisance violations in south Kansas City

The South Kansas City Alliance partnered with the city to hire a codes advocate. The advocate will be a kind of buffer between property owners and the city. → Read More

Founder of Harris Park golf course in heart of KCMO tears down his house to expand course

Monday, crews will demolish the home at 4029 Wayne Ave. to expand the Harris Park Golf Course. → Read More