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Robert a Olson
A Brown Out
Describes a long-standing "climate of discrimination" against Hispanic employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
A Conversation with . . . Michael Chesser
Brief interview with Michael Chesser, President and CEO of Great Plains Energy, a holding company that owns Kansas City Power and Light. Chesser discusses KCP&L's new comprehensive energy strategy, which...
Biographical sketch of Alexander Bettis, vice-president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company since 1924, starting with the company in 1904, before that working for the Home Telephone Company. Description...
Building Stands the Test of Time and Redevelopment
September 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article on the Kansas City Power and Light building, located at 14th Street and Walnut. Completed in 1931, the 31-story building was designed by local architects Hoit, Price and...
Byron F. Kendall
Portrait of Byron F. Kendall, who was elected as the 26th president of the South Central Business Association on January 7, 1946. At that time, Kendall was illuminating engineer for Kansas City Power &...
April 29, 2011
The sixth-annual Capstone Awards is a supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal, which "honors outstanding real estate development projects and transactions throughout the community." Some of the...
Partial view of the Kansas City Power & Light Crosstown Substation, located at 18th and Holmes. For their work on this building, Kivett & Myers received an award for imaginative sculptural forms and use...
Deaths and Funerals: Russell H. Bettis
Obituary for "Russell Harrington Bettis [or Russell Bettis], 70, of 8124 Pennsylvania Lane, former assistant vice-president of the Kansas City Power and Light Co.," "president of the Westport Historical...
Downtown KC Comes Alive
June 26, 2005
Special advertising section devoted to promoting Downtown redevelopment in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes information about Kansas City Star Press Pavilion, the Power and Light District, the H & R Block...
Drue Jennings: President and CEO of Kansas City Power & Light
Photo and biographical article about Drue Jennings, president of Kansas City Power & Light Company, growing up in Kansas City, Kansas and starting with the company in the early 1970s as a lawyer, includes...
Electric Living Restored to Kansas City
Restoration of electrical power to 32,000 customers after the severe weather of an ice storm.
Empire Theater Removal Debated
August 26, 2004
Article discusses a proposal by DST Realty to build a new headquarters for Kansas City Power & Light. The proposal would include the partial demolition of the hisotric Empire Theater at 14th and Main.
Energy Remains a Crisis
Foreseeing alternatives to natural gas as its supply dwindles to nothing in a projected 13 years.
For Some It's Still No Light at Night
Story about continued power outages due to severe weather storms.
For the Future of Kansas City
Description of the Kansas City Power & Light Company power plant in the "East Bottom Wilds" between the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks, the Missouri River, Euclid and Scott Avenue, including its...
Get to Work!
Article describing one Kansas City Power and Light employee's struggle with the company's safety and medical programs department. The employee questions the company's treatment of workers injured on the...
Green Impact Zone and Partners Jump Starts Transformation in Center City
January 25-31, 2013
Article describes the state of ongoing projects being carried out within Kansas City's Green Impact Zone. The author praises Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II and city officials for their efforts in supporting...
Green Impact Zone Takes Hold
The Green Impact Zone involves five neighborhoods adjacent to Brush Creek east of Troost Avenue. Federal stimulus funds will be used as "the foundation for revitalization of some of Kansas City's most...
Hawthorne Power Station
Full view of Hawthorne Power Station, Kansas City Power and Light Company; located at Front Street and Century Avenue.
How to Avoid Electrical Accidents
Public service announcement about protecting one's self from electrocution by electrical lines.
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