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1. ''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator'' ''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator'' August 1, 2004 Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.

2. Always Moving, Always Changing Always Moving, Always Changing February 23, 2014 Interview with Yvonne S. Wilson, former director of education for the Kansas City School District and Missouri state representative for the 42nd District. Wilson responds to questions regarding her involvement...

3. An Artist With Vision Slowly Loses His Sight An Artist With Vision Slowly Loses His Sight November 27, 2007 Article features African American artist Robert J. Reed, Sr., of Kansas City, Kansas. "With primarily black paper and chalk as his medium, most of his work focuses on portraits of people who pop into his...

4. Black High Society Black High Society August/27/1978 Article about the black high society in Kansas City, its relations to white high society, its prominent members such as funeral home chain owner Bruce Watkins, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Ball, the...

5. Case Closed Case Closed June 21, 2011 The Kansas City Police reopened the murder case of Leon Jordan and have identified his killer as James "Doc" Dearborn. Jordan, a former police officer and one of the founders of Freedom, Inc., was gunned...

6. Elected to California Legislature Elected to California Legislature November 18, 1966 Vertical file contains a biographical article with photo about Bill Greene, a native Kansas Citian and newly elected representative to the State Legislature of California in 1966. He was a graduate of...

7. Eli Thayer, Versatile New Englander, Promoted Free State Trek Eli Thayer, Versatile New Englander, Promoted Free State Trek April/17/1954 File containing a photo and article about Eli Thayer (1819-1899), "legislator, inventor and educator" of Massachusetts and organizer of "the Emigrant Aid society in opposition to the Southern statesmen...

8. Ex-County Executive Bill Waris Dies at 63 Ex-County Executive Bill Waris Dies at 63 September 19, 2007 Former Jackson County Executive Bill Waris died September 18, 2007. Waris, a former basketball coach and grade school principal, served two terms as county executive from 1982-1990. His accomplishments...

9. First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge September 28, 2010 On September 27, 2010, Brad Regehr and his wife Wanda were the first to cross the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge (Bond Bridge) that replaces the Paseo Bridge. "More than 700 community leaders, politicians,...

10. Group Finds Local Politicians' Attitudes Toward Gay and Lesbian Voters Are Changing Group Finds Local Politicians' Attitudes Toward Gay and Lesbian Voters Are Changing February/18-24/1999 Article on the results of interviews held with mayoral candidates by local gay political group 4-Freedoms Democratic Club.

11. Income Taxidermy Income Taxidermy July 1-7, 2004 Article examines the possibility that the Kansas City Museum, located in Corinthian Hall (3218 Gladstone Boulevard), does not receive a portion of its Kansas City tax levy. In 2003, this amounted to $1.3...

12. Judge Shows Leniency to McFadden-Weaver Judge Shows Leniency to McFadden-Weaver January 5, 2008 Former Kansas City Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver was sentenced to two months of confinement in a halfway house and four months of home detention. She was convicted of mortgage fraud in August 2007...

13. Knight's Barbecue Closed Knight's Barbecue Closed March 12, 2008 After 24 years in business in the Northeast community, Knight's Bar-B-Q restaurant has closed its doors. Owner Jerry Knight and family opened the restaurant in 1985 at the corner of Independence Avenue...

14. Longtime Political Adviser Harold Franklin Dies at 86 Longtime Political Adviser Harold Franklin Dies at 86 July 18, 2013 Article reports the death of Harold Fridkin, 86, a longtime political adviser who served notable Missouri politicians such as Tom Eagleton, Mel Carnahan, Dick Bolling, and Emanuel Cleaver. Fridkin moved...

15. Missouri Heritage Missouri Heritage August 26, 1967 Portrait and biographical article about Richard Gentry (~1788-1837), a co-founder of Columbia, Missouri, a War of 1812 veteran, state senator, rival of later President Zachary Taylor, and marshal of the...

16. No sixth term for McCarthy No sixth term for McCarthy December 21, 2003 Article describes the decision of U.S. Representative Karen McCarthy not to run again for office. The decision comes in the wake of McCarthy's difficulties with staff relations, an accident and the disclosure...

17. On the Roots that Guide His Way On the Roots that Guide His Way October 31-November 6, 2008 Article profiles Lee's Summit councilman Allan S. Gray. A graduate of Paseo High School and later Morehouse College, Gray returned to Kansas City in 1976 after earning a political science degree. He has...

18. Party Crasher Party Crasher June 19-25, 2003 Article describing possible vulnerability of U.S. Representative Karen McCarthy in a 2004 re-election bid. McCarthy was involved in an incident in March, 2003 leading to treatment for alcoholism.

19. Phillip Curls: A Political Icon Phillip Curls: A Political Icon May 11-May 17, 2007 Article profiling the life and career of Phillip Curls, who served multiple terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senate. A Kansas City native, Senator Curls graduated from De LaSalle...

20. Political Operative Is a Spinner, a Shaker, a Consensus Maker Political Operative Is a Spinner, a Shaker, a Consensus Maker October 29, 2004 Article describing the career of Kansas city political advisor Steve Glorioso. Glorioso, described by Emanuel Cleaver as "the James Carville of Kansas City," has worked with Mayor Kay Barnes, Missouri...