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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...
Santa Fe Trail Opened
June 30, 2004
About 50 volunteers from the Kansas City Power and Light Company spent time at Blue Valley Park at 27th and Topping. They cleaned out the historic corner where the Santa Fe Trail begins. A new Santa Fe...
Outdoor Lighting: Lower Spped Limit at Night
Article about the lowering of the speed limit to 25 miles per hour from sunset to sunrise due to inconsistent street lighting conditions. Description of the city cooperative effort of the government and...
How to Avoid Electrical Accidents
Public service announcement about protecting one's self from electrocution by electrical lines.
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...
For Some It's Still No Light at Night
Story about continued power outages due to severe weather storms.
Kansas City Power & Light
History of the company at its centennial, including photo of the skyscraper.
P&L Building Lights Up KC
November 4, 2009
Postcard image and short article about the Kansas City Power and Light Building at 14th and Walnut streets. The 31-story building was constructed by local architects Hoit, Price & Barnes in 1931 and capped...
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...
Rate Wars Loom
Report about rate disputes for electicity prices between Kansas City Power & Light Company and its consumers.
Rate Increases, Population Growth Benefit Kansas City Power & Light
Article about increasing rates for electrical power from Kansas City Power & Light Company coinciding with increasing number of users, doubly benefitting the company's revenues.
KCP&L Announces New Chief Executive: Bernard J. Beaudoin to Succeed Jennings
Photos and news about Bernard Beaudoin, the new "president of Kansas City Power & Light Co.," replacing "Drue Jennings as the utility's chief executive on Jan. 1," 2001. Information about 60-year-old Beaudoin,...
KCP&L Makes Mark on District
October 19, 2007
The Kansas City Power and Light Company will be the signature sponsor of the $850 million, nine-block, mixed-use Power and Light District project in downtown Kansas City. A clock tower featuring a wind...
One Kansas City Place to Be New KCP&L Digs
October 3, 2008
Article tells of Kansas City Power & Light company's move to One Kansas City Place, 1200 Main St. They will occupy 270,000 square feet in the building and will be creating an "Energy Center," an interactive...
Vote to Decide Aquila's Fate
October 9, 2007
Shareholders vote today to decide whether Aquila should be sold to Great Plains Energy, parent company of Kansas City Power & Light. Aquila plans to sell its headquarters at the New York Life building....
There's a Green Glow at KCP&L's New Offices
Kansas City Power and Light Company moved from 1201 Walnut to 12 floors of One Kansas City Place. The article has photographs and discusses the energy-efficient and sustainable-design of the office space....
Jennings Builds Power Base by Keeping Civic Currents Open
September 28, 2007
This article is part of a series profiling"catalysts" in Kansas City's history to mark the 25th anniversary of the Kansas City Business Journal. Drue Jennings was attorney and then CEO of Kansas City Power...
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...
The White Power Company
Discusses long-standing "climate of discrimination" against black employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
A Brown Out
Describes a long-standing "climate of discrimination" against Hispanic employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
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