A collection of freelance articles from Kansas City-area publications
MISSOURI DEEMS MEDICAID EXPANSION LAWSUIT AN 'ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT' CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
In response to a lawsuit regarding Missouri’s backtracking on Medicaid expansion, the state's attorney general alleged that the suit’s interpretation of state law is “an impermissible attempt to circumvent bedrock constitutional requirements.” READ MORE.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO CAPITOL RIOT
Another Kansas City, Missouri, man has been charged in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, after telling FBI agents he climbed through a broken window to enter the building. READ MORE.
EAT, SLEEP, SOFTBALL
In the 2000 Olympics, the USA softball team had lost three games in a row – something unexpected of the “very dominating” team. “I think when we lost the first two games, we just realized that we’ve got to do whatever it takes to find a way to win,” said Jennifer McFalls, University of Kansas head softball coach. “I don’t think [there was] anyone on our team that was selfish or started to worry about their own personal performance.” READ MORE.
BECOMING A 'NOBODY'
Former Lawrence resident Lady Bearica Andrews credits the town as ‘formative’ to her growth as a person and in the drag community. READ MORE.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WORMS
Kelly Hammel grew up helping out on his family farm near Clay Center, Kansas. His experience with cattle, coupled with learning from a great science teacher, led him to pursue a career teaching biology. But Hammel never would have guessed his farming experience would lead to harvesting a different species: worms. READ MORE.
HORSES FIND A HOME
Nestled in the heart of western Shawnee, complete with 16 acres of wooded trails adjoining Shawnee Mission Park, sits Twin Mill Farm, a horse-boarding facility with centuries of history dating back to the Louisiana Purchase. READ MORE.