General assignment reporter Caitlin Cress brings you a roundup of this week’s best stories from the reporters at The Hale Center for Journalism.
Education reporter Lindsey Foat spoke with Mike English, the first executive director of literacy nonprofit Turn the Page KC. English commented on his vision for the future of the reading campaign, which is working with schools and community organizations to get 70 percent of KC third graders proficient in reading by 2017.
Cass County has rejoined the regional Household Hazardous Waste program. Science reporter John McGrath spoke to program coordinator Nadja Karpilow.
Cure Violence, a Chicago-based organization, advocates using public health techniques, such as limiting exposure, to cut down on shootings and killings. Aim4Peace in Kansas City, Mo., has adopted this approach. Health reporter Mike Sherry attended several community gatherings where limiting violence in KC was discussed.
Kansas City entrepreneurs react to changes in net neutrality regulations in this piece by entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary. One said living in a country without open Internet could slow the progress of technological advancement.