General assignment reporter Caitlin Cress brings you a roundup of this week’s best stories from the reporters at The Hale Center for Journalism.
Kansas City is participating in a 10-city initiative to make buildings more energy efficient. Science reporter John McGrath writes about The City Energy Project, which could save KC as much as $55 million annually.
The Kansas City Area Development Council says Kansas City is home to about one-third of the global animal health market. This translates to about 220 industry related–businesses and 20,000 jobs. General assignment reporter Caitlin Cress explains the basics of the corridor in the first article in an in-depth series.
Three new healthcare businesses are on the forefront of a national effort to rein in Medicare costs. These businesses, known as accountable-care organizations, aim to provide the most efficient, cost-effective care to Medicare beneficiaries. As health reporter Mike Sherry explains, the main goal is to keep chronic conditions under control before they flare up and require expensive treatment.
At a public hearing this week, community members voiced comments and concerns over a series of proposals to address unaccredited districts, including Kansas City Public Schools. Education reporter Lindsey Foat attended; read her report after the jump.
Just a few years after Paul Jarrett started his company, Bulu Box, he received Pipeline’s Innovator of The Year award. Jarrett spoke with entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary about his path from athlete to executive.