In addition to being a source of crucial information, newspapers can be unfolded across a coffee table to conceal almond-butter stains or rolled into a handy bopping device to stun tarantulas. Get a steady supply of spider-boppers with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a 26-week Wednesday and Sunday subscription to the Kansas City Star, delivered to any home within the metro five-county area (up to a $71.50 value).
The Kansas City Star's hard-hitting journalism has netted seven Pulitzer Prizes over its distinguished 130-year history. Wednesday papers house the daily's award-winning food section, and the investigative neighborhood-news section keeps an eye on metro–Kansas City happenings. On Sunday, readers can peruse C.W. Gusewelle’s news column, take roll call of the print’s catalogue of comics, and put off the start of the workweek by making papier-mâché samurai swords out of the business section.
The paper's state-of-the-art KBA printing presses reel off the reporting on news and culture utilizing soy-based color ink on recycled newsprint. The Star also works to preserve the planet on which it reports by recycling more than 400 tons of newsprint, aluminum plates, and plastics every month, and the office's carpets are sourced from recycled corn fiber, making them a perfect fast-food alternative on late-breaking-news nights.
Soonest delivery date is 11/6/11. Will take 7 days to activate subscription after Groupon is redeemed online.
"Kansas City Star"
The Kansas City Star's hard-hitting journalism has netted eight Pulitzer Prizes over its distinguished 130-year history and expanded into cyberspace through its website, KansasCity.com. Fat Sunday editions, meanwhile, are glutted with rich content, including C.W. Gusewelle’s news column, a spread of color comics, and the ever-popular coupons and sales ads.
- 1931 Pulitzer Prize – A.B. MacDonald for articles about a murder in Amarillo, Texas
- 1933 Pulitzer Prize – Editorial Writing
- 1944 Pulitzer Prize – Henry Haskell for Editorial Writing
- 1952 Pulitzer Prize – Coverage of the Great Flood of 1951
- 1954 Pulitzer Prize – Alvin Scott McCoy's local reporting coverage that led to the resignation of C. Wesley Roberts as Republican National Chairman
- 1982 Pulitzer Prize – Local news reporting of the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse (along with the Kansas City Times)
- 1982 – Rick Atkinson (of the Kansas City Times) for national reporting for a series on the West Point Class of 1968
- 1992 Pulitzer Prize – National reporting by Jeff Taylor and Mike McGraw's critical examination of the U.S. Department of Agriculture