Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Kansas City Tuesday Night Look



Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer begin our round-up of today's somewhat notable local links. Take a peek:

Kansas City In Sync???

Company asking Kansas City to expand program to synchronize red lights

WEBVTT >> IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO TICKSOMEONE OFF.KANSAS CITY EXPANDED THE SYSTEMOF SYNCHRONIZED TRAFFIC LIGHTS.IT'S ALREADY TIME FOR THESTREETCAR.>> RHYTHM ENGINEERING WILL ASKFOR A SYNCHRONIZED LIGHT PLAN TOBE INCLUDED IN THE CITIES.>> WHAT IS GOING TO REDUCE ROADRAGE IS THE HEART.>> THE PLAN GOES TO CITY HALL ONWEDNESDAY.


No Easy Fix For Frank

A new Jackson County jail? Frank White unsure one is necessary

Jackson County's three top law enforcement officials all think Jackson County needs a new and bigger jail to replace the crowded, decaying one that's been beset with security and sanitation issues. But County Executive Frank White is not there yet.


Rock Chalk Slap Fight Cont'd

Brownback Vetoes Tax Increase, Kansas Lawmakers To Attempt Override

Kansas lawmakers are gearing up for an attempt to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a tax increase. The House and Senate approved the plan overnight Monday and Brownback vetoed it Tuesday. In a statement, Brownback said Kansas has a "pro-growth" tax policy and the bill would be a step backward on that front.


Golden Ghetto Burns Today

Demolition debris from Overland Park elementary school catches fire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Firefighters put out flames at the construction site near Trailwood Elementary School at 95th and Roe Tuesday afternoon. The fire department says a debris pile went up in flames. They have not yet determined the cause. The old school is currently being demolished.


Show-Me Voter Outreach Promise

Missouri Secretary Of State Jay Ashcroft Pledges Help To Voters Without Photo ID

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is confident the state's new voter ID law won't disenfranchise anyone. "I've spent over 70,000 miles traveling the state over the last two years, and I've challenged anyone to point to someone that can't vote under this law that would've been able to vote under the prior law," says Ashcroft, who was in Blue Springs Tuesday morning to explain how the law has changed.


Kansas City Tech Push Back

KC startups join Kickstarter, Amazon and hundreds of firms to support net neutrality

Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Mozilla and other tech giants are planning a "day of action" on July 12 to oppose efforts to undo net neutrality regulations by Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai. As national momentum grows, the fight for a free and open Internet already has garnered local support.


History And Local Drama

Lessons Learned From The 'Long, Hot Summer,' And Performing Shakespeare Like A Pro

Five decades ago, social unrest gripped cities across the country, at one point even spilling into the streets of Kansas City. Today, we find out what the "long, hot summer" of 1967 can teach us about race relations and cultural diversity in present-day America.


Sneeze-y Kansas City Summer

The heat is on - and pollen counts are high

WEBVTT HALEY: I KNOW YOU ARE A BIGALLERGY SUFFERER AND I CAN'TSTOP SEIZING TODAY -- SNEEZINGTODAY.BRYAN BUSBY HAS THE FIRST ALERT.BRYAN: I THINK THE MOLD COUNTWILL COME DOWN BECAUSE WE WILLNOT SEE RAIN ANYTIME SOON.GRASS AND POLLEN STILL HIGH.THE NOSES ARE KIND OF ITCHY.THE CLADOSPORIUM MODERATE.WE ARE DRYING OUT FOR


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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