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Kemper Rehab Continues?!?!
After dodging a legislative bullet, Foutch is ready to pull trigger on arena project - Kansas City Business Journal
Steve Foutch, CEO of Foutch Brothers LLC, breathed a sign of relief May 12, when the 2017 session of the General Assembly adjourned without gutting the state's historic tax credit program. Foutch Brothers is counting on $6 million worth of the credits to help finance the $25 million conversion of Kemper Arena into Mosaic Arena, a two-level youth and amateur sports facility.
Kansas City Teachable Moment
Some people contend that James Joyce's Ulysses is the best novel of the 20th century. I'm not jumping into that debate. But as the annual worldwide literary holiday known as Bloomsday celebrating Ulysses rolls around again, I've made one more attempt to understand the book.
City Hall Airport Debate Price Tag
As city officials grapple with the solicitation process for a single-terminal modernization plan at Kansas City International Airport, they've racked up $475,000 in legal fees and could double that if an ordinance wins approval next week. The Kansas City Star reports that in four weeks, Husch Blackwell LLP and a Washington firm have billed $475,000, the ceiling the Kansas City Council initially approved.
Celebrate More Cowtown Tourists
Kansas City International Airport had more than 1 million arriving and departing passengers in May, marking the third busiest May since the airport opened in 1972. The Aviation Department said 1,038,206 passengers passed through KCI's gates last month. It was the 37th consecutive month of passenger growth, and was nearly a 4 percent increase from May 2016.
Forecast For Friday Night
First Alert: Severe storms expected tonight after 7 p.m. Enhanced risk for severe storms with damaging wind, hail possible this evening The First Alert Weather Team says we could see some strong to severe storms sweep across the Kansas City metro for your Friday evening.
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