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Courthouse Drama Getting Worse
Additional charges and suspects have been announced in a corruption probe at the Jackson County Detention Center. Additional charges were filed Tuesday against two corrections officers at the jail and three others. Four people, including two corrections officers, were originally charged in connection with a bribery scheme to smuggle contraband cell phones and other items to inmates.
Kansas City Bikes Hit Hard
Harley-Davidson Inc. announced Tuesday that it plans to lay off 180 hourly workers at its plants in Milwaukee and Kansas City. Out of the 180 plant workers, union leaders said, 97 will be from Kansas City. Harley stated that the cuts are based on poor earnings in the second quarter and will begin within the next few months.
Last Hope Against NO-BID Revenue Grab??
Burns & McDonnell has been billing the team it's building to compete for the $1 billion modernization of Kansas City International Airport as the hometown team. But representatives of a competing team begin assembled by Los Angeles-based AECOM says it will be just as local and a lot more experienced.
Fighting Sunflower State Drying Up
After decades of alarming headlines, Kansas may be on the verge of preserving an ancient groundwater resource that helped make it an agricultural powerhouse. Since the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s, researchers have warned that farmers were pumping water from the part of the massive Ogallala aquifer that underlies Kansas faster than nature could replace it.
Big Bucks For Kansas City Schools
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The City of Kansas City has roughly 20 charter schools within KCPS school boundaries. One of the newest charter schools, Kansas City Neighborhood Academy, just received a $500,000 investment from SchoolSmartKC. Kansas City Neighborhood Academy is a local charter school that is sponsored by KCPS.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .