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Downtown According To Troy
During Friday's celebration of the progress on Two Light, the $120 million apartment high-rise in the Kansas City Power & Light District, City Manager Troy Schulte urged the crowd to look out as well as up at the 24-story tower.
City Hall Warning
Individuals may begin registering now for AlertKC by completing the form below, texting their zip code to "888777", or by visiting nixle.com and providing their address or nearby intersection, a cell phone number and an email address by which to receive notifications.
Big Dead-Tree Cheeser
For now, it's the sort of stuff that's both in plain view and largely invisible unless you're looking for it. Smart-city gear - Wi-Fi antennas, various sensors, video cameras - are gradually blooming on streetlights, traffic signals and light poles across the urban landscape.
Celebrate Cowtown Tech Marriage
Increasing its ongoing support of entrepreneurs, Affinity Worldwide has donated $1 million to the (KCSF), a nonprofit championing and connecting the local startup ecosystem. Kansas City Startup Foundation As part of the donation, Kansas City-based Affinity is also donating ownership of the Center for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development (CEED) - the parent organization of Startland News - to the foundation.
Urban Core Taste Test
Order Up | Paleterias Tropicana's Paletas
New Hope For Kansas City Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jake Junis had great stuff in the Royals 9-1 win over Seattle on Sunday. Paired with his Omaha batterymate Cam Gallagher, Junis tossed a career best 7 strikeouts in 8 innings of work. It was Gallagher's MLB debut. Both he and Junis were drafted together and have come through the Royals pipeline.
Midtown Kansas City Glory Days
The block of South Hyde Park bounded by Holmes, Kenwood, 41 st and 42 nd is now composed of mostly single-family bungalows. But from the 1920s to the 1940s, the block also held a grocery store and was home to the Meiners grocery family.
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