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Kansas City Tech Celebration
Showcasing Kansas City's success is a key part of establishing the city as a thought leader in smart city development, Aaron Deacon said. Last week's third annual Gigabit City Summit gathered more than 300 attendees - representing municipalities large and small, including city officials, economic development specialists, community builders and entrepreneurs - at Plexpod: Westport Commons.
Kansas City Fair Wage Party @ City Hall
Supporters of a statewide petition to raise the minimum wage in Missouri rallied at City Hall in downtown Kansas City on Tuesday. Gov. Eric Greitens recently signed into law legislation that prevents individual cities from raising their minimum wage, but organizers say the petition could unify efforts to counter the state.
TKC Told You So . . .
Animal rights activists and other concerned fans are planning a protest Wednesday at Arrowhead stadium because they are upset over the hiring of former All-Pro quarterback Michael Vick as a coaching intern. Vick, who spent 21 months in prison in connection with a dog fighting ring, is spending time with the Kansas City Chiefs as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program.
Kansas City Driver: Oh, Deer . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City family has a major cleanup project Tuesday because a car plowed into their home overnight. The collision happened around midnight near East 96th and James A Reed Road in Kansas City. Witnesses say the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer and crashed into the house.
Kansas City And The Kaw
Over 400 canoeists and kayakers took off Tuesday morning from Kaw Point Riverfront Park to embark on the longest nonstop river race in the world.
JoCo Nature Cinema Spotlight
Fewer than 750,000 elephants are left in the world, according to conservationists' estimates. And the average American drinks more than 1,100 cups of coffee very year, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study. These statistics might seem unrelated, but D.K. Bhaskar, a Lenexa photographer, author and now filmmaker, shows they are crucially connected.
Crunch Time For Kansas City
Over the past couple of months, the Kansas City Royals have been one of the hottest teams in baseball. With a solid June and July, the Royals managed to climb back into the thick of the playoff race. They now hold the second Wild Card and control their own destiny.
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