Char Mac makes our Saturday morning as we review these local news links to start the weekend. Checkit:
Watch The World End In Downtown KC
Looking for a great place to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21? You've come to the right place. Downtown Kansas City will be home to five public watch parties and a Mural + Creativity Festival. You can get the complete Downtown low-down at kceclipse2017.com, courtesy of the Downtown Council's Tactical Urbanism group.
KCMO Landlord Crackdown Coming Soon
The Kansas City Council is poised to begin debating a proposal that could eventually lead to rental property inspections, funded by fees on landlords. The fee to help fund a "Healthy Homes" rental inspection program must be submitted to voters, and ballot language is slated to go to the council's Housing Committee on Wednesday.
Police Tribute After Tragedy
CLINTON, Mo. - As family members, fellow officers, and the community get set for the funeral of fallen police officer Gary Michael on Saturday, those who knew him continue to honor him in many ways. Michael was shot and killed after responding to a traffic stop in Clinton on Sunday night.
Social Media Food Truck Slap Fight
A Kansas man says a local food truck owner is serving up some big insults. It's all happening on social media because of a bad review. John Foley didn't like his sandwich, so he did what millions of people do every day: he wrote about his experience online.
Kansas City Weekend Forecast
Our weather will be comfortable for your Saturday. Look for clear skies and a high near 80 degrees.
One For The Fanboys
The term "fan" first entered the sports lexicon as shorthand for "fanatic" - and it wasn't meant as a compliment. But as commentator Victor Wishna explains in "A Fan's Notes," when done responsibly, there's no shame in getting carried away. It's all part of the game. So, how's everybody's summer?
Celebrate Kansas City Kombucha
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