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Today's Kansas City Angry TIF Report
Taxing jurisdictions will net millions in revenue that the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City was authorized to keep diverting until 2025. But some critics were unhappy that the city is spending $6.9 million of remaining funds that they believe should have been treated as surplus.
Junkie TV Tonight
To help focus attention on the crisis, KMBC/KCWE and its parent Hearst Television will televise a live primetime one-hour special across its station group on September 13 at 9:00 p.m. to address America's opioid epidemic.
Lesson In Mixing It Up
Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, tops the U.S. News and World Report list of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the Midwest. "We are proud to receive this national recognition highlighting one of our strongest assets - our diverse student body," Donnelly President Monsignor Stuart Swetland said in a statement Wednesday.
Transit Makeover At The K
Local bus stop that was once a finalist for "America's sorriest bus stop" receives an extreme makeover
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you're headed to Kauffman Stadium for Wednesday's game, you may notice some changes. The public bus stop outside the stadium on Blue Ridge Cutoff near the Missouri Welcome Center got an extreme makeover. The old bus stop was once a finalist for the title of "America's sorriest bus stop."
Cowtown Toy Time
Tiny works by 68 artists from around the world, on display this weekend at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, can help us understand "what defines us as humans," according to the museum's director. To host this special exhibit celebrating all things small, the museum partnered with the International Guild of Miniature Artisans for a juried showcase of fine-scale miniatures.
New Urban Core Biz Energized
Thirty years after Chris Goode's grandmother dropped him off for daycare at Operation Breakthrough on Troost Avenue, the entrepreneur is expanding the juicery that bears her name - Ruby Jean's - to a site less than a block away. "It's crazy how life comes full circle," said Goode, Ruby Jean's Juicery founder.
Kansas City Obligatory Hipster U2 Review
April Fleming U2, with Beck Tuesday, September 12 Arrowhead Stadium Though the band's history goes back further, U2 has spent the past 30 years all but defining arena and stadium rock - a period that commenced upon the tour supporting 1987's The Joshua Tree.
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