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Sprint Needs Temp KC Tech Workers
It's no secret that employers are looking to fill technology jobs. But which local company is most active in this search? It's Sprint Corp., according to a survey by jobs website Indeed. While Kansas City has a smaller share of tech jobs compared with the largest tech hubs in the U.S., the technology sector is growing to account for a larger portion of openings across the metro area.
Midtown Eco-Devo Crackdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's a sunny afternoon, as Steve Benenate sits with a friend outside Westport's staple Broadway Cafe. "It's one of the few places there is where people walk around, and you can talk and visit," Benenate said.
Prison Industrial Fact Check
He's not angry. He's been eating everything he can. And he's noticed how distracted we all are thanks to our smartphones. But mostly, Lamonte McIntyre says, he spent most of his time in his first week out of prison after 23 years for a crime he didn't commit: "Trying to force myself to believe it's real," he says.
Here Comes Another Judge
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appointed a new judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Jackson County. The second such appointment in the last two months. The new judge is Jalilah Otto, who has served as an associate circuit judge in Jackson County since 2014.
Looting The Golden Ghetto
Someone stole an historic anvil from a monument in Shawnee this week. The anvil is believed to weight about 200 pounds.
Kansas City Ruins Country Club Plaza
Everything's a go for an apartment project near the Country Club Plaza, one year after nearby residents complained that the proposal was too dense. The Kansas City Council on Thursday approved a plan for a $38 million, 191-unit apartment project on vacant land near St. Luke's Hospital at 44th and Washington streets.
Rich KC Coffee Building Boom
Messenger Coffee Co.'s vision for a grand flagship location is coming to fruition. The four-year project debuts to the public Saturday in the Crossroads Arts District and gives customers an up-close look at the coffee roasting and bakery operations. (Customers even can watch grains milled on site through a lighted display window.)
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .