We start our very early morning with Jessica Jane and a lot of Kansas City MSM links that are worth a look:
Locals Looking For Workers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's National Institute for Construction Excellence (NICE) was formed in 1998 in response to a shortage of skilled laborers. That shortage is still prevalent today, which is worrisome to those in the construction industry, especially with big projects coming up in the city.
Flood Of New Projects
A series of massive, multi-million dollars projects is underway to try to reduce flooding across the metro. Experts tell KCTV5 this summer's flooding was second only to the great flood of 1951. For the groups responsible for mitigating the problem, it was a learning experience.
Fear Meth Town Hooting
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Many people have said they have seen owls in Independence, and some people are going to sleep with a familiar "hoot" outside their windows. Jennifer Kelley said owls call back and forth to each other between her front and backyard.
Local Biz Against Amazon HQ2 Hype
Editor's note: Kansas City-based Mycroft CEO Joshua Montgomery wrote this piece in response to the area effort to attract Amazon's prospective HQ2. The opinions expressed in this commentary are the author's alone. My first face-to-face meeting with an Amazon employee took place on his day off.
KC Animal Kindness
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Scott Poore dedicates his life to helping homeless pets. In fact, his entire business, Adopt Don't Shop KC, is built around it. He volunteers at animal shelters nearly every day and he found, "There's one common theme and that's laundry."
Breaking News Two KC Metro cities have made a list of top-50 best cities to live in the US. According to USA TODAY, Lee's Summit is ranked at 19th on the list, Olathe comes in 23rd. Lawrence, just outside the KC Metro, takes the 33rd spot.
Grave New Airport Mistake
There's new concern for the location of a potential new single terminal airport in Kansas City - or at least what's under the location. Officials say slave burial grounds can be found among the 11,000 acres owned by Kansas City International Airport.
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