We start the early morning with tribute to the enduring hotness of Jess B. and then check some of the top news links to start the day. Take a look:
Kangaroo B-Ball Dedication
Fans of the UMKC Kangaroos will notice something a little bit different this upcoming season. The school tweeted out photos of the new court on Tuesday. The court, designed by Populous, feature...
Old School KC Endorsement
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two weeks before voters will decide on if a new $1 billion terminal should be built at Kansas City International Airport, an original designer said the current facility has outlived its convenience. Bob Berkebile helped design the current facility almost 50 years ago as a member of the Kivett & Myers architectural firm.
Middle-Class Enclave Loyalty???
First the Roasterie made plans to open 0.1 of a mile away from Starbucks at 43rd and Main Street. Then Starbucks took out a work permit for a spot just 0.1 of a mile away from Brookside's Roasterie Cafe. But now the battle of the coffee shops is officially on.
Urban Core Cleanup At Last
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the last two years, a Kansas City retiree says he's tried to get the city to clean up what he calls "a nasty eyesore" in his neighborhood at E. 67th and The Paseo, but to no avail.
Newspaper Glory Days Tribute
Laura Rollins Hockaday, an irrepressible cheerleader for The Kansas City Star and a reporter who contributed mightily to expanding the paper's reach into and standing with minority communities, died last night at St. Luke's Hospital. Laura, whom I got to know shortly after arriving at The Star in 1969, suffered from a variety of medical...
Rock Chalk Teachable Moment
More than 3,000 students in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools stand to improve their chances of graduating from high school and pursuing higher education, thanks to an $18 million federal grant that will allow tutoring, mentoring and other services for students from sixth grade through their first year of college.
Big Money Trumps Customers
Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to repeal a rule that made it easier for Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies. Senators passed the measure by a vote of 51-50. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule blocks companies from using arbitration clauses to stop consumers from bringing class action lawsuits.
Leslie Grace, Wisin - Dulce is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for this morning . . .