The REAL news isn't ever nice and so we celebrate Lucy pouting and round-up some of the downbeat news links for today . . .
Kansas City Dying For Single-Payer
Kansas City businesses are ahead of the national average when it comes to high-deductible plans paired with a savings account, according to Mercer's 2017 National Health Survey. In the metro area, 83 percent of survey respondents reported offering a high-deductible plan with either a health savings account or a health reimbursement account in 2017.
Another New Airport Threat
Ajamu Webster wants a new terminal at KCI and will find out next week if enough Kansas City voters think like he does. If the measure loses in what figures to be a close election, he doesn't think city leaders should wait around to ask again.
JoCo Stays Losing Chemical Biz
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE 11/1: Lineage Logistics decided Wednesday not to build the facility near the New Century AirCenter. In a statement, the company cited a change in customer needs.
Creeper Compromise Coming Soon
OLATHE, Kan. -- A Blue Springs man accused of kidnapping and raping a Johnson County sheriff's deputy was in court Thursday afternoon and was expected to agree to a plea deal presented by Johnson County prosecutors. Instead, William Luth's attorney asked for a continuance.
Tech Community Touts New Airport
After more than five years of deal-making and debate, the time has come for Kansas City, Missouri, voters to decide the fate of the city's current 45-year-old airport. On the Nov. 7 ballot: a new single-terminal facility that would replace the current three-terminal Kansas City International Airport.
KCMO Gunfire Deets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man was found shot inside a car early Thursday morning near 25th and Quincy. Police gathered two witnesses to determine what happened. The man was rushed to the hospital, reportedly with a gunshot wound to his head. His injuries were life-threatening. Officers responded just before 3:30 a.m.
Tough Football Times Ahead
Todd Haley used to divide the season into four quarters. We're taking a look at two halves. As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to kick off the second half of the 2017 regular season on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, they will do so tied for the AFC lead at 6-2 overall, a record matched only by the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots in the conference.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .