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Meet New Kansas City Kangaroo Honcho
Editor's note: This story was updated at 3:50 p.m. to include comments from incoming chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal and MU spokesman Christian Basi. The University of Missouri-Kansas City's next chancellor, C. Mauli Agrawal, takes over at a time when higher education funding in the state is under fire and inherits the imperiled promise of a downtown location for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.
Restoring Iconic Kansas City Venue
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leaders of the oldest theater in Kansas City are asking for help from the public to make sure the theater remains a mainstay for the next 100 years and beyond. The marquis and flashing lights are raised high above 12th Street in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Hard Times For Local Special Needs
Kids with Muscular Dystrophy in the Kansas City area are stunned by a decision to no longer send local kids to a popular summer camp they have attended for years. Families, camp counselors, and friends are now organizing a major effort to get the Muscular Dystrophy Association to reverse that decision.
Kansas City Tech Stays Winning???
The Internet Association and National League of Cities released a joint report on the future of cities in the digital economy, and Kansas City was selected as one of the four case studies. The report evaluated "up-and-coming tech cities" that are actively pursuing the integration of technology into their economies, environments and policymaking.
Newspaper Doubts #BetterKCI
So, if the Kansas City Council and KCI developer Edgemoor finally agree on a memorandum of understanding Thursday, everybody lives happily ever after, right? Probably wrong. Think of the memorandum of understanding, or MOU, as an engagement. And the actual KCI groundbreaking, scheduled for the fall, as the wedding.
Local Fanboy Day Dream Fun Link
On January 14th of 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs shocked the football world. In an unreal move, Andy Reid and Alex Smith were shown the door, leaving Doug Pederson to take the reins. Without going after a quarterback in the draft or free agency, the Chiefs made an unprecedented move and decided to stay in-house.
Kansas City Booze News
Casual Animal Brewing Company (1725 McGee) officially opens today. Owner and brewer Kyle Gray has five beers on tap including Treat Yourself Honey Wheat, Local Motive Pale Ale, Hoptify American IPA, Bear Hug Multigrain Brown Ale and Branch Out Stout. In addition to full 16-ounce pours and flights, the taproom offers a "swifty' as an eight-ounce option.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .