Athletic hottie Alexis Ren earned the SI "rookie of the year" and right now here celebratory dancing inspires this look at some of the top local stories closer to home.
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Hyping Kansas City Inside The Loop
Downtown Council members and stakeholders poured into the Kansas City Convention Center on Jan. 26 to celebrate successes in Downtown KC, as well as to network and to be inspired to continue the urban momentum of Kansas City. Did you miss the Downtown Council's 2018 Annual Luncheon held early this month?
JoCo Car Crash Tragedy Report
Police are investigating a crash that left two high school students in severe condition Wednesday. Prairie Village officers were called at 10:20 a.m. to the 7100 block of Cherokee Drive on a reported injury traffic crash. Officers arrived and located two vehicles at the scene.
Kansas City Confronts Commuter Crisis
A new report ranks Kansas City traffic congestion 82nd among the nation's metropolitan areas. The INRIX survey found that area drivers spend about 18 hours in rush hour traffic every year.
Sunflower State Teaching Moment
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Jeff Colyer called Wednesday for an amendment to the Kansas Constitution to protect the state's abortion restrictions and told legislators he doesn't support increasing taxes to provide more funding for public schools.
Show-Me Weed Mercy
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri bill would provide access to medical marijuana for people who have terminal conditions. The Columbia Missourian reports that a House committee heard testimony Tuesday on the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jim Neely. Lobbyist Woody Cozad was the only one testifying against the bill.
Kansas City Fave Returns
Julia Othmer is an art-rock musician in the vein of Tori Amos and Peter Gabriel. Although she currently lives in Los Angeles, Othmer claims Kansas City as her hometown and returns to visit her parents and friends several times a year.
Iconic Downtown KC In Focus
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .