Quick glimpse at some of the more worthwhile local news links. Take a look:
Kansas City Pet Freebie Giveaways
KCMO Offers Free Pet Vaccinations and Microchips Kansas City, Mo - infoZine - Spay and Neuter Kansas City's Families Better Together program and the City of Kansas City, Mo., is offering free rabies vaccinations and microchipping with the purchase of a $10 city pet license at two upcoming clinics.
More Jail Drama Underway
Jackson County has hired a Kansas City law firm to represent county employees in a secret and previously unreported investigation of conditions at the Jackson County Detention Center. The Star learned of the investigation through public records it requested from county officials this week concerning a legal services agreement between the county and the Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian firm, which specializes in criminal and civil matters.
Economic Border War Back On???
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - HCA Midwest Health will move its headquarters from Kansas City, Missouri, to Overland Park, Kansas, in the latest move in a business "border war" between the two states. The Kansas City Star reports the company, which owns eight hospitals in the Kansas City area, will receive tax incentives from Kansas but state officials say the details of the incentives aren't final.
Meth Town Veggie Market Coming Soon
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The city of Independence is taking the next steps towards opening a new farmers market. On Monday, the Independence City Council approved the $3.3 million project. "It's really looking towards the future of the city," said Meg Lewis, City of Independence spokeswoman.
Old & Busted Bridge Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thursday morning city leaders took the next step toward paying for a new Buck O'Neil Bridge. City engineers say the bridge, built in 1956, is reaching the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
Local Biz Diversity Earns Tech Tribute
Each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., between 100 to 200 people gather at Kansas City's Kauffman Foundation to hear two entrepreneurs pitch their startups. Throughout February the lineup is focused on black-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month.
Celebrate Kansas City Story Time
Next week, Kansas City welcomes ambassadors of an entire genre of music to the Folk Alliance International Conference. Over the past five years, the conference has become one of the biggest arts-related draws to the area and something of a revenue boon for the city in general.
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