Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Kansas City Morning News Link Look

We start the morning with tribute to the enduring legacy of classic KB and her top ranking social media game and move forward with a peek at the most important Kansas City MSM news links right now. Take a look:

Kansas City Morning Rescue

Firefighters pull man from roof of burning home in Kansas City

Firefighters in Kansas City made a dramatic rescue early Thursday morning, pulling a man from the roof of his burning home.

Kansas City Life Lessons

Kansas City's zip codes see widening gap in life expectancy

Kansas City, Missouri is dealing with a growing problem, but it's one not many are aware of. The city has a widening life expectancy gap. Overall, the average life expectancy for the city is 77-years-old, but there is a large gap between different zip codes and races.

Mission Gateway Comeback AGAIN???

Could it finally happen? The Mission Gateway project looks to move forward

The clock is ticking on the Mission Gateway Project, the latest plan to do something with the open space at Johnson Dr. and Shawnee Mission Parkway that used to be the Mission Mall. Multiple plans have started and stopped since the mall was demolished 13 years ago.

Kansas City Street Life Report

Lingering in the left lane is illegal, problematic and hard to enforce

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's definitely frustrating being stuck behind a driver lingering for too long in the left lane, but what a lot of people don't know is that driver's lingering is also illegal. "It seems like people either disobey or are misinformed," said Sgt. Collin Stosberg with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Get Well Soon Rally
Candlelight vigil held for Prairie Village teen critically hurt in wreck
Tribute To The Bus Driver Man

A friend to passengers everywhere: Legacy of KC bus driver who died suddenly won't stop rolling along

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Drivers with Kansas City's public transportation system are mourning the passing of one of their own, and the buses he drove will play a prominent role in how he's remembered. You don't spent 13 years behind the wheel of a city bus without making an impact on the people you serve.

Newspaper La Migra Conversation

The Star's Editorial Board with Jessica Piedra, Kansas City immigration attorney

Star Editorial Board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Mary Sanchez talked with Kansas City immigration attorney Jessica Piedra on Facebook Live Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018. In this excerpt, Piedra explains how the check-in arrangement Lawrence chemistry teacher Syed Ahmed Jamal had with Immigration and Customs Enforcement could be revoked.

Even More Urban Core Foodie Options

Shawarmar Brings Mediterranean Wraps And Bowls to Linwood

Abeer Jari arrives at Shawarmar (23 E. Linwood Boulevard) a little over an hour before sunrise. She has spices to blend, marinades to check, and tahini sauce to mix. She tries not to think about her two-and-a-half year-old son, who is in daycare for the first time, as she preps for the day.

Duran Duran - Save A Prayer is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

When rich parents allow their kids to drive cars with way to much horsepower and to be running around racing on residential streets when they are suppose to be in school is when the risk for bad things to happen is monumental. Now the kid is same as dead but lets have a candlelight vigil to honor a kid who was doing wrong. The driver of the car needs to be in jail on charges.

Anonymous said...

"Lingering in the left lane is illegal, problematic and hard to enforce"

True, but frequently the right lane is full of potholes. When is the Donald going to stop talking about infrastructure and actually, like, DO something.

Anonymous said...

Why did Obama and Sly let it get so bad?

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, dipshit, KC streets have been left full of potholes since the mid-60s! Hell, under Kay Barnes it got so bad that there were steel plates on 47th Street at the Plaza that had been in place so long that there were yellow lane markings painted on them.

The problem is that certain City Departments have been allowed to run themselves with no oversight from the City Manager's Office forever and the Department Administration gets away with spending the money it receives on "fact finding" trips and "training" instead of where it is intended to go. The City Treasurer's Office was aware of this back I the 70s, but all attempts to rectify it were sidelined by the Legal Department then, and probably still are now.

It takes strong Leadership toot out Institutionalized Corruption, and the Kansas Developers who own this City will NOT allow Strong Leaders into Office.

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Anonymous said...

So the KCMO school board chair decries the lack of education as a contributing factor in low life expectancy.
What the hell is she doing about it.

Anonymous said...

6:50, it is not Donald's (i.e. the feds') responsibility to maintain Kansas City streets or Missouri roads and highways, including interstates. Kansas City could help matters by filling larger potholes with shredded streetcars and recycled airport tarmac.

Anonymous said...

Agree, but I'm not talking about city streets. I was referring to I-70 and not just in Missouri. Besides, I don't think the law applies to city streets.

Anonymous said...

Luckily that tree stopped that privileged PV teen from hitting anything owned by adults.