We start our morning with a quick consideration of the ongoing drama with the Prez and his pr0n star which the nation hopes to politely ignore until it passes over and another controversy comes along that doesn't make the indiscretions of BOTH parties so obvious.
Closer to home we're checking these news links to start the day.
Take a peek:
KC Biz Leader Laments Startups Support
Early stage entrepreneurs struggle with the technical steps to getting started, a new Kauffman survey found, and founders don't believe the government is helping them. "The incentives for government to invest in entrepreneurship and invest in entrepreneurial economic development are somewhat misaligned," Roberts said.
Rising Tide Touting Responsibility
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four years and millions of documents later, landowners in four states, including Missouri and Kansas, have won a major legal victory against the federal government. A Federal Claims Court judge ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to blame for recurrent flooding that damaged farms and property along the Missouri River in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
Double Death After Morning Blaze
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two people are dead following a fire in Kansas City, Mo., early Wednesday morning. It happened at a home on the corner of 9th and Belmont around 4 a.m. The fire was under control by 4:40 a.m.
More Deets On Domestic Drama
There are new details about a video that showed two kids being loaded into the trunk of a car in Olathe. The video, taken on Jan. 4, 2018, was captured by shocked onlookers in the parking lot of an Olathe Dollar Tree. Police later tracked down the children, who are 4 and 11 years old.
Golden Ghetto Isn't Woke
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- If you're in need of a good night's sleep, a recent study suggests Overland Park is the best place to live. Overland Park has received plenty of accolades in recent years from companies like Business Insider, Consumers Advocate and Wallethub.
Celebrate Local Middle-Class Brew
Co-founders Brian and Mary Rooney officially opened BKS Artisan Ales last December and drew an immediate following in the community. BKS, shorthand for Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood, had lines out the door on its soft-opening dates for limited beer releases last fall.
Fear Cowtown Target Practice
Somebody is shooting and killing cattle belonging to a Lone Jack feedlot that wants to greatly expand near Powell Gardens. The Valley Oaks Steak Co. has lost three head, one of them a pregnant cow, in the last week or so. "Unfortunately the violence has continued at our pasture farm in Lone Jack," the steak company posted on Facebook.
The Kansas City Backup Plan
Welcome to the legal tampering period! We're close to the flurry of Chiefs activity being official. What trades they have made can't be finalized until March 14. While it would be the opposite of flashy, I believe the Chiefs should bring back one of their own and a hero on the east side of Arrowhead to backup their new potential hero Patrick Mahomes.
Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The Middle is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.