The Kansas City Thursday News Wag

We've long been admirer of Sarah's blog and as the weather warms up she provides this great resource for doggie friendly upscale restaurants as we wag over classic Denise and her puppies.

Closer to home, here are some of the top news links we're checking right now . . .

Profitable Kansas City Diversity

Forbes ranks 4 KC companies as 'Best Employers for Diversity' - Kansas City Business Journal

Four local companies scored a spot on Forbes' "America's Best Employers for Diversity" list, including one in the top 25. To create the list, Forbes worked with research firm Statista, which surveyed 30,000 U.S. employees in August. Questions covered aspects, such as diversity, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Follow-Up Hype As Protests Continue Against Downtown Luxury Tax Breaks

Compromise reached in deal to bring more apartments to downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The city is weighing a compromise with the Cordish Companies to facilitate the building of Three Light while also adding affordable housing units. The compromise came amid public outcry over the city subsidizing luxury apartments with no affordable options.

Women Scorned Thankfully Snitch Against Bank Robber Suspect

Two wives - one ex, one soon-to-be - identify KC bank robbery suspect

A previously convicted bank robber is now charged with robbing a US Bank branch inside Truman Medical Center. Jimmy Lee Bozeman II, 56, is charged in federal court in Kansas City with the March 14 hold-up of the US Bank branch inside Truman Medical Center, 2301 Holmes Road.

Don't Panic After Plaza Package Scare

Police say with more packages may come more threats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police say the serial bombing incidents in Texas have shown that people need to be alert for suspicious packages in a world of more online deliveries. The police bomb squad investigates more than 100 bomb calls a year.

City Hall Teachable Moment

Register for KCMO Community Engagement University - Kansas City infoZine

Register for KCMO Community Engagement University Kansas City, MO - infoZine - The Community Engagement University is accepting applicants for spring 2018 but seats are limited. If you're one of the lucky 32 selected, you'll be able to interact with staffers who know the ins and outs of City finances, operations, projects and services.

Celebrate Community Payback

Kansas City's Urban Youth Academy opens to the community

By Katrina E. Williams Northeast News The $19 million, state-of-the-art Kansas City Urban Youth Academy won't host its official grand opening celebration until Saturday, March 31, but programming at the facility is already underway. On Saturday, March 17th at 9 a.m., the academy hosted a clinic for boys ranging in age from 6-9 years old.

It's Always The Hipster Weekend

Blip Blast Into Spring & Other Weekend Possibilities

We can make spring a reality if we all just believe a little. Here's a way to fuel those positive vibes: Blip Blast, a vanilla cold brew bottled and sold by Blip Coffee Roasters (1101 Mulberry St.). The bottles arrived in the cooler in the West Bottoms shop earlier this week.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. Yes, Doggie, Denise's puppies make my tongue hang out too!


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