Tonight we offers this downpour of local news and all things related to our local discourse . . . We put them altogether in one convenient collection because nothing here really stands as something really debatable but it's still a quicker guide to the local news scene than having to dig through social media, endure TV smiley, happy-talk or wait for tomorrow's newspaper . . . Have look:

Kansas City Flood Fear Confirmed

Flooding concerns as tropical storm Gordon system heads our way

Flooding remains a concern as several rounds of rain are expected through the rest of the week across much of Kansas and Missouri. Monday 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Manhattan following a nearly 9-inch rain event that inundated areas no living person had seen flooded before.

Lesson In School Revival
Kansas City's DeLaSalle Wants To Be The School Kids Choose, Not Their Last Resort
Scary KCI Prep Work

KCI prepared for possible plane quarantine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If a potentially catastrophic health emergency happened on a flight bound for Kansas City International Airport, the fact that the airport and health department are both under city control would streamline the decision-making process.

KC Running Great Cause

Help fight against ovarian cancer by walking or running in the Whisper Walk at Zona Rosa

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Vicki Welsh 5k Whisper Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16th at Zona Rosa in the Northland, 8640 N Dixson Ave. Vicki Welsh began having symptoms in 2001 and was finally diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in July 2002.

Kansas City Bridgework

MODOT shows the work its doing on the Buck O'Neil Bridge (video)

Breaking News Kansas City, MO - Work continues to replace expansion joints on the Buck O'Neil Bridge that have been corroded and rusted due to salt and other chemicals. MODOT's John Casey, the senior construction inspector, explained what they're doing: Currently, only the northbound lanes of the bridge are open.

Golden Ghetto Plea

Shawnee Mission Schools want ACLU lawsuit against them dismissed

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Shawnee Mission School District is asking the U.S. District Court in Kansas to dismiss a lawsuit against them by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of student first amendment rights.

Bold Fanboy Prediction likes the KC Chiefs | The Kansas City Star, which uses statistical analysis to project outcomes, says numbers favor the Kansas City Chiefs this season. The Chiefs are the website's highest-rated team in the AFC West and third-highest-rated team in the AFC behind the Patriots and Steelers.

Home Team Injury Season

Danny Duffy expected to be shut down for remainder of season

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy exited tonight's start after being charged with three runs in just two-thirds of an inning, with the team later announcing that he exited due to a left shoulder impingement. Following the game, Duffy told Jeffrey Flanagan of

Chiefs Trick Play Preview

Mahomes: Expect 'specialty plays' for Sunday's game against Chargers

KANSAS CITY (KCTV5) - The Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers in an early-season test on the road to begin the 2018 campaign. The game features what most NFL pundits believe to be the two top teams of the AFC West. It'll be the second career start for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Local Artsy Advocacy

Open Spaces festival is much more than an arts exhibition | The Kansas City Star

The ultimate measure of any great city is quality of life. While quality of life can be evaluated in innumerable ways, availability and access to cultural experiences are always key criteria. Challenging convention, stimulating dialog and exposing beauty; Open Spaces, Kansas City's first citywide, two-month, multi-medium arts exhibition, provides unprecedented access to virtually all aspects of art - visual, performing and experiential.

Taste Of NEXTGEN Biz

Flavors driving KC Cajun to entrepreneur's next phase

Kansas City businesses should utilize every resource at their disposal to build stronger brands, said Israel England, owner and operator of KC Cajun. "I'm branching out," England said with confidence as he detailed his coming venture - adapting his KC Cajun catering service into a food truck.

Kansas City Survivor Story

Kansas City woman battles cancer, high health bills due to cost of insurance

KANSAS CITY (KCTV5) - A 29-year-old local woman was stunned to find out she had breast cancer - and now she has a message she wants to share with other young women across the Kansas City area. Rachel Marks, diagnosed in late August, starts chemo this week at the Truman Medical Center.

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