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Kansas City Re-Up
Additional utility crews from Arkansas and Wisconsin have been called in to help Kansas City Power & Light restore service to customers from Saturday's winter storm. See KCP&L's Outage map Heavy, wet snow blanketed Kansas City on Saturday, causing limbs to snap and down power lines.
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Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee this year, said she'll be cautious when it comes to interest rate policy. George rotates onto the FOMC once every three years. The FOMC sets the key federal funds rate.
Car Help In Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every car sold at the KCI Auto Auction helps women and children in need. Over the past six years, the auction has donated $1.25 million to three Kansas City-based organizations. The auction's managing partner said the Kansas City community helped sustain the auction during the Great Recession.
Corporate Retirement Kickoff
Cliff Illig, Cerner Corp. co-founder and vice chairman, has retired from the Kansas City-based health IT company to focus on outside interests, according to a news release. Illig notified the board and the company on Monday, and the announcement takes effect Tuesday, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Continued KC Red Cross Rescue
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the third day in a row, the American Red Cross is helping those without power have a place to stay warm and have a meal to eat. The Red Cross first opened the Hillcrest Community Center in South Kansas City Saturday as a warming shelter then as the storm escalated, they changed it to an overnight shelter.
Already Making Spring Plans
Last Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan, who is the MLB.com beat reporter for the Kansas City Royals did a mailbag post. One of the questions asked was who Flanagan predicted to be in the starting rotation. His answer was what Royals fans would expect. That being Danny Duffy, Jakob Junis, Brad Keller, Ian Kennedy, and Jorge Lopez.
Snow Blast Round II Coming Soon
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last week's winter blast and forecasts for more bad weather won't help.
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