As the Valentine's Day selling season approaches, our favorite purveyor of panties struggles to keep up with the times. Double link examination:
Jezebel: We Need Fashion Industry Watchdogs Now More Than Ever
Time: Victoria's Secret Created an Impossible Ideal of Sexy. Now It's Struggling to Stay Relevant
Closer to home, here's a look at today's top news stories from around the metro:
Kansas City Kangaroo Financial Aid
A new $20 million scholarship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will help around 800 students over the next decade. Bloch Family Scholarships will bring two new scholarships to UMKC, and expand the existing Henry W. Bloch Scholars program, which aims to serve students from urban neighborhoods who may not be considered for scholarships due to past academic performance.
Courthouse FAILS Locked Up Pets, Too
Concerned residents showed up at a meeting Monday night to learn more about what will happen to one of Kansas City's largest no-kill animal shelters.
KCMO Tech Scene Talent Scouting
Crema's recent growth means more than an additional Crossroads office space for the startup, said Gabby Brotherton. It provides bandwidth for the firm to supplement Kansas City's tech talent with a new apprenticeship program. "[Crema is] very much a company that values collaboration and innovation learning," said Brotherton, marketing specialist at the software development firm.
Show-Me More Rising Mizzou Costs And UMKC Spike Of At Least 300 Bucks
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - The University of Missouri is planning to raise the cost of food and housing at three campuses beginning next school year. The Kansas City Star reports that university system officials approved the rate hikes for the Kansas City, St. Louis and Rolla campuses on Monday.
Rock Chalk Weed Game Rising
Two different bills are being drafted to make medical marijuana legal in Kansas, KSNT-TV reports. Lisa Ash Sublett, who founded the group Bleeding Kansas, helped last year to introduce the Kansas Safe Access Act amendment to legalize medical marijuana. The House rejected it. Bleeding Kansas is pushing a new bill that will be sponsored by State Rep.
Kansas City Payout
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you thought your neighbor and die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan was still taking the AFC Championship loss hard, your neighbor isn't alone. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to announce he had paid up on his bet with Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.
Tradition Of Hype Continues
ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) -- The Chiefs and Missouri Western State University reached an agreement Tuesday that would keep the Chiefs in St. Joseph for training camp in 2019. This marks the 10th-consecutive year the Kansas City Chiefs held training camp at the university.
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