We're gonna do something different today . . . We'll be looking at news links. J/k.
Seriously, as always we work to highlight important local news items, break stories and offer an ESSENTIAL glimpse at every day Kansas City BUT in this section that we hope to (somewhat) consistently update we offer a glimpse at the world FROM THE VANTAGE OF THIS COWTOWN.
This section was created because our reader community sends us links from around the globe that we never know exactly where to put . . . And because we hate to waste, at the very least we'll store the best of the best in this section for MULTIPLE stories that have caught our interest. Even better, in order to continue our conversation. We're closing off the section from comment and encouraging readers to SEND E-MAIL if they feel strongly about any links in this section. If it's pithy, clever or worthwhile . . . WE'LL HIGHLIGHT AND THEN OPEN THAT COMMENT UP TO CONVERSATION!!!
Those are the rules and now here are the news links from KC, around the nation and the world . . .
Shut Down Run Down
Now into its fourth week, the partial shutdown has had wide-ranging effects. The news is too much to fit into one article, so here's a guide to our latest reporting. The partial government shutdown is more than three weeks old, and the nation's economy, airports and citizens are straining under the pressure.
Cold Season Of House Fires
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT GET IN THE CHIEFS GAME, COMING UP. HALEY: AS TEMPERATURES DIP AND POWER RETURNS FOR THOUSAND ACROSS THE AREA, FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE DEALING WITH RELATED FIRES. KMBC 9'S WILLIAM JOY SHOWS US WHAT'S CAUSING THEM AND WHAT YOU CAN DO. >> IT DOES SMELL LIKE AN ELECTRICAL FIRE.
Who Owns The Shut Down???
Despite polls blaming Trump, Dems 'run the risk' of owning shutdown if they won't negotiate: Tom Bevan
As the partial shutdown continues, Democrats risk losing the upper hand if they continue refusing to negotiate a compromise with Republicans to reopen the government, Real Clear Politics founder Tom Bevan warned Tuesday. Recent polls show Americans overwhelmingly blame President Trump and the GOP for the partial shutdown, which began Dec.
Virtue Signal Salesmanship
You won't see a single razor in Gillette's new one-minute, 49-second advertisement, "We Believe." The ad, which addresses toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement, inverts the brand's famous tagline, "the best a man can get." Instead, it poses a challenge to men, asking, is it the best?
On Tuesday, H.Res.41, a resolution "rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy" serving as a condemnation of remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), came before the House. King himself stood to deliver floor remarks, and said he would be voting yes. In the resolution's text, King is mentioned among the "Whereas" statements.
Kansas City Help For Survivors
Switcheroo Inside The Loop
One of downtown Kansas City's largest office buildings has sold to a New York-based real estate investment firm. Somera Road Inc. bought City Center Square for an undisclosed amount from NG City Square LLC, an investment group led by principals Alex Sassoon, a Seattle-based real estate investor, and a pair of New York City-based investors, David Werner and Elie Schwartz.
Celebrate Tech Big Boss
Billionaire Masayoshi Son-not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg-has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he's spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?
London Calling Encore?!?
Brexit: May's plan for cross-party talks under fire as MPs condemn her for sidelining Corbyn - Politics live
Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawal
Kansas City Lawyer Mayor Redux
Segment 1: Lawyer and lifelong Kansas Citian realized his past role as chairman of Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission "functions much like the mayor of a city." In the first of our series of interviews with Kansas City, Missouri, hopefuls to become mayor, Steve Miller laid out his views on crime, affordable housing, pre-K education and more.
PROMO: WHERE'S THE FUN?!?!
It's at WALDO WEEK!!! Possibly.
Legal Dance Battle
Since Terrence Ferguson, aka rapper 2 Milly, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against game developer Epic Games last month, the debate around whether copying a real-life dance move and turning it into a virtual good for sale has become a legal quagmire.
World Wide Scare
Armed men burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi with gunfire and explosions, killing at least 14 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
Spark Fear In Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -What Don Bayless thought was fog, ended up being smoke from a fire that ripped through his neighbor's home. "I went up to the street and got the power guys, they cut it and that's the remains," said Don Bayless, Called 911.
Online Video: No Pranks
YouTube has changed its policies in an attempt to cut down on potentially dangerous challenges and pranks, Engadget reported on Tuesday, updating its rules to explicitly ban them from the site.
Local Shovel Guide
MISSION, KS (KCTV) -- Wet, melting snow and subzero temperatures this weekend could create a hazardous combination for your home. Some people might consider shoveling snow, work, but to Jeff Tummons, it's fitness. "Shoveling snow, pretty good workout. You get that cardio going and that wet snow's pretty heavy," said Tummons.
Celebrate Pork Journalism
After six years in the East Bottoms, locally owned Pigwich and The Local Pig have relocated to City Market, taking the 5,000-square-foot former Winslow's BBQ space at 20 E. Fifth St.
Be All That You Can't Be . . .
The anonymous email, signed, "A concerned Green Beret," accused the leaders of the school of "moral cowardice" for lowering the standards, and weakening instructors' ability to discipline students as they look to get further through the pipeline.
Pricey Conversation In The Dotte
At an open house in west Wyandotte County Tuesday night, residents and business owners voiced concerns about proposed changes to their monthly water and electric bills. Currently, everyone pays $4.50 a month for stormwater management - meaning the sprawling Legends outlet mall pays the same as the owner of a one-bedroom home.
Kansas City Gunfire Life Lesson
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