Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Kansas City News Cleanup

A lot of worthwhile news items that still deserve attention we'd like to share quickly with our blog community. Checkit:

Kansas City Winter Endurance Test

Kansas City could see everything from rain, storms and snow on Saturday

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Once the morning fog and clouds burn off, we are looking good for Thursday with highs in the lower 40s. StormTrack5 Meteorologist Erin Little says most of Friday looks dry as well with isolated light rain possible late evening. However, all eyes are on this next weekend storm.

Doc Works To Save Winnings

Overland Park ER Doc Who Won $29 Million In Whistleblower Suit Fights To Keep The Whole Amount

A physician who won one of the biggest jury awards in Missouri last year in a whistleblower case over emergency room staffing is going back to court after a judge slashed his award by more than half. Dr. Raymond Brovont had worked in the regular emergency room and the pediatric emergency room at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Cowtown Can't Drive In The Snow

Several snowplows hit in Kansas City area within past few days, KDOT says

Several snowplows have been hit across the Kansas City area within the past few days, putting the lives of the drivers and other motorists at risk.The Kansas Department of Transportation said there have been at least seven crashes involving snowplows in its Kansas City district.

GOP Vs. Abuelita!!!

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly meeting resistance from GOP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in Kansas politics, but many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up The GOP-dominated Legislature has yet to have committee hearings on her plan to expand the state's Medicaid health coverage for the needy.

Golden Ghetto Ritzy Jr. College?!?!

JCCC president's live-tweeted candid comments draw ire | The Kansas City Star

Johnson County Community College President Joe Sopcich faces criticism from students and faculty after a DNC committeman live-tweeted remarks Sopcich purportedly made to justify a recent tuition increase.

Kansas City Kitty Escapes!!!

Kitten claws its way to freedom with help of RideKC staff after getting trapped in van

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A RideKC driver picked up a furry passenger this week. A kitten jumped off one truck and climbed into a para-transit van late Tuesday afternoon. A labor of love followed to help the kitty claw its way to freedom.

Telcom Big Money Opposition

Group opposed to Sprint/T-Mobile merger is a mystery - Kansas City Business Journal

A dark money group that is lobbying hard against the merger of Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. is a mystery, but appears to have ties to the companies' competitors. The group Protect America's Wireless has portrayed the proposed $26.5 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile as a security threat because the companies previous have used equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE.

Exburb Secrecy Crackdown

Judge: Raytown's records request denial broke Sunshine Law

RAYTOWN, MO (AP) - A judge has ordered Raytown to pay $42,000 in legal fees for an open records request violation. The Kansas City Star reports that at issue was the city of Raytown's denial of a request for information about the safety of an intersection where 69-year-old Cecile Leggio was killed in a 2016 traffic wreck.

Show-Me Po'Folk Tradition

Intergenerational Poverty and Pathways to Self-Sufficiency

Poverty rates in Missouri have trended downward in the years since the Great Recession. Recent research has indicated that nearly seven in ten Missouri children born into families in the bottom income quintile are expected to have escaped poverty by adulthood. But what of the poverty that remains in our state?

Show-Me End Of Mechanic Payoffs???

Missouri lawmakers vote to eliminate state vehicle inspections

If you own a vehicle in Missouri, you've probably taken it to get inspected. But a Missouri lawmaker has proposed to get rid of the requirement.The Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to end vehicle inspections on a voice vote, The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

Old School Defense Reunion?!?!

Why the Kansas City Chiefs should keep the pass rushing trio together

The Kansas City Chiefs have plenty of tough decisions to make this offseason with veteran stars, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Linebacker Justin Houston and safety Eric Berry are the biggest question marks following general manager Brett Veach stating that they are going to keep linebacker Dee Ford around in 2019.

Kansas City Winter Retreat

Travel agents helping Kansas Citians escape winter's wrath

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Cold, snowy and gloomy weather have people living in the Kansas City area wishing for a vacation. At Overland Park-based , owner and travel agent Kim Cook said more people than usual are calling her up looking for a warm getaway.

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