Kansas City News Saturday Morning Roundup

For our most committed denizens of the local discourse, here's a glimpse at a bevy of Kansas City news from across the metro with a few repeats, a few things we've missed but overall a good glimpse of where we stand right now . . .

Kansas City Morning Motivation

KCultivator Q&A: Darcy Howe helps awaken a sleepy city from safe spaces

Editor's note: KCultivators is a lighthearted profile series to highlight people who are meaningfully enriching Kansas City's entrepreneurial ecosystem. mpowering Kansas City entrepreneurs to realize their dreams is in Darcy Howe's blood, she said with a coy smile, seated in an open meeting space atop the 24th floor of her downtown office.

Politicos Play Nice For Now

Highlights from mayoral forum on real estate development | The Kansas City Star

One month away from the Kansas City mayor's election, the crowd of candidates aren't on the attack. But at a real estate industry-sponsored debate, their comments started to sharpen. Check out the highlights.

Golden Ghetto Telcom Evolution

Sprint's presence in Overland Park dwindling with sale of campus

Sprint is selling its Overlad Park campus to Occidental Management, based out of Wichita. Sprint said it will consolidate its operations, but remain in the metr...

Highway Sign Of The Times

MoDOT to begin work on I-435 and I-70 interchange on Thursday

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Missouri Department of Transportation is replacing bridges within the I-435 and I-70 interchange, which will begin this month and will keep ramps closed until December of next year. Construction begins on the I-435 and I-70 interchange on Thursday, March 7.

Old School Sails On . . .

Steamboat Arabia Museum Charts Course Away From City Market, Toward Jefferson City

The founder of the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City backs legislation that would move it to Jefferson City. It comes as David Hawley plans a new excavation of a steamboat, which would require much more space than is available at the museum's City Market site.

Local Survivor Story

Local baseball player shares struggles after friend's death

A former Olathe Northwest baseball player is heading to Spring training with the Houston Astros organization but he first stopped by Olathe South High School and Olathe West High School to talk about his struggles with his friend's suicide and dealing with death.

Creative Class In Their Own Words

Seg. 1: Kevin Willmott's Acceptance Speech. Seg. 2: Hermon Mehari. Seg. 3: Paula Saunders

Segment 1: Kevin Willmott delivers his acceptance speech. Kevin Willmott won an Oscar for BlacKkKlansman in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay. But he did not give an acceptance speech at the awards ceremony. We've remedied that. Segment 2, beginning at 10:14: Jazz trumpeter Hermon Mehari comes home.

Footballer Contemplation

One year later, Andy Reid reflects on the Patrick Mahomes Era

On January 30, 2018 - just 24 days after their season had ended in a stinging 22-21 playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans - the Kansas City Chiefs traded their starting quarterback, Alex Smith, to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Kansas City Canvas Inspiration

Why This Kansas Painter Is Being Compared To 'Thomas Hart Benton, Salvador Dali And Dr. Seuss'

Paul Seiwald, who is now 89, painted in his basement studio for more than 60 years, following his own unique vision. A chemist by day, he created a surrealistic vision of Midwestern life by night. Lately, his work has been getting some attention.

Remembering Old KCI

Mayor, builder recall construction of original KCI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Following KCMO City Council's approval of a development agreement on Thursday for a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, a former mayor said the decision served as a historic moment for the city. Charles Wheeler served as mayor from 1971 to 1979 and was in office when KCI first opened its doors in 1972.

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


  1. Resonating and Vibrating With Unicorns and Rainbows3/2/19, 8:44 AM

    This is fantastic. It's going to be a wonderful day here in the big city.


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