With respect and tribute to hottie Brooklyn . . . We offer just a moment to reconsider the not-so-unique-selling-proposition of so many local places herding locals into some newly remolded back lot with discount lawn furniture and calling it ambiance.
Accordingly, here are some of the news links we're checking for tonight:
Kansas City Earns Zuck Pittance
A $200,000 grant to LEANLAB Education from Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic arm will mark the Facebook founder's first investment in the Kansas City education scene. "We are committed to growing partnerships throughout the country," said Katie Boody, LEANLAB CEO.
Local Blaze Today
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Crews fought a two-alarm structure fire at a Kansas City electrical supply company Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to Graybar Electric Company at 1221 East 13th Street just before 2 p.m., along with HazMat crews. According to fire officials, the blaze started in a chemical and paint room and the sprinklers were deployed.
Meth Town Loves Democracy
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - After much backlash, city leaders in Independence, Missouri, have put a hold on smart meters for the city's utilities. On Monday, Councilman Tom Van Camp introduced a resolution to delay the project, pending the outcome of a petition aimed at keeping smart meters out of Independence.
Show-Me Speed Bump Protection
Missouri Department of Conservation SOURCE: Missouri Department of Conservation With warmer weather here, turtles can be spotted more frequently on the roads, and that's why the Missouri Department of Conservation is asking drivers to give them a break.In a news release, the MDC said these reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.
Newsy Talk Tonight
The Kansas City Star is the "paper of record" in town, but its staff has recently faced tough layoffs. And they're not alone - the entire journalism industry is changing, too. In this conversation, we discuss the history and future of journalism.
Area Artsy Alternatives
Connecting with their community -That's the goal of the 2019 Expressions Art Exhibition on display at the Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Branch, in Liberty, Missouri. The artwork was created by 21 artists with disabilities ranging from physical disabilities, mental health disabilities and even developmental disabilities.
Local Bomb Cyclone Impact
Hide Transcript Show Transcript OTTAWA, 77 DEGREES. 7 ST. JOE, 70. BY 8:00 P.M., WE'LL BE JUST UNDER 70, AND BY 9:00 P.M., WE'LL BE AT 66 DEGREES WITH A FEW MORE CLOUDS ROLLING IN, THUS THE HIGH LEVEL STUFF, NOT THE LOW AND MID, ONCE AGAIN, I THINK WE'LL REMAIN DRY WITH THE LOW HUMIDITY THAT'S OUT THERE.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .