AND WE'RE BACK!!!
We return to the Kansas City discourse with pop culture tidbits and memories of the former 'Obama Hottie' still in great shape. Moreover, we share community news and other insights to power our early educational discussion of news and politics. Enjoy!!!
Kansas City Confronts Another Season Of House Fires
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Fire Department put out a fire at a trailer overnight. Firefighters were called to 11908 N. Illinois Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters on scene say the fire was contained to the front of the house. It was extinguished quickly.
Golden Ghetto Against Po'Folk
Frank Pikus wanted to find a newer, affordable home for his elderly mother in Overland Park. He soon realized his quest was nearly impossible. "She wants to move, but she doesn't want to move out of central Overland Park. And there's nothing newer she can afford in central Overland Park.
Share The Midtown Love
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire inside a Midtown high-rise apartment building on Christmas Eve. It happened around 7 p.m. at the Westport Central apartments on Armour Blvd. Shattered glass still lines the street and sidewalks, blown out from 9th story windows where the fire started.
Kansas Waiting Game
TOPEKA, KS (AP) - Kansas is allowing some residents seeking to get or renew a driver's license to schedule appointments so that they can avoid a tedious wait in line. The Division of Vehicles in the Kansas Department of Revenue recently expanded the program to an additional nine offices in populous areas after launching a pilot program in Topeka in August.
Show-Me More Teacher Cash!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- State educators say that Missouri teachers are underpaid, and they want to do something about it. While it's difficult to determine exactly what school districts are paying teachers, GlassDoor, which collects salary information, says Kansas City educators are making anywhere from $32,000 to $55,000 a year, well below the national average.
X-mas Hotness Postscript
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BIBI ALWAYS UNDER FIRE!!!
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off the stage at an election campaign event in the southern Israeli port city of Ashkelon after rocket sirens blared throughout several communities on Wednesday evening. One rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israeli army confirmed.
Prez Trump Fight Cont'd
The holiday vacation President Donald Trump once viewed as the raring precursor to a vindictive Senate trial has instead turned into a deadlocked interlude as he battles Democrats over the time and place for his symbolic day in court.
Global Markets Peaking
Global stock markets have been on a torrid run in 2019, adding more than $17 trillion in total value, according to Deutsche Bank calculations. The value of global equities began the year just under $70 trillion but has now surpassed $85 trillion, according to a chart from Deutsche Bank's Torsten Slok.
Good Deeds On Display
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- It's the final night for a Johnson County winter tradition that's been bringing cheer for 15 years. The inflatable display on the lawn of Paul and Cindy Craig's home located at Indian Creek Parkway and Mur-Len began 15 years ago as a small practical joke.
Playoff Hype Remembered
The 25 best NFL teams of the 2010s | YardBarker Patrick Mahomes' star turn electrified the NFL. The Chiefs traded up 17 spots to land him, and after a year behind Alex Smith, the 2018 MVP threw 50 TD passes for the third-highest-scoring offense ever.
Down After Christmas High
Hide Transcript Show Transcript MORE CLOUDS. OVERNIGHT, PATCHY CLOUD COVER. 39 IS BELOW. SOME OF US MAY BE IN THE LOWER 40'S INTO THURSDAY MORNING. CLOUDY MAYBE THROUGH MIDDAY. 49 IS OUR MIDDAY TEMPERATURE. NEAR 49 BY 5:00 IN THE EVENING. HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW UPPER 40'S AND LOWER 50'S.
Counting Crows - A Long December is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .