"The city is staring at a $4.4 million shortfall because of a combination of a 2015 deal that awarded millions in payments and incentives to the 800-room convention center hotel and an agreement on catering fees for the city's convention center.
Meanwhile, here's a look at damage control and an upcoming hiring fair carried dutifully by a local news outlets . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A news 800-room hotel opening soon in Kansas City will host a three-day grand hire event starting Wednesday. Loews Kansas City Hotel plans to hire approximately 350 new team members from the community. It is slated to open April 2, 2020.