To start this morning we share a cheeky roundup of all things pop culture, community news and so much more . . .
Kansas City Fashion Help
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - For anyone who has ever thought about starting a business but didn't know where to begin, a KC company wants to offer a new home to get that new business idea off the ground. Mark Launiu has been one of the owners at streetwear maker Made Mobb since the company opened in 2013.
Kansas City Opportunity Abounds
Andrea Hendricks doesn't lack for invitations to speak at business events, serve on panel discussions and join civic organizations. As an executive at one of Kansas City's biggest companies, cultivator of a large network and an expert in diversity and inclusion, she understands and is flattered.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A KCK house fire overnight displaced a family and may have killed a pet. Fire crews responded around 2:30 a.m. to North 57th Street, just south of Parallel Parkway. There they found a house engulfed by flames. Three adults who had been in the home made it out safely.
Golden Ghetto Build Up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A decision by the Kansas state legislature could affect local development. The legislature could change the rules on how developers can use state money to pay for projects. By the end of this session, Kansas lawmakers must decide whether to keep, modify or end the STAR bond concept.
Hottie Fashion Forward
She returned to New York from a Jamaican getaway just days ago. And jet-setting model Emily Ratajkowski was spotted in Milan, Italy, during its Fashion Week on Wednesday. The Gone Girl actress, 28, put on a racy display as she appeared to go braless in a plunging leather-look trench coat.
MAGA RALLIES AGAINST DEMS!!!
President Donald Trump spent his week thousands of miles from Washington, holding back-to-back rallies in Arizona and Colorado in a trip that will culminate with one more in Las Vegas the day before Saturday's Democratic caucuses.
China Threat Spreads
Two more deaths and new cases in Iran * South Korean city declared 'special management zone' following spread from church * Total number of infections stands over 76,000 globally * Last healthy travelers to leave stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan * China reports spike in coronavirus cases in prisons * China says earliest coronavirus vaccine to be submitted for trials late April Novi Sanzhary, a village in central Ukraine's Poltava region, is calmer today after Thursday's clashes over evacuees brought from Coronavirus-stricken Wuhan, China, according to media reports and a statement from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
A seven-day "reduction in violence" between the US and the Afghan Taliban will begin on Saturday, officials say. "This is an important step on a long road to peace," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. If successful, the two sides will then sign the first phase of a deal aimed at ending nearly two decades of conflict.
Fight For Hairstyle Rights
Emily Brown runs a non-profit in the Kansas City area. She is a black woman who wears her hair naturally. In 2016, she was invited to speak at a national conference, but one of the board members pulled her aside. "You know, I think you're smart," Brown said recently on KCUR's Central Standard.
Local College On The Right Side Of History
PARKVILLE, Mo. -- This week, lawmakers in California formally apologized for the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans, most born in the United States, in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
KC Smackdown Journalism
A new chapter in Kansas City's rich history of professional wrestling will be written next week, as All Elite Wrestling (AEW) comes to town for the first time since the promotion's launch in 2019.
Forecast For Now
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