Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kansas City Midweek News Perspectives



As a Winter snow storm and day of love approach, we share this gathering of pop culture, community news and captivating content from across the nation and around the world with our readers . . .


Kansas City Green Hipsters Stay Winning!!!

For a surprising number of Kansas Citians, it's all about the plants. And business is blooming.

A collection of cacti at Paradise Garden Club. // Photo by Zach Bauman Alocasia Cuprea. Monstera Deliciosa. Pilosocereus Azureus. Perhaps these words don't mean much to you (are they dinosaurs? Diseases?), but to a surprisingly vast-and vastly growing-subculture of houseplant hobbyists and professional cultivators and entrepreneurs, they are items of true love and obsession.


Legends Lockdown Postscript

KCK Police: 1 in custody after standoff at Great Wolf Lodge

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Kansas City, Kansas, police posted a tweet at 9 p.m. stating that they were on scene of a barricaded subject at at the Great Wolf Lodge located at 10401 Cabela Drive. The male was contained into one room and part of the hotel had been evacuated. About two hours later, police posted a tweet stating that the male is in custody.


Kangaroo News Fact Check

UMKC students awarded for program that detects fake news

Digital media has made all sorts of information increasingly accessible, and as a result, the deliberate spread of disinformation has become an increasingly important issue. Known by the relatively new term "fake news," this false information rose to prominence during the 2016 election, with governments and internet companies desperately making efforts to fight it.


Chiefs To Fans: CHARGE!!!

Professional sports fans could see stadiums turning cashless

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A faster flow getting into Arrowhead was the point behind an incentive that was started several years ago for buying parking passes online in advance. It's the same kind of logic that prompted Century Link Field's this week to go all plastic all the time following similar moves in cities like Tampa Bay, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.


Panty Trade Talk Persists

L Brands Stock Might Need More Than a Victoria's Secret Spinoff, Analyst Says

Pockets of Wall Street are feeling cautiously optimistic about L Brands these days. It was reported Sunday that the company was looking to sell the struggling Victoria's Secret to private equity powerhouse Sycamore Partners.


Stop & Frisk Payback

Bloomberg's attempt to get black voters to forgive and forget just got a lot harder

A recording from 2015 might make it even harder for some voters to reconcile the tension between Michael Bloomberg's past and his attempts to illustrate his interest in confronting racial inequality during his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


Sickening Info Abounds

The coronavirus is the first true social media "infodemic"

On January 19th-a week before the Lunar New Year-Tommy Tang left Shenzhen with his girlfriend to visit her family in Wuhan for the holiday. They had heard of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) but as far as they knew, it was localized to a small area.


Sketchy Deal Considered

U.S. ready to sign peace deal if Taliban abide by promise to reduce violence

The United States and the Taliban are poised to clinch a deal that would see the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the start of peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government. But the agreement will go ahead only if the Taliban abide by a pledge to reduce violence over a seven-day period, according to a Western official, an Afghan official and two former U.S.


Year Of The Poodle

Siba the standard poodle named Best in Show at Westminster

There was another hotly contested event on Tuesday night. This one 315 miles from New Hampshire playing out at Madison Square Garden in New York. Siba, the standard poodle, defeated the crowd favorite golden retriever to capture the title of Best in Show at the 144th Westminster Dog Show.


Doggie Called Home

Retired Kansas City Police Department K-9 officer passes away

The Kansas City Police Department said retired K-9 Clint died on Friday.Clint retired in 2017 after a 10-year career with the department."He lived out his retirement at home with his friend and partner, Sgt. Brown," KCPD tweeted. "Rest in peace, good boy." The Kansas City Police Department said retired K-9 Clint died on Friday.


STL Scare On The Ice

NHL game postponed after St. Louis Blues' player suffers 'cardiac episode,' general manager says

A National Hockey League game has been postponed after St.


Slow Roll Snow Warning

Snow moves in during the Wednesday AM rush hour

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

TK panties and politics?

Anonymous said...

I listen to Hannity because I'm not interested in the Ramsey woe-is-me or humble-brag stories for 3 hours. However, it's ridiculous to hear Hannity go on and on and on for at least an hour tripping all over himself to say ghettos are just as safe as the most upscale rich 'hood, and that young black men are NOT in fact responsible for nearly 90% of all crime and that young, old, white, black, and other minorities all commit crime at completely equal rates. He does this JUST to be on the opposite side of Bloomberg. Geez Hannity, just shut your trap already. Let the SJWs hoist him by his own petard without you being rope-a-doped into becoming a nonsensical SJW by their internal wrangling. Bloomberg while generally a POS was NOT wrong in those tapes.

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer.

Anonymous said...

I'll bite, "OK" what millie the kid? OK my thoughts are spot on (they are). OK, you comprehend what was written (you don't). OK millie, ya gotta express your thoughts more completely, not with some dead meme.

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer.