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Kansas City Style Cutback
"There's nothing that we can skim off to make our businesses run more efficiently. There's not a lot of room [to make changes] and be OK," Lauren Euston said. 'We need support from our government in getting us microloans that are forgiven."
Urban Pandemic Surveillance
Kansas City is gearing up to add $800,000 toits response to the coronavirus pandemic following a City Council committee vote on Wednesday. Most of the money would pay for contracts with outside agencies to provide more testing for the coronavirus.
Deadly KCK COVID-19 Hotspot Investigation Continues . . .
MISSION, Kan. (AP) - Inspections are underway at a Kansas City, Kansas, rehabilitation facility where 27 people have died of COVID-19 and dozens more have contracted the disease. The deaths at Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation account for nearly a quarter of Kansas' 110 deaths from the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus.
KC Earth Day Cleanup
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, KC Parks is encouraging visitors to its parks and trails to Make a Difference While You Distance. The city's parks department is asking residents who visit the parks in the coming days - families or individuals, and not groups - to consider packing a trash bag and gloves to pick up litter along the way.
Insta Hotness Explored
Demi Rose Mawby was all smiles in her latest Instagram update. On Tuesday, the model uploaded a snap that featured her flashing her pearly whites - and her voluptuous chest - for the camera. Demi's post was an ad for an aesthetic dentist.
Prez Trump Tweet Diplomacy
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he had directed the Navy to "shoot down" Iranian gunboats that harass U.S. ships, but Pentagon officials said they had received no new directives. Trump created a stir when he made the announcement via Twitter just after 8 a.m.
Progressive Rant Against Prez
One piece of wisdom from ancient Rome has guided astute public health officials dealing with epidemics for 2,000 years: "Cito, longe, tarde." That's Latin for "Leave quickly. Go far away. Come back slowly." Faced with a highly contagious, lethal disease for which there is no known cure, President Donald Trump has ignored that timeless advice.
AOC Hates Ur Job
Speaking on a new talk show that will premiere Wednesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who receives an annual salary of $174,000 and whose remarks this month about the United States have engendered an incendiary response, urged Americans to refuse to go back to work once the economy begins to open up.
KEEP CHECKS COMING!!!
As Congress moves to pass its latest $484 billion coronavirus relief bill this week, leaders have started to detail their goals for additional legislation as part of an unprecedented emergency response. The measure approved by the Senate on Tuesday puts about another $370 billion into aid for small businesses damaged by the pandemic, along with $75 billion in relief for hospitals and $25 billion to expand testing.
Captivity Cuteness Debuts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's a new addition at the Kansas City Zoo. Zoo keepers say Leilani, a northern white-cheeked gibbon, was born in February. Her species is critically endangered, according to zoo keepers, which makes her birth extra special. "When the Zoo reopens, be sure to stop by the Tropics to visit Leilani and [...]
Kansas City Meal Deals
Bánh cuốn thit ($5) at Hung Vuong Market 303 Grand Blvd., KCMO Bánh cuốn thit is traditionally a light Vietnamese breakfast that's worthy of eating anytime. Look for these steamed sheets of rolled rice noodles filled with ground pork and black mushrooms near the checkout counter's packaged foods at this River Market grocery store.
Cowtown Spring Showers
Hide Transcript Show Transcript COMMUNITY BUT NOT NECESSARILY PHYSICALLY IN THE COMMUNITY. MIGHT NOT WANT TO DO THAT TODAY. CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY OFF AND ON THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE PLAINS THIS MORNING IN ARKANSAS, ANOTHER STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA.
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