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Counting KC Buying Power
What's a local dollar really worth? Made in KC launches study to find hard value behind 'shop local' mantra - Startland News
"Shop local" used to be a throwaway term for the owners of Made in KC. "We didn't really know the true value of shopping locally. Spoiler alert: We still don't know," said Tyler Enders, co-founder of the local retailer and meca for makers looking to establish a distribution footprint.
New Rules For Grocery Stores
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Grocery retailer Hy-Vee is continuing to add precautions in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a release Friday, the company announced that it would be adding a back-panel window to checkout stands in addition to the existing front panels already in place in stores.
Kansas City Life Lesson For Students & Parents
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools doesn't want any students to miss a meal, even though they aren't currently allowed to attend school. During the last three weeks, KCPS has served 65,000 free breakfast and lunches for students since the COVID-19 outbreak forced schools to close last month, according to a press release from the district.
President Donald Trump on Friday said new guidance from the Centers for Disease and Prevention urges Americans to wear cloth face coverings in public to prevent the spread of the virus. "The CDC is advising the use of nonmedical cloth face covering as a voluntary health measure," Trump said during his Friday briefing.
Angel Candice Contemplates Amid Lockdown
The past week has brought with it a host of looks shared by fashion-sphere icons who have set aside fussy designer wear to embrace the comfort of laidback leisure during lockdown. The latest trove of images offer an opportunity to draw inspiration from celebrity wardrobes along with reassurance that
Life Saving DIY
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own mask, based on guidance from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. They're reusable and washable, and they should be worn while you continue to obey social distancing measures.
Prez Trump Pay Back & Pushback Amid Staffing Decision
Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats. On Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, the president told the Senate intelligence committee of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson.
Rude News Dude Reviewed
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was widely blasted for interrupting Dr. Deborah Birx during Friday's coronavirus briefing to attack President Trump. Birx took a moment at the podium to address the "who knew what when" concerns and said all the countries affected by the pandemic can "look back" to develop a timeline but not while "in the middle" of the crisis.
Rent Strike Reality Emerges
A landlord sent an email blast to 300 tenants telling them to pay rent. It inadvertently helped them organize a rent strike.
As tenants across the country call for rent strikes during the coronavirus pandemic, one Los Angeles property manager tried to remind its tenants that they still owed rent. But in its email to renters, the company addressed them collectively - and inadvertently revealed all their email addresses, making it easier for them to organize a strike, Curbed first reported.
Kansas City Carbs Debut
It might come as a surprise to see a new place opening its doors in the middle of a pandemic, but that's exactly what Jason Provo, owner of Blackhole Bakery, did this week.
Holy Week Tech Debuts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most sacred week on the Christian calendar is nearly here. Churches across the world are left with tough Easter season decisions, as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide. Christians probably never imagined in-person Palm Sunday and Easter services would be canceled as a precaution.
Kansas City Springtime Chill And Then Slow Warmup
Hide Transcript Show Transcript IN ABOUT AN HOUR, AT 9:00, FOR KANSAS CITY. THAT OUR HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS AFTERNOON, BETTER THAN YESTERDAY BUT STILL 12 DEGREES COLDER THAN WHAT IS NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. WE SHOULD HIT 50, AND THAT IS PRETTY DIFFICULT ACROSS THE BOARD.
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