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Kansas City Developer Pep Talk Amid COVID-19 Recession
Kansas City is a unique and extraordinary city. There is no doubt. We celebrate a successful corporate landscape highlighted by world class companies including Hallmark, H&R Block, Garmin, Sprint, Cerner and many others.
KCFD Stays Winning Desperately Needed Supplies
Kansas City will dip into its general fund to pay for more than $3.5 million in firefighter gear to replace old equipment, some of which is failing inspection, the City Council decided Thursday. Council members voted 12-1 Thursday to approve the purchase, which will come from the city general fund.
Kansas City Trash Party Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
Kansas City Solid Waste division, in coordination with contract partner WCA Waste Corporation (WCA), is having a special No-tag Week April 13-17 to help residents during Kansas City's Stay-At-Home order and the cancellation of many previously-scheduled neighborhood clean-up events. Trash amnesty Trash amnesty for Kansas City residents is April 13-17.
No Returns Amid No Fun
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The coronavirus has put a hold on Worlds of Fun's opening day, which had been slated for Friday. It's also prompted season pass holders to demand a refund. "Am I ever going to get my money back?" Emily Thomas asked. Thomas is on a monthly payment plan for a $400 family pass.
Dems Covered By CNN
CNN was lampooned by critics on Thursday after a headline of its report on Senate Democrats blocking financial relief for small businesses was quickly changed. A $250 billion urgent request to shore up a depleting small business fund failed to pass the Senate Thursday after Democrats objected to the measure pushed by the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Top Doc Debunks Coronavirus Death Count Conspiracy
Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, has warned that baseless "conspiracy theories" are swirling around the coronavirus crisis following claims that America's official death toll from Covid-19 has been overstated.
Boris Gets Better
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from intensive care on Thursday, after being admitted for coronavirus treatment. "The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery," a spokesman for No.
HARVEY STAYS WINNING AGAINST COVID-19!!!
Harvey Weinstein has survived his fight against coronavirus and is out of his 14-day quarantine at Wende Correctional Facility, the New York facility where he is housed, Fox News has confirmed. According to his spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, "He has been released from medical isolation" and has now been "deemed alright."
Kansas Solar Power Stays Winning Court Fight
The Kansas Supreme Court has provided a rare and sweet victory for renewable energy advocates in the state, with national implications. The court issued a unanimous ruling on Friday agreeing with advocates that a 2018 utility rate plan was discriminatory in the way it created a new charge that inflated the bills of rooftop solar customers.
Show-Me Fishy Fun
GOOD AFTERNO. I'M ROB HUGHES.NEW UNEMPLOYMENT OUT. THE-S GOVERNMENT SAYS ANOTHER SIX- POINT-SIX LLION AMERICANS FLED FOR UNEMPLOYMENBENEFITS LAST WEEK-- AS THE CONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO TAKE ITS TOLL ON T ECONOMY. I WAS THE SECOND LARGEST NUMBER OF ITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN U-S HISTORY -- SINCE TRAKING STARTED IN 1967 WORKERS CTINUE TO SUFFER FROM DEVASTATING JOBOSSES, FURLOUGHS AND REDUCED HOURONNECTED TO THE PANDEMIC.
Sharing Friendly Hipster Help
An Easter card package. // Photo by Luke Searles Social distancing from our at-risk loved ones is not just the kind thing to do, it's the life-saving thing to do. This is why we need to find ways to stay connected in manners that don't require face-to-face contact.
Kansas City Aglow
Cities and organizations are being urged to go blue Thursday night in support of first responders, health care professionals and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alpha-Lit KC, the sign company that gained notoriety for its clever signs at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl run is also doing its part to #LightItBlue.The company has two new signs to share: The first reads #LightItBlue all in a brilliant blue color.
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