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Cerner Stays Losing Jobs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - North Kansas City, Missouri-based Cerner confirmed Wednesday it laid off some of its workforce. A spokesperson for the health care equipment company said it laid off 100 employees, 50 of whom are located in the Kansas City area.
Golden Ghetto Can’t Pay For Luxury Retail Good Times
The Prairiefire development, which combines shopping, dining and a museum with historical artifacts along a key corridor in Overland Park, continues to struggle to meet its obligations to bondholders while its developer vouches for the project's financial viability. Prairiefire for the first time could not make a full interest payment this month for bond debt supporting the project.
Kansas Help Amid Historic Unemployment FAIL
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced a new customer service hotline and email Wednesday for Kansans who have been affected by the recent duplicate payments.
Show-Me History Endangered
The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation) has announced a call for nominations for its list of historic Places in Peril for 2020. Missouri Preservation is a statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy organization aimed at preserving place and community for future generations of Missourians.
American Coronavirus Surges Summer 2020
The U.S. broke its record for the highest coronavirus cases recorded in a single day, with 36,358 new positives reported on Wednesday, according to a tally by NBC News. Wednesday's cases top the previous highest day count from April 26 - the first peak of the pandemic in the U.S.
NextGen Spreads Sickness
Young adults are driving the surge in coronavirus cases in Arizona, Florida, and Texas, officials say. Patients' median ages are dropping.
As coronavirus cases rise across the US, officials are reporting that many of the new infections are in young adults. "We are seeing more people test positive under the age of 35, particularly in our discussions with the leadership in Florida and in Texas," Vice President Mike Pence said on a call with governors Monday, according to ABC News.
Social Justice Immunity?!?!
There is no evidence yet that the wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. sparked COVID-19 outbreaks in the more than three weeks since they began, according to a study published Wednesday by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Monumental Fight Over American History Escalates
The DC National Guard will provide unarmed guard members to assist with additional security for monuments in Washington, DC, the National Guard Bureau said Wednesday.
Climate Cray Cont’d
The Arctic is feverish and on fire - at least parts of it are. And that has scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on Saturday, a temperature that would be a fever for a person - but this is Siberia, known for being frozen.
Kansas City Never Going Back To The Office
LENEXA, Kan. - When Bruce Rieke, the owner of B.L. Rieke Custom Homes in Lenexa, Kansas, meets with a client, there are three new points on the person's checklist and they all revolve around COVID-19. Rieke said customers now ask him about including a home office, better WiFi connectivity and air filtration.
Local Digital Dress Up 2020
Photo by Steven Austin The fashion world has been propelled into the digital realm, a drastically different venue from the runways fashion shows typically call home. COVID-19 has altered the future of fashion as in-person showcases hang in the balance; that's where online spaces come in.
Cowtown Heat Up Cont’d
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WE ARE DRY RIGHT NOW. WE WILL STAY DRY FOR THE EVENING, 83 DEGREES AT 6:00 P.M. 74 DEGREES BY 10:00. IF YOU WERE GOING TO GET OUTSIDE, NICE EVENING FOR THAT. WE WILL WATCH FOR A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DRIFT IN.
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