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Building Up Kansas City Real Estate After Lockdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in double-digit unemployment numbers and led home builders in the Kansas City area to brace for the worst, fearing their industry would be among the collateral damage. "Right when it first started, there was some uncertainty out there," Tommy Bickimer, president of Bickimer Homes, said.
Celebrate Kansas City A/C Comeback For Local Po’Folk
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The air conditioning is back on at Gabriel Tower Wednesday evening! KCTV5 News learned on Monday the air conditioning at Gabriel Tower had been on and off since April. The residents started to protest and said they would not stop until the air conditioning was fixed.
Kansas City Ramps Up Coronavirus Testing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Coronavirus cases continue a steady rise in Kansas City, and health officials hope increased availability of testing will help better understand who has the virus and where it is. According to the Kansas City Health Department, there are 1,422 cases and 28 deaths in Kansas City, Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the Crossroads Arts District's long-running restaurant and event space has wrapped up its operations for good. Japanese sushi grill Nara has closed after operating at 1617 Main St. in Kansas City since 2006, according to the The Kansas City Star via the Business Journal.
Boris Okays Hookups
It's the news many single people up and down the country have been waiting for since lockdown began - they will soon be able to have sex with someone they don't live with for the first time since March 23.
Prez Trump Demands Apology Over Dire Polling
President Donald Trump's campaign is demanding CNN retract and apologize for a recent poll that showed him well behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Oprah Advocates Change
Oprah Winfrey has stated that America is 'on a tipping point' following the death of George Floyd and has called for systemic change in a town hall titled Where Do We Go From Here?. The chat show host was joined by a number of guests, including Stacey Abrams, Charles M.
Deadly Pandemic Prediction
The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. could double over the next few months, reaching 200,000 by September, according to a report. The news came as total confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. passed the 2 million mark and deaths neared 113,000 in the U.S.
Mitt Picks MAGA
Republican Utah Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney said today that he expects President Donald Trump to get re-elected in the November 2020 presidential elections. He also expects Republicans to maintain control of the Senate. "I'm confident that we will keep the majority in the Senate," Romney told reporters after a Republican Senate luncheon.
Big Tech Backs China
Zoom temporarily closed a US account of activists who met to mark the anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, raising alarm about free speech on the fast-growing video-meeting service. US-based rights campaigners turned to Zoom, which has become a way of life for many people during the coronavirus lockdown, to connect more than 250 people to remember Beijing's crushing of the pro-democracy uprising on 4 June, 1989.
Rocketman Makes 2020 Threats
"It would be good not only for the U.S. interests but also for the easy holding of upcoming presidential election," Kwon Jong Gun, director-general for U.S. affairs at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, said in comments carried by state news agency KCNA.
Mexico Fights Corona
Mexico City is launching a massive COVID-19 testing program as it aims to begin reopening the capital city's economy. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced Wednesday that officials intend to conduct 100,000 tests a month by July, with the help of an aggressive information campaign.
Streaming Social Justice
Netflix is promoting a new " Black Lives Matter " collection to U.S. subscribers, featuring over 45 titles about racial injustice and the experience of Black Americans. Movies, TV shows and documentaries in the Black Lives Matter collection include Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" (releasing Friday, June 12); Ava DuVernay's "13th" and "When They See Us"; "Mudbound"; "Orange Is the New Black"; "Dear White People"; and Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning "Moonlight."
Coronavirus Lockdown Inspires Locals To Save The Planet
One surprising positive from the COVID-19 pandemic is that more people have started recycling, especially glass products."We've increased the amount of glass coming into our bins across the metro by 22%," said Lydia Gibson, of Ripple Glass KC.Gibson said that indicates two things: People during the stay-at-home order drank a
Curtain Call For Movie Classic
Following HBO Max's announcement that they would be temporarily pulling Gone With the Wind from its slate of streaming options -- amid outcries over the film's dated depictions of slavery and racism -- celebs across the entertainment industry weighed in on the decision.
Kansas City Invests In Diversity
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's a great deal of energy and enthusiasm around building more racial equity in companies today. The question is, where do you start if you want to create lasting and meaningful change? 41 Action News reached out to PaKou Her with Tseng Development Group, to get some tips. Like many, Her has seen the barrage of statements from companies and organizations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Bubba Voted EPIC Bust
With the MLB Draft coming up this summer, ESPN took a look at the top MLB Draft busts of the last decade, and a former Husker football signee ranked near the top. Kansas City Royals outfielder Bubba Starling checked in at No. 2 on ESPN's list.
KC Doggie-Style Lockdown
Despite the added workload because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is still serving clients. Christine Blank, Canine Shelter Director, was busy Tuesday, June 9, 2020, making the rounds and tells you how the
Cowtown Journey To Bridge Digital Divide Continues
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group will ask leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, to launch the city's "most aggressive effort ever" to ensure everyone in the city has access to broadband internet. The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion will present its idea to the city's Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee at 10:30 Wednesday morning.
Check Erin’s KC Forecast
Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day. We are tracking a 30% chance for showers this morning in addition to strong winds. The sun is back this afternoon with cooler temperatures in the middle 70s. Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
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