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Kansas City Suffers Pandemic Surveillance Probs
The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department is now forced to prioritize higher risk case investigations and contact tracing due to a lack of staff to contact everyone testing positive for COVID-19 within city limits. The strategy, four months into the COVID-19 crisis, comes as cases continue to rise and the department is trying to hire new staff members.
Champs Risk Everything For Another Super Bowl
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If the Kansas City Chiefs want to win another Super Bowl, they'll have to tackle a little more than the competition. According to data released by the NFL Players Association, the road to victory leads through several COVID-19 hot spots. NFLPA created an interactive map showing COVID-19 cases across the U.S.
Cleaner Kansas City
Kansas City Regional Clean Cities is lending a hand with urban clean fuel projects for UPS in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. We'll try and keep the superlatives to a minimum: UPS is the biggest for-hire freight trucking company in North America-by revenue ($71.9 billion in 2019), by income ($4.8 billion) and by employee count (481,000).
Enticing Small Biz
Pornhub says it wants to help ailing merchants expose themselves to a whole new audience. The giant smut site is giving away $300,000 worth of free advertising - a move it hopes will stimulate small businesses that have been beaten down by the coronavirus crisis.
So-So Planning For Security
There's no question that this has been a chaotic year like no other before it. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has killed almost 135,000 Americans, as of last weekend, and it displaced more than 20 million workers during the nonessential-business shutdowns in most states.
Everybody Asks For More Cash
With just fourdays until Congress returns from recess to hash out the details of the next stimulus bill, a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of the House of Representatives is urging the IRS to resolve issues related to the first round of stimulus payments.
Zuck Talks Accuracy
During an interview Thursday with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mark Zuckerberg said he's been "disappointed" that President Donald Trump has taken an adversarial stance toward public health officials.
NRA For Prez Trump Redux
The expected 2020 endorsement of President Trump Thursday by the National Rifle Association came with something the campaign is sure to herald. In its letter to Trump, the NRA's Political Victory Fund said, "You've done more than any president to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms." The nation's largest gun rights group has endorsed Trump every year he's run for president.
Global Fight For Cure
Russian cyber hackers are targeting organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, security officials in the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada claimed Thursday. The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published an advisory detailing the activity of the threat group known as APT29, which "has exploited organizations globally."
This Weekend At Home
Online and in-person opportunities await as Kansas City adjusts its summer plans in the face of surging COVID-19 cases. Whether you feel like staying home or stretching the legs some, there's a little something for everyone, from a virtual Fringe Fest to farmers markets and family yoga. Don't forget your mask.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) - Kansas State Fair General Manager Robin Jennison announced he is stepping down due to the cancellation of the 2020 Kansas State Fair and lack of anticipated revenue. Jennison sent his resignation to the board Tuesday, stating it was an effort to help keep the jobs of full-time employees who work all [...]
Stay COOL Amid Dangerous Cowtown Heat Today
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