Kansas City All Local Midweek News Morning

There are quite a few ALL LOCAL news items worth considering this morning so, for our early bird readers, we want to focus on hometown headlines.


Kansas City Native Prez Obama Worker Talks Biden Victory

AUDIO: KC's Josh Earnest, former White House spokesman, on Biden's win

Audio: Former White House Press Secretary and Kansas City native Josh Earnest talks about former Vice President Joe Biden wining the presidential race. Earnest worked in the West Wing for eight years under President Obama and Biden.


Building catches fire in the West Bottoms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Fire Department battled a small fire in the West Bottoms overnight. They were called to the 1200 block of St. Louis Avenue around 1:15 a.m. They found the roof of an eight-story building on fire when they got there. The building was vacant.

COVID Comeback?!?!

Fed's George says growth to moderate, policy appropriate

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said Tuesday she was encouraged and surprised by the strength of the third-quarter bounceback from the coronavirus downturn, but said she expects growth to moderate, and believes Fed monetary policy is where it should...

The Dotte Defends Against Illicit Driver Antics

After complaints of illegal sideshows, Kaw Point Park in KCK to close at night

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After complaints about illegal sideshows, Kaw Point Park will now close overnight. Wyandotte Parks and Recreation, the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department and Kansas City, Kansas police announced Tuesday that Kaw Point Park will close daily from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

City Hall Sets Wages

Kansas City Council committee to discuss minimum wage increase

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City City Council committee will discuss the implementation of a minimum wage increase for certain city workers. Mayor Quinton Lucas wants to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour for workers at places that get 25% or more of their annual funding from the city.

COVID Legal Challenge

Independence restaurant suing after insurance company denies COVID-19 loss claims

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence restaurant is hoping to lead the way for other businesses after suing their insurance provider. V's Italiano Ristorante is suing their insurance company, Cincinnati Insurance Co., after being denied insurance claims for COVID-19-related losses and damages amid the pandemic. "Within the policy written by our carrier, the word pandemic or [...]

Retail To Groceries

Prairiefire revision includes more retail, including grocer, in place of office - Kansas City Business Journal

The breakdown of uses proposed for the Prairiefire mixed-use project in Overland Park has stayed fluid. The latest preliminary plan from Merrill Cos. LLC trades 20,640 square feet of offices for 18,977 square feet of retail in the 56-acre development's $63.3 million village center phase, between Nall and Lamar avenues, south of 135th Street.

Golden Ghetto Pandemic Shut Downs Persist

Overland Park driver's license office closes due to COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The driver's license office in Overland Park closed Tuesday after a suspected case of COVID-19, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue. The office at 7600 W. 119th St., Suite D, will be closed while it follows cleaning guidelines set by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kegger Is 2020 King

Kansas City Chiefs Veteran Travis Kelce Is Having His Best NFL Season

Just past the midpoint of the Kansas City Chiefs' 2020 season, tight end Travis Kelce is having the best year of his eight-year career. "He's still fired up at 30-plus," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said, "and wants to be better every day." The numbers show that the 31-year-old Kelce is indeed better than ever.

JoCo Kindness On Display

Overland Park family starts tiny food pantry to help the hungry

The demand for area food pantries is up with COVID-19. But for some people, asking for help is hard. That's why one Overland Park family has come up with a way to help those hungry and it has become a neighborhood effort."And I said, 'Have you got any scrap lumber you're not doing anything with?'

Celebrate The Troops

Veterans Day Events at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KPR) - The National World War I Museum in Kansas City is presenting a full slate of events and activities for Veterans Day, including a parachute jump featuring veterans from many of America's wars and conflicts.

Autumn Chill Now

Rain is likely this morning followed by a blast of cold air

Rain is likely this morning during the commute, falling heavily at times We desperately need the rain and amounts will be light today Temperatures drop to the low 40s by the late afternoon but the gusty wind will drop wind chills to the 30s Great fall weather returns Wednesday, but after a freeze in the morning KANSAS CITY'S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST Tuesday: Rain and a few thunderstorms this morning as colder air moves in.

Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.


  1. Josh Earnest isn't smart and needs to realize that Joe Biden has not won the presidential race and he doesn't have the authority to call it. What's with you people that are saying the race is over and has been called when several states have not even been called due to the scandal. This thing is also headed to the supreme court. NO ONE HAS WON YET. BTW NC did call their state yesterday for Trump.

  2. Yes, just in case there are any small businesses left in KCMO, particularly restaurants and bars, after the pandemic shutdowns, the council is considering finishing them off with a $15/hour minimum wage mandate.
    Probably not surprising for a bunch of people who have lived off taxpayers' money most of their lives and have no idea of what trying to operate a small business is all about.
    You really can't make this stuff up.

  3. If the minimum wage doesn't get them Q Ball's shutdown part douche will. Patience grasshopper.

  4. But at least tony picked a good song this time!

  5. Barbara Bollier – the DSCC backed Kansas Democrat currently losing the #KSsen race by nearly 159K votes – thinks she won her race?!

    “For me, it’s not about the win or the loss, it’s about the process… Not the trophy, but the race. I won the race!” pic.twitter.com/bhMzAYJQFE

    — Joanna Rodriguez (@joannamrod) November 11, 2020


  6. The Jimmy Carter of Kansas LOL

  7. Donald Trump is trying to steal the election.

  8. Yes, of course, the fraud is all on the Republican side. Huffing flatus does not become you. Go back to pulling the wings off of flys would ya?

  9. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has announced that they will be conducting a hand recount and full audit of every single ballot that was submitted.

  10. V's Restaurant's insurance policy does not have to expressly exclude business interruption losses due to pandemics (or more accurately, government overreactions to pandemics) if the policy terms do not otherwise include them. I'm still waiting for some journalist to actually look at the language of the underlying policy before writing a story about it.

  11. In which case the government agency is responsible. Ain't Kansas Shitty great?

  12. Audit the Fed, actually, who gives a fvck about that. Take our monetary policy away from this scheistery group of banksters.


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