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.
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.
WEST BOTTOMS BURNS!!!
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.
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
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, 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, 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
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
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
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
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 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.