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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Congress is still trying to hash out a second COVID relief deal. While debate continues, many here at home are worried as the clock ticks down on getting pandemic unemployment assistance. Pandemic unemployment assistance is supposed to come to your rescue if you lose your job or miss paychecks because you [...]
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV)-- Keri Christian is back on the job as a paramedic for the Kansas City, KS Fire Department, after testing positive for COVID-19 twice within six months. She still doesn't feel 100 percent and is sharing her story in hopes of informing others.
Golden Ghetto Landlord Scrooge Earns Coverage
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Despite new eviction rules against evictions passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, some metro landlords are still reportedly trying to push out tenants. A family of five in Overland Park said they were abruptly told to leave their apartment after nearly 3 years and a freshly signed lease agreement.
Interview Reveals That Even Hotties Suffer Harsh Times
Genevieve Morton is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model from South Africa. She moved to Hollywood and seemed to be "living the life" with a successful career and a Maserati. However, she felt like she was dying inside because of her alcohol addiction.
Congress had only hours to prevent a government shutdown Friday as lawmakers tried to put the finishing touches on a massive coronavirus rescue package. Leaders on Capitol Hill have said for days they are close to a deal on a $900 billion relief proposal that would accompany a $1.4 trillion spending bill.
Prez Trump Case Closed
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Friday to dismiss a challenge to the Trump administration's exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the U.S. census, the once-per-decade population count used to allocate House seats among the states. The decision broke along ideological lines, with the court's six conservative justices finding that the lawsuit brought by nearly two dozen states was premature.
No Hiding Biden Disaster
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is dividing the Democratic Party, The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway said on Thursday. "What's so interesting about the Democratic Party - they technically control the House of Representatives.
TRAGIC AMERICAN COVID DESPAIR PROVEN!!!
An estimated 81,000 people died from a drug overdose between June 2019 and May 2020, the highest number ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Thursday. Why it matters: The provisional data suggests the pandemic accelerated overdose deaths.
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The New Orleans Saints will start quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Saints believe Brees is fully healthy and doctors have cleared him to play, the sources told Schefter. Brees has missed the past four games after suffering 11 broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Kansas City MSM Talks With Working-Class Hero
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Safety is a concern for many frontline workers, including those responsible for keeping hospitals clean. Ernesto Rodriguez works several jobs, including one as a cleaner at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He said the coronavirus is a concern for him and his fellow workers.
Kansas City Tech Scene Talks Up New Year's Hype
Startups to Watch celebration set to premiere in early 2021 as digital interview special - Startland News
"The Kansas City Startups to Watch list has become a valuable tool for investors and program managers - especially those outside Kansas City - as they start to take a closer look at what's being built here in the plains states," said Austin Barnes.
Local Warm Up
IT LOOKS GREAT, SPOT ON AND BRIGHT LIGHTS. WE CLEARLY SEE THE LIGHTS IN THE PLAZA, EVEN WITH THE CLOUDY SKY THIS MORNING, KEEPING US ABOVE FREEZING. WE STAY ABOVE FREEZING THIS MORNING WITH A SOUTH BREEZE AT 10 MILES-PER-HOUR THAT GRADUALLY RAMPS UP THROUGH THE DRIVE.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department battled a house fire Thursday night at 1019 Agnes Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. KCFD responded to the fire around 9:50 p.m. and found a two-story house with visible flames from the second floor. The fire jumped to a second house, according to a KCFD spokesperson.
Golden Ghetto White Collar Crime Suffers Consequences
Overland Park man pleads guilty to $40M federal government contract fraud - Kansas City Business Journal
An Overland Park man could face five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty in a case that involved faking veteran ownership of a company to land $40 million in government contracts. Troy L. Bechtel pleaded guilty Thursday to making a false statement to a federal investigator, according to a release from the U.S.
Shut Downs Cont’d
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A KCK commercial roofing company will close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, their entire business will be auctioned off. The owner at Elite Roof Systems said the auction represents a sad day for 12-year-old company. "I can no longer maintain normal operations.
Kansas, Missouri, other states will see vaccine deliveries shrink; it's unclear why - Kansas City Business Journal
Multiple states say they have been told the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed to them will shrink drastically next week, including an estimated 40% drop in Kansas and 30% reduction in Missouri. The cuts range from 25% to 40%, and the Trump administration attributed the drop to Pfizer-BioNTech reducing what it will supply from the original forecast, Axios reports.
Show-Me Jobless Spike
GRANDVIEW, Mo. - As many people continue to struggle with financial hardships during the pandemic, the need for unemployment is higher than ever in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Labor currently has roughly 21,000 appeal request for unemployment, a number it says is "unprecedented."
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EFFECTS ON THEM. IT ALL BEGAN WITH A JOURNALISM PROFESSOR WANTING TO TURN THE CHALLENGES OF THE PANDEMIC INTO AN ASSIGNMENT FOR HIS STUDENTS. DOCUMENT 2020 IN PHOTOS.
It's been a rough year to say the least and we're equal parts excited and scared for what 2021 might hold. The good news is that if things go from bad to worse, Missouri offers a great place to live off the grid.
Old School Rules
Former Republican presidential nominee and Kansas political icon Bob Dole said Thursday the election has been decided, whether President Donald Trump accepts the outcome or not. "The election is over and (Joe) Biden will be president on January 20.
Jazzing Up Lockdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been a difficult year for the restaurant industry during the pandemic, but one new establishment is finding the recipe for success in the 18th and Vine District. It starts with a young chef who is looking to leave an impact, especially on people's taste buds.
More Deets On Pay Raise
Truman Medical Centers/University Health announced that it's raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour.The pandemic has many businesses and workers struggling, hospitals lost weeks of elective procedures but the company said it's the right thing to do.Marinette Mays is the lead cashier at Truman Medical Centers' gift shop.
Share Christmas Spirit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner has been feeding people over 60 years old who have no family for more than 40 years. The organization hopes to keep the tradition alive this year, but it's running into troubles due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kansas City X-Mas Unpacked
Good Friday bloggers, Christmas day is one week from today. On one hand it is like wow time is flying, and on the other, not so much. Between now and Christmas day the seasons will change and we have some changes in the weather. Will the changes lead to a White Christmas?
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