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The first "Shop Local" campaign occurred in Boulder, Colorado in 1998. The idea has since spread to cities around the country including the Kansas City metro and this year could prove to be the most impactful for small business owners.
(CNN) -- Darrion Cockrell hated school as a child, as he navigated the the foster care system. He joined a gang by age 10. But with the help of the educators around him, Cockrell worked his way up and eventually became a teacher himself -- one of the best in Missouri, in fact.
Today’s TKC Excuse
by: Alexa Mencia Posted: / Updated: CHICAGO ( NewsNation Now) - Thousands of users around the world are reporting issues with services from Alphabet Inc, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive, on Monday morning. According to DownDetector, a site where users can report outages, problems were first reported just before 7 a.m.
Kansas City Kindness Continues Amid Holiday Season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More families will have gifts for their children this Christmas thanks to the Community Services League (CSL). The nonprofit based in Independence operates its Christmas Store every year. Eligible, pre-registered families visit the store to pick up items for their children.
Local Show Must Go On
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As local theaters remain closed due to COVID-19, two organizations are partnering to provide grants for local actors, stage managers, directors and technicians. The Theater League, a nonprofit performing arts organization, designated funds from its endowment. It tapped the Theater Community Fund to help distribute grants up to $500 each.
Tragic KC Tribute
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Enice Fuel's friends and family will always remember him for singing and dancing with a smile on his face. "His voice, his spirit, the way he communicated, the discussions, the conversations, the way he can relate to everybody. It's never going to be replaced," Ben Trotter, Fuel's friend said.
Hide Transcript Show Transcript MAKE THE HOLIDAYS BRIGHT IN A DARK, DARK WINTER. NICK: WHAT A TOUCHING STORY. THIS MORNING, WE HAVE A CLEAR SKY. YOU CAN MAKE OUT JUST A COUPLE OF STARS. IT IS A COLD MORNING. 20 DEGREES WITH A WEST WIND, MAKING IT FEEL LIKE 15.
TroyBoi - Mmmm (Official Video) Co-Starring Jake Paul is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.