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By John Sharp The proposed $1.73 billion KCMO city budget for fiscal year 2021-22 submitted to the City Council by Mayor Quinton Lucas and City Manager Brian Platt totals $36.8 million less than this fiscal year's adopted budget and reflects a nearly $70 million expected shortfall in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Waiting Is The Hardest Part
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of people received calls and emails from Kansas City's Health Department Friday morning, but it wasn't quite the notification some people hoped to receive. The messages provided updates about the city's vaccination plans, not that it was time to make an appointment to get the vaccine.
Big Bucks In Panties
Rihanna first debuted her size-inclusive lingerie line in 2018 On Tuesday, reported that the "Pour It Up" singer's Savage X Fenty lingerie brand is now worth $1 billion. The company recorded revenue growth of more than 200% last year.
COVID Reality Check
Democrats formally unveiled their $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package in the House - and the big-spending measure was swiftly panned by GOPers as a bloated "liberal wish list." The 591 page bill unveiled Friday night includes $1,400 direct checks to eligible Americans making less than $75,000 a year, extensions for $400 in federal unemployment benefits and the long sought Democratic priority of a federal minimum wage increase to $15.00.
Mask Up Reminder
You're fully vaccinated against the coronavirus - now what? Don't expect to shed your mask and get back to normal activities right away. That's going to be a disappointment, if not a shock, to many people.
MAGA VS. GOP
According to three people familiar with the planning, Trump will soon begin vetting candidates at Mar-a-Lago who are eager to fulfill his promise to exact vengeance upon incumbent Republicans who've scorned him, and to ensure every open GOP seat in the 2022 midterms has a MAGA-approved contender vying for it.
AOC To The Rescue
From the steps of the Houston Food Bank, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, was clear with her words: Disasters don't strike everyone equally. "You already have so many families in the state and across the country on the brink that they can't afford an emergency to begin with," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Fair Wage Fight Feels The Bern
Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders The Nation reporter says voting order of states 'critical' in presidential primary Manchin to oppose Biden's pick of Neera Tanden We knew media would coddle Biden - here's why it's much worse MORE (I-Vt.)
Getting Over The End
Feeling the heartbreak. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 's split has been "especially tough" on the rapper, a source close to West exclusively tells Us Weekly. "Kanye has been trying to throw himself into work the past few weeks, but it's been hard to stay focused with the split weighing on him," the insider says, noting Friday, February 19's divorce news was rough on him even though he "knew it was coming."
Blanks After Boss Bust
Entertainment blogger Roger Friedman says his FOIA request was rejected Springsteen was arrested on November 14, 2020 in Sandy Hook, New Jersey He was charged with DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a park Arrest took place in a federal park in Sandy Hook, meaning charges are federal Friedman
Rolling Data Revealed
RideKC conducts regular customer satisfaction surveys as part of its strategic plan. Customers were surveyed on RideKC Bus, MAX, Flex, and Micro Transit in October and November 2020. In particular, we wanted to survey riders during the COVID-19 pandemic to understand how and why customers continued to use transit, in addition to gauging customer satisfaction.
Marching Forward In KC
Courtesy photoMarch madness is here-in more ways than one. Although many St. Patrick's Day events have been canceled for another year, there are still a few things to do this month, from virtual webinars to comedy shows. March 3, 7 pm The Beatles in Missouri No, Paul and Ringo are not reuniting here, but this library lecture will discuss the...
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