Kansas City Thursday News Link Dump

On this #TBT we're inspired by old school hottie Jenny and her early days of important promotional work before she became an expert on vaccines.

And so, we hope close readers will find this EXTENSIVE list of news links useful as they power their their daily adventures . . .

Kansas City Helps Fight Against Double Mutant Plague

Kansas City COVID-19 vaccine trial participants helps further variant research

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even as COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available, Kansas Citians continue to help further the research. For Kansas City resident and nurse practitioner Amy Warren, staying in a vaccine trial was a no-brainer.

'Glamping’ Season Starts

Local business brings new look to camping

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- As we move into spring and warmer weather, the minds of many turn to the great outdoors. While some like the idea of camping, the actual experience leaves a lot to be desired.

No Place Like Home

Kansas City metro home prices skyrocket as lack of supplies, workforce persist

Housing prices continue to skyrocket in the Kansas City metro. The Kansas City area saw a more than 64% drop in the number of houses on the market between February 2020 and 2021, according to the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors.

Betting Big Down By The River

Developer Bally sets groundbreaking for $40M casino renovation - Kansas City Business Journal

Casino KC's new owners hope to roll triple sevens with a redevelopment project they say could bring about amenities competitive in both the Kansas City metro area and nationwide casino markets. Rhode Island-based Bally's Corp., formerly known as Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., anticipates breaking ground this summer on the first phase of the transformation to the former Isle of Capri.

Tigers Claw Back

University of Missouri plans on-campus classes, activities for fall

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Missouri is planning to have full-capacity, in-person classes and activities on the Columbia campus for the fall semester beginning in August, university officials announced Tuesday. University President Mun Choi said in a news release that MU officials will stay in touch with local health officials as they plan for football, concerts and classes.

Controversial Culture War Sunflower State Sports Legislation Coming Soon

Kansas lawmakers likely to pass bill on transgender athletes

LGBTQ-rights advocates in Kansas are relying on the state's Democratic governor or the courts to block a ban on transgender athletes in girls' or women's school sports after conservatives on Thursday moved to push it through the GOP-controlled Legislature.Republican negotiators for the state House and Senate on education issues agreed to strip an unrelated bill of its contents, drop in the proposed ban and send the measure to both chambers for an up-or-down vote by the end of the week.

Show-Me Spying Solution?!?

Missouri Senate passes opioid database bill, brings state closer to prescription monitoring

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri's Republican-led Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to create a statewide prescription drug database, bringing the state one step closer to joining 49 others in adopting the tool to catch possible opioid abuse. Senators voted 20-12 to send the bill to the House.

Kansas City Healthcare Desk Work Available

SelectQuote Insurance to hire thousands, including at Overland Park branch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - SelectQuote Insurance announced Thursday it plans to hire thousands of staff, including at its Overland Park branch, in preparation of the annual medicare enrollment period. The employees will assist Medicare-eligible people in signing up for Medicare, renewing their current Medicare plan or reevaluating their current plan.

Minor League Comeback

Monarchs fans will take the stands; 50% capacity at the opener May 18

The Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Club will be welcoming fans at Legends Field as the long-anticipated inaugural season approaches. Unified Government of Wyandotte County, the American Association of Professional Baseball, and state health officials have worked with the Monarchs on safety protocols based on public health recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.

Kansas City Door-To-Door Vaxx Offered For Those In Need

KCFD, KC Shepherd's Center to help deliver vaccines to homebound adults

A partnership between the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department and KC Shepherd's Center is getting to work and providing COVID-19 vaccinations for homebound older adults.The Shepherd's Center surveyed older adults last month and learned mobility has been a significant deterrent for older adults to enroll in getting a coronavirus vaccination - many lack mobility or transportation to make it to offices or mass vaccination sites.

Poke Amid Good Times

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Waldo bar draws hundreds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The idea to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at a taproom, like most great thoughts, was born over a few cold ones. "Just kind of started as a quick idea," John Couture, owner of Bier Station in Waldo, said. "Then we quickly turned it around."

Help Save This Home!!!

Disabled Indian Mound neighbor seeks help after fire

Indian Mound residents say fire investigators suspect arson is the cause of an early morning fire on April 5 at the southeast corner of the Indian Mound. The homeowner, Christopher Kiefer, made it out safely and called 9-1-1 around 5:43 a.m. on Monday as both the fire department and the police department responded.

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  1. Call me doctor4/8/21, 5:38 PM

    Jenny and the anti-vaxers are idiots. I know a guy that told me he was not going to get vaccinated because he didn't know what was in it. So I asked him "did you get the measles vaccine?" and he said yes so I asked him what was in it? He said I don't know. So I asked what about a tetanus shot, did you get one? He said yeah. So I asked what was in it? He said I have no idea. I asked him if he got the shingles shot and of course he said yes. I said what's in it. He said don't know. I asked what is the difference? He said it took several years to bring those to market so science. So I asked how fast can you find out something on the internet? He said I can get a million searches in less than ten seconds. How fast could you have found that information in 1970? He said I couldn't have found it probably. I said what is the difference in those outcomes? He said technology. So I said you realize drug trials now use the internet for sharing information just like you do and they didn't have that available before 1970 either and that is the difference in getting these safe vaccines to market in one year versus 5-10 years. He called me and said he was getting vaccinated Friday. Smart man.

  2. If they're so wonderful and safe, surely you won't mind getting the 5 additional doses nobody in this household will be taking.

    Why are you bitching about anyone else's exercise of free choice in this matter? Because it's the freedom part that bothers you.

  3. I don't mind getting 5 booster shots, I could quarantine another year but we got the chance to get the Pfizer. I talked to someone who had a dozen friends who took Moderna and a dozen who got the Pfizer and fewer people had side effects with Pfizer.

  4. Thank you TKC for reminding us theirs sunshine on past that hill. JM's ass on a toilet seat tells me everything I need to know about dookie in the intake vent at City Hall, KCMO.


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