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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
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
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
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
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
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?!?
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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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