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No Tell Motel
Port KC advances Berkley Riverfront projects for 200-plus apartments, boutique hotel - Kansas City Business Journal
Plans for the next several developments are just upstream and poised to wash ashore in Kansas City's Berkley Riverfront area before much longer. The Port Authority of Kansas City's development committee on Monday recommended approval of purchase and sale agreements for about 3 acres, in two parcels, along the steadily more vibrant riverfront, after private discussions in closed session partway through a public meeting.
Slow Flow FAIL
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- The waitlist for a boat slip at Jackson County lakes continues to grow. Residents wanting to make their days on the lake a little easier are waiting years for a spot. The current wait period starts at five years.
Haterz Target Bella
Bella Thorne couldn't keep the haters away this weekend. The 23-year-old actress and singer has been splashing about Miami Beach shores as she enjoys a vacation with fiancé Benjamin Mascolo, with photos on the former Disney star's Instagram nicely leading into paparazzi ones as the cameras caught her Mother's Day weekend beach trip.
The House Republican Conference is expected to vote Wednesday morning to replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair. It's a dramatic turnaround for the conservative congresswoman, who was elected to the position less than three years ago at the encouragement of Republican leadership.
Iran From Warning Shots
"Sadly, harassment by the IRGC Navy is not a new phenomenon. It is something that all of our commanding officers and the crews of our vessels are trained to for," Kirby said. "This activity is the kind of activity that could lead to somebody getting hurt and could lead to a real miscalculation there in the region, and that doesn't serve anybody's interests."
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States and local governments will have significant leeway in deciding how to spend the $350 billion in Covid-19 relief funds authorized by President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. The Treasury Department said Monday that governments will be compelled to spend the cash infusion "to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a strong, more equitable economy."
Teen Vaxx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15.
Holy Land Hot Mess
Israel's army on Monday said it launched airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets fired by Hamas militants after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a religious site in Jerusalem.
Downtown History Exposed
The Western Auto Building stands tall on 2107 Grand Blvd. It's a staple in the Kansas City, Missouri, skyline. The pie-shaped building is easy to spot from the highway for those driving into the city, which is perhaps why curiousKC follower Marlene Vaught asked: "Why is the Western Auto building shaped like a quarter of a cylinder?"
Mission Café Calls It Quits
'There's more to life than just working': Italian Delight in Mission closes due to COVID-19 pandemic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Italian Delight in Mission, Kansas, closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a voicemail recording, the restaurant closed Sunday. "COVID's taken a toll on us and we realize there's more to life than just working," the voicemail said.
Weather Forecast This Week
It will be mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid-40s. Scattered showers are possible Tuesday afternoon into the evening with highs near 60. Clouds will gradually clear Wednesday, with highs in the low 60s. Thursday will be warmer with highs in the upper 60s.
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