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Locals Enjoy Chamber Hype

Chamber's new 'Superstars' roster brings exposure to 2,000+ KC small businesses

"These are businesses that started because of ideas that began over a cup of coffee or a conversation in someone's basement or a handshake between two friends," said Vicky Kulikov. "Now they've become part of the backbone of our local economy and really help KC move forward even after more than two years of a global pandemic."

Life Inside The Loop Cont'd

KC ranks in top 10 cities to launch a business + more Downtown news - Downtown Council of Kansas City

5 to know: Downtown news beat KC ranks in top 10 of the best U.S. cities to launch a business Downtown tower hits market; likely to spark hundreds of apartments Could Downtown KC be in the hunt for an NBA expansion team? Luxury Crossroads apartments could get an out-of-town owner H&R Block audits impact of [...]

East Side Backstory Revealed

Exploring Black history down Kansas City's African American Heritage Trail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City wasn't built overnight. You can find signs of its history everywhere you look. As we celebrate Black History Month, we walked down Kansas City's African American Heritage Trail to find how three locations live beyond the history books.

Building The Golden Ghetto

Deer Creek apartment proposal goes before Overland Park city council Monday

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - City leaders in Overland Park, Kansas, will vote Monday night on whether to rezone land near 133rd Street and Metcalf Avenue to allow for an apartment complex.

Meet The New Exurb Boss

Raytown public schools announce the appointment of a new superintendent

The Raytown C-2 School District Board of Education has announced the hiring of Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, as the superintendent of the Raytown C-2 School District beginning with the 2022-2023 school-year. Martin-Knox currently serves as the Superintendent of Sumter School District in Sumter, South Carolina.

Recall Impact Hits Local Parents

Some KC-area parents struggling after several infant formulas recalled

BELTON, Mo. - On Feb. 17, the Abbott Nutrition company recalled several formulas under it's Similac Brand. The affected formulas tested positive for the Cronobacter bacteria and Salmonella, sending four babies from across the county to the hospital, and even killing one.

Hoping For Local Politico Recovery

Independence city council member diagnosed with cancer

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A long-standing member of the Independence City Council has revealed to the KSHB 41 I-Team that she has cancer. Karen DeLuccie, a council member at large, said she was diagnosed with lung cancer in early February. DeLuccie said the cancer was an incidental finding that was discovered during medical imaging for a separate issue.

Working On KC COVID Comeback

Kansas City leader making big impact, helping thousands in community find jobs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For more than three decades, one Kansas City man has spent his life giving others opportunities. Clyde McQueen's contributions to this city go well beyond his words. His actions have made the difference for 10's of thousands of people right here in Kansas City.

Change Delayed In Meth Town

Independence City Manager: proposal to change overtime policy should be 'tabled indefinitely'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - City leaders in Independence want to change the way overtime is calculated. It comes after the KSHB 41 I-Team first exposed one police officer made more than $160,000 in overtime for non-police related work last year. City Manager Zach Walker added a resolution to Tuesday's council agenda that would help to crack down on overtime.

Plagued By Mental Health Questions

Two local mental health experts wrote a book to help kids and parents navigate the fallout of the pandemic

Danda and Montgomery have created a new book called The Invisible Riptide, which aims to help both parents and children navigate "the silent emotional tsunami going on in the world."

South Side History Explored

A Piece of the White House in south KC

In the back of a closed high school in Brookside, next to the old football field, sits an unmarked genuine relic of presidential history. As President's Day approaches, you can easily touch a piece of the original White House built before 1812 here in south Kansas City just by venturing to Southwest High School on 65th and Wornall, closed in 2016.

Let The Eagle Soar . . . 

Bonner Springs Animal Control rescues bald eagle on Presidents Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Animal control officers in Bonner Springs rescued a bald eagle on Presidents Day, according to the Bonner Springs Police Department. According to the department the bald eagle, named Kendra, was discovered down and injured. The Bonner Springs Police Department shared images of the rescued bird in a Facebook post.

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