Kansas City Hyperlocal Gathering

Close readers might have noticed that we're running a bit behind and so, in order to offer more relevant info than anywhere else in KCMO, we take a moment to share more than a few local items that we saved, want to share and might not deserve debate but definitely merit consideration.

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Outrage Against Nature?!?

Kansas Citians are 'tired of it' as winter storm prompts another round of cancellations

A steady snowfall has covered the metro and surrounding areas, canceling trash pickup in Kansas City and keeping snow-clearing crews busy. Kylie Conrow, who lives near Westport, bundled up to face the blustery weather and walk her dogs early Thursday morning. "I'm tired of it, I'm ready for summer," she said.

Traffic Trouble Today

Crash shuts down parts of I-70 near Blue Ridge Blvd.

SOURCE: KC Scout A crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down parts of I-70 near Blue Ridge Boulevard Saturday morning. At one point, the interstate was closed in both directions.As of 9 a.m., the eastbound direction is completely clear and one lane of I-70 westbound is back open.Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say the tractor-trailer was heading east when it crashed and flipped over the divider into westbound I-70.We're working to learn more information.

The Triangle Adjusted

Grandview closes two I-49 ramps for reconstruction

I-49 OUTER ROADS CONVERSION PROJECT ROAD CLOSURES Construction on the $15,000,000 I-49 Outer Roads Conversion Project in Grandview is moving along quickly thanks to the mild winter weather. As crews work to convert the current one-way outer roads to two-way traffic there will be two important road closures in Grandview beginning March 10: The Main Street on ramp to SB I49 will close through July.

Double Take On Plague

Hospital leaders, community members reflect on 2nd anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friday marks two years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The date marked the beginning of a lot of uncertainty for people all over the world. Stay-at-home orders would soon follow, as well as a major shift in business models, virtual schooling and many questions about the new virus.

1st Responders Save Urban Core

KCMO firefighters battle 2-alarm fire near Chestnut Avenue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters battled a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon at a building in the city's northeast area. The fire broke out about 2:50 p.m. near Chestnut Avenue. Crews arrived and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the second and third floors of a 3-story building.

Kangaroo Considers History

UMKC professors weigh in on Kentanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination | UMKC Roo News

Recently nominated by President Joe Biden, Ketanji Brown Jackson is on the road to becoming the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Jackson is currently a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Harvard Law School graduate previously clerked for J ...

Funding Life Lessons

Rep. Cleaver Announces $15 Million in Funding for Fifth District Schools and Libraries to Help Kids Access the Internet at Home and Close the Homework Gap

March 11, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) - One year after the American Rescue Plan became law, Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced today that Missouri's Fifth District has received $15,027,886.59 to date from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF).

Show-Me Representation

Who are the lawmakers representing Kansas City in Missouri's Capitol?

The action in Missouri’s Capitol in Jefferson City can seem remote to constituents in the Kansas City region. But all residents are represented by a member of the state Senate, and a member of the House of Representatives.

Cleaning Up Kansas

Study of Kansas City lots could reveal better ways to remove dangerous lead from soil

A new study by Kansas State University researchers is looking at ways to reduce the risk of exposure to lead in soil in the hope of finding affordable methods that could be replicated around the country. Ganga Hettiarachchi, a professor of soil and environmental chemistry, is leading the research with her team through a $700,000 grant from the U.S.

Drawing Legal Fight

Missouri congressional candidate files redistricting lawsuit

A Republican congressional candidate from suburban St. Louis is challenging Missouri's U.S. House districts in court as state lawmakers remain at loggerheads over how to redraw the districts in advance of this year's elections. Paul Berry III said Wednesday that his lawsuit seeks to prod state lawmakers to pass new congressional districts or else have the court complete the task.

Rock Chalk Ranking Improves

College basketball rankings: Kansas enters top five in Top 25 And 1 as Jayhawks jockey for a No. 1 seed

One day before Selection Sunday, the top of the bracket is starting to take shape. Gonzaga has locked up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. Arizona will also get a No. 1 seed in Tommy Lloyd's head coaching debut.

Show-Me Classy Trade Mission

Missouri Gov. Parson announces trade trip to UK, Ireland

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady are planning a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland this week, the couple announced Tuesday. The two will be overseas for a week beginning Friday. The Republican said the goal is to promote Missouri products and pitch the state as a good place to do business.

Serving Up Hype

Downtown Council 'imagines' its Annual Luncheon on April 22 - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Sports + entertainment to take spotlight at Annual Luncheon Save the date! The Downtown Council announced plans this week for its Annual Luncheon program and awards ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22 at the Loews Kansas City Hotel. The luncheon - the first since early 2020 - marks a celebration of Downtown Kansas [...]

Help For Parents As Party Time Tradition Honored

Teens find excitement, return to normalcy between racks of free prom dresses

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - The Prom Boutique inside of Woods Chapel in Lee's Summit has given away more than 20,000 prom dresses for free in 17 seasons. Between the many racks of gorgeous dresses this prom season, teens are finding the return of normalcy and excitement.

Pioneering 18th & Vine Winning

First Black-owned brewery to open in Jazz District

By Abby Hoover Kemet Coleman wears a lot of hats - the Kansas City native is an artist, actor, urbanist, entrepreneur and activist - but today his hat is embroidered with the face of Maris, an afroed woman with the likeness of a tulip glass, and the mascot Vine Street Brewing Co.'s favorite American Pale Ale.

Toast To Jayhawks

J. Rieger debuts new 'Rock Chalk Rye' Whiskey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City-based distillery is ready to pour its new limited-edition Rye Whiskey, just in time for the Big 12 Tournament and March Madness. J. Rieger's Rock Chalk Straight Rye Whiskey is a nod to the 1988 NCAA KU Men's Basketball Championship. The collectable bottle is 88 proof.

Inclusion Sparks Profits

Small Business Superstars in photos: When people belong, 'the possibilities are endless'

A celebration Wednesday for the Chamber's new class of Small Business Superstars came with a message for entrepreneurs of all kinds, said Vicky Kulikov. You belong. (Check out photos from the in-person event honoring more than 2,160 Kansas City businesses.)

Spring Cleaning Starts Early

Park department, volunteers clean up Kessler along The Paseo

The Cliff Drive Gate One cleanup on Wednesday, March 9 brought out nearly 50 parks employees, a dozen volunteers and KC Parks Ambassadors, and the new Director of Kansas City Parks and Recreation Chris Cotten. After residents and park users complained of excessive dumping, illegal camping and safety issues, the department rallied to create a comprehensive solution.

Kick-Off Pix Shared

What we learned about this year's Sporting KC squad from their home opener win [with photos]

The veteran Parker is a big man with flaming red hair, so his gesture caught the crowd's attention, but he probably wasn't alone on his side. This Sporting KC team is nettlesome and persistent-the type of team that drives opponents batty. Sporting has a veteran squad, fielding the oldest starting lineup in the league.

Spotlight On Local Talent

A Q&A With the Lenexa Native Who Plays Damian in 'Mean Girls' Broadway Tour - In Kansas City

As a kid growing up in Lenexa, Eric Huffman lost count of the shows he saw at the Kansas City Music Hall. Now, Huffman will be on the Music Hall stage with the cast of Mean Girls when the Broadway tour performs in Kansas City for the first time from March 15-20.


Arrowheadlines: ESPN writers predict that Tyrann Mathieu will be back with the Chiefs

Russell Wilson Makes Broncos Runners-Up | Football Outsiders Kansas City Chiefs Major Free Agents: DB Tyrann Mathieu, CB Charvarius Ward, CB Mike Hughes, ER Melvin Ingram, DT Jarran Reed, DT Derrick Nnandi, WR Demarcus Robinson, WR Byron Pringle, OL Andrew Wylie Fans see Mathieu as a dynamic superstar.

Taste Of Success

Karen's Kakes brings sweetness to downtown Grandview

By Kady Weddle A single mother of two and work-hard entrepreneur, Karen Ellis opened the doors to her brick-and-mortar bake shop, Karen's Kakes, on February 5 th with a soft opening - selling out in only three hours. Located at 12915 7 th Street in Grandview, Karen offers an impressive 83 flavors of cakes in all different fashions.

Good Deeds Needed On East Side

Good Samaritan Christian Center working to replace items after theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Good Samaritan Christian Center at 2100 Prospect is leaning on the generosity of the community to replace items destroyed or taken in a theft earlier this week. Jacqueline Buycks, associate pastor, says the incident happened Wednesday.

Katie Offers Hope

KC is cold again Saturday, but warmth is inbound


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