Somewhat Nicer News For Tuesday Night . . .

As always, some readers are put off by the angry conversation on this blog. 

Some of the comments are well-deserved, others are over the top.

However  . . .

For tonight's post we take peek at COMMUNITY NEWS and stories that some inspire good vibes for night owls, insomniacs and VERY early risers.

Check-it . . .

Fabric Of Local Community

Support for Ukraine felt at 'All Nations Flag Company' in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All Nations Flag Company in Kansas City, Missouri, makes American flags, those for branches of the United States military and every international flag. One has been of great interest to the community in recent days for the local business based in the River Market neighborhood.

Peaceful Protest On The Plaza

Photos: Ukrainian Club of Kansas City hosts rally on the Plaza

Rally for Ukraine on the Plaza. // Photo by Jim Nimmo On Saturday, February 26, the Ukrainian Club of Kansas City hosted a rally in support of their home country at Mill Creek Park on the Country Club Plaza. With only two days to prepare, the organizers had hoped for 150 people, but an overwhelming 500 participants showed up to...


New book celebrates Kansas photographer Gordon Parks

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A newly-released book highlights the groundbreaking life of Kansas-born photojournalist and filmmaker, Gordon Parks. "Grit and Grace: Gordon Parks," by Overland Park resident Ann Parr chronicles Parks' life from birth to death. He was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912.

Democracy Stands For All

Women's suffrage memorial backed by near entirety of Kansas Senate gets committee green light - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Nearly every state senator has signed on to a bill establishing a permanent memorial commemorating the Kansas suffragist movement in the state Capitol. Approved in October by the Capitol Preservation Committee after a pitch from the Kansas League of Women Voters, the memorial would rely solely on donations without access to state funding.

Show-Me Acceptance

Missouri House votes to ban hair discrimination in schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Black Missouri school children no longer could be discriminated against for wearing natural hair under a bill advanced Monday in the state Legislature. The measure is aimed at helping kids who wear protective hairstyles such as afros, braids and twists to school.

Funding Suburban Life Lessons

Olathe School District patrons vote to approve $298.3 million dollar no tax-rate bond issue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Olathe School District has big plans for the hundreds of millions of dollars in the no tax-rate bond issue voters approved Tuesday. More than 67% of voters said they wanted the improvements promised in the bond election.

Courthouse Helps Youngsters

Jackson County survey highlights need for access to feminine products

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The lack of access to feminine products is keeping some kids out of school. A recent study by the Jackson County Health Department shows how great the need is for young women in the Kansas City area. Local groups and legislators are also taking a stand to help.

Show-Me Good Signs

Missouri wastewater testing shows drop in COVID-19 levels

Missouri's wastewater testing shows COVID-19 levels are dropping in the Kansas City area."We're leveling out at near all-time lows," said Marc Johnson, a researcher with the University of Missouri.It's a big change just weeks after the winter omicron surge."We're still detecting it almost everywhere, but at really low levels," Johnson said.Johnson has talked to KMBC every week for the past couple of months.

Revved Up For Summer

Monster Jam returning to Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Monster Jam is returning to Kansas City for another weekend of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement at Arrowhead Stadium. The event will take place on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m., and advance presale tickets are available Tuesday on Ticketmaster.

Dolly Good Deeds Done Locally

Thanks to Dolly Parton, kids in Independence are getting access to free books

Kids in Independence are about to get access to free books, all thanks to Dolly Parton. The Independence School District announced a new partnership Tuesday with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.Children living within ISD boundaries are eligible to receive free books mailed directly to their homes each month from the month they are born until age five.

Teachable Moment

Catholic school enrollment numbers bouncing back in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After experiencing a decline in enrollment due to COVID-19, the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph says enrollment is rebounding. For the first time in 10 years, schools saw an enrollment increase in the diocese. Karen Kroh, Superintendent for schools at the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City and St.

Faith In Our Community 

Kansas City Ukrainians, Russians unite in Prayer amid crisis in Ukraine

On Sunday, Russians and Ukrainians came together in Kansas City for a Russian Bible study at First Church of Nazarene in Kansas City.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .