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Kansas City Copes With Rising Costs

'A plan for every dollar': Ways people are navigating inflation impacts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The way prices are these days, Merolyn Herod finds some basics can feel like a luxury. "I had to cut down a lot, whatever assistance I could get," Herod said. At 75, she lives on a fixed income. Inflation has upended her grocery bill.

Locals Talk Tourism Game

Kansas City leaders in Las Vegas, preparing for their own NFL Draft

LAS VEGAS - Kansas City hosts the 2023 NFL Draft, so city leaders are in Las Vegas, seeing what they can learn about the event, process and Kansas City's own style. KC's draft delegation got a firsthand look at setup and the NFL Draft Experience on Thursday with one year until Kansas City becomes the host city.

Cowtown Doc Offers Vaxx Advice

Kansas City doctor weighs in on possible COVID-19 vaccine for young children

Roughly 20 million children in the United States are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, a year after their parents have already gotten theirs. On Thursday, Moderna announced it would seek emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.Dr. Steve Lauer is the associate chair of pediatrics for the University of Kansas Health System.

Racing To Fight Crime

Jackson County prosecutor hosts run/walk fundraiser to benefit The Children's Place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens of people walked and ran around the Urban Youth Academy and Gregg/Klice Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri, before work Tuesday to support The Children's Place. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker organized the event in recognition of National Crime Victims Week.

Golden Ghetto Offers War Zone Help

Johnson County, KS firefighter helps responders in Ukraine

A firefighter from the Kansas City metro has spent three weeks helping with search and rescue efforts on the ground in Ukraine. KMBC 9 spoke with him about the toughest and most rewarding parts of the trip.A war zone was nothing new to Derrick Rolfo. He's a former Marine who's served overseas.

Old School Hip-Hop Community Gathers

My Posse In Effect: A Tribute to the Beastie Boys w/Pistol Pete at recordBar

My Posse In Effect: A Tribute to the Beastie Boys performs at the recordBar with special guest Pistol Pete on April 29.

Biz Scene Offers Opportunity

Entrepreneurs pack Union Station as Chamber showcases diversity of KC's small biz scene

A diverse cross-section of Kansas City small business owners filled the Grand Hall at Union Station with energy and enthusiasm Thursday, Vicky Kulikov said, noting a significant number of the entrepreneurs were showcasing their ventures publicly for the first time.

Nice Listing For The Dotte

U.S. News ranks KCK high school best in Kansas, among top 50 in nation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas high school has once again been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News as the best high school in the state of Kansas, Kansas City-area, as well as one of the top in the nation. Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences was ranked by U.S.

Home Team Shares The Wealth?!?

Royals Charities partners with SchoolSmartKC to expand awards fo teachers, staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More teachers and support staff will receive awards and monetary prizes from SchoolSmartKC this year than ever before thanks to a new partnership with Royals Charities. Since 2019, SchoolSmartKC has recognized about 10 teachers annually with its "Excellence in Education Awards." Each award winner also received $10,000.

Traffic Hot Mess Ahead

Traffic Alert: Ramp closures scheduled to Broadway/6th St. beginning May 2 - Downtown Council of Kansas City

The ramp from eastbound Interstate 70 to Broadway/6th St. and the ramp from Beardsley Rd. to Broadway/6th St. will be CLOSED beginning on Monday, May 2, for approximately two and a half months, according to the Missouri Dept. of Transportation. This work is part of the construction of the new MO 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge over [...]

Appreciating Weekend Artsy Fest

Brookside Art Annual moves forward come rain or shine

After being rescheduled from spring to the fall in 2021, the Brookside Art Annual is happy to return to its regular schedule in 2022. The 36th Art Annual opens Friday, April 29 and runs through Sunday, May 1.

Head Check For NextGen

Rates of depression, anxiety are rising among KC kids, Children's Mercy study finds

Children's Mercy Hospital has found that mental health is a growing problem among youth in Kansas City, and that accessing health care is getting more difficult for local families. Hunger, housing instability and other factors related to poverty are also taking a toll on kids' health across the metro.

Restoring Perfect Village

Prairie Village native to star in new HGTV show 'Renovation Goldmine'

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - A Kansas City-area woman is tracing her roots ahead of her debut on HGTV. She and her husband may easily become America's newest sweethearts. Meg Piercy was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas. She went Pembroke Hill High School and graduated from the University of Kansas.

Katie Seyz Take Cover Tonight

Severe storms likely late Friday night


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