In this quick collection we want to share just a bit of news that's worth checking out and considering but might not spark debate.
Check TKC news gathering . . .Suburban Life Cut Short
A man is dead after a car hit him while he was doing lawn care work Sunday morning. It happened near West 121st Street and Quivira Road around 10:15 a.m. Police say a car was trying to turn onto northbound Quivira when it hit a car going south.
Higher Prices For Vacay
LENEXA, Kan. - With just about anything else, inflation is affecting the travel industry. From airfare to hotel and rental prices, Deahne Anderson with Seaphire Travel says travelers can expect to pay 20-30% more for the same vacation. Because of the rise in fuel costs, Anderson is seeing more families pivot from road trips to single destinations.
Local Color Revealed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City PrideFest took over Theis Park as members of the LGBT+ community and allies poured out to show their pride and support. "I am fully gay. So being a part of this community is very important, " said Riyell Bradley, PrideFest-goer. Bradley says pride starts with acceptance.
Kansas City Summer Tradition Restarts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For two-plus decades, Mayor's Night Out has led the start of every summer in Kansas City, Missouri. That was no different Saturday as Mayor Quinton Lucas hosted the grand kickoff. The event is designed so that youth across Kansas City can engage in their community educationally and athletically.
Cash Crisis Coming Soon?!?!
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Show-Me Flexing For Farmland
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed a bill aimed at protecting property rights. The governor did it with cattle ranchers at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The legislation deals with the seizure of private land for public projects. For example, taking bits of farmland to build highways, powerlines or public buildings.
JoCo Educational Exposé
Two independent hearing officers have ruled that the Shawnee Mission school district violated special education law, after a Westwood couple filed a complaint alleging that their son was denied needed services. Natalie and Christopher Beer filed a due process complaint in 2020, claiming that the district had failed to properly evaluate their son, who has autism, for special education and implement supports.
Real Estate Moves Heat Up
Converge KC hits the market, bundled with approved plans for 84 more Midtown apartments - Kansas City Business Journal
A multiphase mixed-use project that to date has seen one of two phases done across from the Uptown Theater now could be completed under new ownership, with a recent multifamily sale listing. KC Uptown Lofts LP, which includes Sunflower Development Group and Omaha-based Goldenrod Cos.
Baller Podcast Sparks Ire
Tyreek Hill launched his podcast "It Needed To Be Said" and he set Chiefs fans off immediately with his comments about Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Tyreek Hill released the first episode of his podcast series, "It Needed To Be Said", with the first episode title of "The Trade".
Family Shares Health Note
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A Kansas City area teen is recovering after experiencing a stroke. One Lee's Summit family learned how quickly life can change in a single moment. The teen mom has a message to other parents. AJ Wishne was an active 15-year-old.
Foodie Favor For Community
With its boxed lunch model, Thelma's Kitchen is still helping Kansas Citians pay it forward from Troost Avenue
If you ask Natasha Bailey or anyone on the staff at Thelma's Kitchen, they'll quickly remind you that eating inside restaurants is a luxury not afforded to every Kansas Citian. And they're committed to changing that. Much like the Panera Cares community café , which rolled out throughout St.
Katie Warns Of Steamy Sunday
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS RIGHT NOW. KCI IS REPORTING 76 DEGREES RIGHT NOW. OUR WIND IS FROM THE NORTHEAST BUT JUST TEMRAPORY. IT'LL TURN TO THE SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON. IT'S 81 IN LAWRENCE 79 IN LEE'S SUMMIT 75 IN CAMERON ON RADAR.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.