Kansas City Thursday Hyperlocal: Keeping Neighborhood Talent & School Board Starter Kit

In this quick collection we feature news from around metro neighborhoods that's important but not quite debatable . . .

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You Don't Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One

In a discussion of her book Reclaiming Your Community: You Don't Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One, New York urban revitalization strategist and entrepreneur Majora Carter urges struggling, low-status communities to keep homegrown talent from moving away. Like the corporate world, she says, such areas need a retention plan.

Kansas City firefighters battle apartment fire on Virginia Avenue

Hide Transcript Show Transcript KRIS: SOME BREAKING NEWS, THIS IS AN APARTMENT IN KANSAS CIT Kansas City firefighters battled a large fire Wednesday night at an apartment building in the 4400 block of Virginia Avenue.Firefighters were called just before 10 p.m. to the building and found heavy flames showing.There have been no reports of injuries.Refresh this page for updates.

Construction on new pedestrian tunnel causing traffic delays in Lenexa

LENEXA, Kan. - Lane closures in Lenexa could be a problem for drivers over the next few days. Crews are installing a pedestrian tunnel under 87th Street Parkway, which is closed just east of the entrance to Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. The morning commute for drivers like Luke Jones wasn't as smooth Wednesday.

51-year-old woman dies after being found unresponsive in Shawnee pool

A 51-year-old woman died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool Wednesday evening, Shawnee, Kansas police said.Emergency crews were called just after 7 p.m. to the 6400 block of Mullen Road on a person found responsive in the water.

How to get involved with your local school board in 2022

If you want to comment at a Kansas City Public Schools board meeting, you can either sign up by email by 3 p.m. the day of the meeting or sign up in person as late as 15 minutes in advance..

Chiefs will get Zarda Bar-B-Q treat at training camp on Thursday

At Chiefs training on Thursday, the team will be treated to Zarda Bar-B-Q. The meal includes 100 pounds of burnt ends, 75 pounds of Texas brisket, 50 slabs of ribs and gallons of side dishes. At Chiefs training on Thursday, the team will be treated to Zarda Bar-B-Q.

Where Black Kansas Citians could live the American Dream

Parade Park was a symbol of pride for Black families in Kansas City who finally got their chance at home ownership - but the neighborhood may not survive redevelopment. Plus, staff shortages are forcing Missouri school districts to consider four-day weeks.

Social media helps return stolen photos from Independence break-in

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Thieves broke into an Independence home near Vaile Mansion Sunday and stole a rifle and machetes. But they made off with something even more valuable to the deceased homeowner's daughters. Ricki Brown noticed something unusual on the way to her Sunday tennis game at Mill Creek Park.

Cashless KC: Kansas City Public Library

Hide Transcript Show Transcript last four weeks are cashless K. C. Series in case you don't win has explored some fun, unique and free things to do across the metro. We wrap up our series tonight at the Kansas city public library.

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