Kansas City Tuesday Hyperlocal: Back To School Prep & Local History

Once again, for late night insomniac or early bird news junkies we share a quick collection of reports that deserve a glimpse but might not inspire debate.

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Architectural Digest selects Union Station among the world's most beautiful - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Kansas City's renowned Union Station has been named one of 37 of the most beautiful train stations in the world by Architectural Digest. The iconic front door to Downtown KC is among only nine U.S. stations to be featured in the global list.

Kansas City schools are boosting efforts to fill teacher, staff shortages before classes start

Students are returning to school in just a few weeks, but Kansas City area school districts are still pushing to hire more staff before they open their doors. The effort comes after Kansas started the summer facing a severe teacher shortage, with about 1,400 teaching jobs unfilled.

Biden approves disaster declaration for Missouri flooding

KANSAS CITY, MO. - President Joe Biden on Monday approved Missouri's request for a federal disaster declaration in response to severe flooding. The declaration makes St. Louis-area residents eligible for federal help with temporary housing, home repairs and some health expenses. Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St.

Governor Kelly Proclaims August "Kansas Breastfeeding Month"

At an official signing ceremony, Governor Laura Kelly proclaims August "Kansas Breastfeeding Month." This proclamation recognizes the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of Kansans. Subscribe Now to continue reading. Log In Join Now

Western Kansas was 'hell's aquarium' 80 million years ago. Here's what it can teach us today

At a counter across from the fish-within-a-fish display, Baumgartner greets a wide-eyed young visitor who walks over to watch a Fort Hays State student in a lab coat gently scrape chalk from a mosasaur vertebra with a bamboo skewer.

Crossing guard shortage hits some Shawnee Mission schools

Classes begin in three days at Shawnee Mission schools, but there are not enough school crossing guards. In Johnson County, about 35 elementary schools in Overland Park, Lenexa and Shawnee currently won't have crossing guards."Yes, it's a little unusual to be in the week of and have this many openings," said Brian Brooks of All City Management Services.All City Management Services said that crossing guards serve about an hour in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon.

Independence School District responds to family's concerns over new school bus routes

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - On Friday, KSHB 41 News reported on the Independence School District making changes to its bus routes stemming from what the district is describing as a bus driver shortage. Since then, KSHB 41 News spoke with Allen Hollar, who is concerned about the new route and its location.

Newhouse KC fundraising for van to help transport clients

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, is asking for the public's help. Newhouse, Kansas City's first shelter of its kind, is hoping to buy a 15-passenger van that will make a huge difference in the lives of the people it serves.

Rehoming 4,000 beagles is a nationwide challenge. Here's how Kansas and Missouri are helping

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - It's a big task: Placing thousands of beagles removed from a breeding and testing facility in Virginia. Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice took over the Envigo lab. The lab was used for testing, but also bred the dogs to supply other labs that test on animals.

Black Mental Health: This is NOT a "White People" Issue - Kansas City Defender

Mental health is just as important as physical health. However, the Black community at large doesn't see it that way, and there are numerous factors contributing to this. Suicide among Black youth has been increasing at an alarming rate with Black male adolescent rates going up by 60% and early adolescent Black youth being twice as likely to die as their white peers by suicide.

City auditor's job can lead to interesting discoveries

The job is like a backseat driver pointing out where to turn or a mechanic looking for a loose connection. Or it's like a prospector gathering fine specks of gold or a dentist poking around with sharp little questions to find a bad tooth.

KC salon offering free back-to-school haircuts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kids across the KC metro will head back to the classroom over the next two weeks. One local salon is making sure every student gets the feeling of showing up to school with a fresh haircut. Joey Thomas of the 180V Barber Salon started the "Fresh Cut, Fresh Start" program 14 years ago.

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