Kansas City Late Night Community News Highlights: For The Culture

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Party For Your Rights

KC Culture Compass pooling east side resources for east side gain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A push to lift up part of Kansas City has three different community organizations pooling their resources. Troost Market Collective, The Prospect KC, and Art Garden KC have come together in an alliance called KC Culture Compass, helping all three organizations achieve their missions.

Rock Chalk Helping Families

University of Kansas Medical Center receives $9 million grant for children's behavioral health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Kansas Medical Center will receive a $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the next five years. The grant, which will be administered through the Department of Pediatrics, is courtesy of the Center for Mental Health Services in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

Check Out Life Lessons

Join us for KCPS Loves to Read!

Kansas City, Missouri - To increase awareness of the importance of early literacy, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) today launched a campaign to empower students, staff and families to make reading part of their daily routine. "As a district, we must carve out time to read for joy, exploration and growth," KCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier said.

Tech Search For Cures

Children's Mercy Research Institute announces rare disease diagnosis advancements

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Children's Mercy Kansas City Research Institute announced Wednesday new advancements the organization has made that transform "diagnosing and understanding of unsolved pediatric disease." The institute says its five-base genomic sequencing system is the most advanced in the world and will assist in diagnosing rare diseases worldwide, allowing researchers to see disease variations that were previously unable to be seen in one test.

Kansas City Corporate Juggernaut Working New Economy

Burns & McDonnell's new underground electrical team readies for influx of infrastructure projects nationwide - Kansas City Business Journal

Infrastructure projects across the country received a big boost from the government with the passage of President Joe Biden's Rebuilding America Infrastructure plan, and the companies tasked with implementing projects are getting ahead of the game.

Ace Effort Unrewarded

Sonny silences sorrowful swingers, secures series 4-0

Sonny Gray was lights out and Minnesota scored early to cruise to a 4-0 victory over Kansas City. Zack Greinke labored through the first inning as the Twins grinded out at-bats. They led off the inning with consecutive singles, followed by a Jose Miranda GIDP that scored leadoff hitter Luis Arraez.

Authorities Ask For Help

Raytown police are searching for a missing 16-year-old Wednesday night

Raytown Police SOURCE: Raytown Police Raytown police say they need the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old. Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Daniya Allen Wednesday evening.Police described Allen as a black female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 152 pounds, with brown eyes and light brown hair.Police say they do not know what she was wearing the last time she was seen.

Inside Landmark Deal

Tour the 31st and Main buildings eyed for historic designation [PHOTOS] - Kansas City Business Journal

The City Plan Commission soon will review whether four corner buildings eyed for demolition at 31st and Main streets warrant historic protection through a new overlay district. Here's an inside look at those structures, which date as far back as 1888.

Meth Town Kitty Saved

One person treated for minor injuries, cat rescued from fire in Independence

One person was treated for minor injuries and a cat was rescued from a fire Wednesday evening.Independence firefighters said they were called at 6:20 p.m. to a home in the 2200 block of South Ellison Way.The fire department said heavy smoke was coming from a detached garage-like building when they arrived.Crews brought the fire under control, pulling one cat out of the building.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Polishing Up Historic Legacy

Group works to get headstones for unmarked graves of Negro League baseball players

More than 39,000 people have been buried at the Monongahela Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Now, there's a push to save the history of one man in particular."He is buried, like I said, in this area," said Vince Ciaramella, pointing to a small area in the cemetery without headstones.Somewhere there, Ernest "Pud" Gooden has lied beneath the ground for decades.The former baseball player for the Homestead Grays and other Negro League teams in the 1920s died at 34 years old.

Ballers Boost Grade-A Game

K-State economist says college football season good for meat markets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An economist at Kansas State University says the start of this year's college football season has had a positive effect on the meat market. August marked the start of the 2022 college football season.

Local Worker Tribute

For the last 14 years, one woman was behind thousands of signs at a Kansas City Hy-Vee

Michelle Broils can't imagine working anywhere other than the Hy-Vee grocery store off Rice Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri. For 14 years, she said her job has been her joy. "I feel very blessed and have a lot of gratitude to Hy-Vee for allowing me to do this job," Broils said.

Local Mexican Lager

Kansas City's 1st Hispanic-owned beer company launches Mexican lager

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Kansas City is the city of fountains, but it has its fair share of brews too. Liquid Creations is hoping to add to the landscape on the eve of Hispanic Heritage Month. Rizoma is Kansas City's first Hispanic-owned beer company six years in the making, all from the mind of brewer and founder Damon Arredondo.

Helping Communities Cope

Local woman shares personal story for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - It's been less than four months since 23-year-old Linda Clavijo Fajardo checked herself into Research Psychiatric Center. "I realized that I needed the help at that moment," she said. "Otherwise, something bad was going to happen and I would not be speaking with you today."

Summer Slow Fade Cont'd

A warm and windy day in store for Thursday


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