Kansas City Nicer News Highlights

This week's news cycle has been kind of rough. For early morning denizens of the discourse we share local items that might be bittersweet but offer a somewhat inspiring peek at Kansas City life that doesn't fit anywhere else on this blog.

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125 years later, Westport Library still remains an environment for community learning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the 1890's, there were an excess amount of funds available for a local judge to draft legislation to give Westport the money to build a public school library. It took just more than $5,000 to build the Kansas City Public Library's Westport Branch.

Jewish Family Services launches new mobile pantry unit in Kansas City

For years one of the biggest issues with area food pantries in Kansas City was trying to get those who need it to the pantry. Now, Jewish Family Services has started a mobile pantry unit aimed at solving that problem.

RideKC provided more than 70,000 rides during Super Bowl parade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of thousands of Chiefs fans packed downtown Kansas City, Missouri, last Wednesday for the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade in celebration of the Super Bowl LVII victory. Tens of thousands of them got to and from the parade thanks to the five park-and-ride locations operated by RideKC.

9-year-old Pitbull the star of Wayside Waifs' No More Bullying Program

An adopted Wayside Waifs Pitbull has become a celebrity with kids all over the metro for his rescue story.Maverick is the main attraction at Crossroads Academy on Quality Hill, but it started out as just a class project. He is a key part of the Wayside Waifs program that teaches kids about the harms of bullying.

Kansas Citians say opening of new terminal is bittersweet

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In less than a week, the doors of Kansas City International Airport's old terminal will close permanently as the city gets ready to welcome travelers at its new terminal. For travelers like Deron Moore, who has lived in Kansas City all his life, the transition marks a bittersweet moment.

Kansas City man donates blood for 100th time in honor of late sister

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been called the gift of life for a good reason. Large supplies of donated blood are used every day, and one Kansas City-area donor has given his share - and then some. Time and pints have added up for 72-year-old Terry Burns.

'She's my little fighter': Community rallying around Kansas City family as 2-year-old daughter begins fight with leukemia

The community is rallying around a Kansas City family as their two-year-old daughter begins her fight with leukemia.Even a Chiefs player has joined the effort. Isiah Pacheco posted to Twitter sending encouragement to Kaylee Ross in her fight against cancer.Two-year-old Kaylee's parents took her to the hospital after noticing bruising on her body that was not going away and blood vessels in her eye that had ruptured.

MLB Kansas City Urban Youth Academy aims to bring more diversity to baseball

KANSAS CITY, Mo - After school 14-year-old Thomas Smith can be seen chasing his biggest dream at the MLB Urban Youth Academy, a place he frequents with his family at least six times a week. "It's pretty fun, they they have a lot of opportunities, even at my age," Smith explained.

Welcome a new furry friend at Three Dog Bakery 'Adopt Love' event Feb. 24-26

Sugar Cookie is a dog who loves KC football and taking photos. // Courtesy KCPP Three Dog Bakery will host their Adopt Love event Feb. 24-26. Everyone is invited to meet and fall in love with the pups at the bakery nearest you.

'Honor the Fallen' T-shirts to benefit family of Kansas City police officer James Muhlbauer

The tributes for the fallen heroes keep pouring in for the fallen officers, Kansas City police Officer James Mulbauer and K-9 Officer Champ. The partners and pedestrian Jesse Eckes were killed in a car crash approximately one week ago. One clothing store is honoring the duo with new T-shirts, which proceeds will go to the family.

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