Kansas City Community News Pool: Survivor Stories & Investing Local

Let's try this again . . . These are nicer links that shouldn't be ignored BUT they're not supposed to be our lead story for the day. 

We like our good news collection but it's essentially a place holder and a palate cleanser so that we don't get too caught up in the typical culture war poison that clouds the mind of lesser intellects . . . Also, cartoons work. 

Still . . . We share these items tonight because they offer a nicer view of people in Kansas City doing the right thing and doing it well. 

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Kindness overcoming hate: Local students honored by Seven Days program

April marks the ninth year of the Seven Days program in Kansas City. Seven Days was founded after three people were shot and killed in hate crime shootings outside of the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, both in Overland Park.

Daniel D. Fox talks the power of parenting through D&D and the new YouTube series with his son

Formerly an employee in advertising, Daniel D. Fox started creating tabletop RPG board games seven years ago with his game . He has now created several more tabletop games based on Zweihander 's lore and mechanics, and he is head of the gaming division of Andrews McMeel publishing in Kansas City.

Amid nursing shortage, Research College of Nursing receives a $34.5M investment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - HCA Midwest Health just announced a $34.5 million investment into Research College of Nursing in an effort to address a critical shortage of nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for registered nurses nationwide will hit more than 3.6 million by the year 2030.

Community members successfully raise funds to buy family an accessible van

A year and a half ago, KMBC told you the story of a community coming together for a local family. They hosted a shoe donation drive where the money would go to a new van for a child with special needs.The mission was a success.Davina Noble is the perfect tour guide for her family's new all-inclusive van."A perfect hiding place," Davina said.

Breast cancer survivor inspires young women to create dance in her honor

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A grim statistic from the American Cancer Society: More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. The disease is the most common cancer in women , aside from skin cancer. A group of young women in Lee's Summit are honoring the stories of people fighting and surviving this disease, with a special focus on one survivor.

Don't Be Afraid to Be Amazing

OPINION: EDITOR'S NOTE The owners of Troy, Kansas-based John's Market were interviewed by their local newspaper, the St. Joseph News-Press, a few days after the reception. "Personally, I was in shock," John Simpson, co-owner of John's Market, told the newspaper.

American Jazz Museum bringing awareness to the contributions of women in jazz

The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City is celebrating Women's History Month. This month, the museum located in the historic 18th and Vine District is looking to bring awareness to the contributions of women in jazz."Jazz is an indispensable part of the cultural infrastructure and identity of Kansas City, and since its inception in the early 20th century, there have been exceptionally talented women in jazz," The museum said in a press release Tuesday.

WeCode KC founder earns women's achievement honor; adds national STEM figure to her org's leadership

Only a few days into March, 2023 already is proving to be a big year for WeCode KC, noted Tammy Buckner. Amid other momentum news, the Kansas City STEM organization announced it's added Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant as interim board chair.

Wandering souls find Kansas City roots with help of Black History Project - Local Investment Commission

She's in school now at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, finishing an associate's degree, prepping for a career in social media management or social work - or both. She's become a leader in the KC Tenants advocacy group and was appointed to the city's Housing Trust Fund board.

Catholic school enrollment on an upward trend - The Catholic Key

By Bridget Locke Instability due to the pandemic. Decreasing test scores. Increasing violence. More than ever, challenges in K-12 education have prompted parents to look for alternative learning environments that will prepare their children for college and a competitive workforce, while developing their spiritual growth.

Kansas City business talks how having a corporate chaplain can help the workplace

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the week leading up to the Super Bowl, a story on Twitter profiled the chaplain for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs organization is one of many local companies that have chaplains for their employees to turn to for help. One of them is family-owned Furniture Mall.

Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys Selected for Missouri Lawyer Media Women's Justice Awards

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that partners Jenna Brofsky, Kelli Meilink, and JoAnn Sandifer are being honored by Missouri Lawyers Media at this year's Women's Justice Awards. St. Louis-based Sandifer will receive a 2023 Litigation Practitioner Award, which is given to litigators who "have made their careers in the courtroom - criminal or civil, representing plaintiff or defense."

Developing . . . We'll do our best of have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!