Kansas City Float: Royals Win, Pinball Wizard & Working Together

Before we dive into the most important part of election season, we take a peek at some of the nicer community news links that don't really fit in any other part of this blog . . .

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Royals pick up first win in slugfest against the Blue Jays

On Monday night, the Royals finally got a notch in the win column via an excellent offense powered by four extra base hits-each by a different batter. Meanwhile, Brady Singer wasn't quite his normal dominant self but nevertheless made his way through a tricky Blue Jays lineup.

KC group wants to give Black children the skills to succeed in tech

In more than two decades of working in the tech industry, Tammy Buckner rarely saw co-workers who look like her.

KCI airport passenger traffic up over 25 percent so far in 2023

New data from the Kansas City Aviation Department shows that passenger counts at Kansas City International Airport are up significantly. Total passengers in and out of KCI have exceeded 1.5 million through the first two months of 2023. That's a 25.8 percent increase from the first two months of 2022.

Grassroots animal advocate Scott Poore named Chief of Advocacy and Media Relations at Great Plains SPCA

Local animal activist Scott Poore, who writes The Pitch's Creature Feature (a weekly column showcasing local adoptable animals) has been named Chief of Advocacy and Media Relations at Great Plains SPCA. Poore left the corporate world 12 years ago to pursue a life of animal activism, funded from his own pocket.

The new women's pinball world champion is from the Kansas City area

The title game for the NCAA Tournament Men's Basketball Tournament is tonight.It was a different type of sport that recently saw the Kansas City area crowned champion.No, not football. Pinball.Keri Wing of Shawnee, Kan., was recently named the IFPA Women's World Pinball Champion.Some of the newer machines are complicated, but Wing has managed to figure them out."There are actually several techniques to catching the ball and passing the ball," Wing said.

Downtown Council to honor Mike Burke with Kirk Civic Leader Award - Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council of Kansas City will honor the legacy of Mike Burke with the 2023 J. Philip Kirk Jr. Award in Recognition of Community Vision and Downtown Stewardship at its 2023 Annual Luncheon on Friday, April 14.

Blerdy for 30: KC comic creator's documentary takes Black nerd culture from niche to your screen

"Blerds have existed forever, but it hasn't always been cool to say that you were a nerd," said Brandon Calloway, creator of Darkmoon Comics. "As nerd culture has begun to blend with Black culture, it's become more and more cool."

How a stainless steal spire came to poke the skies high above Independence

How a stainless steal spire came to poke the skies high above Independence.

Air Force veteran #StillServing through work with Valor Ranch

SMITHVILLE, Mo. - Dewayne Knott says service was ingrained in him during his 38 years in the United States Air Force. "Just because you're not in the service anymore does not mean you don't continue to serve because that's what you've done," Knott said.

Election Day primer: What to know before you go to the polls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Tuesday marks another Election Day in Missouri, featuring several city, county and school-related races and issues. Highlights on the Ballots: Kansas City Mayor: Voters will decide on reelecting Mayor Quinton Lucas or by voting in Clay Chastain. Several Kansas City councilmember seat will be decided.

Twelve Kansas City Restaurants to Have on Your Radar for Dining In This Easter - In Kansas City

When Easter comes around, plenty of Kansas City restaurants put their best foot forward with specially curated menus worthy of a family meal. Here's where to go around town. Barley's Kitchen + Tap Easter Buffet 11924 W 119th St., Overland Park, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kansas City couple starts soccer program for children with special needs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Children across the Kansas City metro are invited to join the S.T.A.R.S. It's a new soccer team focused on inclusivity and a local family is leading the charge. The Kansas City Scott Gallagher Club S.T.A.R.S. Program is getting the ball rolling and in the goal, for kids who have special needs.

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