Kansas City Nicer News Illuminated

Quick check on some worthwhile local news links that are either nicer or bittersweet . . . And don't really fit anywhere else on the blog.

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New street signs are first step toward remembering forgotten part of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An old and largely forgotten part of Kansas City is taking the first steps to being put back on the map. What used to be West 43rd Terrace is now Steptoe Street as a result from the work of Steptoe Lives, a collection of local organizations and individuals who are coming together to help remember the historic neighborhood.

The Golden Scoop looks to expand opportunities for individuals with special needs

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) - Nationwide, 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed. In Kansas City, 250,000 adults with disabilities are looking for meaningful employment. They're looking for a place like The Golden Scoop, an ice cream shop in Overland Park that primarily employs people with special needs.

Kansas City University graduates look to help address physician shortage

If you need to see a doctor - make your appointment now. Some in the metro report waiting six months to see a Primary Care Physician because of the ongoing, nationwide shortage in the field.

Fallen Kansas City-area officers to be honored in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The dome of the Missouri State Capitol will be turned blue in honor of Kansas City, Missouri, police officer James Muhlbauer, K-9 Champ, and other fallen officers across the state. Gov. Mike Parson issued the order to take place from sunset on Friday, May 5 to sunrise on Saturday, May 6, leading up to National Police Week.

Kansas City, Kansas goes Bananas for one of baseball's most exciting teams

Thousands in Kansas City, Kan., packed Legends Park to watch the Savannah Bananas play their hometown Kansas City Monarchs. The Bananas are on a world tour and that includes a quick stop in KCK to play against the Monarchs. The team's name is appropriate for the fun, fast pace and hilarious baseball team.

The American Royal Rodeo revs up in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The American Royal Youth Rodeo and ProRodeo featuring young and established cowboys and cowgirls from across the Midwest is underway at Hale Arena. The riders will compete for prize money and championship buckles.

Olathe woman heading back to Ukraine with medical supplies

One Olathe volunteer will be heading to Ukraine soon to deliver hundreds of requested items from the country, including some items even she couldn't believe. When Paige Barrows found out what her friends in Ukraine were requesting, she was a little shocked.Those items include tourniquets and trauma kits for people living in Ukraine and dealing with a war going on around them.

Leaders from Jesuit colleges' association focus on student success

Leaders from Jesuit colleges' association meet quarterly to discuss best practices in student success initiatives at their institutions, creating a collaborative and uplifting community. Student success roles are growing in depth and importance at institutions around the country, with higher education placing a greater value on retention and persistence against skepticism of the benefits of a college education.

Kansas City's All Souls Church uses 'music as an ally' in the fight against youth suicide

After the death of her son, Tyler Clementi, Jane Clementi founded an organization dedicated to addressing teen bullying and suicide. Through that work, a song cycle was created in Tyler's honor. Hear Christy L'Esperance's conversation with Anthony Edwards, Music Director at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, about this choral tribute.

'He said he loved me': Sister of Sir-Antonio Brown remembers their last conversation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - On Thursday, the family of Sir-Antonio Brown was still trying to wrap their heads around the shooting that killed him. Beautiful Brown, his 10-year-old sister, remembered their last conversation. "We were talking about how we love each other," Beautiful Brown said. "He said he loved me.

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