Business and Government


Former Cerner site up for sale

North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. has made the decision to put up for sale its office location at 3315 N. Oak Trafficway. The property is now listed through Colliers. The decision to sell the location – located just blocks away… more

State Pharmacy Program in Mo. to speed up vaccine deliveries

During a Thursday briefing at the State Capitol, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced that pharmacies across Missouri will begin receiving prioritized shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine through a new State Pharmacy Program.  “With vaccine supply continuing to increase and more… more

Coping with COVID: Missouri gains ground on COVID-19 vaccination rate, Kansas close behind

A large swath of the Midwest region is showing promising rates of total doses administered, according to a U.S. COVID-19 vaccination tracker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the tracker, the percent of the total population… more

Construction begins on new $150M KC Water facility

A new Blue River Biosolids Improvements Facility under construction for KC Water will deliver new cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes for removing solid waste, all at the cost of $150 million. Despite the multi-million bill, KC Water said it will… more

Broadband expansion initiative to deliver $248M to KC area, Mo.

A state-wide broadband initiative in Missouri will pour $248 million to achieve broadband expansion to communities across the state, including counties that make up the Kansas City, Mo. region. The multiyear initiative to expand broadband availability aims to reach 61,000… more

Jobless claims tick up, remain below Dow Jones estimate

In the week ending February 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 745,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 6,000 from 730,000 to 736,000. The… more

KBP Investments brings on new Executive VP for KBP Bells

KBP Investments, one of the largest Yum! Brands franchisees in the U.S., announced on Thursday that it is bringing on Heather Neary, previously president of American pretzel shop chain, Auntie Anne’s. Neary joins KBP as executive vice president and general… more

Kansas bill signed to prevent utility cost surge statewide

Wednesday night, Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill to protect Kansas cities from potential price surges in electricity bills caused by extremely cold temperatures in February. Senate Bill 88 establishes a $100 million low-interest loan program for municipal utilities facing… more

Platte County school district seeks $73M from bond proposal

Leaders from the Platte County, Missouri, R-3 School District will host an information session Thursday evening to answer questions about a no tax levy bond initiative on the April ballot. District leaders said the bond will not raise taxes within… more

Coping with COVID: Operation Safe encourages eligible KCMO residents to apply for Tier 3 vaccine

Officials advocating with Operation Safe are urging Missouri residents in the Kansas City metro to apply to get vaccinated at their mass inoculation site. Clay County officials are especially asking those who are considered Phase 1B, Tier 3 residents, to sign… more