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KCI contractors look ahead to new milestones for terminal

The month of November brought noted progress for the new single terminal at Kansas City International (KCI) airport. Construction updates provided over the month included news of the terminal’s steel structure nearing completion as well as an elevated roadway, and… more

Three metro counties noted among most generous in state

Area counties comprising the Kansas City metro were found to be among the most generous in Missouri, according to a recent study by Smart Asset. Platte, Jackson and Clay counties were noted among the Top 10 most generous in Missouri,… more

Coping with COVID: Missouri, Kansas vaccination distribution plans to serve healthcare workers first

Established statewide plans for how the first COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed reveals healthcare workers will be the first to receive the shot, both in Missouri and Kansas. Although a viable COVID-19 vaccine has not yet been released to the… more

Missouri Senate to consider COVID-19 funding bill

Originally put on hold due to COVID-19 case outbreaks, debate on a $1.3 billion COVID-19 spending bill resumes this week in the Missouri Senate. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, and the full Senate will spend Wednesday debating the… more

Kansas to continue with high school winter sports

Winter sports in Kansas will start on time, but there's a catch, no fans will be allowed until January 28th. They'll also take a little longer break around the holidays and added safety precautions will be in play. The majority… more

Metro school districts revert to remote learning Monday

Several school districts across the metro area made the decision to send students back home for remote learning, starting this week, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. Shawnee Mission schools, along with the two other largest districts in Johnson County,… more

Statewide K-12 COVID-19 study begins in Missouri

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began work in Missouri for one of its first nationwide COVID-19 studies on K-12 students and educators. Originally proposed to the CDC by the state of Missouri along with the Missouri… more

KCMO businesses to see potential fee cut in 2021

Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Quinton Lucas is proposing a plan to ease the costs to do business in the city, potentially saving some businesses hundreds of dollars. The service industry and other small businesses have a variety of fees they… more

Demand for COVID-19 testing doubles at KU lab

A Monday Media briefing from the University of Kansas Health System revealed a non-surprising trend descending on its facilities and others in the region, reporting a new record number of COVID-19 patients are being treated at KU. The health system… more

Missouri launches website in preparation for vaccine arrival

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.  MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the… more