Around a dozen states, including Kansas, are climbing over each other to try and claim this Boeing prize. But does Missouri or the Sunflower state really have a shot?
Join KCWIR, Friday December 6th at 7:30 pm and the rebroadcast Sunday at 11 am as we connect the dots on this story and the region’s other most significant news events…
The Downtown Drive-Thru Debate…
Should Kansas City banish drive-thru restaurants downtown? A plan to put a a Jimmy John’s drive-through deli at Ninth and Broadway on the site of a long-vacant building is giving a number of downtown Kansas City residents and some city officials heartburn. The project has ignited a debate over how to continue revitalizing downtown as a neighborhood and whether drive-thru’s distract from that.
The Museum split…
The KCMO City Council votes this week to separate management of the Kansas City Museum from Union Station. Is this an amicable divorce? The move comes five months after the abrupt firing of Kansas City Museum head Christopher Leitch, which was never fully explained. The Kansas City Museum, which has been housed at Corinthian Hall, is currently under renovation. Based on this new deal it will fall under the City Parks Department.
Chiefs Concussion Lawsuit
Remember the whole controversy over the NFL and concussions? Well it’s not going away and certainly not for our hometown Kansas City Chiefs.
Five former Chiefs players file a lawsuit against the team this week. They are seeking financial damages as a result of head injuries suffered while playing. Alexander Cooper, Leonard Griffin, Christopher Martin, Joseph Phillips and Kevin Porter were members of the Chiefs in the late 80s and early 90s.
The lawsuit claims each player is suffering from “post-concussion syndrome and latent brain disease.” The suit is noteworthy because it is the first filed against a single NFL team.
First KCI Public Meeting
A task force charged with weighing up a new single terminal design plan for KCI airport held its first public hearing this week. But the meeting is abruptly halted after a bomb threat is called in at city hall.
But before all the high drama kicked in, did we learn anything about the public’s sentiment in this first opportunity for citizen’s to weigh-in?
RNC IN KC 2016
They’re calling in the big guns to try and land the Republican National Convention here in Kansas City. Former US Senator Bob Dole of Kansas and Missouri US Senator Kit Bond are named as co-chairs this week for the campaign to bring the convention to Kansas City in 2016.
Kansas City hosted the GOP convention in 1928 when Herbert Hoover got the nod and in 1976 when Gerald Ford won the nomination. Will 2016 be the year it returns to Kansas City?
THIS WEEK’S NEWS REVIEWERS:
Lynn Horsley, Kansas City Star
Stacey Cameron, KCTV5
Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star