Rockhurst University is joining a growing list of colleges and universities doing away with standardized test scores in reviewing student applications. The ACT and SAT have long been considered the indicator for college readiness in students, adding to the tests' significance for students about to start college, Rockhurst officials said in a release.
Independence councilman Curt Dougherty made a comment about "Middle Eastern" store owners when talking about limiting business licenses during a council meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019. A city council member in Independence, Missouri, made a comment during a public meeting about stores "owned by mostly Middle Easterns who will sell anything out the back door."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The way you buy oils, lotions and food infused with CBD could change. The United State Food and Drug Administration is collecting feedback on how to regulate the industry. Tuesday, July 16 is the last day to submit a comment online.
After a few months away from the public spotlight, Jason Kander is back. But Kander isn't venturing into the electoral arena. Instead, he's leading the national expansion of a group that is trying to eradicate homelessness among veterans. Kander announced on Monday he's joining Veterans Community Project, a Kansas City-based organization that provides assistance and housing to veterans.
The debate over President Trump's tweets and the ensuing Democratic Party response has thrown Congress into turmoil and Kansas City's top ranking elected official stood in the middle of it all but then thought better of it and decided to step away from the uproar . . .
CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER THROWS DOWN HIS GAVEL DURING HOUSE DEBATE OVER SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI'S LEADERSHIP AND REACTIONS TO PREZ TRUMP TWEETS!!!
Here's what happened . .
In an apparent moment of frustration, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri who has been presiding in the chair this whole time, blasted Republicans and threw his gavel down, abandoning the chair. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, didn't want to be part of the fight, and decided to "abandon the chair," a shocking move that left the speaker's chair empty for a moment. After Cleaver left the chair, Democrats scrambled to find someone to take his place. Take look:
Emmanuel Cleaver Abandons The Chair During Arguments On Trump - YouTube
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Another man pleaded guilty Monday for his role in a robbery and kidnapping that led to the shooting of an Independence police officer. Donald Nussbaum, 54, avoided a jury trial by pleading guilty to robbery and armed criminal action, according to court records.
A Kansas City motorcycle officer has been injured in a collision in the Northland.That incident happened at 12:35 p.m. near Northwest Waukomis and Northwest 51st Street, just south of I-29. Police said the officer was involved in a crash while attempting to assist another KCPD officer.Police on the scene said officers were involved in a struggle with a naked man nearby.
Right now Prez Trump is locked in a rhetorical battle with a group of Congresswomen who are part of the Blue Wave that also swept a local politico into office despite the fact she is NOTpart of their ranks . . .
SHOULD KANSAS REP. SHARICE DAVIDS JOIN "THE SQUAD" OR CONTINUE HER LOW-KEY ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRATIC PARTY STRATEGY?!?!
Here's the word . . .
"Rep. Sharice Davids is smart to stay far away from The Squad. In fact,AOC's Chief of Staff criticizing her might have been a blessing in disguise or a very cleaver precursor to this debate. JoCo Democrats and the Republicans she won over are way too timid to get into this kind of fight that is one of the worst we've seen of The President's 1st term. There might be a few left-wing progressives out there who are disappointed that Rep. Davids isn't more vocal in her criticism of the President Trump but her caution is well-advised as her colleagues have clearly incited an onslaught of debate."
Now, we realize that some alt-right pundits might try to paint Rep. Sharice Davids with the same brush as AOC but that's simply not accurate. The reality is that the chief difference between Rep. Sharice and her moderate Republican predecessor has been her branding, personality and the local media love affair with the political noob. Her voting and public statements have been middle-of-the-road DNC pablum with a whole lot of help from local softball question MSM coverage.
TKC could only hope for the Rep. Sharice Davids to show a bit of initiative and fulfill the promises of so many of her progressive supporters and join forces with The Squad.
Instead, even her fiercest critics lament that her politics are far more insipid and middle-of-the-road than the current firestorm captivating political watchers.
TKC NOTE . . . Reference only to note our disdain for corporate Democrats, we use/quote the term "Rez" with all due respect and given that fact that those of us with Mexican heritage belong to the largest indigenous tribe of them all -- With Chicanos being the most captivating of the group given that Latinx was a term invented by some white-lady at an East Coast liberal arts college . . . But I digress . . .
Further reading: Dance Me Outside - A groundbreaking book/movie and then TV series that brought stories from "The Rez" to the forefront of pop culture. Developing . . .
"Before the Buttigeig leaves KC he will be heading to the Veterans Community Project for a tour with Jason Kander, who announced Monday that he’ll be leading a national expansion with VCP, and Kansas City Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas. Tickets for the Tuesday event range from $25 to $1,000, with the higher priced tickets still available." Developing . . .