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How A New President And The Pandemic Could Affect Social Justice Groups In Kansas City

As the political furor over the elections begins to die down and a Democrat starts the formal transition to the White House, you could be forgiven for thinking progressive activists are breathing easier. "There are definitely going to be people that are going to feel relieved — they're going to feel like everything is fine now," says Angela Martellaro, of SURJ-KC , a group that organizes and educates white Kansas Citians about racial justice. But the coming year promises to be a challenging...

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For public health leaders, understanding different communication styles and preferences — and how people respond to them — is key to reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

Humans often don't behave logically. Their decisions don't always follow the evidence.

Those are among the ideas that Gaurav Suri considers in his work studying decision-making and motivation. He's an experimental psychologist and a computational neuroscientist at San Francisco State University.

Not surprisingly, choosing the right words matters a lot when it comes to public policy.

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has collapsed, after weeks of concern from scientists over the fate of what was once the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. Arecibo's 900-ton equipment platform, suspended 500 feet above the dish, fell overnight after the last of its healthy support cables failed to keep it in place.

No injuries were reported, according to the National Science Foundation, which oversees the renowned research facility.

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Missouri’s population of hellbenders is in trouble. The aquatic salamander has seen a 70% population decline in the state over the last four decades. Scientists now fear local extinction.

Kansas City is looking to get local control of the police department during the Missouri legislative session.

Currently, Missouri’s governor appoints members of the board who oversee the police department and make decisions like whether to fire the police chief.

telAt least 13.6 million Americans have caught the coronavirus this year — more people than the entire populations of Michigan and Iowa combined.

The U.S. is averaging about 1,500 COVID-19 deaths per day, or about one death per minute.

But the situation likely will get much worse this winter, based on new research from Washington University.

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Local Businesses to Receive Further CARES Act Funding

Nov 30, 2020
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The City of Columbia and Boone County are pairing up for another extension of the CARES Act.

A lump sum of $495,000 will be given to any local business that applies and meets the qualifications. Management of the funds will be provided by the City of Columbia Housing Programs Division.