Visit KC paid $250,000 to settle discrimination claims brought in a lawsuit by former human resources manager Janette Barron. Barron, who claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year after asking for an investigation into allegations of harassing and bullying behavior by Ronnie Burt, the chief executive and president of Visit KC, will receive $137,500. Barron’s lawyer, Lauren Allen, was paid $112,500 in attorney’s fees.
Missouri, which pursued its own bid for Amazon’s HQ2 project and the 50,000 jobs it’s expected to bring, offered up more than $2.4 billion worth of incentives to the online retail company. Missouri’s proposal, submitted independently of those sent to Amazon by Kansas City and St. Louis, said the Missouri General Assembly was expected to approve special legislation in January to create seven new incentive programs, each one tailored specifically to Amazon.
There was no gathering of dignitaries. No canned remarks or staged groundbreaking. Just a few construction workers and portable toilets. For the more than two years of delays and political squabbles that have encircled Kansas City’s new convention hotel, construction of the $325 million project got off to an unremarkable beginning on Monday. The overcast morning was bereft of the ceremonial theatrics that normally kick off major local projects.
@rapidsrabbi His complaints about MLS are re-hashes of 2005-era problems that no longer really exist. Other Deadspin writers can form criticisms about MLS that are apt and meaningful. I read Deadspin and soccer stories often, but when I see a Billy Haisley piece on Deadspin, I just skip it.
@rapidsrabbi Every year, he writes about how Barcelona is on the verge of total collapse when they lose some inconsequential La Liga match. And then when Barcelona wins a major competition a few months later, he writes as though he's been high on them all along.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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