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Thanksgiving marks start of an emptier holiday season with a loved one lost to COVID-19
One Johnson County woman shared her experience taking on the holiday season after her husband died from COVID-19 in March.
2020 got a lot brighter as the Plaza Lights blinked on Thanksgiving night
The COVID-19 pandemic might have kept Kansas Citians from lots of events and traditions in 2020, but it couldn't stop the Plaza Lights. The Country Club Plaza flipped the switch to turn on the holiday lights on Thursday, just with a little less pomp and circumstance than usual.
Charlie Hustle foundation helps families impacted by COVID-19
Kansas City-based clothing company Charlie Hustle used mask sales from COVID-19 to donate masks to frontline workers. Now, the company is starting an initiative to help sponsor rent payments for area families in need.
Operation Turkey Convoy delivers 25% more Thanksgiving meals to those in need
The COVID-19 pandemic caused more families than usual to need assistance with holiday meals. Shelter KC delivered 25% more meals around Kansas City this Thanksgiving because of increased need.
Zona Rosa leaders hope families can enjoy a new version of an old holiday tradition
The Zona Rosa shopping center is adapting its traditions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual lighting was held without a major celebration, and now Zona Rosa is making it safe for families to still get a chance to visit with Santa.
AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results
A manufacturing error led to some AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial participants to receive less vaccine than planned, according to the company. The company still believes the vaccine is highly effective.
TSA screened more travelers on Thanksgiving eve than any day since March
More travelers took to the skies on Wednesday than have traveled since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, according to TSA. The increased travel was due to the Thanksgiving holiday.