Cat Reid, 41 Action News

Cat Reid

41 Action News

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Cat:

Craft fair goes virtual to support small businesses

Artists are among the thousands of people feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19. → Read More

Simple face mask hacks for comfort, safety

For those who don't work in health care, wearing a mask can be a big adjustment. But there are steps you can take to make sure you're wearing one the right way. → Read More

Tracking your stimulus check in the mail

Stimulus checks continue to be sent through the mail, a process expected to last into June. → Read More

Advocates fear bill will undo payday lending regulations

Payday loans carry an average interest rate of nearly 400 percent, creating debt traps that are often impossible for consumers to escape. Advocates say fees voters imposed on those businesses could be overturned under a Missouri bill. → Read More

Pandemic impacts flower supplies ahead of Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and it's not too late to order flowers for the moms in your life. However, you may not get exactly what you want. → Read More

Church, nonprofit wipe out medical debt for area families

Medical debt can be a huge obstacle for people trying to make ends meet. In fact an estimated 66 percent of all bankruptcies are tied to the issue. → Read More

Website sells charity T-shirt designs without permission

People all over the Kansas City metro are stepping up to purchase T-shirts to support local restaurants and their employees. But one website is selling shirts with identical designs without permission. → Read More

Off-duty Olathe police officer involved in shooting of Spring Hill family's dog

A Spring Hill family is searching for answers after their dog was shot and had to be euthanized. → Read More

Zoom faces criticism over security, privacy

As the video conferencing platform Zoom becomes a part of daily life – for work meetings, virtual social gatherings and therapy sessions – it also has faced criticism around issues of privacy and security. → Read More

Grocery delivery: Which service is best?

Grocery delivery services are seeing a big boost with so many people trying to stay home as much as possible. Delivery straight to your door comes with a price though, and the 41 Action News Investigators compared costs for some of the services available in the metro. → Read More

CDC recommends face coverings for all; Here's how to make one

As of April 3, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in places where social distancing may be difficult, such as a grocery store or pharmacy. → Read More

Tips for participating in Takeout Tuesday safely

Participating in Takeout Tuesday is a great way to support your favorite local businesses. While restaurants are taking all the precautions they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it's important for customers to do the same. → Read More

Keeping postal workers, yourself safe while getting the mail

There are more than 600,000 U.S. Postal Service employees who, like so many other essential workers, can't work from home. → Read More

Kansas attorney general, federal agencies warn of stimulus scams

Stimulus checks are expected to hit bank accounts beginning in mid-April, and scammers are already trying to take advantage of the cash flow. → Read More

'We want to keep Kansas City clean'; Sanitation workers taking steps to stay healthy on the job

Come rain, shine or pandemic, sanitation workers are on the job six days a week. → Read More

How to use your stimulus check, stay financially healthy during COVID-19

Multiple national surveys found a majority of Americans were already living paycheck to paycheck before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now people around the metro are also finding themselves out of work. The 41 Action News Investigators went to a expert for financial advice. → Read More

'It's difficult on them': Farm to Market Bread Co. hopes state can help avoid layoffs

Farm to Market Bread Co. has 60 employees. The company has avoided layoffs so far by cutting hours, but now they're also looking for help from the state of Missouri through the Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program, which allows employers to reduce workers' hours instead of laying them off. → Read More

Travel experts weigh in on when to cancel upcoming trips, book future vactions

The 41 Action News Investigators got answers from airline experts, who also shared reasons to be optimistic. → Read More

Canceled concert? Here's how to get your refund

All of the major ticket sites will refund you if an event is canceled, but some offer bigger deals on coupons. → Read More

Working from home? Take these cybersecurity steps

With stay-at-home orders in effect throughout the Kansas City metro, thousands of people are working remotely. The 41 Action News Investigators learned what steps employees need to take to keep their data safe. → Read More