Charlotte McKinney swimming hotness reminds us that the warmer weather is almost on the way. Take a look:
Kansas City Health Check
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even when it's cloudy and rainy out, Lindsey Mills slathers on the sunscreen. "There were several times where I have blistering sunburns that I can remember just peeling the skin away," said Mills, 32. The reason: three years ago she got the biggest fright of her then 29 years -- skin cancer.
$29 MILLION In Fed Funding For The MAX
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority connects people to opportunities through safe, reliable public transportation. KCATA is a bi-state agency charged with serving the transportation and development needs of the Kansas City region.
Cowtown Mint Julep Party
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Our Kansas City area has a history of champions: The Royals. The Chiefs. Sporting KC. Tom Watson. Lawrin. Lawrin? That's right. Lawrin won the Kentucky Derby in 1938. The only Kansas-bred winner ever. He was ridden by the legendary jockey Eddie Arcaro -- his first of five Derby wins.
Drowning Doggie Saved
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Park rangers managed to rescue a dog suffering from abuse and left to die, chained to a heavy cinder block at Longview Lake, south of Kansas City, Mo. Now Great Plains SPCA is looking for anyone who might know who is responsible.
Prize For Kansas City Streets
Kansas City to Recognize Green Neighborhoods Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Registered neighborhoods may apply online through July 31 to be a KC Green Neighborhood. The City will award neighborhoods with a Platinum, Gold or Silver designation based on the green/sustainable initiatives they have implemented. Winners will be announced in the fall.
Fear Financial Oppression???
Kansas City is one of the most economically segregated metropolitan areas in the country, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. New York was the most economically segregated, followed by Bridgeport, Conn.; Charlotte, N.C.; San Jose, Calif.; and Kansas City, according to the economic and social policy think tank in Washington, D.C.
Traffic Check Journalism
The speed limit on U.S. Route 71 just north of the Grandview Triangle increases this week to 65 miles per hour. Currently, the posted speed limit from a half mile south of 75th Street to 3-Trails Crossing is 55, but most drivers tend to go faster, says Derek Olson, a district traffic engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
May Flowers For Fanboys?!?!
The Royals are looking forward to flipping the calendar to May. Kansas City begins the new month Monday with the opener of a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. April was a horrific month for the Royals, who went a major league-worst 7-16.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .