The Kansas City Wednesday First Look

We start the early morning with tribute to the enduring hotness of Jess B. and then check some of the top news links to start the day. Take a look:

Kangaroo B-Ball Dedication

LOOK: UMKC's new court honors Kansas City skyline

Fans of the UMKC Kangaroos will notice something a little bit different this upcoming season. The school tweeted out photos of the new court on Tuesday. The court, designed by Populous, feature...

Old School KC Endorsement

Original KCI designer: 'It is time to build a new airport'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two weeks before voters will decide on if a new $1 billion terminal should be built at Kansas City International Airport, an original designer said the current facility has outlived its convenience. Bob Berkebile helped design the current facility almost 50 years ago as a member of the Kivett & Myers architectural firm.

Middle-Class Enclave Loyalty???

With Starbucks looming, Roasterie starts a 'Keep Brookside Local' campaign

First the Roasterie made plans to open 0.1 of a mile away from Starbucks at 43rd and Main Street. Then Starbucks took out a work permit for a spot just 0.1 of a mile away from Brookside's Roasterie Cafe. But now the battle of the coffee shops is officially on.

Urban Core Cleanup At Last

After repeated failed attempts, KC man may finally see 'eyesore' cleaned up in his neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the last two years, a Kansas City retiree says he's tried to get the city to clean up what he calls "a nasty eyesore" in his neighborhood at E. 67th and The Paseo, but to no avail.

Newspaper Glory Days Tribute

A pillar of The Kansas City Star, a giant in its golden era - Laura Hockaday - is dead

Laura Rollins Hockaday, an irrepressible cheerleader for The Kansas City Star and a reporter who contributed mightily to expanding the paper's reach into and standing with minority communities, died last night at St. Luke's Hospital. Laura, whom I got to know shortly after arriving at The Star in 1969, suffered from a variety of medical...

Rock Chalk Teachable Moment

University Of Kansas Gets $18 Million To Help KCK Students Make It To College

More than 3,000 students in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools stand to improve their chances of graduating from high school and pursuing higher education, thanks to an $18 million federal grant that will allow tutoring, mentoring and other services for students from sixth grade through their first year of college.

Big Money Trumps Customers

Senate votes to kill rule that made it easier to sue banks

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to repeal a rule that made it easier for Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies. Senators passed the measure by a vote of 51-50. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule blocks companies from using arbitration clauses to stop consumers from bringing class action lawsuits.

Leslie Grace, Wisin - Dulce is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for this morning . . .


  1. "With Starbucks looming, Roasterie starts a 'Keep Brookside Local' campaign"

    Whatever happened to free enterprise? This may turn me against Roasterie coffee.

  2. "Senate votes to kill rule that made it easier to sue banks"

    Our legislators playing CYA for their contributors. Wells Fargo must be celebrating.

  3. The rule was never anything more than a Democratic Party gift to their principal donors, the trial lawyers. It far exceeded the agency's authority. Good work by the Senate...finally.

  4. Really? You are so fucking stupid. It has nothing to do with democrats, it's not a partisan issue you talking chimp. You are unfit to comment here, because YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!! You are part of the dumbing down of this country. You are desperately trying to make it partisan when the Senate just fucked you in the ass! Good luch when Banks like Wells Fargo use your information without your consent to open multiple accounts in your name and issue credit cards you never requested. They wouldn't do that...would they? They already did!! and now because of this action moron, YOU HAVE NO LEGAL RECOURSE!!!! How do you make it through the day being so fucking stupid????

  5. @8:16-Wow. You really are stupid. The Senate just voted to restrict your legal right to sue banks that defraud you, and you think it was a good move? Wow. Wow. Since you don't care about your rights, how about you move to North Korea?

  6. 8:44 - I see where you're coming from on this issue but at the end of the day, consumers get pennies on the dollar from the class action lawsuits because the bulk of the money goes to lawyers and the rest is spread across thousands of individuals in the class action. My biggest beef with the repeal of this is that it removes a deterrent for the banks.



  8. 8:52: Good point, but in mediation consumers get... nothing.

    At least the possibility of legal action would have deterred Wells Fargo-type fraud. Now there's no incentive for good behavior. The worst that can happen is bad publicity and an executive or two gets fired with golden parachutes.

  9. "18 Million to help KCK students get to collage" = More free rides for Blacks.

  10. The new court would have been better if it read "BLACK LIVES MATTER" or "REMEMBER FERGUSON".




    Trump is making the Swamp great again!

    Now let's read tweets about his Goldman Sachs cabinet cheering more Wall Street gains.


  12. Democrat greedy weasel trial lawyers losing another scam!!

    M A G A!!

  13. ^^^^^^ you are a stupid fuck ^^^^^^^^^

    Make that great !


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