The artsy palace that sits atop a hill overlooking most of this town is a treasure that most people don't visit but still hold in high esteem. Meanwhile, we wanted to share a few quick news links that impact the plebs more immediately . . .
Worthwhile Local Chats
Hosted by Gina Kaufmann, KCUR's Central Standard explored more than 500 topics and invited more than 700 people to share their expertise and stories on the daily talk show in 2018. With so many conversations, there's no way to convey the breadth and depth of topics we covered.
Show-Me The Burner Tax
The cost of prepaid cellphone service in Missouri slightly increased on Tuesday as the state joined most of the rest of the country in charging a tax to fund 911 emergency call centers. But not all customers will pay the extra charge, because 18 counties and one city have exercised an opt-out provision in the new law.
More Kansas Fighting Ahead
The UFC is coming to Kansas. During Saturday's UFC 232 broadcast, the promotion announced its second quarter schedule for 2019 as well as confirming its first-ever trip to "The Sunflower State" for a March 9 UFC on ESPN+ show at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. No bouts were officially announced for the card.
Numbers Game Program & Control
Kansas City Chiefs Have a 22.5% Chance of Winning the Championship
Big Buck Dreams In 2019 For People Who Don't Know Much About Statistics And Probability
New year, new (richer by $425 million) you.
Military Industrial Complex Excuse
No, There Is No Ten-Foot Wall Around the Obamas' D.C. Home Women's March in California Canceled Over Fear it Would Be "Overwhelmingly White" Ocasio-Cortez Slams McCaskill After She Calls Her a "Thing," "Shiny New Object" Trump Contradicts Outgoing Chief of Staff: "All Concrete Wall Was NEVER ABANDONED" The U.S.
Great Value Gronk Rate & Reward
With their 35-3 win over the Oakland Raiders , the secured the AFC West and the number one AFC seed in the postseason - plus a little bit of respect from the national writers. In the final week of our aggregated pundit power rankings, the Chiefs move up into second place.
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Moreover, this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .