Kansas City Saturday News Link Look

A glimpse at the hipster concern for 2020 . . .

Vox: Beto O’Rourke was an early supporter of marijuana legalization

WSJ: Legalized Marijuana Gives Hiring Managers a Headache

NBC: Marijuana legalization must make War on Drugs' victims whole before companies profit

Closer to home, here are some of the news links we're checking right now . . .

Hyperlocal Poultry Journalism

Food Critics: The Best Chicken Dishes In Kansas City In 2019

In 1998, Stroud's received the first James Beard Foundation Award in Kansas City for its pan-fried chicken, touted as an "American Classic." Since then, Kansas City chefs have been putting their own classic take on this classic meat, from pairing fried chicken with waffles to cooking a wood-fired chicken and serving it with a spicy salsa verde.

Locals Still Love Alex

Kansas City Chiefs: Appreciation for former quarterback Alex Smith

Now comes speculation he may never play again. Regardless of whether he does, the Kansas City Chiefs organization and its fans should all be appreciative of his time in Kansas City. On Thursday, CBS' Jason La Canfora wrote a column about Alex Smith's current team, the Washington Redskins, perhaps trading up in the draft to land Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Show-Me Illicit Relaxation Help

Missouri rental car employee admits to putting LSD in co-workers' water bottles

Police in a Missouri town are investigating an unusual incident that occurred at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car location on March 14.Two employees at the Arnold, Missouri, location became dizzy and shaky and didn't know why, according to Arnold Police Lt.

Kansas Helping Hand

Lansing Correctional Facility inmates assist in flood preparation

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KS. (KCTV) --- The Missouri River continues to rise in Leavenworth County, as it's expected to reach 31 feet and four inches by Saturday evening. Among those assisting in preparing the city and county to deal with the flooding are inmates at Lansing Correctional Facility.

Rock Chalk Progress

Jayhawks blow out Northeastern 87-53

Breaking News SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas dominated inside for an 87-53 rout over Northeastern in the opening round of the Midwest Region. The fourth-seeded Jayhawks had a notable size advantage inside and used it, outscoring the Huskies 50-16 in the paint while grabbing 17 more rebounds.

Local Health Info Hero

Woman battling kidney disease fighting noble battle

March is National Kidney Month, but for those who battle kidney disease, it's every month. We had the chance to speak with one local woman who is helping others, despite needing help herself."Kidney disease doesn't have to take over your life," said Melissa Bensouda, who was diagnosed with kidney disease two decades ago.

Kansas City EPIC Barista Battle

Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 70: Live From US Coffee Champs Kansas City Part One

We're in Kansas City for part one of our special SprudgeLive Coffee Sprudgecast series. These episodes will take you to the event floor at the 2019 US Coffee Championships in Kansas City. There we join multimedia director Elizabeth Chai, who-in addition to helming our must-follow Instagram coverage of the event-taped a series of original interviews for this week's episode of the podcast.

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  1. Here's why Stroud's doesn't have the reputation they used to. Since Donegan sold the majority (if not all of his stake)

    KC Hoops has made the size of the chicken pieces smaller. Just look at the pieces they serve now versus what Mrs. Stroud and Donegan & Hogan served. It's an obvious change.

    I know many that don't eat there as often as they used to because of the higher prices and smaller pieces of chicken.

    And to be objective; they still draw a good crowd but I have no doubt they would do better if they went back to serving the chicken we all remember!!

  2. I'd rather eat Popeye's than those dried out husks that Stroud's calls chicken breasts.


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