Before the work week starts we take a moment of pause to share this collection of pop culture, community news and all manner of informative links.
Pothole Agenda This Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, is looking to improve the way it addresses potholes. This year alone, the city has received 1,666 complaints about potholes compared to 1,254 this time last year.
Kansas Keeps Count
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - The many issues seen at this year's Iowa caucuses have voters wondering if there's a better way of doing things, including Democrats in Kansas who just announced their own primary election changes. The Kansas Democratic Party runs the state primaries, but that is about the offices only similarity between Kansas and Iowa this year.
Local School Ruckus
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Some parents and students say they are frustrated and confused after learning Platte County High School will discontinue their flexible personalized learning program (FPL). The innovative learning tool combines courses, allows extra learning time, and a break from the traditional 7-hour block courses.
Show-Me Medical Drama
CLOSE Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles. (Photo: Tim Bommel) A Missouri lawmaker who oversees the state's Medicaid budget says thousands of children recently removed from the rolls were likely still eligible for coverage. In recent public comments, Rep.
Kelly Defies Convention
Kelly Brook has opened up on her new outlook on life as she celebrates turning 40. The former model says she doesn't care if she never has kids or gets married, and she's taken the pressure off herself. Kelly, who now presents a show on Heart radio, has been in a relationship with Jeremy Parisi for the last four years.
Mayo Pete Spreads It On
The Iowa Democratic Party on Sunday allocated delegates based on the results of last week's Iowa caucuses, giving former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg the largest delegate count, followed closely by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. NBC News has not called a winner in the first-in-the-nation contest, and the NBC News Decision Desk is not making any independent delegate allocations at this time.
Veep Talks Trash
Former Vice President Joe Biden Joe Biden Biden says Buttigieg is 'not a Barack Obama' on NH campaign trail Bloomberg meets with Democratic governors Mayors come to Buttigieg's defense over Biden ad MORE joked that a woman at a New Hampshire campaign event is a "lying dog-faced pony soldier" in response to a question about his performance in the Iowa caucuses.
Prez Trump Slashes & Burns
The White House on Sunday unveiled a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would slash spending dramatically on foreign aid and social safety nets, while including $2 billion for a southern border wall and substantially boosting funding to NASA, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security.
War Continues . . .
Two U.S. troops were killed and six others wounded in an attack Saturday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, a military official said. U.S. and Afghan forces were conducting a joint operation when an individual wearing an Afghan uniform opened fire on the service members using a machine gun, according to Col.
Rock Chalk Movie Night
LAWRENCE, Kan. - It's a moment Kevin Willmott will never forget. On Feb. 24, 2019, the KU professor and screenwriter won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman". He won along with writer/director Spike Lee. "You kind of get the feeling of how fortunate you are that this happened to you," Willmott said.
Local Legend Endures
Derrick Thomas was in a car accident on January 23, 2000. More than two weeks later he was gone. DT passed away on February 8, 2000. 20 years later, we remember him...
Kansas City Social Club
Sometimes you want to go... Where everybody knows your name... And they're always glad you came... You want to be where you can see... The troubles are all the same... You want to be where everybody knows your name... - Cheers, written by Gary Partnoy and Judy Hart To hear Jaime Clark tell it, the only problem with St.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .