TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE WORST ST. PADDY'S DAY IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY!!!
Today might be even more dire given that smart people know this town's problems are just beginning. Still, we share this midday shot of community news, pop culture and top headlines as a fitting distraction.
Saint Patrick's Day will of course look different from normal thanks to the pandemic, however, some events are still scheduled for the 2021 celebration. Last year, most bars and restaurants were closed for St. Patrick's, which is typically a high-traffic day in Kansas City.
Local Housing Hand Up
United Way and KC Regional Housing Alliance launch #GetTheRentPaid program in upcoming virtual event
Landlords are joining United Way to stop evictions with millions of dollars in emergency rental and utility assistance. Representatives will be available virtually on March 19 at 10 a.m. to discuss available funding, qualification criteria, and the application process. This online event is co-sponsored by the KC Regional Housing Alliance and United Way.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Soon, the Buck O'Neil Bridge coming into downtown won't look anything like what you see now. Plans to change it have been underway for a while, and we're finally seeing what the new bridge will look like. The Missouri Department of Transportation revealed new artist renderings of the bridge.
Chesty Celeb Shares Bawdy Dinner Joke
Scroll for the dinner plate video. Lisa, who last year made headlines for joking she's an "-sshole with iconic hair and big lips" was here focusing on her assets . A candle-lit and swish dinner table was shared, with the circular white plate showing ten white chocolate truffle balls, plus Lisa at the top.
TAX SEASON STALLS AS FREE MONEY ARRIVES!!!
The IRS is planning to push back the deadline for the tax filing season about one month, to May 15 from April 15.
Prez Tweaks Procedure
He told George Stephanopoulos he wants to return to the "talking filibuster." President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he supports changing the Senate's filibuster rule back to requiring senators talk on the floor to hold up a bill, the first time he has endorsed reforming the procedure the White House has for weeks insisted the president is opposed to eliminating.
PROGRESSIVE BLAME GAME AFTER BLOODBATH!?!
Liberals were quick to blame former- President Trump, Republicans and anti-Asian racism for the string of Tuesday night shootings at Atlanta-area massage parlors, despite not knowing what motivated the killer. The horrific shooting left eight people dead and another person injured, and a suspect in custody has taken "full responsibility," according to law enforcement.
China Cold War Arrives
Competing statements from both sides last week emphasized the rift: "This is not a strategic dialogue," Blinken said of the meeting in testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. A spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, quickly contradicted him: "China, invited by the United States, will have a high-level strategic dialogue with the U.S.
Timid Late Night Joking With Former Prez Obama
"For some very sick reason, you are very obsessed with this portion of that major historical event."
Kansas City History Turnaround
Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Kansas City Museum at 3218 Gladstone Blvd. will transition to oversight by the Kansas City Museum Foundation (KCMF) by May 1. The Museum, which is wrapping up a multi-year $20 million renovation, is operated by the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
Cute Pupper Interlude
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local dog walking and pet sitting business, Katie's Kennel, is holding a pet shelter drive this Saturday. The business is collecting items such as dog and cat food, leashes, raised dog beds, fleece blankets and more for shelters including KC Pet Project, KC Bulldog Rescue and more.
Murderous Spring Sneak Peek
Winter is on its way out. The days are getting longer, vaccinations are ramping up and an end to the pandemic could be in sight.But murder hornets don't care about any of that.Warmer weather is when they thrive, and scientists in the U.S.
Paul McCartney & Wings - Give Ireland back to the Irish is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.