Right now hottie Lana and her fashion promo perspective on the world's oldest profession inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.End Of The World Party
Plant sales, volunteer opportunities and a special sangria provide chances to celebrate Earth Day over the weekend.
Waiting Game Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Restaurants in the Kansas City area are having a hard time hiring employees after being forced to close and down-size because of the pandemic. Megan and Colby Garrelts own Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza. Megan Garrelts said the restaurant business is dealing with an unprecedented challenge to find workers.
Metro Pothole Tech Advances
LENEXA, Kan. - Imagine electric car chargers implanted in the street. Kansas City company Inte is teaming up with a metro city to make this a reality. It's called Smart Pavement, and Renner Road will be the guinea pig. They plan to install blocks of pavement in five different intersections along with road.
Quitting Pr0n Pays Off
Former porn actor Lana Rhoades has revealed she's making a lot more cash since ditching the industry as she warned other women about getting into adult movies in an attempt to make big bucks.
PREZ BIDEN LAUNCHES TAX SPIKE TARGETING RICH!!!
President Joe Biden is expected to propose doubling the tax rate wealthy Americans pay on investment returns when they sell stocks and other assets. But investors shouldn't necessarily rush for the exits, according to financial experts. Under Biden's proposal, the federal capital-gains tax rate would be as high as 43.4% (including an existing Medicare surcharge), according to a Bloomberg report.
State Of Mind
The divided House Thursday passed legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state and to grant its more than 700,000 residents full representation in Congress. The strictly party-line vote in the House was 216 to 208, with all Republicans rejecting the statehood bill, dubbed H.R. 51.
Old News: Tucker Has Always Been Creepy & Entertaining
Tucker Carlson's college yearbook reveals he belonged to club for Harvey Milk's murderer, also mentions controversial senator
Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson listed himself as being part of the "Dan White Society" in his 1991 Trinity College yearbook, according to TheWrap . Dan White was the man who, in 1978, killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and city Supervisor Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official.
Texas Variant Threat
New Covid variant detected at Texas A&M lab shows signs of antibody resistance and more severe illness in young people
Scientists at Texas A&M University's Global Health Research Complex say they've detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.
Talker Wife Exposes Kitty
"Gorgeous! 😍," one fan wrote after seeing the zoomed-in picture! "Now, that's cat fashion supreme 😺 Love the kitty 🐈⬛ bikini 👙," another added. As we said, many are commenting on the awesome look, saying, "I love the bathing suit!! Where did you get it 😺."
Local Legacy Departs
by: Travis Meier Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Barbara Marshall, the daughter of Hallmark founder J.C. Hall, has died, a company spokesperson confirmed. Marshall reportedly died of natural causes. She was 97 years old. "In her quiet way, my sister Barbara was generous, thoughtful, constructive and an example for all of us."
Classic Meth Town Remembered
The historic Thomson House on U.S. 40 Highway in Independence is considered a total loss after a raging fire Monday afternoon."For the house to survive the era of the Civil War and to go the way it did, is just really disheartening for myself and a lot of historians all over the country," said Steve Taylor.The house has sat vacant for years after several unsuccessful attempts at renovations.
Forecast For Now
Light showers will develop across the area becoming a bit scattered during the late afternoon and evening hours, which might impact any plans you had tonight. Rain tapers off for most overnight with the exception of some fine mist or drizzle by daybreak Friday. Friday afternoon features another round of rain especially for areas along and south of I-70.
Three Dog Night - Joy to The World was #1 in April 1971 and it's today's #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.
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Kansas City Fashion Week Joins the New Council of Fashion Designers of America Connects Program - In Kansas City
Kudos to our friends at Kansas City Fashion Week. As they get ready to kick off their upcoming S/S 2021 runway shows next week, the organization just got word they are one of ten fashion events in the country to be selected for the brand new CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Connects program....
Driving Taxes JoCo
Johnson County residents raised concerns during a virtual meeting Wednesday night about the potential toll costs associated with a U.S. 69 Highway expansion proposal. The meeting was the second in a series of town hall meetings hosted by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to gather feedback on the project that would expand the highway from four to six lanes from 103rd Street to 179th Street.
Crash Tragedy Postscript
Jae Edgar Bennett, founder and Executive Director of Street Medicine KC, died unexpectedly Thursday night. A member of his team said he died after a car crash hours after helping people experiencing homelessness sign leases for housing."Jae always says you have to meet people where they are physically and mentally.
Election Aftermath Cont’d
By Tyler Schneider On April 6th, over 10 percent of Kansas City and Jackson County registered voters turned out at the polls to decide local tax policy and to elect a number of school board candidates for districts citywide. In Grandview, more was at stake with voters choosing the mayor and two aldermen to make decisions on their behalf.
Jobs Appear Inside The Loop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Businesses in the Kansas City Power & Light district are hiring a wide range of jobs - both full and part-time. As vaccinations increase and COVID-19 cases decrease in the area, the district is seeing more visitors.
Karens Contact Other Side
Plagued by poltergeists? Super irritated by the supernatural? Who ya' gonna call? Ghost mommies! Meet Kelly Seibert, Julie Chapman, Liz Beedle and Emily Penke-four local Shawnee Mission East moms who are serious about ghost hunting, yet refuse to take themselves too seriously. We caught up with the quartet who say their newfound paranormal get-togethers have...
Walk This Way For Vaxx
Things are changing when it comes to getting vaccinated in the metro. Truman Medical Centers' two clinics are now offering walk-in appointments.The hospital has been a major player in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Its clinics have vaccinated as many as 2,500 people a day.
Good Deeds For Hero Cop
Foundation donates $10,000 to retired Independence officer hurt in 2017 shooting for adaptive training program
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence Police Foundation announced Wednesday it is donating $10,000 to retired Officer Tom Wagstaff for 9-week adaptive training program in Dallas, Texas. Wagstaff had served 15 years as an Independence police officer when he was shot in the head while working a burglary call in March 2017 and was critically injured.
Searching For O-Line
31. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (16-3) LAST SEASON: The Chiefs rolled to second straight AFC championship but were unable to defend Super Bowl title. Tampa Bay wreaked havoc on their injured offensive line and shut down a potent Kansas City offense in a 31-9 victory in February. That loss to Tom Brady and Co.
Icon Sounds Off In Kansas
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge was born and raised in Leavenworth, but her live appearances in the city have been few and far between over the years. While she performed a few songs at the 15th annual Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation breakfast in 2016, her only actual performance in the city after achieving fame was a November 1994 benefit to...
KC Spring Culture Revealed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One part of Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri, offers an important educational opportunity ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: the Japanese Tea Room and Garden . Paula Winchester is at home, and at work, in the tea room.
Kansas City Protects Troops
Officials with the Kansas City VA Medical Center are teaming up with Veterans Community Project to hold a vaccination clinic specifically targeted at reaching veterans and their families. KCVA will be holding a clinic at Veterans Community Project - 8900 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri - on Monday, April 26, from 10 a.m.
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