Kansas City Morning News Ride Up

We start with a bit of a tribute to a long departed lad mag as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines to start the day whilst our "journalist" friends are still sleeping next to partners they no longer love . . . I'm assuming . . . Whilst blogging this angry and alone . . . Like most TKC readers.


Check-it . . .

Community Triumph After Tragedy

Community and police come together to help three children after their mothers murder

Evonne's three children are now left in the care of their grandmother. Preparing a home for three children unexpectedly comes with a unique set of challenges. Like any good grandmother who is full of love for her grandchildren, she has set out to make her grandchildren's transition into her home as seamless as possible.

New Lesson In Lack Of Discipline

Kansas City Public Schools Changes Code Of Conduct

Last week, an adjusted code of conduct was approved by the school board with a unanimous vote. This move comes as Black students in Missouri face suspension four times as often as their white peers. The superintendent of KCPS explains why this decision was needed to improve educational and personal outcomes for children in the district.

Best Intentions Against Blight Fight

Old Marlborough school building at 74th, Tracy could see new life

The abandoned Marlborough school building at 74th and Tracy was built in 1927, and has sat vacant since 2007. Since that time, neighbors have watched the building and the 4-acre property slowly deteriorate. But a new partnership could revitalize the building.

Show-Me Pro-Life Struggle

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt asks Supreme Court to hear abortion restrictions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal of a ruling striking down new restrictions on when abortions can occur. Schmitt said he filed a request Thursday for the nation's highest court to hear arguments on a 2019 state law that bans abortions as soon as eight weeks into pregnancy and also prohibits abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.A three-judge panel of the Eighth U.S.

Kansas NextGen Gun Rights Start

Kansas concealed carry law changes now in effect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Multiple changes to the Kansas concealed carry law, including a lower age requirement, took effect Thursday. Provisional licenses are now available for residents between 18 and 20 years old. That age range had already been allowed to open carry in the state.

Check Out American Harsh Times

Long-term hotel life concerns grow as eviction moratorium nears end

It takes just six steps to cross the room Nicole Ball has called home for eight months of the pandemic. She has two hotplates and a microwave barely big enough to fit a freezer meal. Her 300-square foot room at a Lenexa extended stay hotel is clean. She keeps it that way.

Local Reveals Native Roots Scooped

Shawnee man, victim of 60s Scoop, seeks truth about his life, heritage

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- There is a terrible secret about what happened 50+ years ago. Most of us have never heard about it. It's referred to in history as "The 60s Scoop." It involves "scooping" Native American babies from their tribes in Canada for adoption to mostly white families.

High Flying Progress This Weekend

Thunderbirds' sole female pilot front and center - literally - for KC Air Show

NEW CENTURY, Kan. - When the KC Air Show takes flight Saturday from the New Century AirCenter in New Century, Kansas, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds' sole female pilot will be front and center - literally. "I don't feel like I stick out from everyone else at this point, but I am reminded of it every time we go to a show," Maj.

Hotness Fades Amid Cultural Shift

Lad mags failed because 'most men use moisturiser and take selfies now'

Martin Robinson, whose men's title celebrates its 400th issue this week, said old-style lads' print mags had not recognised "a shift in how men are thinking about themselves away from that laddish culture, which has kind of disappeared".

In Defense Of Daddy

Donald Trump Jr. blasts Weisselberg indictment as 'banana republic stuff'

Trump Organization Executive Vice President Donald Trump Jr. blasted the Manhattan DA's office Thursday night for bringing tax fraud and other charges against the company's longtime chief financial officer, calling the case "political persecution of a political enemy." "This is what Vladimir Putin does," the eldest son of former President Donald Trump told "Fox News Primetime," later adding that "after ...

EPIC Cash For Betrayal Of Trust

Boy Scouts of America reaches pivotal agreement with victims

The Boy Scouts of America have reached an agreement with attorneys representing some 60,000 victims of child sex abuse in what could prove to be a pivotal moment in the organization's bankruptcy case.


Attorney General Merrick Garland orders temporary halt of federal executions

Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered a temporarily halt to federal executions as Justice Department senior officials review the policies and procedures for the controversial punishment.

Prez Blames Climate For Condo Crash

Biden raises global warming as a possible contributor to Surfside condo collapse

President Biden raised concerns about global warming during remarks on what could have potentially contributed to the Surfside Condo collapse near Miami last week. The president said he doesn't have any "firm proof" on what caused the collapse that left 18 dead and 145 still missing, but that there was all kinds of "rational speculation," including "whether or not rising sea levels had impact."

They Might Last A Month

Afghan civilians forced to fight Taliban as foreign troops depart

aji Ghoulam Farouq Siawshani watched the Taliban rampage across northern Afghanistan this month, weighing up the threat from militants on his doorstep. Then, 10 days ago, the former oil trader turned militia commander issued a call to arms. "Where the Taliban go, they bring destruction, and they are one kilometre away from my village," he told the Guardian.

Free Brit Movement Suffers Setback

Britney Spears' professional co-conservator files to resign after explosive testimony

The professional co-conservator for Britney Spears' estate filed a petition to resign Thursday following the pop star's explosive testimony last week in which she called the situation abusive. Bessemer Trust filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court asking to be removed from its position as co-conservator with her father, James "Jamie" Spears.

Hipsters Celebrate July Heat

A whole mess of fresh July events for you and yours

First Fridays are back this month, along with a host of other highly anticipated events. From Q Kansas City BBQ Festival to The Black Creatures concerts, from LARPing to goat yoga, there's a little something for everyone. Check it out below and follow our calendar chock-full of events around the city for more updates.

Small Town History Wrecked

Crews to begin demolition of collapsing hotel in Excelsior Springs

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. - Crews plan to begin demolishing a hotel in Excelsior Springs that started to collapse Wednesday. The work on the Royal Hotel scheduled to begin Friday morning. It's expected to take three to five days to demolish the entire hotel. Bricks started falling from the hotel on May 21.

Fanbois Wanted It More Than Chiefs

2 men who ran onto Super Bowl field given year of probation

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two men who ran onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February have pleaded no contest to trespassing and agreed to a year of probation. The two reached the deal Tuesday during a virtual hearing in Tampa, Florida.


Salvador Perez voted 2021 All-Star Game starter

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez was announced as a starter for the 2021 All-Star Game. The game is at Coors Field in Denver on July 13th. He was the only Royal announced as an All-Star vote finalist last week. This will be his 7th All-Star Game.

Kansas City Friday Forecast

Friday will be sunny with highs in the low 80s

Scattered rain showers are possible this evening well south of the metro. Patchy fog is likely in the morning on Friday. Drier weather will follow into the weekend with highs in the low- and mid-80s. Fog will be possible the next several mornings. Highs will be in the mid-80s through the holiday weekend with sunshine.

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