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A proposed project on the northwest corner of East 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue could bring new life to a 25-acre plot of land that's been vacant for decades. The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council approved the plan during its Aug. 19 meeting.
Local Life Lesson For Now
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Students and families find themselves playing catchup. The 2021 school year is underway and kids find themselves back in the classroom after a year that was mostly remote learning. Many students are recovering, in an academic sense, having struggles with cyber classwork instead of traditional learning in a school environment.
Politico Payout Amid Pandemic
A city councilwoman in Lee's Summit became one of the first winners of Missouri's new vaccine lottery. "At first I thought it was a spam call, got this automated call, congratulations, you're a winner. Sure I am?!" said Councilwoman Hillary Shields. When Shields got vaccinated back in January winning a prize of $10,000 never crossed her mind.
Kansas Tribute After Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - On Wednesday, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and advocates held a ceremonial signing of Adrian's Law that aims to improve protections for abused and neglected children in Kansas. The bill is named after seven-year-old Adrian Jones who was killed in 2015 after he was tortured and starved.
Show-Me Another Legal Challenge
A federal judge yesterday appeared skeptical of a lawsuit brought by Republican-led states over President Biden's executive order on climate change. Judge Audrey Fleissig of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri seemed inclined to toss out the lawsuit over Executive Order 13990, titled "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis."
Kansas City Party Time Amid COVID
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Hype Game Builds Momentum
Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs' first-team offense will take the field for at least the first half of their preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night.It would probably ease a lot of anxiety if they could find a little bit of rhythm.Mahomes only threw two passes in their preseason opener in San Francisco, and he was just 10 of 18 for 78 yards with an interception and no touchdown passes last week in Arizona.
The Old Bag Isn't Bad
Jennifer Lopez just turned 52-years-old last month, but the Bronx born beauty sure does not look it. The Hustlers actress again proved to fans she has retained her youthful looks as she posed for a new Coach campaign where she showed off her incredibly toned legs.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - There has been an explosion outside the Kabul airport, the Pentagon press secretary said on Thursday, adding that it was unclear whether there were casualties amid the large evacuation effort in Afghanistan's capital. U.S. President Joe Biden has been briefed on the explosion, according to a White House official.
Prez Biden Running Out Of Time
A grave and specific ISIS terror threat is hanging over the frantic endgame of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan with time fast running out to rescue up to 1,500 Americans and the fate of fleeing Afghans looking darker by the hour.
Veep Talks Action Plan
Vice President Kamala Harris said evacuating Americans and U.S. allies in Afghanistan is the administration's " highest priority" while answering reporters' questions in Vietnam on Thursday. She reiterated the U.S. has already evacuated more than 80,000 people since the Taliban took Kabul earlier this month.
MAGA Confronts Court Crackdown
WASHINGTON - A federal judge Wednesday sanctioned some of former President Donald Trump's attorneys who unsuccessfully challenged Michigan's 2020 election results. In a blistering 110-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in Michigan imposed sanctions on Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and other lawyers involved in making claims about election fraud in the state.
Contest For Cali Closing In
When I left Los Angeles the other day, I suddenly realized that almost no one was buzzing about the recall race. Ordinary folks weren't chattering about it. I didn't see anything on local TV news. The papers were covering it, but the campaign seemed as remote as a Malibu mountaintop.
Another EPIC Stimmy Underway
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcame a squabble within Democratic ranks this week and got her members to cast a unified vote Tuesday to advance President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities. In doing so, she set up an aggressive timeline to pass them.
Brushed Over But Now Exposed
In the 1980s and '90s, artist Bob Ross and his TV show "The Joy of Painting" were an unlikely source of calm and inspiration for millions of viewers. Over the more than 400 episodes shot in a modest studio in Muncie, Indiana, the therapeutic, bushy-haired painter would complete a stunning work of art in half an hour from start to finish.
The website OnlyFans is reversing a planned ban on pornography and other sexually explicit content and will continue allowing it on the platform. The London-based company said just days ago that it would block sexually explicit material starting in October in response to concerns from banks and other financial services companies that enable transactions on the subscription service.
Sluggerrr Stays Winning
The Royals' Sluggerrr is brought to life by one of a select group of people who typically work their way up through the ranks from college teams to the minor leagues before landing a gig working for a major sports team.
Troops Help With Hopps
The Red Sash Brewing mission is to connect Veterans, First Responders, and the community
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hospice patient Clara Burnett, 83, decided to fulfill a decades-long wish this week. Clara, who is a resident of Harbor Hospice in Johnson County, traveled across the state line to Midtown Tattoo Wednesday to get a tattoo of Sylvester the Cat on her forearm.
Ladies Lift Tech Limits
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Megan Orton had been a stay-at-home mother for two years, but was looking to build the skills needed to reenter the workforce. She tried tried several self-guided online courses, but felt she needed something more structured. Then in January, she graduated from LaunchCode 101.
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