Kansas City Friday Morning News Stand: Wartime News & Debate

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KU Med Approved To Continue Killing Neighborhood

Big Apartment Project at 39th Street and State Line Road Nears Approval

The proposed Jamestown Square apartment project, the biggest investment on the Missouri side of the 39th Street corridor by KU Med in a decade, won easy backing Wednesday from a City Council committee.

Local Snail Mail Stolen

Former KC mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing trading cards worth thousands

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former mail carrier from Richmond, Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing nearly 100 sports trading cards worth thousands of dollars from the mail. Paul O. Robinson, 26, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft.

Local Russian Outlet Endures Self-Righteous Indignation

National Association of Broadcasters call to stop airing Russian radio, pressures Liberty radio station

Down a rural road just a mile away from Liberty's city square, a radio station inside small brick building displays an American flag in the front window.For six hours every weekday, 1140AM KCXL broadcasts radio programming paid for by the Russian government, called Radio Sputnik.The National Association of Broadcasters earlier this week called for U.S.

Celebs Spread The Wealth

Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis to match $3MIL in donations for refugees

Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher have vowed to match up to $3,000,000 in donations to help provide 'immediate' humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees. The couple launched a GoFundMe page on Thursday with the goal of raising $30,000,000 for Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which are 'two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most.'

Vlad P0wnz Nuke Site

Russian forces seize huge Ukrainian nuclear plant, fire extinguished

BORODYANKA/LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) - The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest of its kind in Europe, was on fire early on Friday after an attack by Russian troops, the mayor of the nearby town of Energodar said.

French Already Prepping Surrender?!?

Macron fears 'worst is yet to come' from Putin after tense phone call

French President Emmanuel Macron said he's convinced the "worst is yet to come" from Russian President Vladimir Putin after a tense 90-minte call between the two leaders Thursday, according to reports. The call was initiated by Putin and was distinctly more confrontational than previous exchanges with the Russian leader.

Billionaire Vs. Prez Biden

Elon Musk slams Biden's SOTU after Tesla snub: 'Nobody is watching'

Billionaire Elon Musk couldn't resist jabbing at President Biden after he omitted any mention of Tesla from the portion of his "State of the Union" address dedicated to electric vehicle investments on Tuesday night. Biden highlighted his push for more domestic manufacturing by noting Tesla's rivals General Motors and Ford were investing a combined $18 billion to build out electric vehicle capacity at US facilities.

Mask Fight Earns One Last Gasp

CDC Director rebukes DeSantis for scolding high school students over masks: 'It is absolutely their choice'

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday rebuked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for recently scolding a group of high school students who were wearing masks to protect against Covid-19, saying that it's "absolutely their choice" to do so.

Ruble In Rubble: Super Rich Russian Crackdown Ahead

What is a Russian oligarch? Here's what to know as the U.S. rolls out sanctions

The U.S. Justice Department has created a task force to go after the assets of Russian oligarchs, with the Biden administration vowing to seize their yachts, luxury apartments and private jets. But what are oligarchs? And how is their wealth connected to Russia's invasion of Ukraine?

Tough Talk From So Many Dudes With Soft Hands

Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for Russians to carry out a Julius Caesar-style assassination of Vladimir Putin: 'Is there a Brutus in Russia?'

Sen. Lindsey Graham has called on Russians to assassinate Vladimir Putin, Julius Caesar-style. "Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?" Graham tweeted. Graham echoed Fox News host Sean Hannity, who this week called for Putin to be assassinated. Sen.

Vlad Won Pr0n Challenge

Vladimir Putin was challenged in election by porn star who later switched to MMA

Vladimir Putin was once challenged for the Russian presidency by an ambitious porn star who later tried her luck at mixed-martial arts. Putin was audaciously challenged by former cam-girl and adult actress Elena Berkova ahead of the 2018 Russian presidential election, long before his terrifying invasion of Ukraine.

Kangaroos Dig In

Campus experiences major renovations, construction projects | UMKC Roo News

Since the start of the spring semester, numerous construction sites have popped up across UMKC's Volker campus. The prominent areas of construction and maintenance include the Miller Nichols Library, the Education Building and the quad. "I was surprised by the timing of the renovations and ...

Cowtown Dance Legacy

Carol Blum Believes in Kansas City Ballet - KC Ballet

Carol Blum took tap and ballet classes in elementary school. From then she was drawn to any and all dance performances she saw in movies or on TV. She vividly remembers watching Rudolf Nuryev and Margot Fonteyn performing excerpts from Swan Lake on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

Mixed Bag Weekend Ahead

Joe's Weather Blog: Searching for snow amidst the warmth (THU-3/3)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Yesterday was one for the record books. We topped off at 84 degrees, which eclipsed the record high for March 2 by 4 degrees. It was our earliest 84-degree reading in records going back some 134 years. That made yesterday the hottest day so early in the season.

Swedish House Mafia & Sting - Redlight is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.