Kansas City Friday News Line: Panties & Freedom For The World

Right now hottie Lais and her body of work helps us celebrate springtime and share a quick peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Here's TKC news gathering . . .

Local Ladies First

How United WE is pushing for more women in civic board positions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A recent study shows women are underrepresented on many civic boards and commissions in Kansas. The new research was just released by the Institute for Leadership Studies at the University of Kansas, in partnership with United WE. Researchers gathered data from 164 towns and cities across the state.

Cash Across The Bridge

Following the money: The CARES Act in KC's Northland

Clay and Platte counties in Missouri have a lot in common. They share a border, they both cover part of Kansas City, Missouri’s territory, and collectively they make up what’s known as the Northland area of the metropolitan region.

Danger In The Dotte

KCK firefighter critically injured after falling through roof during investigation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, firefighter and one other person were injured Friday morning after falling through the roof of a building. Firefighters were in an industrial area near South 55th Street and Kansas Avenue to assist the police department with an investigation of an earlier incident.

Dealing With Stock Scrutiny

KC members of Congress divided on stock trading ban

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt addresses the Missouri House of Representatives Feb. 23, 2022. // Tim Bommel/Missouri House Communications Office So far, the years of the COVID era have been as fraught with political tension and discord as any in recent memory.

Kangaroo Talks Flight To Cash

UMKC professor says hold off pulling funds from retirement accounts

With inflation at a 40-year high and war in Europe, many wonder how to protect their retirement accounts. Nathan Mauck, associate professor of finance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said stress about the future is normal, but he advised holding off on taking money from retirement funds.

Power Of Panties Persists

Lais Ribeiro poses in lingerie for spring Victoria's Secret campaign

Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro was seen in the new spring Victoria's Secret campaign For Love & Lemons that debuted on Thursday morning. The 32-year-old knockout posed in pastel toned lace bras and undies while in a studio as her hair was worn down - and in one case with a hippie-inspired braid - and she added various hats and scarves for the festive shoot.

Prez Empowers Troops

World freedoms at stake, President Biden tells US troops

President Joe Biden hailed American military deployments to Europe as part of a struggle for democracy against autocracy during a visit to US troops in Poland. His remarks come as the US and others have reinforced Nato's eastern flank amid the war in Ukraine.

MAGA Fam On Trial

Trump And Two Sons Agree To Be Deposed In Lawsuit Alleging They Profited From Multilevel Marketing Scam

Former President Donald Trump and his two adult sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., have agreed to sit for questioning for a class-action lawsuit alleging that they received millions of dollars in secret payments to promote a fraudulent multi-level marketing company to investors, according to a letter filed Friday with the U.S.

Lying To Feds & FAIL

Kevin McCarthy calls for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry to resign following conviction

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called on Rep. Jeff Fortenberry to resign on Friday, one day after the Nebraska Republican was found guilty on multiple charges of lying to the FBI. "I'm gonna discuss with him today," McCarthy told reporters at the House Republicans' annual retreat in Florida.

Dead Tree Discrimination Rebuked

Court dismisses Washington Post reporter's lawsuit against the paper and its former top editor

A judge in Washington D.C. on Thursday dismissed a high-profile case filed by a Washington Post politics reporter who alleged that the newspaper and its former top editor subjected her to unlawful discrimination after she publicly said that she had been the victim of sexual assault.

Vlad Suffers Setback

Russia's Kyiv offensive stalls, as Ukrainians counterattack in the south

"The main objectives of the first stage of the operation have generally been accomplished," said Sergei Rudskoi, first deputy of Russia's General Staff. It's not clear what those objectives were, but he added that it "makes it possible to focus our core efforts on achieving the main goal, the liberation of Donbas."

Stepping Up Peace Talks

Ukraine urges halt to Russia's assault as Biden heads to Poland

LVIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 25 (Reuters) - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that Ukrainians "need to achieve peace" and halt Russian bombardment that has forced millions to flee to countries like Poland, where U.S. President Joe Biden is due to witness the crisis first hand.


Satellite data shows entire Conger ice shelf has collapsed in Antarctica

An ice shelf about the size of Rome has completely collapsed in East Antarctica within days of record high temperatures, according to satellite data. The Conger ice shelf, which had an approximate surface area of 1,200 sq km, collapsed around 15 March, scientists said on Friday.

Rocketman Talks Trash

N.Korea says new ICBM will curb 'dangerous' U.S.; Washington seeks new sanctions

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS, March 25 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday its launch of a big new intercontinental ballistic missile this week was designed to demonstrate the might of its nuclear force and deter any U.S. military moves. The United States responded by saying it would push the U.N.

Making Ends Meet Amid Digital Era

Parents make $50K having 'realistic sex' online: 'I don't feel like we're porn stars'

It might be awkward when their kids have a parent career day at school. A UK mom and dad cemented their spot in the amateur porn pantheon for documenting their realistic "sex sessions" - a salacious side hustle that reportedly nets them nearly $50,000 (£35,000) a month.

Mickey Mouse COVID Masks Discarded

Disney on Ice returns to Kansas City with no COVID restrictions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Put on ice by COVID for two straight years, Disney on Ice is back, with no COVID protocols in place at T-Mobile Center. Performers are jumping for joy to be back after an outbreak of COVID among performers forced them to cancel shows.

Upper Class Party Scheduled

Jazzoo 2022 - In Kansas City

Alligators are coming to the Zoo... and Jazzoo! Be a part of the wildest fundraiser in Kansas City! Party animals from across the metro will gather to enjoy unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment - all while raising money for the Kansas City Zoo. Your support of this event provides food and care for our 1,700...

Serving Kansas City

Devoured's Jhy Coulter serves up a signature slice of life

Jhy Coulter of Devoured Pizza. // Photo by Liz Goodwin Jhy Coulter knows how to hustle. She's been doing it since she was 15, working at various restaurants while juggling her school responsibilities. As she turns 30 this year, she has a lot of great meals and big milestones to look back on-but even more lies ahead.

Artsy Latina Offerings Debut

'Mujer' art exhibit honors women's stories, perspectives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "Mujer" means "woman" in Spanish, but the context and history behind the word goes much deeper. That's what the "Mujer" exhibit at the Mattie Rhodes Center aims to explore for Women's History Month. "Women are multifaceted.

Forecast For Now . . .

More sunshine but cool this weekend


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