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Money Talks To Kansas City Voters
By Max Goodwin At the most recent South Kansas City Alliance meeting held March 14. City Budget Officer Krista Morrison broke down Kansas City's $1.914 billion total budget proposal that may be passed by the city council as soon as March 24.
Northland Property Fight
A new federal lawsuit filed Tuesday has elevated a months-long dispute between a landlord and Hy-Vee over the condition of the former grocery store at Northeast Englewood Road and North Oak Trafficway.Police even came to the location twice this month to settle a disagreement between Hy-Vee and the landlord about new locks on the doors and an alarm system, according to the lawsuit filed by the landlord.
Big Bucks Against Babies
Billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has donated $9 million to Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, the largest one-time donation the organization has ever received. Scott, one of the wealthiest women in the country, this week announced gifts to 21 Planned Parenthood organizations throughout the country, and to dozens of other charities.
Dividing Lines Nearly Done
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators are close to approving plans for new state House and Senate districts that have bipartisan support even though they're expected to preserve Republican supermajorities. The House on Wednesday added proposed boundaries for its members' districts to a Senate-passed bill that revised senators' districts.
Eco-Devo Tease Tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas will be among state and city leaders at a ceremony Thursday to announce a "major economic development" in KCMO, according to a news release.
Prez Doubles Down Against Vlad
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden landed in Brussels on Wednesday for urgent meetings this week with members of NATO, the G-7 and the European Union as the continent reels from Russia's unprovoked war against Ukraine that's shattered 70 years of relative peace and security in the region.
Show-Me Not Quite An Endorsement
Former President Trump Billy Long William (Billy) H. Long Trump touts Long in Missouri Senate race amid Greitens allegations GOP sounds alarm bells over Greitens allegations Republicans scramble to halt Greitens in Missouri MORE (R) in the Missouri Senate primary amid allegations that rival GOP candidate Eric Greitens abused his ex-wife.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the U.S. assesses that Russian forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine and will work to hold them accountable. "Today, I can announce that, based on information currently available, the U.S. government assesses that members of Russia's forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine," he said in a statement Wednesday.
Supreme Praise & Abandonment
The third day of hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation to the Supreme Court came to a close on Wednesday following another 10-plus hours filled with character smears about child pornography from Republican senators and more phony umbrage about some out of context quotes.
Prez Biden Stays Losing Popularity
President Biden Joe Biden Biden administration to sanction hundreds of Russian lawmakers: report On The Money - White House previews new sanctions on Russia Energy & Environment - Republicans take voter campaign to gas stations MORE 's approval rating dropped to 40 percent this week, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll, an all-time low for the president in that survey.
Russians Reportedly Talk Trash
Two Russian soldiers have been caught venting about Putin's "bullshit" war against Ukraine in an intercepted phone call as devastating losses reportedly led one soldier to drive over his colonel with a tank. "Basically, it's a shitshow here, I'll put it that way," an unnamed soldier near Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine can be heard telling a colleague in a recording released by Ukraine's Security Service late Tuesday.
Counting The War Dead
NATO estimated on Wednesday that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of war in Ukraine, where fierce resistance from the country's defenders has denied Moscow the lightning victory it sought. By way of comparison, Russia lost about 15,000 troops over 10 years in Afghanistan.
VLAD NUKE THREAT REDUX!!!
For 77 years, the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) has kept the use of nuclear weapons at bay. But an increasingly desperate Russia, bogged down in a disastrous war of choice in Ukraine, threatens that status quo.
Brit Rises Above The Fray
Britney Spears Openly Admitted She Has "No Idea" Who Pete Davidson Or Scott Disick Are, Which Is Honestly Quite Impressive
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It's A Round World
Demi Rose Mawby gave her 19.1 million Instagram followers a treat on Friday! The English model sent temperatures soaring on her page on the last day of the week with a sweltering new upload that saw her nearly baring it all for the camera.
Rock Chalk Preview
LAWRENCE, Kan. - As Kansas gets ready to face Providence in the Sweet 16, head coach Bill Self and other KU players shared their thoughts on Tuesday about the upcoming matchup. "I think we're gonna have a decent book on its team," Self said in regards to scouting Providence.
Rolling With Hipster Equity
When Mitchell Williams first joined the area's bicycle scene, he didn't see a lot of other people of color. It's one reason he helped found the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Kansas City, and hosts Monday night rides open to anyone.
Nobody Likes Applebee's
A leaked email from a mid-level executive at an Applebee's franchise group predicting that inflation and higher gasoline costs would help the restaurants attract employees for lower wages is creating a stir on social media.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of Madeleine Albright, the first woman to be U.S. secretary of state, confirmed that she passed away Wednesday at the age of 84. Political leaders in Kansas and Missouri reflected on Albright's legacy. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran offered his condolences on behalf of "a grateful nation."
Portland On The Plains Cont'd
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