Kansas City Monday Turnaround: Americans Dislike Russia, Inflation & Rising Gas Prices

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Local Tech Scene Speed Boost

Google Fiber now offering internet for businesses in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Businesses in and around Kansas City, Missouri, can now access faster internet speeds after Google Fiber began rolling out 2 gigabit per second speeds for small and medium-sized businesses last month.

Today's Teachable Moment

Kansas City charter schools see a shift in who holds them accountable

In the Kansas City area, universities have been some of the most prominent sponsors of the public charter schools. But in just the past few years, several ended the relationships or saw charter schools removed by the state.

Meth Town Smoke Out

Independence Fire Department issues burn ban through March 22

The independence fire department has issued a burn ban that is in effect for the remainder of today, Monday, March 14, and is scheduled to remain in effect for the next seven days.The burn ban is set to last until 8 a.m.

Coffee Comeback

Spokes on Walnut to reopen Monday after closing due to water main break damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Spokes Cafe and Cyclery on Walnut plans to reopen Monday after a water main break damaged the shop, causing it to close for two weeks. Surveillance video from Spokes shows water rushing into the shop ankle-deep during the morning of Feb. 24.

Toy Train Party Time Debuts

KC Streetcar hosting open house before Main Street extension groundbreaking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Streetcar is inviting the public to an open house. As the KC Streetcar is preparing to break ground for their Main Street extension, the open house will take place on March 30, at Drexel Hall located at 3301 Baltimore Ave. from 5-7 p.m.

Fashion Round Up . . . 

Demi Rose goes topless and strips down to a tiny yellow thong

She's no stranger to delighting her fans with scantily-clad snaps on her social media. And Demi Rose was at it again on Saturday as she went topless and stripped down to nothing but a tiny yellow thong while soaking up the sun in the Caribbean.

Prez Biden Raises Big Bucks

2022 Money race: Biden headlines first in-person fundraiser for Democratic Party

It's a first for President Biden. The president on Monday night will attend a small, top-dollar, fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), his first in-person fundraising event for his party since taking over in the White House 14 months ago amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Accusations Against MAGA

Democratic group accuses Trump of breaking campaign law by not formally announcing 2024 run

The Democratic super PAC American Bridge accused former President Trump Donald Trump Security for Pompeo costing million per month amid threats from Iran: report Biden's CIA head leads the charge against Putin's information war Ukraine crisis impacting American domestic politics MORE of breaking campaign finance laws on Monday, citing his spending on political funds without officially launching a presidential bid.

Price Spike Debate Persists

Former Democrat senator complains Americans 'got used to' cheap gas, that's why they're blaming Biden

A former Democrat senator downplayed record high gas prices under President Biden and dismissed the majority of the public blaming the president, on Sunday's episode of "This Week." Guest host Jonathan Karl started off sharing the results of the network's new poll, which found an "overwhelming" majority of Americans support banning Russian oil after Russia invaded Ukraine, but they also blamed President Biden for skyrocketing gas prices.


Fewer Americans see Russia favorably than ever before: poll

Fewer Americans viewed Russia in a favorable light than ever before, even before President Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Gas prices hit new record of .43 per gallon, up 79 cents in two weeks Russian prosecutors warn Western firms of arrests, asset seizures Five key developments in Russia's invasion of Ukraine MORE launched the war against Ukraine, a new poll shows.

Warning For Far East

Ukraine crisis: US says China faces consequences if it helps Russia

The US says China will face harsh "consequences" if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, according to US media reports. Unnamed officials reportedly told multiple US news outlets that Russia asked China to provide military assistance after it began the invasion. The Chinese embassy in Washington said it was not aware of this request.


Elon Musk 'Won't Sell' His Bitcoin, Ethereum, DOGE Amid Inflation Concerns - Decrypt

News Coins Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on crypto, vowing that he "won't sell" his holdings of , and . As a general principle, for those looking for advice from this thread, it is generally better to own physical things like a home or stock in companies you think make good products, than dollars when inflation is high.

Spy Games Shut Down

WikiLeaks' Assange denied permission to appeal extradition decision at Supreme Court

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been denied permission to appeal at the Supreme Court against a decision to extradite him to the United States, the court said on Monday. U.S. authorities want Australian-born Assange, 50 to face trial on 18 counts relating to WikiLeaks' release of vast troves of confidential U.S.

Dolly Demurs

Dolly Parton bows out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations

Parton said Monday she was taking herself of the running for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2022 class, saying she didn't feel she'd "earned that right."

Booty Shaking Clip Debuts

Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa get sexy in booty-filled 'Sweetest Pie' video

Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion are sharing the spotlight together in their newest single, "Sweetest Pie." The music video, which dropped on Friday, features a mixture of magical, fanatical vibes and sexy booty-popping. The clip was directed by Dave Meyer and the concept was created by Meg herself.

Celebration Around The World

Pi Day deals: How to get a pizza for $3.14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - March 14 is also known as Pi Day, you know as in 3.14159265359, or the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Just because you may not be a math wiz doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate the day by cashing in on some cheap pie deals.

Doggies Protect Kansas City

Paola family donates two sought-after Dutch Shepherd puppies to Kansas City, Missouri, K-9 unit

It was a call out of the blue with an unusual offer -- would the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department like a free puppy?But not just any puppy, a Dutch shepherd -- a breed commonly used by law enforcement."I was surprised," said KCPD Sgt.

Homeless Pets Need Help

curiousKC | What Help Is There for Unhoused Pet Owners?

On a thundering gray and rainy Saturday morning, Alice DelBosque stacks cans of cat food, plastic bags full of goods and puts a loaf of bread on top. "Can you guys do something with this?" she asks, rattling a box of pasta as folks from the camp approached her.

History Of Showmanship

Take a tour of Kansas City's historic theaters, dating back more than a century

This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. One thing's for sure - we're lucky to live in a city brimming with architectural excellence, and history to boot.

Forecast For This Week

Warmer Monday, chance for rain tonight

Increasing clouds through the day with a chance of evening, light showers. Windy. High 60. Mostly sunny Tuesday. High 63. Scattered clouds, warm and windy Wednesday. High 73. Cloudy Saint Patrick's Day with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. High 66. Rain and thunderstorms likely Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.