Kansas City Midweek News Look: Local Games, Dirty Politics & Edibles

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Celebrate Cowtown Gamer Tournament

Top gamers are in Kansas City preparing for the global Halo championship

Sports enthusiasts are taking over Kansas City, but it's a whole new fanbase. We're talking about gamers. The top players are preparing for the global Halo championship like any other athlete. We're used to seeing our favorite Royals players up on the jumbotron at Kauffman Stadium, but this week it's not baseball highlights; it's professional e-sports.They're the best of the best.

Debating JoCo COVID Payout 

Overland Park trucking company got $700 million federal loan over Pentagon objections: House report

In addition to meddling by Trump administration officials, the subcommittee report said lobbyists for Yellow Corp. leveraged its close ties with the administration to obtain a loan on terms so favorable that it violated guidelines of the Corona Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Golden Ghetto Resources Debut

Johnson County shares first look at new Antioch Library branch

MERRIAM, Kan. - Plans are in the works to replace the oldest building in the Johnson County Library System. Johnson County Library staff are working to design a new building to replace the Antioch Library on Shawnee Mission Parkway. The new library will be built less than a mile away on the Merriam Community Center Campus.

Tear Down Scheduled

Owner Plans to Demolish Historic Main Street Building, No Future Plan for Now

A group of historic, but unprotected, buildings at the northeast corner of 31st and Main streets are going to be demolished soon, according to their owner, with no plan yet prepared for the redevelopment of the site.

Haute Couture Solidarity

Kansas City artists host benefit fashion show for medical relief in Ukraine

A group of Kansas City artists are hosting a benefit fashion show on April 30 at Fire House KC. All the proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to Heart to Heart International for medical relief efforts in Ukraine.

Pr0n Game Real Estate Crunch

Will the Pornhub mansion fire ever be solved?

On April 25, 2021, a $16 million Montreal mansion belonging to the CEO of Pornhub went up in flames. The fire remains under investigation, and no one has been charged. By his own admission, CEO Feras Antoon has scores of enemies-complicating the investigation.

White House Disavows Hunter Deals

Psaki maintains Biden was 'not involved' with Hunter's business dealings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki continues to dismiss questions from reporters about whether President Biden engaged in Hunter Biden's business dealings during his tenure as vice president. Asked Wednesday by Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich if the president had ever spoken with his son's business partners about Hunter's business dealings, Psaki said, "Again, nothing has changed since what I said yesterday.

Talks Shows Still Guide MAGA

Tucker Carlson Pushed Trump to Endorse J.D. Vance With 'Disgusting' Sexual Innuendo

In the days before Donald Trump endorsed J.D. Vance in Ohio's Republican Senate primary, the former president huddled with his son, Don Jr., and several staffers at Mar-a-Lago. On the phone was Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a major ally of Vance's.

Democratic Party Push Back Against Prez Biden Policy

'Someone is taking too many edibles' - Despair mounts over Biden's domestic agenda

"The White House is hamstrung by the Venn diagram of Manchin and Sinema asks," said a person familiar with Manchin and White House dynamics. Currently, informal reconciliation talks center on three major areas: climate change, prescription drug reform and deficit reduction.

Top Doc Holds Dubious Record

A timeline of Fauci's predictions about the COVID pandemic

Biden's chief medical adviser and NIAID director Anthony Fauci said this week that the U.S. is now out of the "full-blown explosive pandemic phase" - more than two years after COVID-19 was first identified in the U.S.

Plague Sickens Everybody

Studies prove that most politicians and experts handled COVID terribly

During the 2020 election, multiple public health "experts" claimed President Trump had "blood on his hands" and was responsible for "preventable" loss of life. They expressed confidence that things would improve with a Biden administration, "which is likely to bring a science-based approach to containing the virus."

Grow Ur Own Booze In JoCo

Olathe's Newest Brewery Grows the Hops Used to Make Beers on Tap - In Kansas City

You'll soon be able to see the hops used to make some of the beers on tap at Tall Trellis Brew Co., a new brewery that opened in Olathe in mid-March. Owned and operated by the owners of the Kansas Hop Company, around 75 breweries across the Midwest use the Kansas-grown hops to make beer....

Soundtrack For Funnel Cake Debuts

SantaCaliGon Days Festival announces concert lineup

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - It's time to celebrate a late summer tradition in Independence. SantaCaliGon Days Festival is back in 2022. This is the 50th year for the event held each Labor Day Weekend. Organizers released the concert lineup for this year's event.

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Scattered showers, storms possible for the first half of your Thursday


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