Kansas City Overview: Big Picture As Prez Biden Economy Shrinks

For our beloved denizens after dark, we take a moment to share more than a few news items worthy of consideration by way of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Baller Auction Sneek Peek

City leaders preview NFL Draft coming to KC next year

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- This year's NFL Draft began on Thursday in Las Vegas. Next year it will be in Kansas City. Union Station was decked out to highlight that accomplishment with a big banner over the Grand Hall and lights beamed on the legendary building's fa├žade showing the logos for the Draft, the NFL and the Chiefs.


Foodie Compromise In Kansas

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she will sign bill to get rid of food tax by 2025

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced late Thursday she would sign the bill to eliminate the state's tax on food by 2025. The bill will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023, and will cut the state sales tax on groceries from 6.5% to 4%, according to a news release from the governor's office.


Drive-Thru Assistance?!?!

Divided Missouri Senate backs food stamp use at restaurants

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3/AP) - A divided Missouri Senate narrowly passed legislation Thursday that could allow thousands of elderly, disabled and homeless residents to spend government food stamp benefits at restaurants - something currently allowed in only a handful of states.


Troma Honcho Talks To Kansas City Hipsters

Lloyd Kaufman on Shakespeare and Panic Fest 2022

When I got the chance to interview Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman about his new film, I was so happy to be able to do it for The Pitch. It's one of the few places where I could quote Charlton Heston dropping an F-bomb and later receive a letter from the actor-NRA president thanking me for...


Kansas City Football Start Set

Chargers at Chiefs announced as the first Thursday Night Football game of 2022

During the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, Chiefs legend Tony Gonzalez announced that the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Los Angeles Chargers for the first primetime Thursday Night Football game of the year. The September 15 game will be the first to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.


Classic Hottie Holds Up Well

Kate Moss, 48, showcases model looks in dress at Prince's Trust Gala

She is best known for strut on the runway in the 1990s. And Kate Moss proved that she still has it on the red carpet. The 48-year-old catwalk queen stunned in a black number as she attended The Prince's Trust Gala in New York on Thursday night.


Prez Biden Suffers Shrinking

Biden 'not concerned' about recession after US economy shrinks in first quarter of 2022

President Biden on Thursday said he is "not concerned" about a recession in the immediate future, just hours after the Commerce Department announced that the U.S. economy shrank 1.4% at the beginning of 2022 - marking the worst quarter in two years.


MAGA Blames GOP

Trump said he'd be in White House instead of Mar-a-Lago if it weren't for McConnell: book

Former President Trump told New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns that he would still be in the White House if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had bought into his false election claims. "Had Mitch stuck with many members of the party who knew the election was rigged, I think we wouldn't...


American Killed In Ukraine War

Former US Marine killed in Ukraine after signing up to fight Russians

A former US Marine who was hired to fight alongside Ukrainian soldiers against Russian invaders was killed this week. Willy Joseph Cancel, 22, was being paid by a private military contracting company to fight in Ukraine when he died on Monday, family members told CNN.


Doggie Style Described

Your dog is a good boy, but that's not necessarily because of its breed

Labrador retrievers fetch, border collies herd, huskies howl: It's conventional wisdom that many dog breeds act in certain ways because they've been bred to do so over the course of many generations. But a new study to be published Friday in the journal Science finds that though some dog behaviors are indeed associated with particular breeds, breed plays less of a role overall than that conventional wisdom holds.


Pr0n Hottie Shares Opinions

Bonnie Rotten Interview: From Porn Star to Patriot

In the spring of 2020, Alaina Hicks was going stir crazy in her Southern California home. Information about COVID-19 was slowly rolling in, and Hicks was adjusting to homeschooling her 5-year-old daughter. "I was going nuts," recalls Hicks. "One day, my social media manager calls me up and says, 'Get ready, because we're going out.


Today's Horse Play In The Dotte

2 horses break free, go for jaunt on I-635 in Kansas City, Kansas

SOURCE: KCK police Two colts are back home after venturing on Interstate 635 Thursday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas.KCK police said horses, named India and Canelo, decided to take off on the highway for about 2 miles before heading to a grassy embankment near the Georgia Avenue Bridge east.


Royals Suffer Another Setback

Mondesi suffers torn ACL in left knee, Royals confirm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, according to the team. Mondesi left the game in the sixth inning Tuesday after tweaking his knee on an attempted pickoff play against the Chicago White Sox.


Kansas City Forecast For Now

Storms likely early Friday, chance for severe weather late in the evening

Hide Transcript Show Transcript RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS. THOUGH SHOULD NOT PRODUCE SEVERE WEATHER. LET'S START AT 10:00 AND SEE WHAT IS GOING ON. WE WILL STILL SEE THE ADVANCES OF THAT CLUSTER OF STORMS MOVING WNDO AND FARTHER TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST, MORNING RUSH-HOUR WE CODUL SEE SOME GUSTY WINDS UP TO 40 MILES PER HOUR AND MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF HAIL.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.

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