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Money For The Mortgage

Grants available to help Kansas City homeowners with repairs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is new help for home improvement available for qualified Kansas City homeowners. The City Home Repair Program Application and the Paint Program Application both opened May 2. Selected homeowners can get help to pay for repairing roofing, plumbing, electrical, and furnace issues.

Building Meth Town Despite Complaints

Independence City Council approves controversial Northpoint Development project

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Independence City Council, after weeks of public comment, approved a large development plan Monday along Little Blue Parkway from Northpoint Development. The vote was 4-2. The EastGate Commerce Center project will sit on more than 1,200 acres near RD Mize Road to Truman Road, where it follows Route 78 to Missouri 7 Highway, according to an agenda item cover sheet.

South Side Earns Taxpayer Cash

From pickle ball courts to street repair to pocket parks-here are the PIAC projects approved for south KC

Last summer south KC residents made formal requests for improvements in their neighborhood at Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) hearings. The requests ranged from pickleball courts to major road repair. Within the city budget approved in March is the list of funded PIAC projects for the upcoming year.

Home Team Skepticism Emerges

KC Royals Good, Meh, Bad: The Reality Check Edition

Every single year, there is a series that shows what level a team is at compared to the rest of the league. It separates the contenders from the pretenders and the pretenders from the scrubs. The Kansas City Royals just found out what their level is, and it's nowhere near being close to a contender or a pretender.

Trashy Kansas City Update

Community working together to solve ongoing trash issue on KC streets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The ongoing issue of trash littering Kansas City streets and highways may have met its match. Several different entities are working together to tackle the problem. While driving across Kansas City, Missouri, it doesn't take long to spot trash on the side of the road.

Panties Can Save The Planet

Kent's Sustainable Cotton Underwear Is 100% Compostable

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Prez Biden's Blunders Persist

Biden mixes up job title, says he's nation's first senator from Delaware

President Biden on Monday mixed up his job title, telling a crowd at the White House that he was the nation's first senator from Delaware when he meant to say president. Biden, who turns 80 this year, is the oldest-ever US president and Republican critics routinely accuse him of being in mental decline, citing gaffes and instances where he appears to lose his train of thought.

Teflon Don?!?

Opinion: How real is the chance of criminally prosecuting Donald Trump? | CNN

Editor's Note: Elie Honig is a CNN senior legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor, and author of " Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department." The views expressed here are his own. View more opinion on CNN.

Right-Wing NextGen Confronts Controversy

Rep. Madison Cawthorn is under mounting pressure from scandals ahead of midterms

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Fresh accusations of ethics violations against North Carolina Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn are testing the inflammatory congressman's reelection run, adding to a list of scandals that have put the once-rising far-right star at odds with some members of his own party.

Skin Deep Dedication

'It symbolises resistance': Ukrainians get tattoos to back war effort

krainians are inking the fight for their country on to their bodies, with artists getting requests for tattoos of molotov cocktails, anti-tank missiles and even a type of bread that has become an unlikely symbol of national identity because Russians struggle to pronounce it.

Pr0n Star Puts Back Side Into It

Adult star wants surgery to 'go big on bum' - despite boob exploding in shower

A porn star has admitted that she hopes to get more plastic surgery - even though previous ops left her in hospital. Sophie Anderson is a British adult star who has starred in a number of adult films. She has also established a successful OnlyFans page, where her eye-catching features have earned her a regular fanbase.


Children's Mercy Park to host Kansas City's first-ever BaKCon Fest on Saturday, October 8 | Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Club Special Events, in conjunction with Brooks Reynolds of Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest, announced today a one-of-a-kind bacon festival coming to Kansas City on Saturday, October 8 at Children's Mercy Park. The first-ever BaKCon Fest will be held inside the world-class home of Sporting Kansas

Hipsters Share Metal Love

Photos: The Metal Tour of the Year's stop at T-Mobile proved its name correct

Megdeth // photo credit Barry Meitler The Metal Tour of the Year with Megadeth, Lamb of God, In Flames, and Trivium T-Mobile Center Friday, April 29 On Friday, the Metal Tour of the Year came to the T-Mobile Center. It was aptly named, with the classic thrash of Megadeth, the Southern metal of Lamb of God, In Flames' melodic Swedish...

Another Forecast For Now . . .

Thunderstorms forecasted tonight

Rain, rain, rain. You can expect an afternoon and evening full of rain with a few accompanying rumbles of thunder. Severe storms this evening will rock southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma with all forms of severe weather including large tornadoes.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.