Kansas City Hyperlocal: Inflation Admitted, MAGA Loses & Prez Trump Twitter Redux

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Kansas City Pain At The Pump Redux

Gas prices continue to rise, further pinching Kansas City small business owners

Gas prices nationwide hit a record $4.37 a gallon, which is the highest since March.In Kansas, the state average is $3.96, according to AAA. In Missouri, it's $3.93. But those pennies add up, especially for business' bottom lines.Danny Belzer runs a carpet cleaning service out of his van.

Faith Community Rebuilds

Freedom Fire Urban Ministries picks up pieces after crash destroys church

KANSAS CITY, MO - Freedom Fire Urban Ministries rallied to pick up the pieces after a truck crashed through the church early Tuesday morning , leaving the building in ruin. "When I saw the truck it was a bit surreal to see an automobile sticking out of the building where you do church on Sundays," said Bruce McGregor, founder and president of Freedom Fire Urban Ministries.

Sunflower State Marching Orders

Pro-life groups going door to door to support an amendment limiting abortion in Kansas

Pro-life groups are going door to door, encouraging the passage of a constitutional amendment that would limit abortions in the state of Kansas.The initiative is called Value Them Both.The groups are giving out signs in favor of the amendment.

Show-Me Weed Double Down

Three measures to legalize recreational marijuana in MO, but one seems more likely to succeed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Almost 182,000 Missourians have a medicinal cannabis card, and recreational could soon be on the horizon. Three measures that would legalize adult-use cannabis had a chance of moving forward this year, but only one seems likely to see the light of day.

Kansas Helps Workers In College

Kansas program provides full-tuition scholarships for in-demand fields

Free tuition sounds too good to be true, but it's one way to attract more students to careers that are in high demand.That's what the Kansas Promise Scholarship Program is all about.Malerie Luttrell goes to Johnson County Community college. She's a mother of three making a career change.

Shapely Hottie Midsection Revealed

Hailey Bieber shows off her toned abs in a crop top

Hailey Bieber looked her very best this week in a new Live In Levi's ad campaign for Levi's. The wife of Justin Bieber wore a white cropped tank top that she paired with an old, very worn-in pair of Levi's 501 jeans, which she has been a fan of for years.

Prez Biden Admits FAIL

Biden finally admits soaring inflation a 'real tough problem,' suggests it may get worse

President Biden said Tuesday that soaring inflation was "a real tough problem to solve" and warned it could get worse before it gets better - while offering no new ideas to stem rising prices. "It's really complicated. I'm not suggesting American people can't understand it.


Elon Musk would reverse Donald Trump's Twitter ban

He says Twitter's decision to ban the former US president was 'morally wrong and flat-out stupid'.

European Big Bucks Approved

House approves $39.8 billion Ukraine aid bill

The bill passed 368 to 57. It will now go to the Senate and then to Mr. Biden's desk. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said ahead of the vote that the Senate will act on the aid package "as soon as possible."

MAGA Losing Midwest?!?

Trump notches a loss in Nebraska as Herbster goes down in GOP gubernatorial primary: AP

Former President Donald Trump wasn't on the ballot in Nebraska's crowded and combative Republican gubernatorial primary. But the former president suffered a defeat, as Charles Herbster - the candidate he had endorsed and traveled to Nebraska to hold a rally on behalf of - came up short.

Mum Below The Ocean

Man Killed His Mother at Sea to Inherit Family's Estate, U.S. Says

Federal prosecutors contend that during a fishing trip in 2016, Nathan Carman, 28, murdered Linda Carman, sank his boat and was adrift at sea on a life raft for eight days before being rescued.

Vlad Ready To Escalate

Putin prepping 'prolonged conflict' beyond Donbas, could escalate nuclear threats: Top US intel official

Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a "prolonged conflict" in Ukraine, and could resort to drastic measures if the fighting doesn't go his way, according to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.

Snubbed South Of The Border

Mexico and Brazil leaders suggest they may snub Biden's Americas summit

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he would not attend the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas next month if all countries in the region were not invited, while Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is also likely to skip the meeting, sources told Reuters.

Tech Trouble Exposed

Meta sued in Kenya over claims of exploitation and poor working conditions

A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution.

Diva Denounces Right-Wing

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa SLAMS anti-abortion activists: 'Conservatives don't deserve to hit it raw'

Former porn star Mia Khalifa took to Twitter to mock anti-abortion activists as the Roe v Wade debate heats up in the United States. Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the ruling, the OnlyFans model posted a series of tweets on her social media accounts supporting a woman's right to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.

Kansas City Soccer Winning

Sporting KC's late game heroics help them advance in US Open Cup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Sporting KC's late game surge was enough to pull out a win. SKC won 4-2 to FC Dallas in the Round of 32 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. After two first half goals for Dallas by Franco Jara and Eddie Munjoma, Nikola Vujnovic put Sporting on the board in the 61st minute.

Military Gear Amid Movie Redux

Top Gun grad, pilot from KC to display memorabilia for movie sequel at Union Station

The all-new Tom Cruise "Top Gun" sequel hits theaters on May 27.Union Station is starting to feel the need for speed. It will show the movie at its IMAX theater."For anyone who is a graduate of Top Gun, that always goes on your right shoulder," Kansas City pilot Jesse Reed said.

Kangaroo Alum Makes Good

A local maker has partnered with artisans all over the world to create timeless footwear and redefine the idea of 'luxury'

Cynthia Seymour has always loved making things with her hands. After studying economics at UMKC, Seymour even went into baking before dabbling in shoemaking. It wasn't until 2018 that she decided to move to Milan and study the craft of shoe pattern making and design.

Meet The New JoCo Boss

Blue Valley Board of Education names new vice president

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Blue Valley Board of Education voted 4-3 Monday night to name Kaety Bowers the new vice president. Monday's meeting came after a special meeting on April 28 in which the board voted 5-2 to strip Jim McMullen of the vice president title.

Cowtown Hotness Cont'd

Humid and breezy weather continues until Thursday


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