Kansas City News Look: Local Biz, Sabotage & Recession Threat Ahead

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Cowtown Comeback?!?

Some Kansas City small businesses thriving despite recent economic challenges

Kansas City's small businesses are glad to have people gathering again. Big events like First Friday are giving people a reason to get out. Art business is breaking records in Kansas City. Buttonwood Art Space said an exhibition it just completed hit all-time highs."We've seen, in fact, an increase in people ready to get back out and support the arts in Kansas City.

Nurses Make Most Of Days Off

Baby Boom: 11 staff members in birthing center pregnant at Liberty Hospital

LIBERTY, Mo. - This Mother's Day is a little extra special for one Kansas City-area hospital. Nearly a dozen labor and delivery nurses are expecting, themselves. There's a baby boom at Liberty Hospital. Eleven women on staff in the birthing center are pregnant. "Your mom's lucky, you're a sweetheart," Dr. Anna Gorman said.

Hype Machine Sneak Peek

Live event operations, logistics planning ahead of 2023 NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Looking ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft, KSHB 41 anchor Dia Wall sat down with Katie Keenan, NFL senior director of live events. Keenan spoke with Wall about the operations and logistics required to pull the event off in just 356 days.

Keep Pretending To Be Interested In Lady Soccer

KC's Professional Women's Soccer Team is Rebranded after Years of being Snubbed-Here are KC Current's New Jerseys

The new team jerseys are a mix of bold red, electric teal and white. Dark lines move across the jersey like water, an echo of the team's name. The red is meant to symbolize passion, while the teal is meant to represent hope.

New Biz Head Check

It's wheels up for KC flight attendant-turned headwear designer: Heavy Head takes flight

Jaclyn Heupel is adamant that Heavy Head headbands are for every occasion and every identity, not just bad hair days or female-identifying buyers. Her reasoning: grounded in creating a product that she'd actually wear - anywhere. "If it's a lazy day, I have a headband on," she said.

Alarming Springtime Danger

Kansas City woman gets rude awakening when part of bedroom ceiling collapses

A woman is getting help just hours after part of her bedroom ceiling collapsed. But the problem represents much deeper issues at the Parade Park Homes near the 18th & Vine District."The crack in the ceiling was right, right up there," said Ageelah Gant. There is now a massive hole.

Hotness Stress Exposed

'I developed an eating disorder because of the pressure to look perfect online'

A social media influencer has spoken out about her complex relationship with social media. Jess Davies, who is from Penrhyn-coch near Aberystwyth, explores the use of social media and subsequently our increasing reliance on technology in S4C 's documentary series Drych.

Presidente Double Talk Redux

Biden makes head-scratching remark about American students learning Spanish

President Biden made an odd remark during his speech at the White House's Cinco de Mayo event on Thursday, as he talked about students in the U.S. learning Spanish. Biden was speaking to an audience in the Rose Garden of the White House. After commenting on the quarter of U.S.

MAGA Stays Losing Twitter

Federal Judge Obliterates Trump's 'Short of the Mark' Twitter Lawsuit

A federal judge in San Francisco has shut down Donald Trump's crusade against Twitter, ruling Friday that the twice-impeached-former-president's claims the social media giant violated his First Amendment rights were basically BS. In a 17-page order handed down Friday, U.S.

GOP Against College Cash

Student loan forgiveness: McConnell decries 'student loan socialism' as Biden mulls move

As President Joe Biden mulls enacting some student loan forgiveness, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted him for even considering such a move. "Student loan socialism would be a giant slap in the face to every family who sacrificed to save for college, to every graduate who paid their debt, to every worker who made a different career choice so they could stay debt-free," McConnell said on the Senate floor on Thursday.

Hard Times Coming Soon?!?

A recession may be around the corner. Don't panic | CNN Business

Around the world, warning signs of a recession are flashing. Wall Street is on edge. Central banks are hiking interest rates to try to rein in inflation. And geopolitical upheaval is exacerbating supply chain headaches that began in 2020. "We will get a major recession," Deutsche Bank economists warned last month, staking out the more bearish position on Wall Street.

Scary COVID Next Wave Preview

White House preps for cold-weather wave of 100M COVID infections

The White House is preparing for as many as 100 million Americans to get infected with COVID-19 during a wave this fall and winter if Congress does not provide new funding for vaccines and tests, a senior administration official said Friday, warning new money is needed to have enough vaccines for everyone.

Pass On Gas?!?

Proposed E.U. ban on oil marks a turning point in West's measures against Russia

When Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on Feb. 24, starting the most critical war in Europe since 1945, it threw the whole continent into turmoil and uncertainty. Yet one thing remained the same: Europe carried on buying Russian energy.

Rocketman Keeps Testing 

North Korea in new missile launch, say neighbours

The reported launch comes just days before South Korea's new president takes office.

Vlad Confronts Treachery?!?

War in Ukraine: 'Sabotage attack' on Russian chemical plant

Several military or industrial facilities in Russia have mysteriously blown up Among the buildings damaged or destroyed was a military enrolment office There is growing speculation that Vladimir Putin will impose a mass mobilisation Russia appears to be facing an upsurge in sabotage of facilities with military links amid the war in Ukraine.

Pr0n Game Advice Exposed

A Porn Superstar's Dating Tips for Men

I know what you may be thinking: Why is a porn star advising men on how to date? Porn makes men have unrealistic expectations of what happens in the bedroom, porn causes young men to suffer from erectile dysfunction, blah, blah, blah. We've heard it all before, and everyone thinks porn stars harm men.

Dinner Rigged For Small Market

Food Fight: Local media participates in BBQ competition

The Pitch collaborates with All Forked-up for Q on these beautiful ribs // Photo by Brock Wilbur The Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) paired up competition pros with media amateurs in a barbeque competition to mark the start of National BBQ Month.

South Side Questions Courthouse Schemes

Jackson County Parks + Rec seeks feedback for Blue River Parkway Master Plan

As part of Jackson County's commitment to enhance the quality of life for all residents and build a better, more equitable community, the County is currently working to create a new master plan for the Blue River Parkway.

Newspaper Guesses Plaza Future

Updates for the Country Club Plaza: New tenants, our Dillard's vs. Target poll, more

Here's an update to our March cover story on the Country Club Plaza - "With over 2 dozen vacancies, Kansas City Country Club Plaza is hurting. Is there hope?" Several new tenants are in the works. Readers voted on Dillard's or Target for the former Nordstrom site, and a short-term lease option has gone up on a prominent restaurant space.

Local Journalism Trimmed

Gary Lezak helps shave Kevin Holmes' head at Shave to Save cancer event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB 41 chief meteorologist Gary Lezak was the first to cut KSHB 41 anchor Kevin Holmes' hair at Shave to Save Friday night. The event held at the Abbott KC benefits the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Kansas City.

The Weekend According To Katie

Some morning fog leads to a beautiful day

Early Saturday in KC, calmer winds and clear skies will lead to some fog patches in mostly low lying areas or places near bodies of water.The low will be near 50 Saturday. For the most part though, conditions are sunshine, windy and warm with highs getting into the lower 70s, Winds will gust as high as 22 mph.Even more wind and warmer temps come Sunday for Mother's Day.

Lady Gaga - Hold My Hand is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.