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Cowtown Trash Talk Cont'd Amid Campaign Season

Kansas City man trying to do something about city's growing trash problem

One man is trying to do something about the growing problem of trash along the streets in Kansas City."Obviously, a lot of trash around here," said Evan Howell.The 23-year-old said he loves his community but he's not a fan of all the trash in it."It's easy for us to look

Today's toy Train Distraction

KC leaders studying east-west transit expansion want community feedback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Have you ever thought there needs to be additional bus routes around the stadiums or more bike lanes in the city? That's exactly what RideKC wants to know, so it's put out a survey. From the streetcars to the city's buses, there are several ways to get around Kansas City.

The Dotte Suffers Hard Times

Generational poverty hurts the health of people in southeast Kansas and Wyandotte County

Residents of Wyandotte County and southeast Kansas face worse health outcomes than most of the rest of the state. A of annual health rankings from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute considers premature death, births of low-weight newborns, mental well-being and other factors.

Doggie Murder Aftermath

KCK woman injured, dog killed by neighbor's pit bull

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Weeks after being attacked by a pit bull, one Kansas City, Kansas woman said she is still traumatized. The dog that bit her was no stranger. Tamika McClaine said it belonged to her next-door neighbor. "I still have limited mobility in my left hand still," McClaine said.

Half Dozen Golden Ghetto Puppers Discarded

Puppies dumped during thunderstorms outside Shawnee dog sanctuary

Imagine Furever Ranch SOURCE: Imagine Furever Ranch Six puppies dumped outside a Shawnee dog sanctuary during thunderstorms Tuesday night are now getting care.Imagine Furever Ranch posted on its Facebook page that the puppies were abandoned in its parking lot.Imagine Furever Ranch takes care of senior dogs and contacted other animal rescues for help with the puppies.Unleashed Pet Rescue confirmed that it has taken in the six puppies.

Vaxx Troll Shares Nasty Site

Vaccine Finder Site Now Redirecting to Stepdaughter Porn

A website formerly for finding COVID-19 vaccine information is now hosting a single video of stepdaughter porn, after the site's original founders let the domain registration lapse.

Prez Biden Confronts Supply Chain Scarcity

Biden invokes Defense Production Act, 'Operation Fly Formula' to address shortage

President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to address the Wednesday and directed his administration to use Defense Department aircraft to pick up overseas infant formula that meets U.S. health and safety standards to address the formula shortage grappling the nation.

MAGA Winning Vs. GOP

Inside the last-minute Trump endorsement that enraged Pa. Republicans

Trump was skeptical of Mastriano, according to a source familiar with his thinking, because he had "done nothing on the audit promises in a year," a reference to an investigation of the 2020 election that he pushed in the state.

So Many Fans Of Free Money 

Mark Cuban supports Biden's proposal to forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower as long as 'ridiculous tuition fees' are addressed alongside it: 'We don't want this being a perennial problem'

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban told Insider that he's in favor of Biden's proposal to cancel $10,000 in student debt per borrower. That's a reversal from his previous position, saying cancellation bails out higher-ed institutions. He said that making sure colleges and universities can't charge "ridiculous" fees is a more pressing problem.

Consumer Economy Setback

Here's what Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe's tell us about the state of the American consumer

How well is the American consumer holding up against sky-high inflation? It depends on whom you ask. Four major retailers - Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe's - reported quarterly financial results this week, and they each offered a different perspective on where and how people are spending their money.

Money Man Warns Of Interest Rate Impact

Goldman Sachs CEO advises clients to be cautious because Fed policy has unpredictable consequences

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is advising his clients to be more cautious with their finances because the Federal Reserve's moves to combat inflation could result in recession or other negative consequences.

Second Guessing Wartime Strategy?!?

Russians fear Mariupol abuse will backfire, U.S. intel shows

The U.S. has gathered intelligence that shows some Russian officials have become concerned that Russian forces in the ravaged port city of Mariupol are carrying out grievous abuses, a U.S official familiar with the findings said Wednesday. The Russian officials are concerned that the abuses will backfire and further inspire Mariupol residents to resist the Russian occupation.

COVID Update Redux

White House resumes Covid briefings after six-week hiatus as cases rise

The White House resumed its coronavirus briefings on Wednesday after a six-week hiatus as Covid-19 cases rose across the nation, with the new head of Covid response calling on Congress for additional funding to pay for vaccines and treatments. "I want to make sure we have enough resources so that we can buy enough vaccines for every American.

Singularity Arrives?!?

Google's DeepMind says it is close to achieving human-level AI

DeepMind expert suggests the hardest tasks to create a human-like AI are solved The London firm wants to build an 'AGI' that has the same intelligence as humans This week DeepMind unveiled a program capable of achieving over 600 tasks DeepMind, a British company owned by Google, may be on the verge of achieving human-level artificial intelligence (AI).

Adult-ing Smut Industry

'Pleasure' offers a 'female perspective' on what it's like to shoot porn

Ninja Thyberg wants to change the way you watch porn. With her unflinching new drama "Pleasure" (in theaters now in New York and Los Angeles, expanding nationwide Friday), the Swedish filmmaker aims to put a human face on the adult film industry, challenging decades of pornographic movies that have degraded and objectified women.

Cowtown Booze Comeback

J. Rieger & Co. brings first new bourbon to the metro since prohibition

That's one tall drink of... bourbon? Locally distilled bourbon returns to KC. // Courtesy of Bread & Butter You've heard of an album release party-now get ready for its alcoholic equivalent. J. Rieger & Co.'s 6-year-aged Bottled-in-Bond bourbon drops June 2 at 11 a.m. at the East Bottoms distillery located at 2700 Guinotte Ave.

Kansas City Over Chicago

Royals rookies rake in rout, 6-2

Zach Greinke had a solid outing and the rookie hitters for the Royals had a field day at the dish as Kansas City beats Chicago 6-2. The Royals quickly jumped on Lucas Giolito. In the bottom of the first, the Royals loaded the bases with a single and two walks, but MJ Melendez struck out to end the threat.

Feel Hipster Good Vibes Tonight

Kansas City's Most Inspiring Stories

The heart of our mission is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our communities. In the recent weeks, we've had the privilege to connect with some incredible artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can't begin to express how impressed we are with the incredible group below.

Rock Chalk Promo

Parade of Hearts Unveils Surprise KU Basketball Heart - In Kansas City

KU Basketball's NCAA championship win last month is something most Kansas Citians won't soon forget, and now the win has been forever commemorated with the addition of the 156th and final Parade of Hearts heart. Designed by local artist Megh Knappenberger, the heart will go on display May 19 at the Lawrence Field House.

Kansas City Warmup Underway

Thursday will be hot, humid


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