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Toxic Site Earns Cash For Scrub

Kansas City receives nearly $6M for former Army depot cleanup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city is getting millions of dollars in federal money to clean up a hazardous former industrial site that has chemicals and other harmful waste left behind. The bipartisan infrastructure law will help redevelop the Hardesty Federal Complex, near Independence and Hardesty avenues.

Betting On Big Open

Kansas braces for launch of legal sports betting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The hour glass is almost out for the first sports bet in Kansas. "I think sports betting is going to perform exceptionally well in Kansas," Ben Heisler, a managing editor at BetSided, said. According to Heisler, it's a win-win for everyone in the state.

Show-Me Rescue For The Troops

Missouri military organization has helped 1,300 suicidal people - not one has died by suicide - Missourinet

A Springfield organization, called The Warrior's Journey, says the secret sauce in its mission is its battle buddy system. More than 200 combat veterans are working as "warrior connectors" to help the military community heal invisible wounds. President and CEO, Kevin Weaver, said its focus is on crisis prevention and intervention.

Local Poke Hot Take

Kansas City doctors say updated COVID booster shots come at a good time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Food and Drug Administration have authorized updated versions of the Pfizer-BioNTech's and Moderna's COVID-19 booster shots. Those will target the contagious BA.5 Omicron subvariant. Health experts say the updated boosters could come at a perfect time, as we approach fall and cooler temperatures.

Hipsters Applaud Hip-Hop Turnabout

Unhoused to Uninhibited: Rapper Bam Keith's upcoming album Twin Colours reflects on the duality of life

Bam Keith. // Courtesy the artist KCMO native songwriter, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist Bam Keith has been writing music and making beats since he was 11 years old. What started as a private escape from the trials and tribulations of life has evolved into an opportunity to empower himself and the artists in his community.

Kansas City Hard Times Cont'd

Royals reduced to rubble, routed 4-2

Lance Lynn once again had his way with the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field in tonight's 4-2 Kansas City loss. Kris Bubic had a solid start by ERA, but a lousy start by FIP. He allowed baserunners in all but two of his innings. Depending on what you consider baserunners, anyway.

Hottie Transforms Into Icon

Ana de Armas's Blonde Hair Isn't Why She Looks So Much Like Marilyn Monroe

To transform Ana de Armas's into Marilyn Monroe for the movie 'Blonde,' dyeing the actor's hair was arguably the least important step. Allure spoke to the lead hairstylist and makeup artist about the little details that brought the illusion to life.

White House Knows How To Win Votes

Biden plans 4.6 percent average pay raise for federal employees in 2023

President Biden on Wednesday announced plans for a 4.6 percent average pay raise for civilian federal employees in 2023. In a letter announcing the plans to Congress, the president noted "growing recruitment and retention challenges" for federal agencies and "eroded compensation" in federal positions. For civilian federal employees covered by the General Schedule and some...

MAGA Outcry After Fed Photo Spread

Trump claims the FBI scattered top-secret documents all over the floor at Mar-a-Lago to make him look bad

Trump accused the FBI of making him look sloppy in a picture shared of files found at Mar-a-Lago. He claimed without evidence that agents purposefully tossed files "haphazardly all over the floor." "Perhaps pretending it was me that did it!" Trump wrote in a Truth Social post.

Feds Patiently Await Midterms

If prosecutors decide to indict Trump, they'll wait until after the November midterms to do so: report

If DOJ decides to indict Trump, it will likely wait until after the midterms, Bloomberg reported. The move would be in accordance with longstanding policy that bars prosecutors from taking overt steps that could affect the outcome of an election. AG Merrick Garland also recently introduced new restrictions to "maintain public trust" in the DOJ.

Political Comeback Un-Nailed

Democrat Peltola beats Palin in Alaska special election upset

Democrat Mary Peltola has defeated Republican Sarah Palin in the special election for Alaska's vacant House seat, a big upset over the former governor in the state's first election under ranked-choice voting. Peltola, a former state legislator who will become Alaska's first indigenous member of Congress, defeated a special election field that included Palin and another Republican, Nick Begich III.

Free Money Life Lesson Plan

Biden's student-loan relief application could open soon. Here are 5 steps to prepare.

MoneyWatch President Biden's plan to erase up to $20,000 in student loans will require millions of borrowers to fill out an application to receive approval, a step that will likely be available within several weeks. The application is likely to open in early October, according to White House officials.

War Games Persist

US war-gamed with Ukraine ahead of counteroffensive and encouraged more limited mission

In the buildup to the current Ukrainian counteroffensive, the US urged Kyiv to keep the operation limited in both its objectives and its geography to avoid getting overextended and bogged down on multiple fronts, multiple US and western officials and Ukrainian sources tell CNN.

Totalitarian Crackdown Alleged

Claims of torture of China Uyghurs credible - UN

By Matt Murphy BBC News The UN has accused China of "serious human rights violations" in a long-awaited report into allegations of abuse in Xinjiang province. Its publication followed pressure from China for it not to be released - with Beijing calling it a "farce" arranged by the US and Western powers.

Plagued By Scary Numbers

Why Covid-19 death rates remain stubbornly flat

Deaths from Covid-19 are at some of their lowest rates in the United States since the start of the pandemic, but they're still alarmingly high, according to some health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that, on average, close to 400 people are dying of the disease every day.

Star Baller Goes Out In Style

Serena Williams Says 'Goodbye' In Diamond-Encrusted 'Fit PLUS, Four More Of Her Most Iconic Tennis Outfits

The queen has arrived. Serena Williams made her final debut at the U.S. Open, and the girls are gagging over her outfit. Recently, Serena Williams announced her retirement from tennis on the cover of Vogue. In her interview, she revealed her plans to retire after she competes in the U.S.

Internets Hotness Ends Badly

Courtney Clenney, OnlyFans model charged with killing boyfriend, denied bond

The OnlyFans model accused of killing her boyfriend in t heir Miami apartment was denied bond after being extradited from Hawaii to Florida to face murder charges, according to reports. Courtney Clenney, 26, was returned to a jail cell after making a first court appearance in Miami-Dade County on Saturday.

Kansas City Constant Refrain: We'll Get'em Next Season . . . 

Five Royals Prospects to Watch as 2022 Season Ends

The tone of the Kansas City Royals' 2022 season has certainly changed over the past few months. The club's strong finish to 2021 and returning veterans set expectations somewhat high for this year. Fans expected an 80-win season led by rookie infielder Bobby Witt Jr. and other homegrown prospects.

Hometown Fave Return Trip???

Royals "definitely would have interest" in bringing Zack Greinke back

Royals starting pitching has been a roller coaster this season, with some encouraging progress from Brady Singer, and flashes of brilliance mixed with inconsistencies from most of the rest of the pitching staff. But one constant has been veteran pitcher Zack Greinke.

Cataloging Local Speculators

2022 Kansas City's VC-Backed Companies Report

The metro's field of venture capital-backed companies is getting more crowded - their payrolls swelling with new employees - amid a bounce-back from the global pandemic and new signals of Kansas City's momentum, according to data in a new report from Startland News.

Best Intentions At End Of Summer

IN the Know: Businesses That Opened in Kansas City in August - In Kansas City

We're all about local at IN Kansas City, and we recognize the local business scene is constantly changing and evolving. This month, we're launching IN the Know, an online column with the latest updates on what's new around town. Whether you're searching for a new restaurant to try, a place to update your wardrobe, a...

Summer Fades In Style . . . 

High-pressure system keeping things comfortable

A fair weather high-pressure system is flexing its muscles, keeping Kansas City dry and comfortable.Clear skies and still comfortable mornings will last into tomorrow. The low will drop into the mid-60s.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.