Kansas City Saturday Workout: Free Money, MAGA Threats & Literature Defended

Right now recent pr0n game fashion winning inspired another peek at pop culture, community news and topic headlines. 

We also wanted to clear out a few news items that we didn't get a chance to share . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

More Deets On Local Fed Cash

Five KC-area projects get green light for $48.2M in federal funds to bolster supply chain, support racial equity, economic growth

A federal push to make U.S. transportation systems safer, as well as more accessible, affordable, and sustainable will boost a handful of Kansas City modernization projects - including two that would reconnect east-west communities within the metro, the nation's top transportation official announced Thursday.

Golden Ghetto Getting New Digs

After years of planning, a new housing development is coming to this Johnson County city

Leaders of a southwest Johnson County community that is starved for housing on Thursday approved its first new single-family housing development in almost two decades, according to a news release.

Kansas College Activist Victory

Contrary to popular belief, Gen Z activists in Kansas have stepped up to cultivate social change - Kansas Reflector

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rija Nazir is a senior at Wichita State University studying political science with a minor in Spanish.

Show-Me Doggie Rescue

A missing dog was finally found -- 500 feet underground in an intricate cave system

When teacher and recreational caver Rick Haley set out to help map a cave on August 6, he had no idea he would end up staging a rescue mission -- let alone reuniting a lost dog with her owner.

Developing Corporate Takeover

Oracle Cerner Innovations Campus could see two projects add 655 apartments nearby - Kansas City Business Journal

An Arkansas developer in late July filed plans for 313 apartments and townhomes south of the Innovations Campus. To the south and east, a builder from Indiana is scheduled next week to see incentives reviewed for 342 additional affordable housing units.

Tragic Credit Card Connection

Pornhub: Judge rules Visa can be sued in abuse claim

An abuse survivor can sue Visa over videos of her posted to Pornhub, a US court has ruled . Serena Fleites was 13 in 2014 when, it is alleged, a boyfriend pressured her into making an explicit video which he posted to Pornhub.

Prez Backs Literary Great

Biden on Rushdie attack: 'shocked and saddened'

President Joe Biden released a statement on Saturday addressing the attack on author Salman Rushdie that occurred on Friday, saying that he was "shocked and saddened" by the assault. "Jill and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the vicious attack on Salman Rushdie yesterday in New York," Biden wrote.

Mobile Tech Game Collab?!?

Google to Apple: 'It's time' to fix text messages between iPhones and Android smartphones

Google is again sending a message to Apple: Fix the text messaging issues between Android devices and iPhones. For years, consumers have voiced their annoyance over the handling of text messages on smartphones between the top two messaging platforms: Apple's proprietary iMessage and Google's Messages app, which uses Rich Communications Services (RCS).

MAGA Reaction Feared

Donald Trump being indicted would cause "fire to burn", professor says

A professor who researches U.S. militia groups has warned that any indictment against former President Donald Trump arising from a search of Florida home would cause "fire to burn." Criminologist Brian Levin told CNN's Kim Brunhuber on Friday that people could act based on the rhetoric surrounding the raid at Mar-a-Lago and appeared to criticize some of the former president's allies for their recent comments.

Political Cause & Effect

Dems don't say when spending bill will reduce inflation, maintain it will cut energy and health care costs

Democrats who passed their social spending and taxation bill Friday wouldn't say exactly when they believe the legislation will start cutting inflation, but they firmly maintained it would, particularly on energy and health care. The comments come as Democrats tout the bill, the "Inflation Reduction Act," as one of their top legislative achievements this Congress.

Fair Fighting Amid Nukes

Ukraine war: Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

"Every Russian military officer who either shoots at the plant, or shoots under the cover of the plant, must understand that he becomes a special target for our intelligence, for our special services, for our army," the president said.

South Of The Border Hot Mess

State Department alerts US citizens in Tijuana to shelter in place

The State Department alerted U.S. citizens near Tijuana, Mexico, early Saturday to shelter in place due to fires, roadblocks and police activity. "The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana is aware of reports of multiple vehicle fires, roadblocks, and heavy police activity in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada, and Tecate," wrote the U.S.


Salman Rushdie has again instructed us in a profound lesson: great literature will always be a matter of life and death

his was always one's worst fear for Salman Rushdie: the festival crowd, the vulnerable writer on stage, the buzz of audience anticipation, and then the horrifying irruption of senseless medieval fury. Ever since the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa placed him under sentence of death on Valentine's day 1989, Rushdie has lived with the dread of violent Islamist retribution.

Hollywood Classic Remembered

'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Turns 40: Director, Stars on Concerns Over Sexuality and Its Surprise Success

Fast Times at Ridgemont High's ascension to comedy classic was a slow process. Amy Heckerling, who had only directed student work to that point, was set to helm an MGM project when it was scrapped amid an actors strike.

Building Cowtown Infrastructure

A Bridge So Far Part 3

Photography Blog

Rock Chalk Betting Rules

Kansas approves sports betting regulations, awaits AG's final approval

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas officials took another step on Friday to bring legalized sports gambling in the state. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission unanimously approved regulations for sports betting during its meeting Friday in Topeka. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill in May to allow sports betting in the state.

Show-Me Fight For High Times

Recreational marijuana advocate, dispensary manager prepare for November vote in Missouri

Columbia attorney Dan Viets has promoted legalizing recreational marijuana for decades, and if his prediction and polls are correct, it could happen in November when voters statewide will cast ballots on the matter. "The data that we have from very recent independent polling is that 62% of Missouri voters approve it," Viets said.

Sound Of Kansas City Takes Stage

Making Movies boosts Celebrate Ameri'kana festival in honor of musical heritage

Making Movies. // Photo by Luis Cantillo In a powerplay of heritage celebrations, Latinx activist champions, and rock 'n' roll band, Making Movies, present Celebrate Ameri'kana, a music and arts festival catering to the masses. On Sept. 10 at Grinders KC, the stage will be set to observe a feat of musical mastery and feed philanthropic endeavors through donations to...

Sweating It Out This Weekend

FORECAST: One more hot day, then cooler weather arrives

Mild temperatures in store this evening as a cold front gradually sweeps southward across the area. This will turn our winds more from the northeast and will keep temperatures a bit cooler by the afternoon. Sunday morning will start with temperatures near 70 degrees before topping out in the low to mid 90s.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.