Kansas City Weekend Cloud: Stripper Redux, Recession Assured & Snickers

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Laura Martin elevates pole dancing in KC with Alchemy Space

Laura Martin of Alchemy Space Pole & Fitness. // Courtesy Laura Martin Every athlete has their gear, and for Laura Martin of Alchemy Space Pole and Fitness, seven-inch heels are the last step in prepping for her game. Located in the River Market, Alchemy Space is an exposed brick studio with windows overlooking the city and light pouring in, creating...

Summer Road Work Reminder

Weekend road construction planned around Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Drivers on both sides of the state line will want to avoid certain areas of the metro this weekend. Crews plan to close lanes on Interstate 435 in Johnson County beginning Friday evening. The work will impact the stretch of highway between Metcalf Avenue and State Line Road.

View From Below

How to watch the Perseid meteor shower near Kansas City - KCtoday

Have you ever seen a shooting star? What about 100? The Perseid meteor shower - aka the Perseids (PER-see-ids) - is predicted to take place throughout July and August. The shower happens when Earth passes through the trail of Comet...

Rocker Talks Politics

Melissa Etheridge believes in Kansas

She says in her long life, the only constant is change, and she knows important changes are coming in Kansas. She's faced battles/discrimination and stood up for LGBT+ rights throughout her life, and she's ready to keep fighting, and encourages fellow Kansas folks to keep fighting for what's right Melissa Etheridge is feeling more in-sync...

Fishy Spending At Money Pit

Sneak peek: Kansas City Zoo's new aquarium under construction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Members of the Kansas City Zoo can get a sneak peek tour this weekend the construction and progress of the Kansas City Zoo's new aquarium. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2023. KSHB 41 News got its sneak peek on Friday.

Classic Hottie Proves Brave

Gabrielle Union, 49, goes NUDE after hinting at secret 'struggle'

Gabrielle Union is feeling comfortable in her own skin. The 49-year-old star shared a completely nude snap to her 20.6million Instagram followers on Friday, but also hinted that she has 'struggled mightily' over the past few months, though she did not say why. 'Naked & Unafraid.

Conspiracy Cash Out

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre , adding to the $4.1 million he has to pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the nation's deadliest school shooting was a hoax.

Holy Land Hot Mess Endures

Israel launches strikes on Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza

The Israeli military launched strikes on Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza on Friday, a statement from the Israeli army said.

La Migra Hobbled?!?!

Pentagon denies plea to help with migrant buses to Washington

The Pentagon has rejected a request from Washington DC's mayor for help in dealing with thousands of undocumented migrants who have been transported to the city from border states. Arizona and Texas say the buses are being routed to the US capital and New York City to spread out the burden of unprecedented migration.


Danger ahead: The U.S. economy has yet to face its biggest recession challenge

You'd be hard-pressed now to find a recession in the rearview mirror. What's down the road, though, is another story. There is no historical precedent to indicate that an economy in recession can produce 528,000 jobs in a month, as the U.S. did during July.

GOP Vs. MAGA Again

Rep. Liz Cheney questioned if US can be a 'nation of laws' if DOJ does not prosecute former President Donald Trump if there's evidence

Rep. Liz Cheney said on CNN that there are "facts and evidence" to prosecute Donald Trump. If the DOJ doesn't prosecute, Cheney said there could be doubts that the US is a "nation of laws." Cheney, a Republican, co-chairs the House committee investigating the Capitol attack. GOP Rep.

White House COVID Cont'd

Biden tests COVID-19 positive for seventh straight day

President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Friday and his cough is "almost completely resolved," his physician, Kevin O'Connor, said. Biden "continues to feel very well" despite his rebound COVID-19 infection, O'Connor wrote. Such rebound infections have been seen in some patients who take the antiviral treatment Paxlovid.

Talkers Still Embittered

Tucker Carlson's Attempt At Revenge On Jon Stewart Backfires Spectacularly

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is apparently still stinging from an encounter he had with Jon Stewart nearly 20 years ago in which Stewart called him a "dick" and urged him to go to journalism school on his own show.

Public Lax About Vaxx

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine rollout off to sluggish start with just 7,000 doses in arms

Following its emergency authorization last month, just 7,300 doses of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Americans across the country, newly updated data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.

Blow-Up Commemoration

Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on atomic bombing anniversary

TOKYO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Saturday as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing, with officials including the United Nations Secretary General warning of a new arms race following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb.

Far East Flex Cont'd

China cuts ties with US on climate and military issues after firing missiles over Taiwan - live news

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the new Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos Jr this morning in MalacaƱang palace in Manila. Blinken reportedly said that relations between their two countries were extraordinary, founded in friendship, and said Washington was committed to their joint defence pact.

Unsatisfying To Americans

Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country

BEIJING, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Mars Wrigley, makers of the Snickers candy bar, apologised on Friday for a Snickers product launch which Chinese social media users said suggested that Taiwan was a country.

Local Bull . . . 

KC's professional bull riding team hosts first event in new PBR format

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's first ever professional bull riding team is in town this weekend hosting an all new competition format for the PBR. The new league is made up of eight teams including the Kansas City Outlaws. They are competing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Telcom Building Tax Breaks Offered

Bernstein Cos. wins planners' approval to turn vacant AT&T offices into apartments - Kansas City Business Journal

A Washington developer hopes to start cleaning up blight this year in a long-vacant downtown office building it looks to convert to apartments in an $82.2 million adaptive reuse project. The Bernstein Cos. on Tuesday won the City Plan Commission's recommendation for its development plan to refurbish AT&T Inc.'s 13-story former headquarters at 500 E.

Head Check Working

KC mental health professionals receiving more calls since launch of 988 Lifeline number

It has been three weeks since the nationwide launch of the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.In the Kansas City area, mental health professionals help people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Dr. Kristin Feeback leads CommCARE, a local 988 call center. It covers 22 counties in northwest Missouri.

Local Artsy Tradition Endures

Mid-America Arts Alliance turns 50, keeps its focus on the future - Kansas City Business Journal

The Mid-America Arts Alliance is celebrating its 50th anniversary, a half-century in which it has delivered millions of dollars to artists and reached millions of Missourians and Kansans with its programs. In Missouri, the nation's first regional arts organization has given more than $12 million to artists and arts organizations since 1972, and its programs have reached more than 600,000 children and 5 million adults.

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