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New effort underway to regulate short-term rentals in Kansas City

In the wake of two new audits, there's a new push to enforce Kansas City's short-term rental permitting process and make changes to the law.One of the audits found of the roughly 2,000 short-term rentals in Kansas City, about 90% of them are operating without the required permit.That audit also estimated the result is a loss of about $1 million in permit fees since that law went into effect in 2018."The permit revenues are what help actually fund the enforcement and the management of the short-term rental program that the city has.

Counting Up Golden Ghetto Good Life

Here are Johnson County's highest-paid employees

Johnson County may not be the area's largest county by population, but it far and away rates as the biggest employer among the eight counties covered by the Kansas City Business Journal 's research. As of January, Johnson County had about 3,500 full-time-equivalent employees, making it the ninth-biggest public-sector employer in the Kansas City area.

Hipsters Up Sell Holidays

'Newbie' maker collective adds gifts, plants and untamed flair with new West Bottoms shop

The West Bottoms might be known for its vintage shops, but a just-opened maker collective full of new retail is hoping to add to the neighborhood's narrative. 12th Street Post - a mixed-use retail space with about 80 local makers and vendors at 1501 West 12th St. - celebrated its grand opening Dec.

Party Time December Debuts

Where to celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah around Kansas City in 2022

The holidays bring everyone together, no matter what you're celebrating. Looking for local Hanukkah or Kwanzaa celebrations in Kansas City? We've got you covered. Check out our list below and if we missed one, let us know at kcq@kcstar.com. Looking for Christmas events and other winter things to do?

JoCo Targets Insect

Overland Park removing trees to fight invasive Emerald Ash Borer

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) --- Overland Park has a plan to remove thousands of trees being wiped out by an invasive beetle. The city says there are about 8,000 ash trees on the streets throughout the city, but some have been eliminated in recent years.

Renaissance Almost Complete?!?

What's left to develop in the Kansas City Power & Light District - Kansas City Business Journal

As The Cordish Cos. continues to build Three Light and sign tenants in the Kansas City Power & Light District, the developer conceivably could expand the entertainment zone's boundaries down the road, based on the limited number of sites remaining for future projects inside the current borders - and the city has agreed to provide incentives to more projects than there appears to be room for.

Hottie Copes With Creeper Fans

'The Meryl Streep of porn' Angela White reveals the weirdest requests she gets on OnlyFans

Australian porn star Angela White has revealed her most bizarre requests from OnlyFans. White - who has been dubbed "the Meryl Streep of porn" - is in Australia for the Melbourne leg of Sexpo between November 25 and 27.

MAGA Makes Strange Bedfellows

Don't bet against Trump and Fox News reuniting for 2024

Is the romance between former President Trump and Fox News officially over? Reportedly so. In the weeks since November's midterm elections left Republicans reeling, much has been made of the supposedly messy breakup. Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News, has said that that he wouldn't back Trump's reelection bid.

Vlad Clowns Sketchy Deal

Russian state television mocks U.S. for Brittney Griner prisoner exchange

WNBA player Brittney Griner was released by Russian authorities Thursday morning after spending nearly 10 months in a Russian prison following a February arrest for bringing vape cartridges containing hashish oil through a Moscow airport. Griner was released from a Russian penal colony Thursday in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout .

Starlet Forgets Sigourney

Jennifer Lawrence Has Broken Her Silence After Being Dragged For Saying She Was The First Woman To Lead An Action Movie

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out to clarify her comments about women-led action movies. On Wednesday, Variety published a sitdown conversation between Jennifer and Viola Davis for its Actors on Actors series. During the 45-minute conversation, the two Academy Awards winners reflected on their careers, at one point delving into Jennifer's role in The Hunger Games movies.

Team Biden Caught Stealing???

Sam Brinton, nonbinary Biden official, stole jewelry worth $1,700 in second luggage theft: police

FIRST ON FOX: The nonbinary Biden administration official facing up to five years in prison for allegedly stealing luggage in Minnesota now faces up to 10 years in prison for stealing another bag in Nevada, according to a police report obtained by Fox News Digital.

Calling Out Vlad As Fascist

Russian Nobel Peace laureate slams Putin's 'insane and criminal war' on Ukraine | CNN

Russian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yan Rachinsky blasted President Vladimir Putin's "insane and criminal" war on Ukraine in his acceptance speech in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday. Rachinsky, from Russia's human rights organization Memorial, claimed resistance to Russia is known as "fascism" under Putin, adding this has become "the ideological justification for the insane and criminal war of aggression against Ukraine."

Scripts Scare Scribes For Once

Why We're All Obsessed With ChatGPT, A Mind-Blowing AI Chatbot

There's a new AI bot in town: ChatGPT, and you'd better pay attention. The tool, from a power player in artificial intelligence, lets you type questions using natural language that the chatbot answers in conversational, if somewhat stilted, language. The bot remembers the thread of your dialog, using previous questions and answers to inform its next responses.

Rocker Can't Get Enough

Bryan Adams: 'My doc says men need sex 27 times a month, but who gets that?'

orn in Ontario, Canada, Bryan Adams, 63, joined his first band at 15. Reckless, his 1984 album, gave him the hits Run to You and Summer of '69, and made him a global star. His 1991 song, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You won a Grammy and is one of the bestselling singles of all time.

Foodie Expands Horizons

Kansas City chef Michael Smith realized 'there was a bigger world' through food

Michael Smith discovered he liked to cook at an early age while growing up in Texas with his mother and sister. "We just didn't always have a lot to eat around the house. And so I wanted to be in the restaurant business in a way because I wanted to always have food," he recalled.

Tech Helps Old School

Robots deliver connection to Kansas City seniors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Inside the busting dining room of Senior Star at Wexford Place, wooden tables are filled with food and conversation. "It's nice to be around young people," said Raetta Norris, an 8-year-resident at Senior Star. "It's nice to be around the younger people."

Forecast For Now . . .

Cloudy and a little rainy early Saturday


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