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Kansas City Free Skate Forever

Make or break: Columbus Park acreage to get new developer

Abby HooverManaging Editor Columbus Park neighbors are finally seeing movement on a long-awaited redevelopment of six acres of Housing Authority land north of Fifth Street. On December 6, 2022, the Housing Authority of Kansas City (HAKC) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for six acres of land in Columbus Park near Fifth and Harrison, known as Guinotte Manor Phase III, where a DIY skatepark is today.

Doggie Good Deeds Abound

Wayside Waifs Rescues 54 Dogs From Louisiana

Fifty-four dogs arrived at Wayside Waifs early Thursday morning following a rescue operation in Louisiana.The shelter says the Bissell Foundation rescued the 21 puppies and 33 adult dogs in rural Louisiana on Jan. 20. The Bissell Foundation asked Wayside to help with the care of the pets.

Show-Me Electric Crackdown

GOP renews push to block Missouri cities, counties from mandating EV charging stations * Missouri Independent

Requiring business owners to install electric vehicle chargers is an infringement on their freedoms and a mandate they can't afford, members of a Missouri House committee argued Wednesday. Primarily Republican lawmakers voiced support during a committee hearing on legislation that would require cities and counties to pay for electric vehicle chargers in order to mandate businesses install them.

Progressive Decoration

Kansas lawmakers say it's time to finally install Ad Astra replica statue on lawn - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - The Statehouse needs to honor Kansas history through art, legislators said, advocating for a new mural celebrating the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment and pushing for the placement of a replica Ad Astra statue on the statehouse lawn. Placing the statue has been the work of many years.

Bandwagon Stays Winning

These Kansas City Chiefs fans tricked out a hospital van to create their dream tailgate

Four years ago, Al Van Duyne and his Lee's Summit neighbor Preston Howerton each pitched in $2,000 for a sealed bid to win a used hospital transport van. They've transformed it into a tailgating staple and draw for curious fans.

Classic Hottie Shows Her Skillz

Salma Hayek rocks SEE-THROUGH dress for Magic Mike sequel premiere

Salma Hayek left little to the imagination as she rolled up to the Miami premiere of Magic Mike's Last Dance with her hunky co-star Channing Tatum on Wednesday. The actress, 56, hit the red carpet in a daring black netted dress that showed off her fit hourglass physique from head-to-toe.

White House Explores European Vacay

Biden considering a trip to Europe in show of support for Ukraine after one year of war

WASHINGTON - President Biden is considering a trip to Europe next month to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to three administration officials and a person familiar with the discussions. Multiple locations are under consideration, including Poland, two of the sources said.

Return Of MAGA Redux

Donald Trump's Truth Social posts bode ill for his return to Facebook

If Donald Trump's activity on his Truth Social account is a reliable indicator of what his return to Facebook and Instagram will unleash, then Nick Clegg is going to be busy. The former US president has used his rightwing social media platform to push baseless claims of election fraud and amplified content related to the QAnon conspiracy multiverse.

Money Fight Worsens

Veterans of the Obama-era debt ceiling standoff on the current one: We may be doomed

"There's the potential for it to be very bad," said Kamin, who did a stint as a top Biden economic staffer before returning to academia last year. "We're back here, and there's a real risk to the economy on the line." Kamin isn't the only one struck by a foreboding sense of déjà vu.

Faker Called Out

Inside the George Santos Campaign Report Blame Game

Pay Dirt is a weekly foray into the pigpen of political funding. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Thursday. It appears no one wants to be left holding the bag on whatever possible fallout awaits the reported federal investigation into George Santos' campaign finance filings-and that includes George Santos.

Another Money Fight Erupts

Karine Jean-Pierre touts US economic growth after asked how Biden will address recession fears

Ahead of President Joe Biden's speech on the economy in Virginia Thursday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted economic growth when asked by FOX Business Wednesday how the president will address recession fears. "There are concerns that the big tech layoffs and the banking layoffs will spill over into the broader economy," reporter Grady Trimble told Jean-Pierre.

Riot Fear After Video Footage

Police chief warns Memphis not to react violently after release of Tyre Nichols video

Memphis' top cop has warned the local community not to react with "violence or destruction" when the body camera video of the brutal beating of black motorist Tyre Nichols is released, as law enforcement agencies Thursday brace for protests.

CRT Questions Persist

Florida wants its strict race and gender law to influence how an AP class on Black history is taught nationwide

The College Board announced Tuesday that it would be reworking its AP African American Studies course. Florida's education department said it "expects" the College Board to change the course nationwide to reflect Florida's law. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis previously blocked the course from being offered for imposing "a political agenda."

Youngster Gunfire Life Lesson

After a 6-year-old shot a teacher in class, criticism mounts for Virginia school district as officials leave posts | CNN

After a 6-year-old child allegedly pointed a gun at his teacher and shot her in the chest inside a Virginia elementary school earlier this month, the fallout behind whether the shooting was preventable has widened as school officials leave their posts and the district faces a possible lawsuit.

Tragic Postscript

Midwife accused of killing her two children in botched murder-suicide

Lindsay Clancy, 32, is accused of killing two of her children at family property Her husband Patrick, 34, returned home to find his wife had tried to kill herself Their eight-month-old baby survived but Cora, 5, and Dawson, 3, have died A mother has been accused of strangling her two children to death and attempting to kill her eight-month-old baby before jumping out of the top window of her Massachusetts home.

COVID Vaxx Forever

The FDA Is Meeting About an Annual Covid-19 Vaccine Today. What to Know.

The Food and Drug Administration has gathered its panel of outside vaccine experts for a daylong meeting Thursday to discuss plans for a shift to a simplified, annual Covid-19 booster schedule. The panel-made up of many of the same experts who advised the FDA on the initial rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines in the early years of the pandemic-has a history of posing tough questions to the agency.

Tech Disconnected

5 takeaways from the massive layoffs hitting Big Tech right now

Explosive growth has been the norm in the tech sector for the past decade. When the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the world and moved more of daily life online, tech hiring blazed across Silicon Valley even more. Some major tech companies, like Amazon and Facebook parent company Meta, doubled the number of people they employed to stay apace with new demand.

Royal Boot Still Hurts

King Charles evicts disgraced Prince Andrew from Buckingham Palace: report

King Charles has sensationally sent his disgraced brother Prince Andrew packing, according to reports. The scandal-scarred royal, who was famously stripped of his royal and military honors by his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has been told to find a new place to live immediately, The Sun reports.

Cinematic Tease Slashed

What Happened to Nudity in Horror Films?

Shock and subversion have been a couple of the central tenets of horror since its inception. There has always been a lot of emphasis on putting things on screen that were both blasphemous yet strangely enticing.

New KCI Exhibits Local Culture

Photos: Unique art you'll find at the new KCI Airport terminal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport opens this spring, dozens of incredible pieces of art will greet travelers. Under Kansas City's One Percent for Art program, the budget for artwork at KCI's new terminal is $5.65 million. That makes it the largest public art project in Kansas City history.

Everybody Plays Hurt For Playoffs

Chiefs' Jaylen Watson caught game-sealing interception with broken hand

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Professional athletes do amazing things in challenging circumstances. That's the case with Kansas City Chiefs rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson. On Saturday, Watson made a one-handed interception to seal the Chiefs' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Round.

Make Furry New Friends

Creature Feature: KC Pet Project's Winter Frenzy adoption special

Courtesy KC Pet Project KC Pet Project's adoption center is still very full, so this weekend, they're hosting their Winter Frenzy Adoption Special, where you can adopt a new best friend for only $30. Nearly 1000 new animals have been processed through their shelter since January 1 who are in need of food, medicine, and support.

Hipster Agenda Already

Thirteen Things to Do In KC This Weekend, January 26-29

Here are thirteen great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, January 26-29, including Black Panther in concert at the Kauffman, an early 2000's throwback dance party at The Truman, and the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead.

Winter's Revenge Arrives

FORECAST: A cold Thursday before a brief warmup

As low pressure moves well to the east, a cold northwesterly flow passes over the Missouri River Valley. With high pressure accompanying it, mainly-clear skies will be coming by late Thursday morning into the afternoon. Wind will remain slightly breezy, ranging between 10 and 15 mph out of the west/northwest.

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