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Old KCI Expires

Coming in for the landing: Final day of flights at the old KCI underway

A full schedule of arrivals and departures Monday will mark the end of an era for the current Kansas City International Airport.Old terminal B at KCI is about ready to close up shop.The airport was once cutting-edge.

90s Remembers You . . . 

Weezer to perform at Azura Amphitheater

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Azura Amphitheater will play host to multiplatinum rock legends Weezer this summer. The concert venue will host the rock band for a show on June 11, 2023. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Fallen Officer Dedication

Bill to rename highway after fallen Independence officer in final stages

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A bill to rename a portion of a busy highway after Independence officer Blaize Madrid-Evans is nearing the final passage in the Missouri legislature. Madrid-Evans died in a shootout in 2021 while trying to serve an arrest warrant. The bill would rename part of 24 Highway that more than 40,000 drivers travel on each day.

Funny Man Sneak Peek

Josh Johnson swings through Kansas City Improv to raise some eyebrows in March

Josh Jonhson. // Photo by John Cafaro NAACP award-winning and Emmy-nominated comedian Josh Johnson is making a stop in Kansas City next month as a part of his tour in support of the recent Peacock special Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself.

Old School Rock Out

Doobie Brothers' extend 50th Anniversary Tour with stop Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Monday the Doobie Brothers announced plans to add 35 new performances to their 50 th Anniversary Tour, including a stop in Kansas City. The four-time Grammy award winning rock group will perform at Starlight Theatre on Wednesday, June 14.

Kara Fashions EPIC Promo

Model Kara Tel Toro goes pantless for morning enjoyment

Texas-born model Kara Del Toro certainly makes the most of west coast living and shared some stunning morning shots to prove it. The interior of her sunny home follows a vintage yet minimalist aesthetic with a lot of stoneware and neutral tones, such as grays, whites, and browns.

White House Pushes Back

Biden to talk to congressional Democrats this week about combatting GOP policies

President Biden this week will talk to congressional Democrats about pushing back on Republican policies, as well as building on their own work. Biden will deliver remarks at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, and on Thursday he will attend the Senate Democratic Caucus lunch in Washington, D.C.

Can They Outmaneuver MAGA?!?

Analysis: GOP grapples with how to control Trump -- again

GOP leaders are sending warnings that they want former President Donald Trump to play by the rules and put his party above his own interests as he embarks on a third campaign -- that is, to behave in a way he rarely, if ever, has before.

Distrusting The Science

Energy Department finds COVID-19 most likely emerged from lab leak, reports say: What we know

The Energy Department has now concluded with "low confidence" that the COVID-19 pandemic most likely began after an unintentional laboratory leak in China, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited a classified intelligence report provided to the White House and members of Congress.

Mickey Mouse Politics In Action

DeSantis takes over Disney district, punishing company

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that gives him control of Walt Disney World's self-governing district, punishing the company over its opposition to the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law. The bill requires DeSantis, a Republican, to appoint a five-member board to oversee the government services that the Disney district provides in its sprawling theme park properties in Florida.

Prez Fights For School Daze

Biden will be playing defense on student loans this week at the Supreme Court. Here's why.

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan will finally get its day at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. But some experts predict that by the time arguments end, the administration may wish it had been somewhere else.

Disaster Cleanup Cont'd

Toxic waste removal to restart in Ohio train town

"They're worried, because they've got coughs and respiratory problems," Ms Brockovich told the BBC's US partner, CBS. "They're so many unanswered questions, and they know this isn't the last of this conversation."

GOP Retreats From Loyalty Talk

Republican calls questioning of Judy Chu's loyalty 'out of bounds'

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), chair of the House Select Committee on China, on Sunday appeared to call out his Republican colleague Rep. Lance Gooden (Texas) for comments questioning the loyalty of Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) to the United States. "Well, let me say we should not question anybody's loyalty to the United States.

Flexing On Far East

US says China will face 'real costs' if it provides lethal aid to Russia for war in Ukraine | CNN Politics

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday vowed there would be "real costs" for China if the country went forward with providing lethal aid to Russia in its war on Ukraine.

Double Down Against Vlad

Janet Yellen visits Ukraine and pledges even more U.S. economic aid

KYIV, Ukraine - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made a surprise visit to Ukraine Monday, in which she reaffirmed America's support for the country and announced $1.25 billion in economic aid for things like schools and hospitals. The money is the first part of a new $9.9 billion package of civilian aid for Ukraine as its war with Russia enters a second year.

Colonizer Redux

France must demonstrate 'profound humility' toward Africa, Macron says ahead of four-nation trip

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday outlined France's new strategy for Africa, where anti-French sentiment runs high in some of its former colonies. Ahead of a visit to Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Macron said that France needs to demonstrate a "profound humility" in Africa.

Mexico Fights For Vote

Mexicans turn out in droves to protest electoral overhaul as they see democracy at risk

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Brian Nichols pitched in on the protests late on Sunday, saying on Twitter the electoral reforms were "testing the independence of electoral and judicial institutions." "The United States supports independent, well-resourced electoral institutions that strengthen democratic processes and the rule of law," he added.

Presidente Journeys To Fantasy Land

Mexican President Shares Photo of What He Says is a Mayan Elf: 'Everything is Mystical'

Mexico's president has got the internet talking. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 69, used his platform over the weekend to tweet a photo of what he claims to be an "aluxe," a woodland spirit in Mayan folklore.

End Around Realization

I lived in lesbian commune but found equality when I married man

Up to the point where I got pregnant, I'd taken for granted that men and women are substantially the same apart from our dangly bits. The experience of being a mother blew this out of the water.

Commercial Nearly Uncanned

Why Patrick Mahomes appearing in Netflix's 'Quarterback' almost didn't happen

As always, this week's Peter King's "Football Morning in America" column for NBC Sports covered a wide range of NFL subjects, but one of them was what King called the "Netflix Football League" - the new "Quarterback" series being co-produced by the steaming service, NFL Films, Peyton Manning's Omaha Productions and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' new 2PM Productions.

B-Ball Bound

This Week in Kansas City Sports: Feb. 27- March 5: Road to March Madness begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Spring Training is officially underway for the Royals and the road to March Madness begins this week, with conference tournaments beginning in both men's and women's. There's also some football action as the NFL Draft Combine is this week. Here is the TV schedule for Kansas City Sports this week from Feb.

Rock Chalk Life Lessons

Lawrence families plan rally against closing schools, cutting staff, 4-day weeks

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Parents and teachers will rally outside the Lawrence School District Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Some families and staff members are concerned over recommendations to close three school facilities and repurpose another one, but that's not the only change that could happen in the district.

South Side Booze Debuts

Preparing for take-off! Martin City Pizza & Taproom opens at new KCI airport Tuesday

It's going to happen. Soon. A guy in Dallas or Chicago or Schenectady will go into a bar and order a Hard Way. "Never heard of it," the bartender will say. "Beer?" "Yeah, I got it at the airport in Kansas City." "Can you get it?"

Breezy Monday

Strong winds could impact your Monday plans


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