Kansas City News Stroll: Americans Reject Marriage & Supreme Student Loan Showdown

A Sunday peek at some of the headlines we're reading this afternoon . . . Inspired by angel Grace we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Hope For Local Win Streak

4 The People: Super Bowl just the beginning of KC's winning business ways

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The metro has enjoyed weeks of celebrating. From the Super Bowl win, to the parade through downtown, Kansas City now looks toward welcoming the NFL Draft in April. Kansas City will welcome a world of NFL fans during the event, just weeks after the new KCI Airport Terminal opens for business.

Cowtown Queen Of Irish Crowned

Kathy Nelson named Grand Marshal of 2023 Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kathy Nelson, one of the most influential women in sports in Kansas City, has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2023 Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade . Announced Saturday night, Nelson - who serves as president and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation and Visit KC - was quick to share the news via social media.

Historic Disaster Postscript

'He never moved on': New book reveals untold account of Kansas City skywalks disaster

Author Eli Paul shines a light on one of Kansas City's darkest hours in the soon-to-be-released "Skywalks: Robert Gordon's Untold Story of Hallmark's Kansas City Disaster." If you aren't familiar with Gordon, that's understandable. His name wasn't prominent in coverage of the 1981 tragedy at the Hyatt Regency that killed 114 people and injured more than 200.

Midwest Migration Celebrated

New documentary highlights black travel in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Parts of a new National Geographic documentary filmed in Kansas City will highlight Ruby Jean's Juicery and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The film is called "Black Travel Across America".

Artsy Playlist Announced

Broadway shows touring in Kansas City announced for 2023-2024 season

PNC Broadway in Kansas City has unveiled the Broadway shows set to tour during its 2023-2024 Season at the Music Hall and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.Current season members can renew their seats now for the 23-24 PNC Broadway In Kansas City series.

Angel Shares Realizations

Model Grace Elizabeth Is a Mom! She Shares How Pregnancy Has Changed Her View of Beauty

Earlier this year, model Grace Elizabeth welcomed her first child with husband Nicholas Krause-a baby boy. She found that the slowed pace and privacy of the pandemic had its upsides when it came to her pregnancy. "It gave my husband and I time to experience the pregnancy without outside eyes or expectations," says Elizabeth.

Another Lesson In Free Money

Is Biden's student debt relief plan dead? Four questions the Supreme Court could answer this week

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court battle over President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan is about more than debt relief for 40 million Americans. A much more sweeping debate about presidential power will linger just below the surface Tuesday as the high court begins to pick through Biden's $400 billion student debt plan over the course of several hours of oral arguments.

Funny Money Rises Amid War

Europe entices crypto firms burned by U.S.

"We will have the best framework in the world in which companies can develop," said Stefan Berger, the conservative German lawmaker who shepherded the EU crypto rulebook that will come into force in the second half of 2024. "We will have everything that you need for a workable market."

Neo-Con Icon Shares Bad Advice

Condoleezza Rice: Biden policies toward Ukraine 'in the right direction' but aid is 'a little bit behind'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday said the Biden administration's policies toward Ukraine as it fends off Russia are "in the right direction," adding, however, that U.S. assistance to Kyiv is sometimes "a little bit behind." "I think in general, in total, the policy is in the right direction, you have to support...

Spy Leader Shares Insight

Putin Too Confident He Can Grind Down Ukraine, Says CIA Director

At least six people, including two policemen, were killed in two separate bomb attacks in southwestern Pakistan amid a surge in violent attacks in the country. Two policemen were killed overnight when a magnetic bomb attached to their vehicle went off in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan.

Tragedy Confronts Italia

Italy shipwreck: Dozens of migrants killed in Calabria shipwreck

The death toll "has surpassed 30," Danilo Maida, spokesman for firefighters in Calabria, said. "Several dead are reported among the migrants, (and) about 40 survivors," the national firefighters' department wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Change Up After EPIC FAIL

EPA tells Norfolk Southern to temporarily stop shipping toxic train derailment waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered shipments of hazardous waste out of East Palestine, Ohio, to stop after complaints from residents and officials in other states where the toxic material was headed.


Marriage is on the decline in the U.S.

Americans are increasingly forgoing or delaying marriage - a dramatic shift from societal norms a generation ago. By the numbers: Over the last 50 years, the marriage rate in the U.S. has dropped by nearly 60%.

Cancelling Comic That Was Never Really That Funny

Media drop Dilbert after creator's Black `hate group' remark

Several prominent media publishers across the U.S. are dropping the Dilbert comic strip after its creator described people who are Black as members of "a racist hate group" during an online video show. Various media officials denounced the comments by Dilbert creator Scott Adams as racist, hateful and discriminatory while saying they would no longer provide a platform for his work.

Condiments Keep Us All Alfoat

Ketchup helped him survive weeks lost at sea. Now Heinz wants to buy him a new boat | CNN

The sailor who spent weeks lost at sea in January, surviving largely off of ketchup, could have a new, state-of-the-art boat coming to him.

Northeast Wild Life Exposed

Urban Deer

A gathering of deer in the Scarritt Point Historic District in Northeast Kansas City, February 25th.

Katie Calls Sunday Night

Chance of Storms Overnight


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