Kansas City Roundup: Buck O'Neil Bridge Shut Down & Nobody Wants Grumpy Prez

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End Of An Era Begins

Buck O'Neil Bridge southbound traffic shuts down starting Monday for new bridge project

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Thousands of drivers using the Buck O'Neil Bridge southbound will need to change course starting Monday morning. Southbound lanes are closing as part of the new bridge project that will be completed in a few years, which will install a new southbound bridge.

Living For The City 

KC's Housing Trust Fund issues $11.2M in funding for affordable units - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City's second round of funding from its Housing Trust Fund will give $11.2 million to 12 applicants that plan to add or preserve 542 affordable units. Combined with the initial outlay in August - $7.95 million for 456 affordable units - the fund now has supported the creation of almost 1,000 units, the city said in a release.

Switcheroo Life Lesson Alleged

Educators say attacking Kansas teachers is GOP strategy to push private schools - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Buhler teacher Sam Neill worked late into the night Sunday, Jan. 29, networking with fellow teachers to sculpt a testimony that would adequately describe the issues educators are facing statewide.

Show-Me Culture War Fustration

Doesn't the Missouri legislature have more important issues to deal with? * Missouri Independent

With just a little more than a month into the new legislative session, there is still time for Missouri lawmakers to change direction and focus on issues that are important to many Missourians. But, will they? The legislature got off to a roaring start proposing bills to limit transgender students' participation in schools' sports, and banning the teaching of "critical race theory."

Face Stuffing Super Bowl

From pizza to conchas, here's how to fill your week with Chiefs food ahead of the Super Bowl

In the lead-up to the Kansas City Chiefs' third Super Bowl appearance in four years, businesses across the metro have gotten creative with team-centered menu items. Whether you need food for a Super Bowl party or want to fill your week eating Chiefs-themed foods, there are plenty of options.

Smut Game Fights For Rights

Angry Vixen: Adult Film Distributor Files 19 'John Doe' Lawsuits Alleging Stolen Content

Lawyers for a subscription-based distributor of adult-entertainment films filed a spate of “John Doe” copyright infringement lawsuits in New York recently, adding to its already prolific caseload of complaints throughout the country."

Prez Progress Popped

Playbook: China deflates Biden's SOTU swagger

THE WEEK AHEAD - Tomorrow: President JOE BIDEN's State of the Union address ... House Financial Services Committee hearing on the economic threat from China ... House Oversight Committee hearing on the southwest border ...Fed Chair JEROME POWELL speaks to the Economic Club of Washington ...

Preview Of Deflated Prez Talk

Five things Biden is likely to say and not say in the State of the Union

President Biden on Tuesday will deliver the State of the Union address to a divided Congress, which will bring him face-to-face for the first time with the new GOP House majority. The address always represents a chance for the president to speak to a large national audience.

Polling Demands Change

Biden 2024? Most Democrats Say No Thank You: AP-NORC Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of Democrats say they want him to seek a second term, down from 52% in the weeks before last year's midterm elections.

MAGA Legal Worries Worsen

Former Manhattan attorney says 'many bits and pieces of evidence' exist to charge Trump | CNN Politics

A former Manhattan attorney who investigated Donald Trump said Sunday night there are "many bits and pieces of evidence" the District attorney could use to charge the former president.

MAGA Stays Losing Allies

Koch network indicates it won't back Donald Trump in 2024

The conservative political network associated with billionaire Charles Koch won't be backing former President Donald Trump's 2024 presidential bid, becoming the latest GOP megadonor to distance themselves from Trump.

Florida Backpedal

Miami Black leaders apologize to Gov. Ron DeSantis after a member called him racist

Black leaders in Miami apologized to Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis after one of its members called him a racist. Pierre Rutledge, chair of the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board, issued a statement on behalf of his board that apologized to DeSantis for a comment made at their Wednesday meeting from a member who said, "our governor is racist."

GOP FAILS Money Fight

Republicans struggle to get their act together for a debt limit deal

Republicans and Democrats are no closer to reaching a deal on the debt ceiling as the country grows ever nearer to default, potentially sparking a global economic catastrophe.

Far East Fears Rising American Outrage

China urges calm after U.S. shoots down suspected spy balloon

BEIJING — China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mao Ning urged both sides to remain calm after the U.S. said it shot down what it called a Chinese spy balloon.

World Advocates For LGBT Rights

UN Looking To Push Religious Communities To 'Fully Comply' With LGBTQ Agenda

The United Nations is set to release a report at its annual Human Rights Council meeting in June to discuss the "perceived contradictions" between religious freedom and sexual orientation and gender identity.

Death Toll Still Rising

Major earthquake strikes Turkey, Syria; about 200 dead, many trapped

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing about 200 people as buildings collapsed across the snowy region, and triggering a search for survivors trapped in rubble. The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.

Iran From Revolt

Iran's supreme leader issues pardon for 'tens of thousands' of prisoners

DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader has pardoned "tens of thousands" of prisoners including some arrested in recent anti-government protests, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, after a deadly state crackdown helped quell the nationwide unrest.

Plagued By Aftermath

Family caregivers of people with long COVID bear an extra burden

For Louise Salant, long COVID has meant new stress, new responsibilities, and multiple medical crises to manage. It's transformed her life. But there's a twist. She's had to deal with this condition not just as a patient but also as a caregiver for her 86-year-old aunt Eileen Salant, who has coped with long COVID's disablingsymptoms for almost three years.

Sound Of Success

Grammy Awards 2023: Beyoncé becomes the biggest winner in history

Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time, after collecting her 32nd trophy at this year's ceremony. The singer made history as she won best dance/electronic album, for her euphoric dance opus Renaissance. In doing so, she overtook Hungarian-British conductor George Solti, whose record of 31 awards had stood for more than 20 years.

Coach Checking Out?!?

Figuring out what happens to Eric Bieniemy after the Super Bowl

Since becoming the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator in 2018, Eric Bieniemy has accomplished about as much as he possibly could. During the span from 2018 to 2022, Kansas City's offense has ranked first, fourth, sixth, fifth and first again.

Wartime Atrocities Revisited

'Captured,' National WWI Museum and Memorial - KC STUDIO

Refuge, the new play about borders, barriers, and American dreams currently in a rolling world-premiere at the Unicorn Theatre, is a complex blend of narrative, music, puppetry, and magical realism-powerful and poignant.

Grinding Out This Week

Kansas City's most unique Super Bowl tradition began by accident: An annual organ concert

The Kansas City Chiefs have made AFC Championship games and going to the Super Bowl a more recent tradition of theirs. But there's a Super Bowl Sunday tradition that's been going on much longer - 24 years to be exact. Jan Kraybill's annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert wasn't intentional.

Football Small Biz Booms

'I taught myself everything': 25-year-old designs graphic T-shirts for Chiefs Kingdom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Charles Williams, 25, of Kansas City, works solo to draw up a new era of Chiefs gear for his city. "It doesn't really feel like work, it just feels like I'm creating art," Williams said. He says the timeline of each creation varies from 30 minutes to 3 to four days.

Kansas City Spring Sneak Peek

Another day of spring-like temperatures in the metro


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