Kansas City Double Up: Big 12 Rain Risk, Tucker Hates MAGA & Maybe Obama 2024

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Planning For Soggy Hoops

Rainy forecast could be a factor for Big 12 Fan Fest, organizers not worried

Thousands of fans will be heading to downtown Kansas City this week. Even without a ticket to a game, there is still a lot to do around the T-Mobile Center.The Fan Fest is set up on Grand with multiple basketball challenges, giveaways, and other activities.

Hoops Inside The Loop Hype

Preparations underway for Big 12 tournaments in downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Several roads are closed, banners are hanging and flags flying around downtown Kansas City, Missouri, ahead of the Big 12 Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments. The play Wednesday through Saturday at the T-Mobile Center. The women's teams play Thursday through Sunday at Municipal Auditorium.

Free Rides Across The Bridge

KCMO city leaders ready to launch new on-demand ride service 'Iris'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After Monday's announcement of a new app-driven ride service called Iris, Kansas City, Missouri, city leaders held a press conference Tuesday to give more information on the ride service. Iris will launch in the Northland on March 15 and then across KCMO later this year.

Taco Tuesday Redux

Port Fonda restaurant closed in KC's Westport. Here's what's taking its place

Overland Park's Taco Naco KC is taking over the former Port Fonda space in Westport. It plans a mid-to-late summer opening. "We see Westport becoming a culinary center," said Taco Naco KC partner Brian Goldman Ruiz. "We like being around other chefs and were looking for a more destination kind of space.

Saving The Dotte

Massive new cancer center planned for KCK heralds region's emergence as a life sciences powerhouse

A federal earmark of $43 million in last year's omnibus appropriation bill is a "huge step forward" in raising money for the cancer center building, one official said. It is unclear when the building will be fully built out. But when it is the building could be 10 stories high with as much as 750,000 square feet.

Hotness Origin Story

Why did Leanne Crow decide to become a model?

Answer: Basically Leanne Crow saw an open niche in the modeling scene . . . Plus size women are beautiful too and you should be proud of your body and not to compare yourself to models who are notoriously underweight, young and pressured ...

White House Fact Check

Seven-figure ad campaign exposes billions in Biden's Medicare cuts after accusations GOP wants to slash

Republicans are pushing back on President Biden's proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage with a new ad campaign upwards of $2 million after the president claimed the GOP is looking to cut Medicare and Social Security funding.

Cagey Prez Biden Questioned

Progressive, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic caucus leaders urge Biden to reject migrant family detentions

The heads of the House Progressive, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic caucuses urged President Biden on Tuesday to reject the reinstatement of a policy assigning migrant families to detention centers. Democratic Reps. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), who leads the Progressive Caucus; Judy Chu (Calif.), who leads the Asian Pacific American Caucus; and Nanette Barragán (Calif.), who...

Former First Lady Reveals MAGA Crying Fit

Michelle Obama opens up about her 'uncontrollable sobbing' on day of Trump's inauguration | CNN Politics

Michelle Obama broke down shortly after leaving then-President Donald Trump's inauguration, the former first lady candidly shared in a new podcast, as the emotions of leaving their family's home after eight years and resentment over Trump taking office overwhelmed her.

Tucker Snob Turns Nose Up At MAGA

Tucker Carlson said he hates Trump 'passionately': legal filings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson privately expressed contempt for former President Trump in text messages revealed in court filings as part of the network's ongoing legal fight with Dominion Voting Systems. "We are very very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights. I truly can't wait," Carlson wrote in one text to an...

Upper-Class Antifa?!?

Rich New Yorker among protestors arrested in Atlanta 'Cop City' violence

A rich-kid New Yorker is among the nearly two dozen "violent agitators" charged with domestic terrorism after a protest at the site of a future Atlanta police training facility descended into chaos. Mattia Luini, 30, and his fellow protestors are accused of carrying out Sunday's "coordinated attack" on the under-construction Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, which saw cops pelted with Molotov cocktails and fireworks.

Social Media Crackdown Coming Soon

White House backs bill that could give it power to ban TikTok nationwide

The White House said it backed legislation introduced on Tuesday by a dozen senators to give the administration new powers to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok and other foreign-based technologies if they pose national security threats. The endorsement boosts efforts by a number of lawmakers to ban the popular ByteDance-owned app, which is used by more than 100 million Americans.

Far East Fears Bad Fortune

Chinese Minister Warns China, US on Course for Conflict

BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang warned Tuesday that Beijing and Washington are headed for "conflict and confrontation" if the U.S. doesn't change course, striking a combative tone at a moment when relations between the rivals are at a historic low.

Because It Was US

Ukrainian government denies involvement in Nord Stream pipelines sabotage | CNN

Ukraine has denied any involvement in the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines following a media report citing new intelligence that a "pro-Ukrainian group" may have been behind last year's attack targeting Russia's gas deliveries to Europe.

No Love In This Racket

A Ukrainian tennis player refused to shake her Russian opponent's hand after winning a tournament title and dedicated her victory to Ukraine's soldiers

A Ukrainian tennis player didn't shake her Russian opponent's hand after winning WTA tournament. Marta Kostyuk, 20, beat Varvara Gracheva in her first WTA singles tournament win on Sunday. Kostyuk dedicated the win to Ukrainian soldiers "fighting and dying right now" in the war.

Deceptive Vaxx Life Lesson 

A quarter of parents lied about their children's COVID-19 status: study

In a survey of 580 parents with children under the age of 18, about 26 percent reported that they misrepresented or lied about their children's COVID-19 status, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Network Open. Out of seven behaviors related to adherence to public health guidelines, the most common behaviors were...

Group Thing Isn't For Youngsters

What Parenting In A Polyamorous Family Is Really Like

Parenting and polyamory have their ups and downs. We're more than two, so we have more adult supervision if needed. Moreover, we have an option for date nights almost any time we wish, in almost any configuration you could imagine.

Local Sound Off Redux

Your Guide to March 2023 Kansas City Concerts - In Kansas City

The live-music calendar is steadily getting busier as the year goes on. It won't be long before we're telling you about shows in our city's best outdoor venues. None of those in March, but there are plenty of indoor options. Here are some recommendations. Buddy Guy: March 11 at Uptown Theater In September, Guy, 86,...

Double Down On Local Brew

KC Bier Co. releases Fountain City Wheat to benefit City of Fountains Foundation

KC Bier Co. has partnered with the City of Fountains Foundation to release Fountain City Wheat, a new beer whose sales proceeds will benefit the City of Fountains Foundation for the nonprofit's 50 th anniversary.

Good Life Sell Off

With Pujols' home sold, Brown Button will hold luxury estate sale in Leawood's Tuscany Reserve neighborhood - Kansas City Business Journal

Baseball fans who have always wondered what it's like to live like a future Hall of Famer can take a step into that world this week. Put on the market for $2.3 million, former St.

Coach Cancelled

'Believe' it: Ted Lasso, featuring Kansas City's Jason Sudeikis, will end after its upcoming third season


Empowered By Murder P*rn

KC Author Reflects on How Women's Rights Influenced Her 16-Book Series, The Country Club Murders - In Kansas City

If you've been binge-watching The White Lotus, Only Murders in the Building, or The Glass Onion, we've got a reading recommendation for you. Even better? Written by a local author, the series takes place in 1970s Kansas City. The 16th novel in the series, Fire and Rain (The Country Club Murders #16) is released on...

Surviving Skyfall

Leawood family recalls scary experience after EF-1 touched down in neighborhood in 2022

LEAWOOD, Kan. - Last summer, six tornadoes touched down across the Kansas City area. But it was the night of June 7, and into the morning of June 8, when the tornado moved through Johnson and Jackson Counties - a night the Horseman's remember well.

Double Shot Booze News

Your days of having to smuggle Yuengling beers across state lines are over

Yuengling has expanded into Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. // Courtesy of Yuengling Yuengling Beer, the oldest brewery in America, has expanded into Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. So, after years of smuggling beers across state lines, Kansas Citians can now purchase Yuengling beers in local stores.

Soggy Forecast This Week

FORECAST: Rain possible Wednesday, chilly temperatures to continue

Spotty showers have lifted into the region. We will keep some activity around into the overnight and most will be on the light side. We should stay warm enough -- even overnight -- for all liquid moisture. A few snowflakes are possible up near the Missouri and Iowa state line.

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