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Cowtown Drafty Sneak Peek

NFL Draft registration opens, insiders reveal details of weekend in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The NFL Draft is just six weeks away, and in just over a week, the cranes will start going up at Union Station to start building out the giant stage. The NFL opened registration for fans on Wednesday.

Future Angry Baristas Practice Skills That Aren't Marketable

To learn printmaking, students at the Kansas City Art Institute hop into a 3,000-pound steamroller

The traditional art of printmaking is a process that hasn't changed much since the 15th century, when Johannes Gutenberg's first printed Bible changed the world. Last week, students at the Kansas City Art Institute used a more modern tool to make prints.

Ode To Hipster Hottie Poet

Poet Jenny Molberg discusses her new collection The Court of No Record, overcoming rejection, and a dog named Dolly Parton

Jenny Molberg is a poet, editor, and professor currently residing in Missouri and teaches creative writing at the University of Central Missouri. She also serves as Co-Editor and Poetry Editor of Molberg's third poetry collection, The Court of No Record, is coming out soon from LSU Press.

Newspaper Pretends To Care

Use our staff directory to contact Kansas City Star reporters, editors with news tips

The Kansas City Star, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is our region's largest newsroom and covers both Kansas and Missouri news and issues. Published since 1880, The Star is the recipient of nine Pulitzer Prizes, the most recent in 2022. Below is our staff list and contact information.

Heroism Imagined Again

Planet Comicon Kansas City is back this weekend

The region's largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture event returns to Bartle Hall this weekend.Planet Comicon Kansas City is back again from March 17-18 at the convention center. The yearly event celebrates the best in comic books, superheroes, sci-fi, TV, and film.

Superstar Shops Discount But Still Sets Fashion Trend

Hailey Bieber's $74 Bikini Signals a Major 2023 Swimsuit Trend

Welp, Hailey Bieber is ready for summer. She made it known on Instagram over the weekend to her 50 million followers. Bieber is the ultimate celebrity trendsetter, so the swimsuit she posted to her account is a big indicator of swim trends to come for summer 2023.

Ethnic Criticism Of White House

Biden skewered as 'world's worst Catholic' who cheapens Irish and Catholic identity

As the Irish diaspora around the world prepared to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a writer at The Telegraph scorched President Biden for being the "worst" public representative of Irish Catholicism's legacy. Pennsylvania-born Biden has professed his Catholic roots and Irish heritage multiple times.


Watch: What triggered $30B First Republic Bank bailout? - CNN Video

First Republic Bank, facing a crisis of confidence from investors and customers, is set to receive a $30 billion lifeline from a group of America's largest banks. The bank's problems underscored continued worries about the banking system in the aftermath of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

Fast Talking Ben FAILS To Convince Skeptics About Evils Of School Lunches

Right-wing host slammed for suggesting it's better to send kids to child services than give them free school lunches

After a far-right Republican state lawmaker claimed there are no hungry people in Minnesota because he hasn't met any, then voted against a free school lunch program, extremely conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, considered a right wing "thought leader," weighed in, declaring Child Protective Services ...

Nobody Wants To Go Back To Work

Covid's Long Shadow Still Spreads Over Commercial Real Estate

Covid continues to cast a long economic shadow, nowhere more than in commercial real estate. While rising interest rates have had a consistently negative impact on activity and pricing, the pandemic's aftermath has had a decidedly mixed impact. Some areas, such as warehousing, have enjoyed a boost, while others, such as retail and office space, have suffered.

Stakes Of Euro War Rise

Poland to deliver fighter jets to Ukraine in major escalation of military backing

Poland will become the first country to deliver fighter jets to Ukraine in the next few days, marking a significant upward step in military backing for Kyiv ahead of an expected counter-offensive. The precedent, involving four Soviet-era MiG-29s as a first instalment, could lead to other Nato members providing warplanes, a longstanding Ukrainian request.

French Finally Refuse Surrender

Protests erupt in France as Macron forces through bill raising retirement age

PARIS (AP) - Protesters disrupted traffic in Paris on Friday as angry critics, political opponents and labor unions around France blasted President Emmanuel Macron's decision to force a bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 through parliament without a vote.

Witness Results Of Horrific Mexican Cartel Head Start Training

14-year-old boy dubbed "El Chapito" arrested for 8 drug-related murders in Mexico

Mexico City - Mexican authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy nicknamed "El Chapito" for the drug-related killing of eight people near Mexico City, the federal Public Safety Department said Thursday. The boy allegedly rode up on a motorcycle and opened fire on a family in the low-income Mexico City suburb of Chimalhuacan.


Japan and South Korea agree to mend ties as leaders meet following years of dispute | CNN

The leaders of South Korea and Japan promised to resume ties in a fence-mending summit -- the first such meeting in 12 years -- as the two neighbors seek to confront threats from North Korea and rising concerns about China.

Bipartisan Support For WWIII

Senators from both parties press Austin on sending F-16s to Ukraine

"After speaking with U.S., Ukrainian, and foreign leaders working to support Ukraine at the Munich Security Conference last month, we believe the U.S. needs to take a hard look at providing F-16 aircraft to Ukraine," the senators wrote. "This would be a significant capability that could prove to be a game changer on the battlefield."

Game Show Disclosure Examined

'Family Feud' Contestant Accused of Killing Wife Joked on Show that Biggest Mistake Was Saying 'I Do'

A former Family Feud contestant who's accused of killing his estranged wife joked on the show that his biggest mistake was marrying her. Timothy W. Bliefnick, 39, and some of his family members were contestants on the game show Family Feud in an episode that airedin 2020.

Diversity Hates Drinking Jokes

St Patrick's Day: The Paddys and Pats tackling Irish stereotypes

Portraits of people named Paddy, Pat, Patrick and Padraig go on display at New York Grand Central.

Hillary Mourns His Upcoming Suicide?!?

Irish PM Varadkar says sorry for 'ill-judged' Clinton-Lewinsky joke

DUBLIN - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has apologized for making a joking reference to then-President Bill Clinton's sex scandal during a Washington speech in front of a new class of Capitol Hill interns. Varadkar, known for making off-script quips that occasionally blow up in his face, was telling his Washington Ireland Program audience about his time as a D.C.

Java With The Dregs That Sometimes Include TKC

Meet the regulars of Broadway Café

Since 1992, Broadway Café in the heart of Westport has remained a central part of Kansas City's coffee scene. Plus: Ice skaters in mid-Missouri have to drive up to two hours in order to find a rink where they can practice their sport, but these two teens aren't letting that stop them.

Gaming The Dynasty

Arrowheadlines: It's too soon to call this offseason a success or failure

2023 NFL free agency: Questions on Aaron Rodgers, Austin Ekeler | ESPN Taylor, on the other hand, has never started an NFL game at left tackle. When the Jaguars lost left tackle Cam Robinson to an injury last December, they installed swing tackle Walker Little on Trevor Lawrence's blind side and kept Taylor on the right side.

Perfect Irish Coffee Weather

Feeling more like January on this St. Patrick's Day


As is our tradition for every St. Paddy's Day Paul McCartney's horrible classic "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.