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Voter registration deadline for Kansas City municipal primary election looms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - March 8 is the last day for voters in Kansas City, Missouri, to register for the city's municipal primary election, which is set to occur on April 4.

Lady Cops Desperately Needed

Clay County Sheriff's Office takes step to increase women representation in department

LIBERTY, Mo. (KCTV) - Two law enforcement agencies in the state of Missouri have signed a 30x30 pledge for the purpose of having women make up a larger portion of their departments. Now, there will be a third. The Clay County Sheriff's Office stated it will be the first sheriff's office in the state to adopt such an initiative.

Building Local Green Biz

Kansas City-based Turner Construction Company to help build Panasonic EV battery plant in De Soto

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri-based Turner Construction Company was selected by Panasonic Energy as part of the team that will build the $4-billion Panasonic electric vehicle battery plant in De Soto. Turner Construction will work alongside Yates Construction, which is based in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to build the plant and surrounding buildings.

Helpers Clean Up Cowtown

A group of volunteers are cleaning up Kansas City, one trash bag at a time

A group of volunteers are cleaning up Kansas City, one trash bag at a time.Barbara French doesn't live near Paseo Avenue, but that hasn't stopped her from wanting to clean up the area. "I grew up around here," French said. She wants to help keep the avenue a beautiful one.

Newspaper Hypes Gentrification

Tiny space, big windows: Look inside Kansas City's new shipping container apartments

He used to a be model. She was a model , too, and sometimes still is. On Monday morning, 38-year-old fashion model turned real estate developer Paul Nagaoka and his wife, Jennifer, sat posing for promotional pictures on a white foldout couch inside a model of a different fashion.

Extremely Influential

YouTube star Tana Mongeau shows off underboob in microscopic bikini

Tana Mongeau looked drop-dead-gorgeous after she recently stepped out in a teeny bikini that barely covered her curves. The YouTube star, 24, took to her Instagram Story to upload the saucy selfie and posed with her mouth wide open. Mongeau sported her signature icy blonde locks, which were parted in the middle and worn in a sleek blowdry.

White House Teachable Moment

Biden Already Has Congress' OK to Cancel Student Loan Debt

The eagerness of the Supreme Court's conservative majority to assert its power was blatantly on display again in oral arguments over President Joe Biden's proposed cancellation of federal student loans. In arguments heard Tuesday, the conservative justices repeatedly showed their interest in stopping Biden from relieving Americans of $400 billion dollars' worth of student debt.

MAGA Denounces DeSantis

Ron DeSantis called a 'tyrant' as Trump supporters barred from book signing

Ron DeSantis is a "tyrant", the far-right activist Laura Loomer said, after she and other Trump supporters were barred from a book signing staged by the Florida governor. "They told me to say anybody wearing Trump has to go right now," a uniformed officer said in video posted online by Loomer, a failed congressional candidate, conspiracy theorist, Islamophobe and rightwing political gadfly.

Fear Of The Don

Bill Maher: 'I am afraid of Trump on a very personal level'

Bill Maher says he's scared of former President Trump "on a very personal level" and "what he would do" to the comedian if he were to win the 2024 White House race. "I am afraid of Trump on a very ...

Pushing Back Economic Peril

Dozens of Dems join GOP to rein in Biden's 'far-left,' inflationary executive orders

Dozens of House Democrats joined with their Republican colleagues on Wednesday in a vote to require the White House to assess the inflationary effect of President Biden's executive orders before they are issued. The bill is the latest effort by Republicans to pump the brakes on Biden administration policies that they say are causing the highest inflation levels seen in decades.

U.S. Hard Times Ahead

Here's why millions of Americans will lose $3 billion in monthly food stamp benefits starting in March | CNN Politics

Putting food on the table will be a lot harder for millions of Americans starting in March.

Prez Overshares Job Duties

Internet recoils as Biden talks of nurse doing things 'I don't think you learn in nursing school': 'So gross'

Twitter users recoiled after President Biden gave intimate details of his treatment in a medical facility Tuesday. Biden was speaking about healthcare policy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when he told a story about a nurse he said was named Pearl Nelson. "She'd come in and do things I don't think you learn in nursing school," he said.

GOP Abandons Golf Course

Can The East Palestine Train Derailment Get Right-Wing Populism On Track?

When a Chinese spy balloon traversed the United States, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) posed for a photo pointing a rifle up at the sky. And when a train derailment last month contaminated the air and water in East Palestine, Ohio, the new Republican senator stuck a stick down in a creek , revealing an unnatural oily sheen.

Church Hates ERA

Catholic bishops sound 'alarm' on Equal Rights Amendment, saying it will hurt religious freedom

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) published a letter this week warning Senate members against supporting the revival of the Equal Rights Amendment. The Catholic prelates voiced serious concern Monday regarding a motion in the Senate that would remove the decades-passed deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) - a proposed amendment to the constitution that would guarantee "equal rights under the law" to all Americans regardless of sex.

Axis Offers Their Plan

China, Belarus call for cease-fire, negotiations in Ukraine

China and Belarus called for a cease-fire and negotiations to end the war between Russia and Ukraine as leaders of the two countries meet in Beijing to improve their relations. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is in the midst of a three-day visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and potentially reach an...

Conspiracy Almost Debunked

Foreign adversaries not behind 'Havana syndrome,' US intelligence agencies say

U.S. intelligence agencies cannot link a foreign adversary to any of the incidents associated with so-called " Havana syndrome," the hundreds of cases of brain injuries and other symptoms reported by American personnel around the world. The findings released Wednesday by U.S.

Virus Hunters Plagued By Questions

What's the 'Z Division'? A secret team of scientists searches for answers on COVID-19's origins

WASHINGTON - Tucked away in a secretive office, a little-known team of government scientists began looking into al-Qaeda and the possibility of a biological weapons attack after terrorists exposed a "gaping hole" in national security on Sept. 11, 2001. Known simply as the "Z Division," the team was established in the U.S.

Activist Chases Windmills

Why is Greta Thunberg protesting against wind farms in Norway?

Greta Thunberg was briefly detained by Oslo police on 1 March during a protest against wind farms built on Indigenous land in Norway. Along with dozens of other activists, the Swedish environmental campaigner has been blocking entrances to the energy and finance ministries in Oslo since Monday 27 February.

Po-Po Alleges Predatory Workplace

Fired Tennessee officer Maegan Hall claims 'grooming,' sexual harassment prompted sex scandal in new lawsuit

Maegan Hall, a fired Tennessee officer at the center of a sex scandal that rocked the police department, alleged in a new federal lawsuit that she was subjected to "sexual grooming" at work. Hall in January was fired alongside four other officers - two of whom were her superiors - after an investigation revealed they'd been engaging in sexual trysts while on duty and on city property.

Kansas City Crytpo Moves Persist

Web3 startup led by one of KC's best-known exited founders redeems $2.5M pre-seed round

Redeem, a blockchain agnostic connectivity layer for Web3 that leverages phone numbers to send, receive and redeem utility NFTs, announced Wednesday its $2.5 million pre-seed funding round ahead of its launch, led by veteran blockchain investor Kenetic. The round also includes local venture firms Flyover Capital and KCRise Fund.

Hipsters Fashion Advice

Sunset shades are the color trend for spring 2023

Sunset shades are the color trend for spring 2023.

Good Life On Mud Puddle Exposed

A Second Residence in the Ozarks Brings Families Together - In Kansas City

Samantha and Matt Ray are native Missourians, and while they live in Chicago, they found themselves coming home regularly to see their families in Kansas City, where Samantha grew up, and Ozark, Missouri. "I'm from Ozark," Matt says. "Samantha and I met in Kansas City. Our families are from around the area, and she grew...

Kansas City Brewing Support For Good Case

Boulevard gives back to United Way with March Community Crowler program

Have a beer to give back to United Way of Greater KC this March. // Courtesy of Boulevard Brewing Co. Boulevard Brewing Co. will be donating a percentage of all crowler sales sold in their Beer Hall this month to United Way of Greater Kansas City as part of their Community Crowler Program.

Springtime For Katie . . .

Beautiful start to March in the metro


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