Kansas City Midweek Look: Tech, Testimony, Nuke Fear & Rate Hike

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Cowtown Hoop Dreams Shared

Commissioner says goal is to keep Big 12 Tournaments in Kansas City long-term

The Big 12 men's and women's conference basketball tournaments are in Kansas City until 2027. Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark said on Thursday he hopes that relationship will continue even longer. "I'd like for us to be here long-term," Yormark said. "I think it makes a lot of sense.

Kansas City Close Call

Family escapes injuries in house fire at 59th Street, Wabash Avenue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A family escaped injuries as flames engulfed their home at 59th Street and Wabash Avenue early Wednesday morning. Crews were called to 5904 Wabash Ave. just after 7 a.m. Smoke and fire were showing from the single-story home upon arrival.

Courthouse Cautions Ballers

Jackson County leader reacts to Clay County's Royals stadium idea

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The news that North Kansas City is being considered for a new Kansas City Royals stadium was a surprise to many people Tuesday. "We look forward to keeping the Royals playing in Kansas City (MO) for years to come!" part of a tweet read from Mayor Quinton Lucas on Wednesday morning.

Low Turnout Late Notice

Today is the deadline to register to vote in Kansas City's April 2023 municipal elections

We're less than a month out from municipal elections in Missouri.If you're planning to vote but haven't registered, time is running out.The state of Missouri requires voter registration to be submitted or postmarked on the fourth Wednesday out from the election, which is coming up on April 4, 2023.That means

Good Cause Prep

2023 Big Slick in Kansas City: Ticket presale underway to 'insiders'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Presale tickets for the 2023 Big Slick Charity Weekend are on sale for certain fans. Big Slick Insiders who are members of the Big Slick email list started buying tickets at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday, March 10.

Maddie Shares Fashion Sneak Peek

Woman Crush Wednesday: Madison Bailey Makes A Splash in 'Outer Banks' Season 3

This might be our last Woman Crush Wednesday for a while, but that just means that we're determined to go out with a bang. Our weekly column for celebrating the laudable ladies paving the way in the best movies and shows streaming now may be coming to a close, but that also means that we're finishing strong with an amazing actress whose hard work, talent, and poise transcend her mere 24 years of age.

Prez Biden Vs. Billionaires

President Joe Biden's budget proposal will include tax increases. What are they?

WASHINGTON - Wealthy Americans will pay higher taxes under the proposed budget that President Joe Biden will send to Congress on Thursday, but Biden says he will keep his promise not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. "I want to make it clear: I'm going to raise some taxes," Biden said during a trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia, last week.

MAGA Vs. Murdoch

Inside the simmering feud between Donald Trump and Fox News

Donald Trump got a tip off Saturday that the Fox News Channel would be taking his Conservative Political Action Speech live, a switch from the network's largely indifferent posture toward the former president since he helped send the network into crisis after the 2020 election.

Haxx0rz Target Politicos

Data breach hits 'hundreds' of lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - A top House official said that a "significant data breach" at the health insurance marketplace for Washington, D.C., on Tuesday potentially exposed personal identifiable information of hundreds of lawmakers and staff. In a letter obtained by NBC News, Chief Administrative Officer Catherine L. Szpindor said Wednesday that the U.S.

Doomscroll Double Take

The Biden administration is shifting its approach to TikTok | CNN Business

The White House's endorsement of a bill that would give the Biden administration new powers to restrict or ban TikTok in the United States marks a significant shift in the White House's approach to the Chinese-owned social media app.

Solider Shares Brutal Story

An injured Marine gives searing testimony on the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast House Republicans vowed when they took control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms they would hold the Biden administration accountable for the fallout from the chaotic withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan in the summer of 2021.

Science Debate Cont'd

Understanding how COVID began will help us prevent future health crises, maligning experts won't

Wednesday, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic will hold its first public hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives under the new Republican Majority. The hearing will examine a question that has crossed the minds of millions of Americans over the past three years: how did the COVID-19 pandemic begin?

Fear East Fear Rising

China likely to be focus of worldwide threats in congressional hearing

The actions and intentions of the Chinese government are likely to be a central focus when top U.S. intelligence leaders testify on global security threats this week, as questions linger about Beijing's potential plan to send lethal aid to Russia, its role in obfuscating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aim of its recently discovered surveillance balloon program, which dramatically heightened tensions with the U.S.


U.S. intel chiefs warn Putin is expanding his nuclear weapons arsenal as the war in Ukraine drags on | Flipboard

CNBC - WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to further upgrade the Kremlin's arsenal of long-range nuclear-capable missiles in order to ...

Backstory Debated

Covid origins investigation: US House of Representatives holds first hearing

By Nomia Iqbal at the hearing & Sam Cabral The origins of Covid-19 are being explored by a US congressional committee in a first hearing in Washington. The panel, formed by a new Republican majority in the US House of Representatives, is aiming to establish how the coronavirus emerged.

Inflation Remains Out Of Control

U.S. stock futures unable to rebound from latest sell-off as more Powell talk looms

U.S. stock futures were struggling to recover from the latest sell-off as worries about a more hawkish Federal Reserve continued to push up bond yields.

Kanye Cray Cost Big Bucks

Adidas reports a $540M loss as it struggles with unsold Yeezy products

FRANKFURT, Germany - Adidas' breakup with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West and the inability to sell his popular Yeezy line of shoes helped batter earnings at the end of last year, leading to a net loss of 513 million euros ($540 million).

Middle-Class B.S. Jobs Stay Winning

Google and Meta over-hired thousands of employees who do 'fake work,' says PayPal Mafia's Keith Rabois

Silicon Valley VC Keith Rabois says mass layoffs are due to hiring becoming a vanity metric in tech. Rabois told an Evercore-hosted event that firms like Meta over-hired by thousands of staff. "There's nothing for these people to do ... It's all fake work," Rabois said.

Sharing & Caring: Down Under Adult Actress Decries Male Cowardice

Australian porn star complains men don't want to date her

An OnlyFans porn star has lashed out at men for refusing to date her. Billie Beever, a single mother who works as a adult entertainer and escort, aired her frustrations in a TikTok video, claiming she's become 'undateable' due to her work in the industry.

Kansas City Drink-A-Thon Coming Soon

Forty-seven breweries from across the U.S. join the lineup for Boulevardia's 2023 Taps & Tastes event

Boulevard Beer cultivates 2023 lineup for Taps & Tastes event. Boulevardia announced that 47 breweries will be participating in the beer and food sampling experience at the 2023 festival. The lineup for this year includes local favorites like KC Bier Co., Alma Mader Brewing, 39th Street Brewing, Vine Street Brewing, Boulevard Brewing Co.

Today's Crash Deets

Minor injuries reported in crash involving KCPS school bus at Van Brunt near I-70

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is investigating a wreck involving a school bus on wet roads Wednesday morning.Police said the crash happened around 7:40 a.m. on Van Brunt Boulevard near the on-ramp to Interstate 70.The Kansas City, Missouri Public School District confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a bus transporting Central Middle School students was involved in the crash.

Local Movie Promo

Kansas City contestant shares the scoop on 'Farmer Wants a Wife' premiere

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City contestant will make her debut tonight on the premiere of FOX's "Farmer Wants a Wife" (Wednesdays at 8 p.m.) and Great Day KC brought her in to get all the scoop. FOX brings us "Farmer Wants a Wife," a reality dating show unlike any other, where city meets the farm.

Understanding Kansas City Thai Take Out Tech

Sisters open Lao-Thai kitchen in KC's Crossroads, but to taste their laab beef, you'll have to order from the cloud

An online-based Lao and Thai food restaurant in the Crossroads hopes to deliver an authentic taste of southeast Asian culture to Kansas City. Among the first challenges for Nang Nang: picking which family recipes win a spot on the menu.

Late Night Downpour

Drizzle turns to widespread rain overnight


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