Kansas City News Swing: Inflation Conversation, EPIC Dow Dip & Lunch Links

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Cowtown Contrary Indicator

'Inflation went down considerably': Kansas City-area economist breaks down new inflation numbers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Newly reported inflation rates have gone down considerably from about eight and a half percent to six percent. Local economist William Black says these numbers are not bad in economic terms, but he understands it does not take away from the continued impact on American families feeling the pinch.

Parent Company Flops

Bally Sports owner declares bankruptcy, citing $8 billlion in debt

CBS/AP Diamond Sports Group, the largest owner of regional sports networks, announced on Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move comes after it missed a $140 million interest payment last month. Diamond, which owns 19 networks under Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks banner, said it has about $425 million in cash on hand to continue operating during bankruptcy.

Show-Me Trash Talk

Kansas City, let's talk about trash on our highways. Where do you see the worst mess?

Kansas City drivers have noted a familiar - and ugly - sight along the metro area's highways. Trash. Plastic bags, carpets, wooden skids, car parts, seat cushions and other garbage litters the metro area's roads.

EXCELLENT Hipster Lunch Ideas

Dish & Drink KC: Comfort lunch at Grünauer, double-dipping at Garozzo's, living the high life at Gram & Dun

Tiroler Gröstl at Grünauer. // Photo by Lauren Textor Healthy(ish) fried food at Grünauer If any fried food can possibly taste fresh, then it's the pork schnitzel at Grünauer. The Austrian and Central European cuisine offered in the historic Freight House offers the best of both worlds.

Cubbies For Poverty Stricken

Homelessness advocates say KCMO's temporary storage program is successful 1 year after launch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We all have things we don't want to lose, but if you don't have a safe place to keep them, what do you do? It's a choice people experiencing homelessness in Kansas City constantly face.

Insta Diva Swings & Wins

Paige Spiranac's 'mesmerising beauty' stuns fans as she puts on busty display

PAIGE SPIRANAC left fans stunned as she took a trip Down Under to Royal Melbourne. The social media influencer has been getting up to all sorts during her trip to Australia. Over the weekend she donned a stunning floral dress as she visited Flemington Racecourse.

Prez Story Takes Twists & Turns

Biden caught telling multiple versions of infamous gay marriage 'epiphany' story in fact-check

A Washington Post fact-check found that President Biden has told multiple versions of the infamous gay marriage "epiphany" story he mentioned during an interview with Kal Penn on "The Daily Show." The Post's Glenn Kessler wrote that there were three reasons to "be skeptical of this story as Biden retells it," the first being that gay men were "largely closeted at the time."

Stocks Dive Amid Bank Fear

Dow falls 500 points as Credit Suisse concerns deepen fears of banking crisis

The stock market opened with steep losses Wednesday as concerns about the health of Credit Suisse triggered fears of a broader banking crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened with a loss 1.5 percent Wednesday, a decline of almost 500 points after the opening bell. The S&P 500 index opened with a loss of 1.4...

EPIC Economic Overview

How To Crash The Economy, Big Government Style

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was, according to Moody's, worthy of an investment-grade rating as of March 8, 2023. S&P Global Ratings similarly held a high opinion of SVB. Two days later, SVB was shut down; immediately, Moody's dropped SVB into junk territory. So did S&P Global Ratings.

Tucker Typing Reconsidered

What's Next for Tucker Carlson After We All Saw His Texts?

If Tucker Carlson seems a little lost at the moment-that's because he is. At least, that's what Media Matters researcher Kat Abughazaleh says, and she has to watch the fire-breathing Fox News host every day for work.

Zuck's Experiment FAILS

Who Is Still Inside the Metaverse?

In September, my family and I move from our home in Dublin to a fancy East Coast college town, where I'll be teaching for the semester. I grew up in Dublin, which means I have a wide circle of friends to draw on whenever I'm let out of the house.

Kegger Proves Refreshingly Humble

Travis Kelce Says He's Not NFL's Greatest Tight End Ever

Play video content TMZSports.com Travis Kelce is weighing in on the NFL's greatest tight end debate ... telling TMZ Sports he's not worthy of the G.O.A.T. title. Many have thrown Kelce's name into the debate lately -- including Giants star Darren Waller and Chiefs great Christian Okoye , who both told us #87 will go down as the best to ever play the position by the end of his career ...

Party People Prep<

Power & Light District's St. Patrick's Day bash features a concert from Cheat Codes and fountains of green beer

The Kansas City Power & Light District is gearing up for St. Patrick's Day with festivities throughout the District on Friday, March 17, including a free concert from three-piece EDM group Cheat Codes, green beer, a scavenger hunt, and more, according to a press release.

Rock Chalk Steady Comeback

KU head coach Bill Self listed as day-to-day for NCAA Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self's status is still up in the air for Thursday's NCAA Tournament matchup against Howard after he was hospitalized last week. He missed the entire Big 12 Conference Tournament. After Tuesday's practice, assistant coach Norm Roberts said Coach Self was day-to-day for the First Round.

Forecast For Midweek

Warming trend in the metro continues Wednesday


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