Kansas City News Tussle: MAGA Threatens Destruction & Royals Already Win Downtown

Right now reality show sisters Kim & Chloe dominate a bigger share of the discourse than you'd imagine as we check pop culture, community news and pop culture.

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Local Crash Postscript

I-35 shut down near 119th after wrong-way driver causes crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A wrong-way driver reportedly crashed into multiple-vehicles on I-35SB just before 119th street early Friday morning. Lenexa police say just before 4:30 a.m., a driver headed NB in the southbound lanes collided with multiple vehicles. Police have shut down I-35 southbound. A semi and two other vehicles were damaged.

Growing Season Arrives

Kansas City Community Gardens holding annual seed, plant sale this weekend

A local non-profit is inviting everyone to roll up your sleeves and play in the dirt. The Kansas City Community Gardens is holding its annual seed and plant sale through this Saturday. Everything from broccoli and asparagus to strawberries and onions are for sale.

Northland Gets Nicer

Parkville voters weigh in on ballot initiatives for infrastructure, public safety

PARKVILLE, Mo. - Parkville leaders are looking to its growing number of visitors to help make sure the community remains a sought-after destination. Voters will weigh in on two ballot measures in April: Proposition U would create a local use tax that's expected to bring in $250,000-$300,000 from online and out-of-state vendors.


Kansas City Royals' valuation climbs in Forbes rating, but still lags MLB average - Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Royals' valuation climbed 8% from last year to $1.2 billion, but the team's bump trailed the average 12% growth in Major League Baseball, and its worth remains below the average of $2.3 billion. Forbes' ratings came out Thursday, putting the Royals at No.

Weekend Sneak Peek

Quixotic's latest show Whiskey Dynamite blends 'yeehaw' and 'hot damn' in a fantasy western

Whiskey Dynamite at Quixotic Theater. // Photo by Sarah Sipple Quixotic's new show Whiskey Dynamite transports the audience to a sexy neowestern world where it makes sense that Johnny Cash, flaming acrobatics, and burlesque exist in ridiculous harmony-easily the performance collective's most outlandish production yet.

Celebrity Sisters Take Heat For Fun Times

Kim and Khloe Kardashian called out for 'creepy' & 'desperate' new bikini pics

KIM and Khloe Kardashian have gotten shade from fans after they share more snaps of them in skimpy bikinis on social media. Fans dragged Kim and Khloe for the cringe-worthy pics that Khloe revealed of them on her Instagram.

Prez Pleads For Help From Veep

Biden irked by Kamala Harris not 'rising to occasion' or taking 'anything off his plate'

WASHINGTON - Two former White House officials said President Biden is frustrated with Vice President Kamala Harris' performance - even if he remains committed to keeping her as his running mate in the 2024 election, a new report reveals.


Trump says there could be 'death & destruction' if he's indicted in New York

Trump said that there's a "potential" for "death & destruction" if he's charged by NY prosecutors. It's the third time Trump has alluded to the possibility of political unrest and violence in the last several days. Earlier this week, he employed an anti-Semitic trope against the Manhattan DA and mocked calls for his supporters to stay "peaceful."

NYC Clap Back Against GOP

Manhattan DA sends scathing response to GOP's request for testimony

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office on Thursday rebuffed a request from top House Republicans for testimony and documents about his investigation into former President Trump. Why it matters: Bragg'sresponseleavesRepublicans with little room to maneuver in their effort to dent the probe's credibility - forcing them to decide whether to venture into the uncharted territory of subpoenaing a local prosecutor.

Border Buddies Agree In Theory

US and Canada reach deal to reject asylum seekers - reports

Mr Biden is in Ottawa, Canada, for 24 hours to talk about a series of economic, trade and immigration issues with Mr Trudeau. The migration accord is scheduled to be announced before he returns to the US on Friday.

Fight Against Vlad Cont'd

Ukraine prepares counteroffensive as Russia's assault on Bakhmut flags

Ukrainian troops, on the defensive for four months, will soon launch a counterassault as Russia's huge winter offensive weakens without capturing the eastern city of Bakhmut, Ukraine's top ground forces commander said. The remarks on Thursday were the strongest indication yet from Kyiv that it is close to shifting tactics, having absorbed Russia's onslaught through a brutal winter.

Rocketman Hypes New Toys

Kim Jong Un claims 'radioactive tsunami' weapon test

Washington and Seoul have yet to officially comment on Thursday's test. On Friday, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol accused North Korea of "reckless provocations." Analyst Ankit Panda, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that footage of the launch on state TV was the world's first glimpse of the missiles.

Still Plagued By Legal Probs

Court blocks Covid vaccine mandate for U.S. government workers

NEW ORLEANS - President Joe Biden's order that federal employees get vaccinated against Covid was blocked Thursday by a federal appeals court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected arguments that Biden, as the nation's chief executive, has the same authority as the CEO of a private corporation to require that employees be vaccinated.

Public Domain Hip-Hop

Police sue rapper Afroman for using footage of home raid in his music videos

Police officers who conducted a botched armed raid of rapper Afroman's home last year have filed a lawsuit against him for invasion of privacy and emotional distress after he used footage of it in his music videos.

Actress Slims In Spotlight

Mindy Kaling continues to show off weight loss in purple dress at White House

Presidential purple for the win. Mindy Kaling wore bright jewel tones as she received the National Medal of Arts from President Biden in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, bringing her 5-year-old daughter, Katherine Swati, along for the proud moment.

Doubting Benefits

Can I Have Sex With My Best Friend?

When it comes to affairs of the heart, we are all beginners. Some of us, however, at least speak with authority. Introducing , author of The Transgender Issue (2021) and the forthcoming Love in Exile (2025), whose advice caught our eye. Contact her at DearShonVogue@gmail.com for your own chance at enlightenment.

Newspaper Concedes To Developers Again

A new downtown KC baseball stadium seems inevitable. Here's the single non-negotiable | Opinion

Since it is obvious a new baseball stadium will be built despite public disagreement, one feature is crucial: It must have a roof, whether it's fixed or can be opened in good weather. I did not see "other" as an option in The Star editorial board's poll for naming our new airport.

Lady Soccer Earns Accolades If Not New Fans

KC Current players ready for new season and chance to showcase women in sports

RIVERSIDE, Mo - The Kansas City Current will be kicking off the start of its 2023 season on the road Saturday against the North Carolina Courage. It comes after marking an historic season turnaround and ending the 2022 season with an appearance in the National Women's Soccer League Championship game.

Stadium Hype From KCMO

Kansas City announces celebration and summer of blue fountains

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city has a special treat for the boys in blue and Royals fans this spring and summer. The City of Fountains Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To mark the milestone, the foundation plans to "Bring Out the Blue."

PBS Plans Ur Life

Weekend Possibilities | March Madness, Cannabis and Cats

Even though no local teams are playing in this weekend's March Madness action at T-Mobile Center, sports fans can expect high-quality basketball with a spot in the Final Four on the line. Bracket already busted? Other options include the Johnson County Cat Show, a cannabis expo and a film festival in Leavenworth.

Wet & Wild Forecast For Now

FORECAST: Additional rain possible Friday

The front we were tracking on Wednesday has shifted farther to our south, keeping our area much cooler for most of the day. After being stuck in the 40s Thursday, we will continue to cool tonight with lows down in the middle to upper 30s.

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