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Cowtown Walkabout Documented

Rain or shine, intrepid group of friends walks through the treasures of Kansas City

Let me tell you about the finest rainy-day hike in the Kansas City area, bar none. I happen to be an expert, since for six years friends and I have worn this metro raw with weekly marches across it, back and forth, and up and down hill and valley.

Power Moves Reported

News beat: 1111 Main; Social Venture Studio cohort; Afterword chefs; & more - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Downtown news beat: 1111 Main: It's a whole new world for Town Pavilion; Afterword Tavern begins a new chapter; Founders tapped for Launch KC's second Social Venture Studio; Red Zone concert to elevate hip hop stars; & more!

Northeast Saves The World

Earth Day Cleanup in Cliff Drive

Environmentally-minded Kansas Citians turned out in force for the Great Kansas City Clean Up on the weekend of Earth Day to pick up trash, remove invasive plants and beautify the city. x CONTRIBUTED

JoCo Votes To Pay More

Olathe voters approve two citywide sales tax extensions

OLATHE, Kan. - Olathe voters have approved the renewal of two citywide sales taxes. With 20,589 ballots cast in Tuesday's mail-in election , Olathe voters approved an extension of the city's current 3/8-cent sales tax for street maintenance. Roughly 21% of the 96,802 registered voters in Olathe participated in the election.

In The Air Tonight

Kansas City fire crews battle blaze near Missouri River

Crews from the Kansas City Fire Department are battling a fire on West 3rd Street and Woodswether Road. Firefighters were called out to the area at around 7:10 p.m. It was upgraded to a multiple-alarm fire about 10 minutes later. The fire is visible near the River Market and downtown areas of Kansas City.

Hottie Disputes Conservative

Candace Owens called "pure trash" by model for SKIMS disability ad comments

Model Abigail Ratchford is the latest to join in the chorus of people angry at conservative commentator Candace Owens after her comments about a model in a wheelchair. The model, who has 9.2 million followers on Instagram and almost 2 million on Twitter, described the conservative commentator as "pure trash."

Prez Biden Caught Cheating?!?

Biden caught with crib notes detailing reporter's question prior to calling on her during press conference

President Biden is no stranger to detailed cheat sheets when speaking to the press, but the president's team seems to have taken things up a notch after he revealed a pre-written question from a reporter during Wednesday's press conference.

More Nasty Charges Confront MAGA

Trump rape accuser says Trump 'lied and shattered my reputation'

NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - The writer suing Donald Trump for allegedly raping her nearly 30 years ago began testifying on Wednesday at a civil trial, telling jurors the former U.S. president sexually assaulted her and defamed her by lying about it.

Nationwide Rebuke

Transgender lawmaker faces expulsion by Montana House Republicans

Montana's first openly transgender legislator Zooey Zephyr faces expulsion or censure after calling for her colleagues to vote against a gender-affirming care ban for transgender youth. Zephyr told conservative lawmakers they would have "blood on their hands" during debate on SB99, which would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

Unhappiest Place On Planet?!?

Disney sues DeSantis, calling park takeover 'retaliation'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Disney sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday over the Republican's takeover of its theme park district, alleging the governor waged a "targeted campaign of government retaliation" after the company opposed a law critics call "Don't Say Gay."

Report: Confidence High

Key US Commander 'Very Confident' Ahead of Expected Ukrainian Offensive

Ukraine's military forces have all the equipment, weapons and ammunition they need to launch their long-awaited spring offensive, according to a top U.S. military commander. Ukrainian officials and their Western allies have made no secret of the anticipated military campaign aimed at retaking Ukrainian territory still under Russian control, with speculation mounting that it will get underway in the coming weeks, if not sooner.

Far East Peacemaker?!?

Chinese president to send peace talks delegation to Ukraine

Chinese president Xi Jinping will send a delegation to Ukraine to hold talks with all parties on resolving the conflict there, following his first phone call with Ukrainian counterpart Volodmyr Zelenskiy e since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

Plagued By Doubt Redux

'Unconscionable': House Republican Takes Randi Weingarten to Task over Covid School Closures

Republicans on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic delivered a sharp rebuke to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), for her organization's role in delaying school reopenings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tears For Tucker . . . 

Far right laments Tucker Carlson's ouster and loss of its shot at the mainstream

Beyond the attacks and misinformation, Carlson also embraced some of the more extreme views of white supremacists. An analysis last year by The New York Times found that Carlson had repeatedly promoted a racist conspiracy theory known as the Great Replacement Theory, which posits that Jews and Democrats encourage immigration, feminism and gender nonconformity as part of a conspiracy to wipe out the white race.

Greatest Wife-y Compliment EVAR

Sexpert Shares Painful Sex Advice As Meghan Trainor Details Her "P-ssy Anxiety"

On the " Workin' On It" podcast, musician Meghan Trainor gets candid about her husband's "big boy" and how painful its made her sex life. "My husband is a big boy," Trainor admits about her husband Daryl Sabara. "My p-y is broken, though. I have p-y anxiety," she jokes.

Home Team Stays Losing

Gallen gashes good guys, Diamondbacks depose despots 2-0

Kansas City got solid performances on the mound but didn't have a prayer offensively against Zac Gallen as the Diamondbacks starter stretched his scoreless streak to 27 innings in a 2-0 Arizona victory. The game remained scoreless for the first hour or so.

Sprinkles Reported . . .

Rain chances overnight, but draft day is clear


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