Kansas City News Look: Traffic Crisis, Prez Biden Doubt & Smoke Show

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Downtown Kansas City Cutoff

Major traffic impacts in the Kansas City downtown loop this weekend

If you're planning to drive near the Buck O'Neil Bridge project in Kansas City, Mo., be prepared to take a different route. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, the north side of the downtown loop will be closed on April 21 and April 22. The southeast corner will have some closures on Saturday from 3 a.m.

New Airport FAIL Forever

KCI Airport traffic problems persist with NFL Draft days way. What officials are doing

When Kyle Rohde picked up a friend at Kansas City International Airport late one night this past week, he did what airport officials have asked everyone to do. The Northland resident parked in the "pretty full" cellphone lot and headed to the terminal only after his friend had landed and was ready to be picked up at the curb.

Kansas Disaster Postscript

The Keystone operator says design and construction flaws led to the Kansas oil spill

Stress put on the Keystone pipeline during construction, its operator said Friday, contributed significantly to it bursting in north-central Kansas. TC Energy says an independent review shows the sequence of factors that led to the Keystone's rupture in December that fouled a creek and spewed oil over cropland and prairie.

Show-Me Life Lessons

Missouri school district putting 'they/them' pronouns in math class to help kids' 'mathematical identities'

A Missouri school district is now making its math curriculum more gender inclusive, updating word problems and other language-based math equations with "they/them" pronouns. As presented in a Webster Groves School District "math program evaluation" last week, non-binary people will be represented in "word and contextual" problems via the pronouns, alongside regular gendered people using he/she pronouns.

Beefy Display Planned

NFL Draft Experience to host 'Kansas City Smoke Show' on last day of draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the newly proclaimed "BBQ capital of the world," the NFL will let fans experience the barbecue culture of Kansas City while also determining which restaurant is the king of Kansas City barbecue.

Time To Hang It Up?!?

Porn star responds to fans urging her to retire after 900 hardcore scenes

PORN star Angela White has responded to calls saying she should "give her body a break" after performing 900 hardcore scenes. The Aussie adult actress, 38, has told fans she has no intention of slowing down anytime soon, insisting she "loves" her job.

Progressive Doubt

As Biden prepares to announce 2024 campaign, new poll shows many Democrats prefer someone else

WASHINGTON - As President Joe Biden prepares to announce his re-election campaign next week, a new poll shows once again that many Democrats would prefer someone else. Only half of Democrats, or 47%, think Biden should run again in 2024, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

MAGA Double Crosses GOP

How Trump turned the tables on DeSantis

Former President Donald Trump is leaning on a network of personal and political relationships to rack up broad congressional support for his 2024 White House bid and undercut his chief Republican rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, before the governor's campaign formally gets off the ground. The depth and influence of Trump's retail politicking abilities have...

Trans Beer Turnabout

REPORT: Bud Light Marketing Exec Who Slammed 'Fratty' Culture On Leave Of Absence Amid Company Shakeup

Bud Light Marketing Vice President Alissa Heinerscheid has taken a leave of absence from the company amid ongoing controversy over the brand's decision to bring on transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney as an ambassador. Bud Light announced that Heinerschneid, who has been in charge of the brand since June 2022, would be replaced by Budweiser global marketing Vice President Todd Allen, according to Ad Age.

Censorship Teachable Moment

Nearly 1,500 book were banned in first half of school year: Report

A new report shows that nearly 1,500 books were banned in the first half of the 2022-2023 school year. According to PEN America's Index of School Book Bans lists, there were 1,477 instances of individual books banned during the first half of the 2022-23 school year.

Culture War Ammunition?!?

Democratic states stockpile abortion pills as legal fight for access looms

Despite a reprieve by the US supreme court, a growing number of Democratic states are stockpiling abortion pills as the legal fight for access to the abortion drug mifepristone is set to continue. On Friday, the supreme court decided to temporarily block a lower court ruling that would have significantly restricted the availability of mifepristone, an FDA-approved abortion medication.

Tragedy Trending

Frequent Shootings Put U.S. Mass Killings On A Record Pace

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. is setting a record pace for mass killings in 2023, replaying the horror on a loop roughly once a week so far this year. The carnage has taken 88 lives in 17 mass killings over 111 days.

Leaking From The Outset

Accused Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira posted sensitive US intelligence less than 48 hours after the Ukraine war began, a report says

Jack Teixeira, 21, might have leaked sensitive intelligence much earlier than previously thought. The New York Times found posts sharing secret intelligence less than 48 hours after Russia invaded Ukraine. The National Guardsman has been charged in connection with the leaks of top secret military documents.

Vlad Stuck In Slog

Russian troops fighting in western Bakhmut, Wagner frets over Ukraine attack

MOSCOW, April 21 (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said in a briefing on Friday that assault troops were fighting in western parts of Bakhmut, the last part of the embattled Ukrainian city still held by Kyiv's forces. Ukrainian and Russian units have been battling for months over the eastern city, which largely lies in ruins.

Euro Attack Against Discount Brew

The 'Champagne of Beers' gets crushed in Belgium

BRUSSELS - The guardians of Champagne will let no one take the name of the bubbly beverage in vain, not even a U.S. beer behemoth. For years, Miller High Life has used the "Champagne of Beers" slogan. This week, that appropriation became impossible to swallow.

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Vagina Museum launches crowdfunding campaign for new venue in London

London's Vagina Museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign while it looks for "the perfect new home" after being asked to leave the premises in Bethnal Green. The world's first museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy opened in east London in March 2022.

Front Office Hot Take

The Chiefs' GM talked about what he sees in this week's NFL Draft

Following a grueling scouting process (that was likely truncated by celebrating a Super Bowl victory), Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach spoke to reporters Thursday. His comments from his annual pre-draft press conference give some insight into the direction his team might go when its time on the clock starts on Thursday night.

Crafting Kansas City Clothes

MADI Apparel launches a fresh, ethical way to shop with Slow Motion Goods

Owner Hayley Santell stands in front of her upgraded storefront. Hayley Santell, founder of MADI Apparel, is launching a new way to shop in her new storefront, Slow Motion Goods . It will encourage shoppers to understand the materials and manufacturing of a product before making a purchase.

Elite Always Love Pets More Than People

2023 Paw Print Issue

A celebration of the remarkable pets of Our Town.

Kansas City Losing Streak Cont'd

Ohtani dominates Royals bats in 2-0 Angels win

Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 and allowed just two Royals hits in seven shutout innings as the Angels blanked the Royals 2-0 in the series opener Friday night in Anaheim. Taylor Clarke was used as an "opener" in place of the injured Kris Bubic and gave the Royals two solid shutout innings to begin the game.

Katie Reports Weekend Chill

Cold Saturday, even colder Sunday ahead


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