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Rolling With More Cash

GETTING INTO GEAR: I-70 project back in the budget

The wheels on the I-70 expansion project may finally start rolling. We gather our roundtable to discuss why Missouri lawmakers are now changing their minds. GETTING INTO GEAR: I-70 project back in the budget The wheels on the I-70 expansion project may finally start rolling.

Show-Me Gun Debate Backstory

Missouri county official who declared ATF 'unconstitutional' has family history with the feds

Presiding Camden County, Missouri, commissioner Ike Skelton attacked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives earlier this month, calling the federal agency "unconstitutional." Asked by the agency for zoning information to process gun store applications, Skelton ordered county employees to disregard any request for information from ATF agents.

Rock Chalk Chicken Dance

Kansas joins lawsuit against listing lesser prairie chicken as 'threatened' - The Sentinel

Attempts by the federal government to list the lesser prairie chicken - a type of grouse - as "threatened" under the endangered species act are nothing new, and have been ongoing since at least the Obama Administration. On April 12, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach Texas and Oklahoma in bringing a lawsuit against the Biden administration, arguing that the U.S.

Super Bowl Champs Return To Grind

Chiefs players and coaches get back to work on Monday

While most of us outside the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex remain focused on the NFL Draft - which begins a week from Thursday at Union Station in Kansas City - the 64 players now on the team's 2023 roster can get back to work on Monday.

Scheming Inside The Loop

4 The People: Reimagining downtown KC through baseball, urban park

Kansas City is on the clock with the 2023 NFL Draft, but the massive event isn't the only thing going on downtown. The Kansas City Royals area also scouting out an area for a new stadium and ballpark district, plus the city hopes to have a new urban park built over part of Interstate 670 before the World Cup comes to town in 2026.

Insta Work For Approval

Kara Del Toro in Bathing Suit Shares "Cabo Dump"

Kara Del Toro has become a very successful young model and influencer over the years and posed on the beach in a white bathing suit.

Prez Denounces Gun Lobby

'Outrageous and unacceptable': Biden slams GOP for standing with NRA in wake of Alabama, Kentucky gun violence

President Biden blasted Republicans Sunday for standing with the National Rifle Association in the wake of two more shootings in Alabama and Kentucky. "This morning, our nation is once again grieving for at least four Americans tragically killed at a teen's birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama as well as two others killed last night in...

Picky Opponents

Trump or DeSantis? Democrats aren't sure who they'd rather see Biden face in 2024

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis? Democrats are torn on which of the two Republican front-runners they would rather face in the 2024 presidential election, according to conversations with a dozen Democratic strategists. The conventional wisdom among many in the party is that President Joe Biden would have better odds in a rematch against Trump.

News Game Deals In The Works

Dominion v Fox News: what's at stake in the $1.6bn defamation lawsuit

One of the most-watched media trials in decades gets under way on Tuesday, after a delay, as Fox News, and potentially Rupert Murdoch, find themselves forced to reckon with the channel's airing of false claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential race.

Vlad's Moves Discounted

Stalled in Ukraine, the Kremlin increasingly turns to political theater

Contemporary conflict is as much about the manipulation of perceptions as it is about performance on the battlefield. Psychological operations have always been a component of warfare, but in today's television, internet and social media-saturated environment, they play an outsized role. Military force is not obsolete, but perceptions are critical-and they can be shaped.

Party Plagued By Doubt

Thailand: New Year festival indicates post-COVID normalcy? - DW - 04/17/2023

The Songkran Festival has come as "a national relief" as Thailand celebrates a return to normality after three years of COVID-19. Revelers enjoyed water fights throughout Thailand.

Love Isn't Always On Time

Even Blockbuster hilariously weighed in on the failed live Love is Blind reunion on Netflix

If you freaked out because the "Love Is Blind" reunion wasn't loading for you - don't worry, you weren't alone. The Netflix reality show's first-ever live reunion was meant to start at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The minutes went by - and nothing. At 8:02 p.m.

Losing Streak Begins Again

KC swept away by Atlanta and Albies, 5-4

I'm in Atlanta on vacation and so I was required to watch the away broadcast for today's game. Fortunately there was a familiar voice; former relief pitcher Peter Moylan is the color man on Atlanta's broadcast and he was quite entertaining.

Katie Shares Weather Look . . . 

Sunny and warm to start off your week in the metro

Today: A Normal Spring Day, High 67. Wind: W 10-15 mphTuesday: Brief, AM Shower or storm (20% chance) then sunny and warmer. 47/78Wednesday IMPACT DAY. Warm and windy 62/80, then strong to severe PM storms with large hail and strong wind main severe concerns.Thursday IMPACT DAY. AM storms followed by cold rain showers.

Post Malone - Chemical is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.