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Baller Prep Begins In Earnest

Main Street businesses expect changes during NFL Draft preparations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is only two weeks out until the start of the NFL Draft, so preparations on the main stage at Union Station and the Draft Experience at the WWI Museum and Memorial are well underway.

Northeast Revival Cont'd

Scarritt Home Renovation Completed

Two and a half years worth of work is finished. The craftsmanship is amazing. Here is a link to an update I did earlier. https://hyperblogal.blogspot.com/2021/06/update-on-bishop-hendrix-home-annie.html Here are some before and after photos. The home had been subdivided into apartments.

Sunflower State History Shines

New Amelia Earhart museum gleams with the energy, innovation and bravery of its Kansas-born subject - Kansas Reflector

The sparkling new hanger-museum at Atchison's Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport doesn't just pay tribute to its namesake's life and career. It represents a sequence of events so unlikely and fortuitous that you couldn't have invented them.

Show-Me Cash Crop Concerns

Banks remain wary of marijuana industry, even after Missouri legalization vote * Missouri Independent

But as the owner of Swade dispensaries and Sinse Cannabis cultivation, that's much harder than it sounds. He's a customer at Triad Bank in St. Louis, one of the few banks in Missouri willing to work with cannabis businesses. His employees have direct-deposit for payroll, 401-K contributions and full benefits packages.

Feeding The Dotte

Wyandotte Angels nonprofit sees spike in demand for help with hunger over last few months

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wyandotte Angels nonprofit has seen a spike in demand for help with hunger over the last few months as inflation causes a spike in food costs. "A lot of the services that were available for people during the pandemic are now gone or going away and it couldn't be at a worse time," said Megan Russel.

Growing Artsy Community

Buttonwood Art Space hosts "From the Earth" exhibit benefitting Kansas City Community Gardens

Buttonwood Art Space's latest art exhibition and benefit, "From the Earth," will be open to the public from April 3 to June 21, 2023. Artwork may include anything that comes from the Earth as well as abstract works inspired by nature.

Hipsters Tear Down West Bottoms

Kansas City looking to move forward with Weld Wheel building demolition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the West Bottoms continues its redevelopment in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the city's biggest eyesores remains. But maybe not for too much longer. The Kansas City, Missouri, Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee is set to review a request from KCMO City Manager Brian Platt's office this week to enter into a funding agreement with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority to demolish the Weld Wheel Building.

Newsflash: Nobody Picking Up Trash In Kansas City

Fewer than 1 of every 5 KC bus stops have trash cans to curb litter. Here's why

Editor's note: This story is part of The Star's series "Talking Trash." All of the stories were inspired by questions and concerns we heard from Kansas Citians through listening sessions, an online callout and other conversations in our community. Stories will run throughout April, and you can find them all here .

Reality Show Stockpile Draws Criticism

Kim Kardashian ripped for 'incredibly wasteful' kitchen at $60M mansion

KIM Kardashian has shown off the well-stocked kitchen at her $60million Los Angeles mansion, but not everyone was impressed by the amount of food she had stored. The reality star, 42, came under fire after showing off her four refrigerators in her huge kitchen, which some fans slammed as wasteful.

White House Builds Support

Biden administration points to investments with new bridges

The Biden administration is closing out a three-week push to highlight the benefits of infrastructure investments in local communities by awarding nearly $300 million to help repair or replace more than a dozen bridges. Events in several states Thursday will mark the end of the beginning phase of a more expansive White House push to remind voters of Biden's accomplishments.

MAGA On The Record

Trump to be deposed in New York AG's business fraud lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump will testify in New York on Thursday in Attorney General Letitia James' $250 million civil lawsuit alleging fraud in his real estate business practices. The former president tweeted overnight that he had arrived in Manhattan for the deposition, which he called "another unjust & ridiculous persecution of The 45th President of the United States."

Fight For Life Debated

Appeals court partially blocks ruling that imperils access to key abortion pill

A federal appeals court late on Wednesday blocked part of a ruling issued last week by a Trump-appointed judge that endangers access to the abortion pill mifepristone. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Justice Department's emergency request to put on hold the part of the decision issued by U.S.

Money Admission

Fed staff expects banking crisis to cause a recession this year

The Federal Reserve's staff is more worried about the U.S. economy tipping into a recession after the recent banking crisis, the minutes from the central bank's meeting in March reveal. Economists at the Federal Reserve said they expect a "mild" recession later this year, an escalation from their previous assessment.

Vlad Confronts Tough Questions From His Own Generals

Ukraine war: Pentagon leaks reveal Russian infighting over death toll

The FSB's reported calculation of almost 110,000 casualties by February is still far lower than numbers this week in previously leaked US documents, which estimated Russian losses at between 189,500 and 223,000 casualties, with 35,500-43,000 men killed in action.

South Of Border Payback Demanded

Mexico eyes U.S. return of $246 million confiscated from former official

The United States has said it will return money and assets confiscated from a convicted former senior Mexican state official that were worth over $246 million, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

Far East Fights For New Tech

Seoul: North Korea launches ballistic missile toward sea

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward the sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to enhance his nuclear arsenal in more "practical and offensive" ways.

Solving Burning Sensation

STDs are on the rise. This morning-after-style pill may help

New data details the nation's worsening tide of sexually transmitted infections, but health officials are hoping an old drug will help the fight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released data about some of the most common infectious diseases in the U.S.

Pothole Probs Terminated?!?

Arnold Schwarzenegger posts video filling in 'giant pothole' in L.A. - but city says it was actually a service trench

The saying "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" may ring particularly true for Arnold Schwarzenegger this week. Schwarzenegger, the actor and former California governor, made headlines Tuesday when he posted video of himself filling in what he said was a "giant pothole" that had been plaguing drivers and cyclists in his Los Angeles neighborhood for weeks - but city officials say he may have made a mistake.

Granny Gets Some

Why more older women are choosing to have extramarital 'grey affairs'

As we celebrate Women's History Month , it turns out that women are more sexually liberated than ever before - and that, perhaps surprisingly, older women are leading the revolution.

Royal Bounce Last Night

Royals rapaciously rake, rout Rangers in 10-1 romp

Kansas City took down Texas in a 10-1 victory tonight, averting a sweep in the first iteration of the Dayton Moore classic. It was a belligerent offensive showing accompanied by a strong start by Brad Keller. Some good things happened in the first inning. Bobby Witt Jr.

East Side Cafe Earns Accolades

Equal Minded Cafe serves a wealth of wins as taste buds power Troost bistro's word-of-mouth appeal

Dontavious Young will happily brew customers at Equal Minded Cafe a chai or latte, but his main goal is to blend ideas, not ingredients. "Our mission is to provide resources, opportunities, and connections to people from all districts of Kansas City," said Young, the property owner, event coordinator, and cafe manager at Equal Minded Cafe.

Already Thinking Weekend

Eleven Things To Do In KC This Weekend, April 13-16

Here are eleven great things to do in KC this weekend, April 13-16, including: a horror-themed film festival, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Dawes at Liberty Hall. Panic Fest 2023 The festival features over one-hundred films, along with special guest filmmakers and special events like after parties and cocktails at Rewind VHS Bar and Dive.

Talking South KC Biz

A Chat with Sean Ackerson of the Brookside Business Association

A few weeks ago I posted a blog after meeting up with the new Waldo Business Association Executive Director, Chelsea Kapka. I thought it would be a good idea to also chat with the Director of the Brookside Business Association Sean Ackerson, for an update on what's going on in Brookside as well!

Forgetting Winter For Now

FORECAST: Temperatures above normal expected through Friday

Sunshine and breezy conditions continue for another day. While we continue to be under the influence of high pressure, temperatures have managed to warm into the upper 70s and low 80s across the area. We'll see a return to warmer-than-normal temperatures again on Thursday.

Spin Doctors - Two Princes earned Billboard #1 ranking this week in 1993 and today serves at the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.