Kansas City News Wave: Restoration, Movies, MAGA & Clear Skies

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Local Eat Out Adventure Awaits

Kansas City-area food truck looking to score new customers during NFL Draft week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the 2023 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, local businesses are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunity the draft offers. A brand new food truck out of Lee's Summit hopes to make a name for itself. "Local owners chasing a dream," said Kristin Flesner, co-owner of The Urban Knife.

Hand Up To Tidy Up

MoDOT, DKCCID announce partnership aimed at helping homeless, cleaning up highways

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Downtown Kansas City Community Improvement Districts are partnering on a six-month pilot program. The program aims to provide individuals living on state highway right of away with services and housing while also providing litter and camp cleaning up downtown.

Show-Me Hollywood?!?

Missouri House passes tax credit aimed to luring film, television production to state

The Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. on May 13, 2022 (Tessa Weinberg/Missouri Independent) A bill that would incentivize film and television production in Missouri gained final House approval in a 104-50 vote Monday. HB675, sponsored by Rep. Kurtis Gregory, R-Marshall, "authorizes a tax credit equal to 20% of qualifying expenses ...

Mingling Local Roots

People in Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka: You can get a good tree for killing a bad one

It's the perfect time of year to do birds and butterflies a solid - by killing an invasive, ornamental and all-too-common pear tree. This April and May, if you live in or near Kansas City and Topeka and can destroy an ornamental pear on your property, you can get professional help picking out a free replacement tree guaranteed not to wreak environmental havoc.

Cashing In On Disaster

UMB sees about $1B in deposits return since the Silicon Valley Bank collapse - Kansas City Business Journal

Silicon Valley Bank's collapse created plenty of drama for UMB Bank in March, but now it appears to be right back where it started before the high-profile failure. In a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Kansas City-based UMB Financial Corp.

Changing The Narrative

Kansas City area filmmaker highlights mental health through storytelling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City area filmmaker Ebrima Abraham Sisay is putting people suffering from mental illness at the forefront and letting them know they're not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness and one in 20 U.S.

Another Election Roundup . . .

How Kansas City voted in the 2023 primary

Kansas City voters narrowed the field of City Council and mayoral candidates yesterday. Find out who advanced to the general election and how proposed taxes on weed and Airbnbs fared. Plus: Mental health coverage can be hard to find in Kansas, but major changes could make help more available.

Northeast Renaissance Arrives

Colonnade restoration project advances

Michael BushnellPublisher Neighbors gathered at the offices of the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening to review and discuss restoration and repair options for the Colonnade in Concourse Park presented by officials from STRATA Architecture and Preservation.

Weighty Approval For Hottie

Ashley Graham poses in lingerie, gets 'like' from Jennifer Aniston

Ashley Graham stripped down to her lingerie on Tuesday. The cover girl was seen in a light lavender colored sports bra and matching high-waisted undies that made the most of her famous curves for an Instagram post.

Prez Plays Off Tough Questions

Biden laughs at reporter asking if Trump indictment is 'politically divisive'

President Biden chuckled after a reporter questioned him on the political implications of his predecessor being indicted on Tuesday. Biden gave remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House prior to a meeting with the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on "the opportunities and the risks of artificial intelligence."

MAGA Electrified

With an 'arraignment party,' Trump jolts his campaign

Four months ago, Trump himself had appeared at Mar-a-Lago under wildly different circumstances. His campaign launch that day was notable for its absence of energy. The reviews were lackluster. Ron DeSantis was ascendant, prompting a top Republican group to release internal polling showing the Florida governor ahead.

Adult Actress Suffers Judgement

Stormy Daniels Must Pay $122,000 in Trump Legal Bills

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stormy Daniels must pay nearly $122,000 of Donald Trump's legal fees that were racked up in connection with the porn actor's failed defamation lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision in California came at about the same time that that Trump became the only ex-president to be charged with a crime.

About The Allies

Ukrainian President Zelensky begins visit to neighboring Poland | CNN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has crossed the border into Poland and begun an official visit to one of Kyiv's closest allies. Zelensky is expected at the Presidential Palace at 11:00 a.m. local time (5 a.m.

Europe Stalls Against Axis

Explainer: After Finland joins NATO, why is Turkey making Sweden wait?

STOCKHOLM, April 4 (Reuters) - Sweden's path to NATO membership remains blocked by Turkey and Hungary as neighbour Finland officially joined the 30-member alliance on Tuesday after its application was ratified in record time. Analysts do not expect Turkey to ratify Sweden's application until after Turkey's May 14 election at the earliest.

Still Plagued By Doubt

Long COVID Is Making Some People Choose Not to Have Kids

Some people with Long COVID are choosing not to have children because they're not sure their bodies can handle pregnancy and parenthood.

Deep Dive Into The Love Below

Researchers find fish swimming 5 miles below ocean surface - deepest ever recorded

A fish has been captured by researchers swimming at never-before-recorded depths of over five miles below the ocean's surface off the coast of Japan, researchers announced. The unknown species of snailfish was caught on camera swimming 27,350 feet underwater by a deep ocean vessel in the Izu-Ogasawara trench, south-east of Japan, The Guardian reported.

Roll With It . . . 

Being Curvy Has Never Stopped Me From Having Good Sex

There's no denying that I'm a ripe 18-pants size and my large chest often becomes a hiding space for food crumbs. But despite how much the world seems to love singling out my fatness, my size isn't something I often think about - especially not during sex.

It All Goes To The Landfill

Does your recycling really get recycled? Inside Kansas City area processing plants

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.

Swallow The Dynasty

New Chiefs and NFL Draft inspired flavors on the way from the Shatto Milk Company

The Shatto Milk Company is at it again. The local favorite drink maker is bringing two limited-edition flavors honoring Kansas City's champions ahead of the NFL Draft.Eagle Tears and Golden Age will be available soon from Shatto. Shatto Milk Company Eagle TearsThe Eagle Tears milk is a Cheesecake Milk limited to 11,000 bottles.

Building Up Lady Soccer

Kansas Citians will start to see vertical progress at new Kansas City Current stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Construction for the Kansas City Current stadium, the first stadium in the world built for a women's professional sports team, went vertical on Tuesday morning.

Life Lesson In Motion

Teacher at KC International Academy to run in Boston Marathon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Kansas City educator is using her passion for teaching and her passion for running to inspire many of her international students. That drive has now landed her a spot to compete in the Boston Marathon.

Katie Makes The Sun Shine . . . 

Storms move out of the metro, clear skies move in


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