Kansas City Endurance: New Tivol King, Impeachment Confronts Prez & Thrifty Locals

Apropos for #TBT we start this latest news dive with appreciation of hottie Martha along with a peek into pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Discounting Kansas City

How more and more Kansas City-area shoppers make a living off thrifting

TONGANOXIE, Kan. - Don't call it a side hustle. Reselling vintage items is now a billion-dollar industry, and it's blowing up in the Kansas City area. Elizabeth Daniel from Tonganoxie doesn't go thrifting like the rest of us. In fact, you could say she has thrifting down to an art form.

Classy Tradition Cont'd

Kansas City-based Tivol names Hunter Tivol McGrath as new CEO - Kansas City Business Journal

A fourth-generation family member has taken the helm at Kansas City-based Tivol. Hunter Tivol McGrath is the designer jewelry retailer's new CEO. He succeeds his mother, Cathy Tivol Maslan, who's led the company for the past 30 years. McGrath has been involved in the company since he was young, cleaning jewelry cases and later helping out during college.

Heart Goes On

Parade of Hearts reminds KC mother, her late daughter is never far away

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many people have seen the art pieces from Parade of Hearts KC scattered across the Kansas City area. There is a total of 46 to be exact. When the committee introduced them, it had no idea how popular the installations would be, and how they would impact so many people.

Soccer Symbolism

Kansas City represents, 2026 FIFA World Cup logo unveiled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A first look at how Kansas City will be branded across the globe for the 2026 FIFA World Cup was unveiled Thursday morning. This is the first time ever FIFA has unveiled unique, localized tournament branding for each host city.

More Cowtown Bounce

Kansas City's lowrider culture

Around five decades ago, Mexican American lowrider culture made its way from the West Coast to Kansas City's Westside. KCUR's Lawrence Brooks IV reports the art form now includes shops, builders and riders from all backgrounds. This month, the federal government let the COVID national emergency declaration expire after three years, but that doesn't mean that the virus is completely gone.

Old School Skin: Good Thing!!!

Martha Stewart talks plastic surgery rumors, posing for Playboy after Sports Illustrated Swimsuit reveal

After Martha Stewart landed the Sports Illustrated cover, she revealed if she would take her modeling to the next level by doing a photo shoot for Playboy. Stewart, 81, who posed in a daring swimsuit for the cover photo shoot confessed she would deny the opportunity if ever asked due to her strict upbringing.

Congress Lady Against White House

Marjorie Taylor Greene is introducing articles of impeachment against Joe Biden.

News and analysis from Capitol Hill for when you only have a few minutes, from POLITICO.


Ron DeSantis collapse sees Trump surge to huge 2024 lead, polls show

Donald Trump has surged to a 36.1 percent lead over Ron DeSantis as Republican voters' preferred candidate for the 2024 presidential election, according to the latest data from the political analysis website Real Clear Politics. The data shows 56 percent of Republicans have Trump as their favored candidate, well ahead of DeSantis at 19.9 percent and former Vice President Mike Pence at 5.9 percent.

Guv Ron Still Moves Ahead

DeSantis to launch presidential campaign next week, sources say

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to make his entry into the 2024 presidential campaign official next week, three people familiar with the planning tell CBS News.

Con Man Suspect Cat Call

Watch Dem Lawmaker Heckle George Santos After Expulsion Vote

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) didn't have a great day on Wednesday. Although he survived an effort to kick him out of Congress, with Republicans instead punting the motion to the Ethics Committee, Santos wasn't spared much dignity Wednesday night after the vote when fellow New York Rep.

Prof Couldn't Prove It

College instructor put on blast for accusing students of using ChatGPT

Texas A&M University-Commerce said it is investigating after a screenshot of an instructor's email - in which he accused students of having used artificial intelligence on their final assignments - went viral on Reddit.

News Legend Decries Network

CNN host Christiane Amanpour rebukes network over Trump town hall

The CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour has strongly criticized her own network for hosting a town-hall event with Donald Trump last week, saying she had "a very robust exchange of views" with Chris Licht, the chief executive under fire for approving and then defending the decision to stage it.

Vlad Escalates War

Kyiv Repels Fresh Wave Of Missile, Drone Strikes Overnight, Says Ukrainian Officials

Russia carried out a fresh attack on Kyiv overnight using drones and missiles, but all incoming projectiles were shot down, Ukrainian officials said May 18.

Big Tech Keeps Legal Protection

Supreme Court punts ruling on breadth of big tech's liability shield in Google, Twitter cases

The Supreme Court on Thursday punted the issue of determining when internet companies are protected under a controversial liability shield, instead resolving the case on other grounds. The justices were considering two lawsuits in which families of terrorist attack victims said Google and Twitter should be held liable for aiding and abetting ISIS, leading to...

Crook Connected To Kansas

Man indicted for stealing 'Wizard of Oz' ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland

A federal grand jury has indicted a man who is suspected of stealing a pair of famous ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Federal prosecutors said Terry Martin was indicted Tuesday on one count of theft of major artwork.

Old School Needs Explored

'The Bachelor' may force viewers to confront the fact that old people have sex with its new series 'The Golden Bachelor'

ABC announced its new series "The Golden Bachelor" on Tuesday. It follows a senior bachelor in his quest for love in his "golden years." If the show mirrors "The Bachelor's" "fantasy suite" format, it may remind people that senior citizens have sex.

Selling Slaver Notes

Letter signed by George Washington, kept in Mission Hills mansion, now up for auction

SHAWNEE, Kan. (KCTV) - A Mission Hills man is reluctantly letting go of a very personal piece of American history: A letter handwritten and signed by America's first president. He bought the artifact after discovering he is descended from George Washington's family. The letter hung for years in Dr. Michael Frost's 10,000-square-foot home.

Join The Captives

Cryptic Cats: The Kansas City Zoo is back with another escape room experience this summer

Animal lovers and escape room enthusiasts have reason to celebrate this summer. The Kansas Zoo is bringing back its mystery-solving experience, Locked Zoo.The one-night-only escape room started in 2022 and is back with a new puzzle theme, called Cryptic Cats, this summer. The adult-only (18 +) puzzle event is scheduled for June 24, 2023, from 5-9 p.m.

Classy Offerings For Local Middle-Class

Ampersand Makes Its Mark in Waldo

"Good things coming," the sign teased with a storefront window stuffed full of colorful balloons hinting at a celebration of sorts. As promised, good things came! Ampersand Design Studio has opened the door to a joyful world of punchy design with its first independent brick and mortar shop in Waldo.

For Those Who Give A Folk

KC Folkfest tops a vibrant A&E scene in Downtown this weekend - Downtown Council of Kansas City

What's shakin' in Downtown KC? KC Folkfest at Washington Square Park; Richard Arjona @ T-Mo'; Bliss Point with the KC Ballet; Peter Pan and Wendy at the Copaken Stage; 'Princess Bride' film + orchestra; live music joints; and more!

Spring Weather For Now . . .

It will be warm and hazy for your Thursday


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