Kansas City Frizz: Debt Crisis, Fed Rates & Latest Lawsuit Against Fox

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Cowtown Navigation Turns Into Difficult Nightmare

Construction work both new and old plagues Kansas City metro drivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new temporary normal for Kansas City metro drivers is seeing a mixture of orange cones, detours, and road closure signs. No matter where you live or work, construction seems to be everywhere, whether it's in the Northland, downtown, or in Kansas.

12th & Oak Splits Tragic Difference

KCMO City Council approves 1 settlement, holds 2 others related to deadly KCFD crash in Westport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council approved one settlement to resolve a civil lawsuit filed in connection with the deadly crash involving a KCFD pumper truck in December 2021 in Westport. But two other settlements were held until the council's first June meeting.

Housing Hot Mess Redux

Residents of Kansas City housing complex demand better living conditions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Residents at the Blue Valley Court Townhomes have joined together to demand better living conditions. "It's just not safe," said Mercedes Davis, who lives at the complex. More than 60 residents of the complex have signed a petition, asking the property managers to fix some serious problems like mold, windows with no glass, and general neglect.

Tenant Protections Shared

Know your renting rights: How the law protects tenants in Missouri and Kansas

Rosa Edwards of learned about her new landlord VineBrook Homes through an eviction notice from the company. The former owner of her St. Louis County, Missouri rental home sold it to the Ohio-based company and -unbeknownst to her - she had fallen behind on payments to the company.

EPIC Ambassador Debuts

Kansas City entrepreneur visits White House to talk about Vine Street Brewing Company

Just weeks before opening Vine Street Brewing Company in the Historic 18th and Vine District, Kansas City musician and entrepreneur Kemet Coleman was invited to the White House to talk about his plans with Vice President Kamala Harris.

Diva Recounts Guilt Trip

Miley Admitted She Felt "Guilt And Shame" For Years Because Of How Much Controversy Her Scandals Caused

Miley Cyrus is reflecting on her turbulent career in the spotlight. Miley, now 30, rose to fame after starring in Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana from the ages of 13 to 18. Her real-life dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, also starred in the show as her onscreen father.

White House Racially Charged Warning Debated

The Glaring Problem with Biden's White-Supremacy Warning | National Review

Despite the president's fearmongering, this is pitifully far from the most dangerous threat we face.

Progressives Push Prez

Democratic tensions rise as Biden narrows debt ceiling talks

Progressive lawmakers are increasingly anxious about debt ceiling talks after President Biden agreed to have his office negotiate directly with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's. Why it matters: Left-wing opposition to an eventual deal could further complicate the already tenuous vote math on both sides of the aisle.

MAGA Might Not Know Better

Trump Might Not Be Able to Use His Idiocy as a Defense Anymore

Don't look now, but Donald Trump's "I'm an idiot" defense may go up in smoke, as the notion that Trump sincerely thought he could wave his hand and magically deem documents to be declassified seems to be taking a major hit.

Mouse House "Rocks" Florida Guv?!?

Disney rocks DeSantis ahead of expected White House bid announcement | CNN Politics

"DeSantisland" was likely not the happiest place on Earth on Thursday.

Historic Misunderstanding

Opinion | Obama Is Wrong About the Media

Still, Obama is operating from a flawed assumption - that if only the media were more uniform and we had "a common set of facts," our politics wouldn't be so divided. This gets it backwards.

Misinformation Fights Back

Fox News's 'vitriolic lies' present clear threat to US democracy, top expert warns

The woman suing Rupert Murdoch's Fox News for defamation in the wake of the $787m settlement with the voting machine company Dominion has accused the media giant of waging a campaign of "vitriolic lies" against her that amounts to a threat to democracy.

Beltway Posturing Persists

Rep. Jamaal Bowman says it's 'reckless' for MTG to say she feels 'threatened' by him

New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Thursday accused Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) of using "white supremacist" tactics in an effort to "dehumanize" him when she told reporters that she feels "threatened" by the black congressman.

Ukraine Visits Cash Kings

Zelenskyy to attend G-7 summit in Japan focused on Russia's war

A charismatic presence in his trademark green fatigues, Zelenskyy will presumably make the case that his nation's survival hinges on a continued flow of money and sophisticated weaponry from the U.S. and its allies. Recent polling shows that Americans are tiring of the war and are eager to see an end date.

Iran From Lethal Crackdown

Iran executes three men over recent protests | CNN

Iran has executed three more men over recent protests that have rocked the country, judiciary news outlet Mizan News said on Friday. Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaqoubi were executed in Isfahan, Mizan said. The three were accused of carrying out an attack that killed three security officers in Isfahan in November 2022 during anti-government protests.

American Cash Crunch Cont'd

Interest rates unlikely to fall in 2023, Fed says, even in recession. Markets don't buy it.

If the U.S. economy slips into a recession in the second half of the year, as most forecasters expect, the Federal Reserve says it will be doling out some tough love instead of a lifeline.

Fashion Reaches New Heights

I'm a tall gym girl at 5'10" - we can wear booty shorts too

A TALL gymgoer has shared her best advice for dressing confidently at five-foot-10. She encouraged other women to wear booty shorts and stop criticizing their bodies. Hannah Barry (@hannahbarryuk) showed herself getting ready in a video posted to TikTok. "Things I learned weight lifting as a tall girl," read the text over the screen.

Saving Slammed Feathered Friends

Volunteers work to protect birds in Kansas City from window strikes, by tracking where they're killed

A rainy Thursday morning did not stop Dana Ripper from collecting dead birds. The wildlife ecologist and co-director of the Missouri River Bird Observatory found an ovenbird, a small warbler, lying in front of some windows on the former Kansas City Star building downtown. After snapping a few pictures, she picked up the bird.

Golden Ghetto Mission Of Mercy Underway

Heart to Heart International to host Humanitarian Day event Saturday

LENEXA, Kan. - A global humanitarian organization based in Lenexa, Kansas, is asking the public to learn more about its mission and help it fulfill its mission during an event Saturday. Heart to Heart International is hosting " Humanitarian Day" Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Lenexa headquarters.

Counting Baller Money

A key counterargument regarding Patrick Mahomes' contract and an 'imminent' restructure

During the last several weeks, national NFL writers have been busy speculating that two-time NFL (and Super Bowl) MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes will soon be re-negotiating his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio is among those leading this conversation.

Kansas City Tech Good Deeds Deserve Recognition

Noticing Neighbors Camry Ivory's Coloratura

Creator Camry Ivory shares about Coloratura, the ingenuity of bringing music to visual art through the creation of wired paintbrushes.

Storms Finish Work Week

Showers, potential lightning could impact your Friday plans


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