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Local Kindness Fluffy Ones

KC Pet Project holds unique adoption event as part of a national event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A national initiative is working to get more dogs adopted while showcasing the importance of playgroups in shelters. Saturday's Playgroup Rockstar Event was held at more than 30 shelters across the country, including KC Pet Project right here at home.

Well-Deserved Tribute For Local Organizer

Noticing Neighbors Rosemary Lovan

Rosemary Lovan is the owner of Inspired Spaces, & she brings professional organizing systems to where they're needed most.

Nobody Questions Winners

"Vengeful" Peter Vermes: Sporting KC quieting doubters after second straight win | MLSSoccer.com

Sporting Kansas City stunned Major League Soccer by defeating Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field in Matchday 11 for their first league win of the 2023 season. They followed that result by thumping Minnesota United FC, 3-0, Saturday evening at Children's Mercy Park as part of MLS Rivalry Week. SKC

Historic Statue Almost Explained

Why doesn't Kansas City's Pioneer Mother face westward? KCQ explores sculpture's history

Since it's Mother's Day weekend, it's only fitting that What's Your KCQ? respond to a query about Kansas City's Pioneer Mother sculpture in Penn Valley Park. A memorial to mothers who made the arduous trip west to seek better lives for their families, the 13-foot bronze statue depicts a woman perched sidesaddle on a mount, holding an infant, her expression reflecting grim determination and exhaustion.

Classy Sounds For Sunday

Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents "Sondheim on Sondheim" - KC STUDIO

Daniel Lopez and Rachel Bay Jones perform in Lyric Opera of Kansas City's "Sondheim on Sondheim," backed by the Kansas City Symphony. (Credit: Don Ipock.) Rounding out an eclectic season, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City finished the year with "Sondheim on Sondheim."

Brit Angel Can't Be Cancelled

People always trying to cancel me over things I've said says Kelly Brook

KELLY Brook's eyes widen as she discusses the perils of broadcasting live. In an age where cancel culture exists, even accidental slips of the tongue can potentially end careers, and she is all too aware of the risks. It's a tightrope she walks every time she goes on air for her weekday drivetime radio show at Heart.

Prez Plays To Divisions

Biden uses Howard University commencement address to appeal to Black voters

President Biden used a commencement address at Howard University to appeal to young Black voters, offering a preview for how his campaign plans to regain waning enthusiasm from a key demographic.

MAGA Ratings Game Redux

CNN's Trump debacle suggests TV media set to repeat mistakes of 2016

Donald Trump and CNN were in rare agreement: the former president's hour of free prime-time television on Wednesday evening, dressed up as a "town hall" with Republican voters, was a triumph. "America was served very well by what we did last night," CNN's chief executive, Chris Licht, told skeptical members of his own staff at the network's daily news conference the following morning.

2nd Place GOP Stumps

Ron - not Don - and an act of God descend on Iowa

"If we focus the election on the past or on other side issues, then I think the Democrats are going to beat us again," DeSantis told a Sioux Center crowd, one of several veiled jabs at Trump. "And I think it'll be very difficult to recover from that defeat."

Tech Lifestyle Blamed For Cash App Honcho's Demise

Before His Killing, Tech Executive Bob Lee Led an Underground Life of Sex and Drugs

SAN FRANCISCO-In certain wealthy tech circles it is known as "The Lifestyle," an underground party scene featuring recreational drug use and casual sex. A successful tech executive named Bob Lee liked to hang out with that crowd, according to people who also participated.

Stand-Up Rips Paradise Lost

'What The F-k Happened To This place?': Dave Chappelle Rips San Francisco In Standup Routine

Comedian Dave Chappelle ripped San Francisco's homelessness problems during his standup routine in the city on Thursday. Chappelle, known for his irreverent and politically incorrect humor, took the stage at the Masonic where he was reportedly met with cheers. Chappelle's standup routine focused on the city's ongoing struggle against homelessness, according to a report from SFGATE.

EPIC Cash For Marine In Trouble

Donors kick in $1.2 million for NYC subway chokehold suspect Daniel Penny defense fund

An online defense fund to cover legal costs for accused subway chokehold suspect Daniel Penny climbed above the $1.2 million mark Saturday with pledges from thousands of donors. Lawyers for the ex-Marine charged in the May 1 killing of homeless victim Jordan Neely aboard an F train beneath Manhattan started the campaign for their client, with more than 20,000 people contributing.


An Erdogan Loss in Turkey Would Stir Relief in the West and Anxiety in Moscow

TALLINN, Estonia - Sunday's presidential election in Turkey is being watched carefully in Western capitals, NATO headquarters and the Kremlin, with Turkey's longtime mediating role in the complex and often vexing relations among the parties riding on the outcome.

Heaven Help Holy Land

Israel and Gaza militants agree ceasefire - Palestinian sources

The ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad will begin at 19:00 GMT on Saturday, reports say.

El Papa Works For Peace

Zelensky meets with Pope Francis to discuss peace in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a private conversation with Pope Francis Saturday at the Vatican, where the two discussed plans to end the war with Russia. Zelensky said that he sought support for his peace plan from the head of the Catholic Church.

Season Breaking Bad?!?

Arrowheadlines: The good and the bad of the Chiefs' schedule

Biggest post-draft roster gaps for all 32 NFL teams | ESPN Roster hole: Defensive tackle Here's the thing about being a championship team: You tend to have very good depth. If you're a veteran who no longer is going to start in the NFL, why wouldn't you want to go sign to at least share a locker room with Patrick Mahomes and get a shot at a ring?

Forecast For Now . . . 

FORECAST: Back in the 80′s on Mother's Day, scattered showers and storms during the evening

The rest of the weekend will continue to feature a summer-like feel as highs return to the 80s by the afternoon on Sunday. Mother's Day should have quiet weather to start before showers and storms become scattered across the area. Severe weather is not expected but a strong storm could bring gusty wind and small hail.

Again, The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.