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Sound Of Suds

Missouri's First Black-owned Brewery Is Opening in Kansas City's Jazz Neighborhood - Just in Time for Summer

Just as certain states dominate the craft beer industry - think Vermont and Maine, which have the most breweries per capita - so do certain people. According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Brewers Association, which represents small and independent craft brewers in the U.S., 93.5 percent of the craft brewery owners surveyed were white and 75.6 percent were male.

Golden Ghetto Road Work

Shawnee company brings paving technique to residential streets

LENEXA, Kan. - The city of Lenexa, Kansas, hasn't used chip seal to resurface asphalt roads since 2016. Residents in municipalities across the Kansas City area have complained about chip seal leaving behind loose pebbles or gravel on recently refinished roads. Lenexa now uses a process called ultrathin bonded asphalt surface (UBAS).

Working Life Inside The Loop

Industrial coworking space eyes downtown KC; plans mix office, warehouse amenities

A Northwest Arkansas-based startup plans to bring a new coworking concept to Kansas City this year - one that combines office and warehouse solutions, said CEO Brendan Howell. "We call it industrial coworking," explained Howell, co-founder and CEO of Loloft . "That's kind of a term that we've coined."

Local Connection To King Chuck

Flashback: That glittery night then-Prince Charles helped open a Kansas City landmark

On a festive Friday night in September 2011, the man now known as King Charles III helped usher in a new era for the arts in Kansas City. It was a bit of a shock for the nearly 2,000 people who witnessed it.

Hope Springs Eternal

How the Kansas City weather might be helping the Royals' bats as of late

The Royals can thank the sunny Kansas City weather for helping them score 23 runs in their three-game home stand against the Baltimore Orioles. Or so says Royals third baseman Matt Duffy ... at least partially. KC was ranked 29th in MLB with runs scored and dead last in team batting average before their series against the Orioles.

Hottie Has Her Way With Hatch

Sydney Sweeney makes out with a glass door in sexy Met Gala photo shoot

Sydney Sweeney got hot and heavy with a glass door after the 2023 Met Gala Monday night. The "Euphoria" star, 25, ended her evening with a hotel suite photo shoot following her second appearance on the Met Gala carpet, which honored the late Karl Lagerfeld this year.

White House Blame Game Amid Bad Numbers

Biden complains about 'negative' press coverage to MSNBC, suggests it's to blame for bad polling

President Biden complained about "negative" news coverage, suggesting it's to blame for his bad polling during an interview on MSNBC. "You're talking about real, practical solutions... Why do you think you don't get more credit for it? Why do you think your polling is where it is?" MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle asked on Friday.

MAGA On Trail

Trump's E. Jean Carroll deposition video shown at trial released

Attorneys for the writer E. Jean Carroll released about 48 minutes of deposition video shown at trial in which former President Donald Trump was pressed about Carroll's claim that he raped her in the 1990s. The video was released after media organizations, including CBS News, asked the judge in the case to make it public.

Tech Fights Vlad

Ukraine downs Russian hypersonic missile with US Patriot

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's air force claimed Saturday to have downed a Russian hypersonic missile over Kyiv using newly acquired American Patriot defense systems, the first known time the country has been able to intercept one of Moscow's most modern missiles.

Insurrection Crackdown Cont'd

Prosecutors seek 25-year prison sentence for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes

The Justice Department is seeking 25 years in prison for Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers founder convicted of seditious conspiracy for what prosecutors described as a violent plot to keep President Joe Biden out of the White House, according to court papers filed Friday.

Skyfall By Way Of Servers

AI pioneer says its threat to world may be 'more urgent' than climate change

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence could pose a "more urgent" threat to humanity than climate change, AI pioneer Geoffrey Hinton told Reuters in an interview on Friday. Geoffrey Hinton, widely known as one of the "godfathers of AI", recently announced he had quit Alphabet (GOOGL.O) after a decade at the firm, saying he wanted to speak out on the risks of the technology without it affecting his former employer.

Stormy Hope To Confront MAGA

Stormy Daniels 'Absolutely' Wants to Testify in Trump Trial

Stormy Daniels is eagerly anticipating Donald Trump's criminal trial, even if it's still months away from kicking off. In an interview published Monday, the adult film actor told a reporter for Law & Crime that "absolutely" wants to testify in the case. "I'm the only one who hasn't lied, who hasn't changed my story," she said.

Here's Waldo Party Time

Waldo Spring Fling gives shoppers a festive pop-up experience

Creating a place for vendors and artists to showcase and sell their work, the Waldo Area Business Association is hosting the 2nd Waldo Spring Fling on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The outdoor festival will be focused on supporting the local community with a pop-up experience in the parking lot off...

Warmup Starts Today

FORECAST: Near record heat this weekend, slight chances for rain and thunderstorms

It's all about the heat as we head into the weekend. Temperatures by Saturday morning will bottom out near 60 degrees before those numbers skyrocket into the upper 80s close to 90 degrees. The warm front responsible for bringing all of this warmth will be the focal point for showers and a few storms to form on Saturday.

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