Kansas City News Look: Anthem Protest Redux, MAGA Leads & La Migra Awaits

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Starter Shares SMART Move

Chiefs' Justin Reid says he was asked about kneeling for national anthem during his draft interviews in 2018

Justin Reid helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their second Super Bowl title since the 2019 season in February when the team held off the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35. Reid joined the Chiefs before the start of the 2022 season after spending four years with the Houston Texans.

Cowtown Trash Talk Redux

City, regional, state leaders discuss next steps for South Kansas City landfill project

Neighbors, city, state, and federal leaders opposed to a South Kansas City landfill project are planning next steps after Missouri senators failed to pass a measure that would have killed the landfill altogether.Those opposed to the project won a small concession from state senators last week through a one-year state

Ahead Of The Game

Nick's Picks | COVID Emergency Rules End, Mother's Day Looms

This week, the Biden administration is scheduled to remove the last of the federal government's COVID emergency rules, marking the official end of the pandemic in the United States. Hundreds of coronavirus-related health and safety regulations will expire on Thursday. So, what does that mean to you and me?

Building Local Biz

Port KC, Independence win $45 million in state grants for industrial projects - Kansas City Business Journal

Projects in the Kansas City area were awarded a combined $45 million in state grants to support their development and expansion. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office announced Friday a total of $75 million in grants for 15 projects across the state.

Odds Favor Another Legal Vice

Royals, Cardinals consider bringing sports betting issue to voters

With just a few days left in the Missouri Legislative Session and major issues unresolved, it appears unlikely lawmakers will pass a bill legalizing sports betting this year."It doesn't seem like there's as much momentum as there was at the beginning," said Alex Gold, who hosts a sports betting show on 610 Sports.

Hottie Considers Many Careers

Potential Problem: Claudia Romani, Once Dubbed 'The World's Sexiest Referee' Sure Can't Seem To Make A Decision

This here is Claudia Romani, once dubbed the 'sexiest referee in the world.' I'm serious. She's a former/current model who was qualified to ref Serie A and Serie B matches: THE world's sexiest referee caused a stir as she stripped down to a tiny bikini.

White House Ignores Newsy?!?

Why are White House staff afraid to let a Post reporter question Biden?

Not content with limiting President Joe Biden to a modern-record low of full press conferences, the White House staff on Monday banned The Post's Steven Nelson from the prez's only daytime public event - leaving around 20 of the venue's 50 or so seats empty.

MAGA Moves Forward

Is It Too Early To Say Trump Leads Biden?

King Charles III was crowned over the weekend, which led to a lot of polls comparing his popularity to that of other members of the royal family. Long story short, the numbers aren't great, but in some ways that's beside the point.

Tucker Vs. Murdoch

Tucker Carlson Reportedly 'Preparing For War' With Fox News Following Exit

Tucker Carlson is "preparing for war" in the wake of Fox News' surprise firing of him last month, Axios reported on Sunday. Carlson, who was dumped by the network following his "it's not how white men fight" text message that reportedly set off a "crisis" at Fox, wants out of his contract with the right-wing network so he can start his own media outlet or work elsewhere, according to Axios, which cited unnamed sources.

Safety Suffers Diversity First?!?

EXCLUSIVE: US Air Force Ran A Social Experiment To Graduate More Minority Pilots. It Didn't Go As Planned

The U.S. Air Force abandoned an experiment aimed at boosting pilot training graduation rates for women and minority pilots after the 2021 initiative failed to achieve the intended results and officers privately warned it could violate anti-discrimination policies, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Mass Shooter Tagged As Hater

Texas mall shooter shared extremist beliefs against Jews, women on apparent social media page

Extremist beliefs were shared on a social media page appearing to belong to the gunman who killed eight people at a Dallas-area outlet mall, with rants against Jews, women and racial minorities posted on the account since September.

Nobody Wins Ukraine War

Putin Can't Afford to Lose in Ukraine-but He Can't Afford to Win, Either

Among the enduring mysteries of Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine is why he wanted to. The financial burdens of empire were the principal reason for the Soviet Union's dissolution back in December 1991. At the time, the Soviet bloc constituted 10.5 percent of the global economy, according to Nicolas Véron, an economist at Breughel, a respected think tank in Brussels.

Far East Shown Exit By Northern Neighbors

Canada declares Chinese diplomat 'persona non grata' following allegations of foreign influence operation | CNN

Canada decided to expel a Chinese diplomat on Monday, following an uproar in the country over allegations of political meddling, which Beijing has fiercely denied. "Canada has decided to declare persona non grata Mr. Zhao Wei," read a statement by Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly.

South Of Border Judgement Call

Mexican president calls Florida's new anti-immigration bill 'immoral'

"Now I found out that the Florida governor - imagine, Florida, which is full of migrants - is taking repressive, inhumane measures against migrants in Florida because he wants to be a candidate," López Obrador said. "Can't he not make another proposal to convince people?"

Get Ready To Meet New Friends

Texas preparing to send 'thousands more' migrants to sanctuary cities this week

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is preparing to send "thousands more" migrants to the Big Apple, Chicago and other sanctuary cities "in the coming days," as the border is beseiged ahead of Title 42 ending this week.

Tasty Health News From Our BEST Readers . . . 

Worried About Getting Throat Cancer From Oral Sex? We Have Very Good News

As far as alarming headlines are concerned, there are few scarier than those warning that oral sex is causing an epidemic of throat cancer. Last week, British cancer researcher Hisham Mehanna published a sobering column in The Conversation - " Oral sex is now the leading risk factor for throat cancer" - about the increase in throat cancer as a result of HPV infection, often contracted via oral sex.

Peek At Global Party

Kansas City's 2023 NFL Draft site spotted from space

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The Kansas City metro just received a shoutout from space. Astronauts from the International Space Station sailed over the Kansas City area on May 1, 2023. While above the metro, the ISS snapped a picture that also includes Johnson County and Kansas City, Kansas, as well as North Kansas City.

Hoping Baller Gets Better Soon

Royals pitcher 'stable and improving' from multiple fractures after being hit by line drive

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City Royals starter Ryan Yarbrough had pitched a strong 5 2/3 innings Sunday, allowing just one run. But a 106.2mph line drive off the bat of Ryan Noda struck him in the face. Yarbrough was removed from the game, and able to walk off the field with the assistance of trainers.

Golden Ghetto Loses Date Night For Loveless Couples

Once hugely popular, Applebee's closes a Johnson County restaurant after 33 years

Applebee's Grill + Bar has closed its Shawnee restaurant. It has been operating at 11500 W. 63rd St. for 33 years. A sign on the door says: "Thank you for being our neighbor for the last 33 years. We've enjoyed serving you here and invite you to join us at any of our other KC metro locations."

New Spot For Old Tradition

Tenderloin Grill Moves to City Market, Pig Snoots and All

By Kevin Collison The Tenderloin Grill has relocated to the City Market after serving its namesake speciality, along with food including hamburgers and pig snoot sandwiches at 900 Southwest Boulevard for 90 years. The new location takes over the space in the northeast corner formerly occupied by Taste of Brazil.

Weather Note Tonight

Cooler and drier air tries to work into the area overnight

Over the weekend, thunderstorms that erupted in northern Missouri and eastern Kansas mark just the beginning of a very damp stretch in the metro area. The greater Kansas City area will face chances of storms for the next seven straight days through the start of next week.Although there are notably fewer chances for severe storms, the muggy unsettled weather pattern will continue to plague the region.This content is imported from Twitter.

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