Kansas City News Look: Kendall, Kylie, Debt, MAGA & Red Squre Drone Crash Fallout

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Toy Train Chugs Along

KC Streetcar expansion still expected to be complete by 2025

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Starting Monday, a portion of 49th Street will be closed for one to two weeks as part of the KC Streetcar expansion. The closures were supposed to take place Wednesday, but the foot traffic generated by the NFL Draft along Main Street caused crews to shift plans around.

KC Skyline Destroyer Slated

Lux Living mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown advances to City Council - Kansas City Business Journal

A towering development proposal by Lux Living for a neglected corner in downtown Kansas City has sailed past planners after undergoing refinement through meetings with neighbors. The City Plan Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended approval for the St. Louis developer's 14 Wyandotte, a 27-story high-rise with 300 apartments and 200 hotel rooms northeast of 14th and Wyandotte streets.

Newspaper Finally Discovers How Politics Works

KCK Democrat delivered key votes for KS Republicans. They steered $250,000 to his project

For decades state Rep. Marvin Robinson has been focused on one thing: Funding and recognition for the Quindaro ruins, a Civil War era town in Kansas that operated as a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was the one issue the freshman Democrat from Kansas City, Kansas talked about in his 2022 campaign for office.

Show-Me Fishy Future

Lake sturgeon, once endangered in Missouri, are showing signs of creating a sustainable population

A prehistoric fish that nearly went extinct in the St. Louis region more than 100 years ago is spawning in the Mississippi River at Audubon Center at Riverlands for a second year in a row.

Cowtown Saddles Up

American Royal Pro Rodeo returns to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Professional cowboys and cowgirls will participate in the annual American Royal Pro Rodeo this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Hale Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The PRCA-sanctioned event features competitions in bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, bareback riding and more. Competitors can win prize money and coveted championship belt buckles.

Selfie Culture Crafted Here

Kendall Jenner and 'Alien Sister' Kylie Practice Their Pouts in Matching-Makeup Selfies

Kim Kardashian West may have declared the selfie dead, but her sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner aren't putting the camera down just yet! On Tuesday, the youngest KarJenner siblings - who collaborate on the Kendall + Kylie clothing collection - shared the results of a pouty selfie session via Instagram.

GOP Attacks Prez Biden's Abilities

Biden 'too diminished' mentally to talk debt ceiling: Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that President Biden has doomed negotiations with House Republicans over the debt ceiling because of his impaired mental state. Cruz told reporters the 80-year-old president's approach to the crisis is a far cry from his performance during similar debt limit talks involving the Obama White House in 2011 - and suggested cognitive decline was to blame.

MAGA Strategy Debated

Trump doesn't plan to put on a defense case in E. Jean Carroll trial, his lawyer says | CNN Politics

Donald Trump's legal team will not put on a defense case in a civil battery and defamation trial brought against the former president, his attorney said Wednesday.

Sketchy Talker Texts Exposed

'Not how white men fight': the Tucker Carlson text that reportedly worried Fox bosses

A racist text message allegedly sent by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson set off alarm bells at the top of the network and ultimately led to his firing, the New York Times has reported. The text, revealed a day before the company was due to defend itself in a high-profile defamation lawsuit, included the line: "It's not how white men fight."

GOP Can't Replace MAGA

'The DeSantis people are rookies': Even Trump critics say he's running circles around DeSantis

By comparison, he said, "the DeSantis people are rookies." Trump's onslaught has been disorienting for the nascent DeSantis operation. The Florida governor, who's expected to announce his candidacy in the coming weeks, plans to make the case that he will counter Trump's circus with a sense of normalcy that positions him to do what many Republicans fear Trump cannot: Defeat President Joe Biden.


California reparations panel hints at $1.2 million payments to each Black resident

Economists advising California's task force for reparations have estimated that it will cost $1.2 million per Black resident, paid over a lifetime. California is one of multiple states debating the feasibility of economic reparations for Black Americans whose ancestors were victimized by the Atlantic slave trade and its legacy, despite the fact California was designated as a free state when it joined the Union.

Recession For Realz

Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 16-year high as fight to tame inflation persists

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve hinted at a potential pause to its rate-hiking campaign in June but indicated rate cuts were unlikely.

Vlad's Air Space Invaded

Real or not, reported Kremlin drone attack unsettles Russia

TALLINN, Estonia -- As Russian officials tell it, two Ukrainian drones flew into the very heart of Moscow under the cover of darkness, reaching the Kremlin before they were shot down at the last minute. A cloud of questions hangs over the claim. Why did the Kremlin announcement come about 12 hours after the purported incident?

Plague Probs Persist

WHO director general warns that the world is failing to learn COVID's lessons

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King Chuck's Party Already Weird

Think the Details of King Charles' Coronation Seem Weird? Try Being in Britain Right Now.

In the past few weeks, a couple of foreign people of my acquaintance have asked me, a British person, what the deal is with the coronation. What are all these weird ceremonies they're talking about doing? Why is a big gold stick called a Mace involved? Is it always like this?

Lowbrow High Fashion

Kendall Jenner flashes her BARE bottom at the 2023 Met Gala in NYC

Kendall Jenner put on a very cheeky display in a black sequined bodysuit with floor-length sleeves, designed by Marc Jacobs While strutting down the red carpet in a pair of gothic platform boots, the 27-year-old supermodel flashed her bare bottom to the world Since 2014, the Keeping Up With the

Tasty Shack Shutters

Stroud's pan-fried chicken closes Johnson County restaurant that opened 2 years ago

Kansas City's Stroud's has closed another express operation. The iconic pan-fried chicken restaurant expanded with Stroud's Express & Catering outlets in Lee's Summit and Mission. They had limited hours and a limited menu including fried chicken, livers, gizzards and chicken fried steak and were conceived as carryout only.

Critter Capture Reporting

Trap it Up: How KC's dog and cat trappers find the metro's lost and stray pets

Courtesy SPCA Every day solo catchers and group trappers work tirelessly to locate, humanely capture, "fix," and safely return Kansas City's loose dogs and cats to proper shelters. Most of the city's wily trappers donate their time to ensnaring scared, lost pets, and they do it for their love of animals-and the game.

Local Rocker Fade Out

'We are emotionally shattered': Britt Adair, 'torch bearer' for KC punk scene, dies

Britt Adair, whose kindness, enthusiasm and unwavering punk ideals made her one of the brightest lights in Kansas City's music community, died Monday. The cause was thought to be related to a blood clot, her brother wrote on Facebook. "Yesterday at 4:59 p.m. we lost my sister," said Dane Downing in a post Tuesday morning.

Show-Me Musical Glory

Missouri native Sheryl Crow to be inducted in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sheryl Crow may say that sometimes she has a big mouth, but that mouth landed her a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Kennett, Missouri, native and University of Missouri alumni was announced as part of the 13-person class for the hall of fame Wednesday.

Katie's Midweek Forecast

Picture perfect weather for your Wednesday

Today: Beautiful, Sunny & Calm High 72Thursday: Showers and T-Storm chance increasing through the day. 52/69Thursday Night IMPACT Non-severe T-Storms Likely. Not expecting them to produce large hail nor damaging wind.Friday: Morning showers 57/74This weekend: Nice Saturday, Rain chance Sunday Today: Beautiful, Sunny & Calm High 72 Thursday: Showers and T-Storm chance increasing through the day.

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