Kansas City News Ride: German Game Plan, MAGA Winning & Vino Survival Kit

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Going Deutsch With Tyreek

Kansas City Chiefs to take on the Miami Dolphins in Germany this fall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After weeks of speculation the NFL makes it official. The league made the announcement that the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs will play the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany on Nov. 5. The opponent and the date of the game is what Chiefs fans have waited to see..

Latest Tenant Complaints Erupt

VineBrook Homes owns thousands of properties in Kansas City and the Midwest, but tenants cry foul

Trash bags full of ruined clothes, furniture stained with mold and ruined keepsakes filled the front yard of Carolyn Burton and Jerry Hofee's former rental home in north St. Louis County. It all had to go in the trash. Burton and Hofee noticed the sewage leak not long after they moved into the rental home on Roslan Place.

Show-Me Gamble Ahead

Missouri House tries again to prod Senate into passing sports wagering bill * Missouri Independent

The bill the House amended Tuesday arrived as a plan sponsored by Sen. Denny Hoskins to promote investments in rural areas by providing state tax credits for companies making investments in small rural businesses. The House added a version of another bill Hoskins' has sponsored, the regulatory sandbox act , that exempts innovative new businesses from some state regulation.

Kansas Safety Net Complaint

Rep. Sean Tarwater's assessment of KPERS option for new government workers: It 'sucks' - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Rep. Sean Tarwater spoke bluntly on behalf of fellow legislators and other government employees in Kansas about comparative financial shortcomings of the state retirement option created a decade ago when the state was mired in massive budget problems. People hired after January 2015 have the option of enrolling in Tier 3 of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, which was designed to reduce obligations of taxpayers by raising the mandatory employee contribution and offering newcomers a cash balance benefit more akin to a 401(k)-style account.

Muddy Java Saves Planet?!?

Oddly Correct Coffee Bar in Kansas City combats climate change through composting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - From lattes, to espressos, to cold brews, Oddly Correct Coffee Bar in Kansas City, Missouri, has mastered the art of a cup of joe - but that morning jolt could be in jeopardy. "What we do is really dependent upon the planet's continued ability to actually grow coffee," Oddly Correct co-owner Mike Schroeder said.

Fashion Statement By Way Of Mom Jeans

Kim Kardashian's Take on Jeans and a White Tee Has a Very Loud Message

Though she has a closet bursting with expensive, high-fashion labels like Versace and Hermès (why have one Birkin when you can have over a dozen?), Kim Kardashian opted to dress down in the name of basketball.

Prez Backs Hollywood

Biden calls for 'a fair deal' for striking screenwriters

President Joe Biden said Monday he hopes the striking Hollywood television and screenwriters get a deal "as soon as possible," making his first comments on the strike that began last week.

MAGA Holds Momentum

Democrats have sinking feeling: Trump could beat Biden

Democrats are getting a sinking feeling when it comes to Donald Trump: They can see him winning again. A New York jury in a civil trial on Tuesday found the former president liable for sexual assault and defamation, but a number of Democrats say their party is underestimating Trump, who despite a series of scandals is the...

Political Gambling Persists

Wall Street is strangely calm about the debt ceiling. That could all change this month | CNN Business

Dire warnings about the economic chaos and catastrophe that will ensue if the US debt ceiling isn't lifted soon abound. Still, markets remain rather sanguine about the Washington drama.

Texas Accepts Gun Control

Raise-the-age gun bill misses crucial deadline, as Uvalde parents protest outside the Texas House

Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune's daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The unexpected elation felt this week by gun control advocates and families of Uvalde shooting victims dissolved to despair Tuesday, when a bill that would raise the age to legally purchase semi-automatic rifles lost its newfound momentum and was left off the Texas House's agenda ahead of a key deadline.

Russian Hot Mess Worsens

Wagner chief demands more arms for Bakhmut assault amid claims of treason

The head of Russia's Wagner private army has launched a new profanity-laced tirade at Moscow's generals, accusing them of failing to give his forces enough weapons.

Trusting "The Science" Proves Harder

How the Media Botched the Raccoon Dog Theory of Covid-19

A new paper by a prominent American virologist has called into question a string of high-profile news reports about the role that raccoon dogs may have played in the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Actor Dives Into Daddy Role

Robert De Niro Talks Life With Baby No. 7 on Red Carpet (Exclusive)

Robert De Niro is beaming. The celebrated actor and new dad was all smiles on Tuesday as he made his first red carpet-appearance since announcing the news that he recently welcomed his seventh child.

Survival Diet Succeeds

A woman survived on wine, lollipops after a wrong turn left her stranded in Australian wilderness for 5 days

A woman who was stranded for five days in a remote section of southest Australia last week survived on wine and lollipops, authorities said. The 48-year-old, identified only as Lilian, was rescued May 4 at the end of a dirt road in Victoria, the state's police agency said in a statement.

NYT Spotlight For Local Music Man

Matthias Pintscher, Evocative Composer, to Lead Kansas City Symphony

The German-born composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher didn't know what to expect when he traveled to Missouri in March to lead a series of performances with the Kansas City Symphony. He had never been to the city, nor had he worked with its orchestra.

Tribute From Safe Distance

KCAI student uses art to process attack on Ukraine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student at Kansas City Art Institute is using art to process the war in Ukraine. Mariya Slipych was born in Ukraine. When she was 11, she settled permanently in the United States. "As just a little kid, I experienced Ukraine.

Foodie Activity For Now

Five Places Near Kansas City Where You Can Pick Strawberries - In Kansas City

There's something extra juicy and delicious about a berry you handpicked from the vine. National Pick Strawberries Day comes on May 20, and that got us thinking about where to get in some strawberry picking across the Kansas City metro. As it turns out, there are a handful of places with rows and rows of...

Hypocrite Dead-Tree Media Pretends To Help Save Planet

How to keep trash out of Kansas City's landfills: 10 tips from a sustainability expert

Editor's note: This story is part of The Star's series "Talking Trash." All of the stories were inspired by questions and concerns we heard from Kansas Citians through listening sessions, an online callout and other conversations in our community. Stories will run throughout April, and you can find them all here .

Celebrating Kitty Coffee

Mise en Place: Whiskers Cat Café's Audrey Boese pours lattes, love, and lots of hours into fostering cats

Owner Audrey Boese. // Photo by Kate Frick Audrey Boese loves animals. During the pandemic, she took a risk, changed careers, learned to operate an espresso machine, and started Whiskers Cat Café & Coffeehouse with the intention of giving shelter cats a playful outlet for adoption.

Unfunny Comic Debuts 

Should we look a little more closely at that thesis, graduate? | Opinion cartoon

Have our graduates really done all the work on their own, or are they starting to rely on artificial intelligence for language processing?

Today's Spotty Forecast

Finding breaks in the storms throughout the day


Jack Harlow - They Don't Love It is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.