Kansas City News Toast: Good Times, Debt Crisis & Missile Attack

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Keep On Truckin' Kansas City

KC-area organizations partner to address truck driver shortage

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The American Trucking Association's latest estimate shows the truck driver shortage could near 160,000 by 2030. This figure is the difference between the number of drivers currently in the market and the optimal number of drivers based on freight demand, per ATA.

Big Win Across The Bridge

Woman who won $100K scratcher in North KC 'thought she was being pranked'

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One Missouri Lottery player's like for trucks led them to winning $100,000 of a scratchers recently. The Missouri Lottery says the "TRUCKS & BUCKS" ticket was purchased at the Conoco gas station off Burlington Street in North Kansas City. "I like trucks," she told the Missouri Lottery.

Rally For Weed Union

Workers picket Columbia dispensary in push to unionize Missouri marijuana workers * Missouri Independent

A few days before the unofficial marijuana holiday of April 20, as retailers prepared for the biggest sales day since legalization, Austin Monroe says he was fired by Shangri La South dispensary in Columbia. Monroe is one of 16 employees of the cannabis dispensary who signed an organizing petition seeking union representation by Local 655 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

Rock Chalk Drivers Braking Bad

Kansas drivers ranked third worst in nation by Forbes

KANSAS ( KSNT) - Kansas drivers were ranked third worst in the nation in a Forbes Advisor study. Topping the list of worst drivers were Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky, according to Forbes. Five of the top 10 states with the worst drivers were in southern states.

Here's How Our Betters Party

Lyric Opera Circle's Lyric Opera Ball - Benefactor Party

The Benefactor Party for the Lyric Opera Circle's Lyric Opera Ball was held at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art on March 28th. The Ball was held on April 1st at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Drs. Karla and Ivan Batlle were the Ball honorary chairmen, with Edie Downing and Juliette Singer serving as the Ball co-chairmen.

Smut Game Demands Hard Work

Maitland Ward explains what actually goes into '16 hour day' adult entertainment shoots

If you assume getting into pr*n is an easy way to make a bit of fast cash, Maitland Ward is here to explain why you're wrong. In fact, by the sounds of things it's bloody hard graft, with the adult movie star explaining what actually goes into '16 hour day' shoots.

Progressives Pressure Prez

Senate Democrats urge Biden to prepare to invoke the 14th Amendment to lift the debt limit

WASHINGTON - Some Senate Democrats are circulating a letter urging President Joe Biden to prepare to invoke the 14th Amendment to lift the debt ceiling and avert default on his own, without an act of Congress.

MAGA Tactics Disputed

Exclusive: New evidence in special counsel probe may undercut Trump's claim documents he took were automatically declassified | CNN Politics

The National Archives has informed former president Donald Trump that it is set to hand over to special counsel Jack Smith 16 records which show Trump and his top advisers had knowledge of the correct declassification process while he was president, according to multiple sources.


Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signs bill banning TikTok from state

Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a measure Wednesday banning TikTok in Montana, making it the first state in the United States to completely ban the social media app amid skepticism from lawmakers. Montana's ban is the most restrictive measure on TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese tech company, in the United States.

Soldier Allegedly Didn't Protect Info

Pentagon leak suspect had been admonished over 'concerning actions' with classified info: Filing

The Army National Guardsman charged with leaking a trove of military secrets was twice admonished by his superiors last year over "concerning actions" he took with regards to classified information, federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Wednesday.


Penguin Random House, others sues Florida school district over book bans

Escambia has removed several Penguin Random House books, including The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Push by Sapphire, according to the lawsuit. The school district has reviewed almost 200 titles. The legal challenge is the latest attempt to undermine policies enacted by Florida's GOP leaders that in the last two years have restricted how students can be taught about race and gender issues.

Vlad Escalates Fire Power

Ukraine war: Russian missile attack on Kyiv ongoing, mayor says

Explosions are reported in Ukraine's capital, the ninth time Russia has attacked the city this month.

Vaxx Moves Out

J&J Covid-19 vaccine no longer available in the US | CNN

The Covid-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is no longer available in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All remaining doses expired last week, and the CDC directed providers to dispose of any that they had left over.

Billionaire Antics ALMOST Explained

The reason Elon Musk is torpedoing Twitter's brand | Flipboard

Fast Company - Is Musk's behavior part of an unconventional rebrand strategy, or is it the most expensive troll in history? Changing Twitter's bird logo to dogecoin's Shiba Inu. Renaming its headquarters to Titter. A logo reminiscent of an 1980s porn production company. The paid checkmark mess that turned ...

Down Below The Ocean Redux

'Largest underwater scanning project in history' gives never-before-seen view of Titanic | CNN

The mysterious 1912 sinking of the luxury passenger liner, the Titanic, has long served as a source of fascination for many.

Dance Lessons Rebuked

Teacher Fired For Shaking Her Booty For TikTok In Her Classroom

Another teacher, who doubles as a content creator, has been fired for making content in her classroom. Don't worry, this teacher wasn't filming any adult content after hours or anything like that. She was just shaking her booty for TikTok videos in front of her class. That's all.

Party Time Slate Debuts

Lineup for Free State Festival 2023 features film premieres and headliner Boots Riley

The Lawrence Arts Center is hosting the Free State Festival from June 26 - July 23, providing opportunities to watch film screenings, live music performances, and filmmaker and guest Q&As. Since its early beginning as a short film showcase in 2011, the Free State Festival has evolved into a space celebrating a variety of art, including comedy, music, and more....

Home Team Wins Ugly Game

Bullpen bullies boys in brown, feckless friars felled 4-3

The Royals allowed a ton of baserunners but managed to work out of enough jams to beat the Padres by a score of 4-3 in San Diego this afternoon. Both offenses were quiet through the first three innings. Yu Darvish needed just 32 pitches to get the first nine outs, including striking out the side in the third.

Good Deeds After Drub

GoFundMe started for Grandview family attacked with hammer, doctors say it is 'day by day'

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - A GoFundMe page has been started for the Grandview family that was attacked on Sunday, May 14. According to the GoFundMe page, the family was attacked with several weapons including a hammer and a knife. The page goes on to state that the 14-year-old suffered head wounds.

South Side Destroys History

To Be Demolished...

The nearly century-old "Center White House" at 8701 Holmes Rd, a former farmhouse that first served as a chicken farm before it was acquired by the Center School District in 1954, is set to be demolished once and for all following an open house farewell event scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m.

Springtime Climate Cont'd

Clear conditions, warm temps continue


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