Kansas City Endurance: Keep Lawns Legal, Old School Alliance & Drone Wars

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Today's Excuse To Stop Mowing Your Lawn

As more Kansas Citians embrace native lawns, local codes try to keep up

European-style turf lawns have long been the standard in Kansas City neighborhoods. But ecologists say native landscaping can require less work and better support local wildlife.

Sound Of Kansas City

Saxophonist Matt Otto releases Umbra, his third album of the summer.

Saxophonist Matt Otto releases Umbra, his third album of the summer.

First Responder Testimony

'Indescribable': Kansas City fire captain shares experience from responding to hurricanes

Two rescue specialists from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) were deployed as part of the Missouri Task Force.

Fish Tank Anticipation . . . 

Kansas City Zoo's new aquarium set to open: Take a look inside

Animal lovers in the Kansas City area are ready to go under the sea. The Kansas City Zoo's new Sobela Ocean Aquarium opens Sept. 1.

Old School Reviewed . . . 

Tim Finn Review: The Chicks - IN Kansas City Magazine

In March 2003, the three ladies formerly known as The Dixie Chicks suffered punishment that far exceeded the offense, which was speaking out against an impending war and the president who was about to launch it. For that, they were blacklisted by the country-radio world that had propelled them into superstardom, pilloried on all media...

Pammy Against Cruelty

Pamela Anderson shines for Pandora lab-created diamonds

The blonde bombshell - who had a comeback this year with her tell-all book Love, Pamela - is part of the campaign for the lab-created diamond jewelry alongside Vogue editor Grace Coddington.

Prez Backs GOP Rival

Biden downplays McConnell health concerns, says 'he was his old self' on the phone

President Biden said Thursday he has spoken to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after McConnell froze up in front of reporters Wednesday.

MAGA Declaration Today 

Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election subversion case | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty in the sprawling Fulton County election interference case, according to a new court filing.

Hard Time After Insurrection

Proud Boy leaders Joe Biggs, Zachary Rehl to be sentenced for role in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Two leaders of the Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy are set to be sentenced Thursday for their role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Drone Wars Cont'd

Ukraine war: Kyiv confirms drone attack on Russia's Pskov airbase

A number of transport planes are said to have been damaged or destroyed in the attack.

Far East Flexing

China says it 'deplores' US military transfer to Taiwan

China is lashing out at the Biden administration's approval of the first-ever U.S. military transfer to Taiwan using a program usually saved for sovereign nations. Beijing, which views Taipei as its own territory and has repeatedly threatened to bring it under its control using force, on Thursday claimed the U.S.

It Always Ends Badly . . .

Kevin Costner accuses ex-wife Christine of 'relentless jihad'

The ongoing child support battle between Kevin Costner and ex-wife Christine Baumgartner continued on Thursday as they both got emotional and upset in court.

Hipsters: Local Underground Music Scene Endures

Flushed Away: LFK's Toilet Bowl comes to a clog, leaks success for local DIY scene

Photo by Maura Dayton Editor's note: First names will be used in this article to refer to those running The Toilet Bowl, in service of privacy. Flooding your basement usually spells the end of a well-furnished subterranean hangout spot, but for Lawrence's DIY concert venue, The Toilet Bowl, it was just the flush they needed to cement their legacy as...

Labor Day Weekend Forecast . . .

Sunny skies and low humidity to last through Sunday

Kansas City is mostly clear with lows with lows near 60 overnight Thursday

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