Kansas City News Look: Royals, Taxes, Stocks & Ukraine Drone War

Tonight memories of hottie Sammy inspire a quick peek at a pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Home Team Earn Shut Out

Ragans rejects runs, relievers repel rallies, Royals romp 4-0

Outstanding pitching offset many missed opportunities offensively

Golden Ghetto Gets Word Of Higher Taxes

Johnson County sending out estimated tax notices to clarify rate increases

In an effort to clarify changes in tax amounts and levy rates, Johnson County is sending out more than 240,000 estimated property tax notices to property owners.

Show-Me Climate Change?!?

Missouri tops chart for most severe wind reports for July

Severe weather reports in Kansas and Missouri top the charts. Missouri tops the chart for most severe wind reports for July.

Kansas Progressive Victory Celebration & Life Lesson Or Lack Thereof . . . 

August 2 marks one year since Kansas residents voted to protect abortion rights

One year ago - August 2, 2022 - Kansans voted to keep abortion legal in the Sunflower State. We checked in with both sides a year later.

Middle-Class Pumpkin Spice Celebration Approaches

Oktoberfest, Chiefs watch parties and more: What Power & Light has planned this fall

Fans will pack the Power & Light District in Kansas City to watch the Chiefs every game day, but here's what else the entertainment area has in store for the season.

Faces & Pages Change But Game Remains The Same

Page 3: The biggest stars who appeared on the page

Page 3 came to an end in 2015, but its legacy lives on. After Sam Fox's documentary, here's a look at the stars who modeled on the page.

Prez Has Powerful Backup

Obama reportedly warns Biden over strength of Trump 2024 challenge

Report says ex-president made comments at private White House lunch in June but pledged 'to do all he could' for re-election bid

In Defense Of MAGA

Trump's attorney tells NPR how he plans to defend against the latest charges

One of Donald Trump's attorneys, John Lauro, outlines what he says is a 'very straightforward' defense against the latest charges against the former president.

Former AG Disputes MAGA

Barr says Trump's First Amendment argument in Jan. 6 case is not valid

A Trump attorney said the Jan. 6 indictment was an "attack on free speech and political advocacy."

Eastern Europe Drone War Risks Starvation

Russian drones hit grain export infrastructure, Ukraine says

Russian troops hit port infrastructure in Ukraine's Odesa region with Shahed drones overnight, the Ukrainian military reported Wednesday.

Far East Call To Action?!?

U.S. says concerned over China's call to popularise counter-espionage among masses

Encouraging citizens to spy on each other is something of great concern, U.S. State Department spokesperson Matt Miller said on Wednesday after China's Ministry of State Security earlier this week said a system for the masses to participate in counter-espionage could be established.

Confidence Hit

Stocks sink after historic US credit rating downgrade

Fitch Ratings downgraded its US debt rating on Tuesday from the highest AAA rating to AA+, citing "a steady deterioration in standards of governance."

Artsy Protestations

Artists as activists: Meet the KC group whose creative approach to advocacy needs little interpretation

A Kansas City nonprofit is training local artists - musicians, poets, playwrights, actors, and comedians - on the intersection of art and public policy, hoping to create a generation of creatives ready to advocate for their communities.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Damaging winds, hail possible: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for counties southeast of Kansas City

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for counties southeast of Kansas City.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.