Kansas City Pool: Aquarium Sneak Peek, Hunter Troubled & Culture War For Realz

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Checking Fishy Captives

Reservations to open for new Sobela Ocean Aquarium on Kansas City Zoo's website Wednesday

Reservations to the new Sobela Ocean Aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium will be open to the public beginning on Wednesday.

Bussing Out To The Stix

KCATA to launch ride sharing pilot program in Liberty

Monday the city council approved an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to expand the IRIS rideshare program to the Liberty area.

The Dotte Works For NextGen

Unified Government breaks ground on playground renovations at Parkwood Park

Families living near Parkwood Park in Kansas City, Kansas, will see brand-new renovations to its playground on Thursday.

Cowtown Corporate Ladder Winning?!?

Over 50 Kansas City-area businesses land on Inc. 5000 in 2023

This year's Inc. 5000 list, which highlights America's fastest-growing private companies, features 52 Kansas City-area companies.

Meth Town Discounts Torn Down

'We want to see it revitalized': Independence begins demolition process for old Kmart building

Leaders in Independence have given the green light to demolish the old Kmart, which is located north of Interstate 70 and just east of Noland Road.

Kim Dives Into More Marketing

Kim Kardashian heats up Instagram in golden Dolce & Gabbana bikini bliss

Kim Kardashian once again stole the spotlight, dazzling her Instagram followers as she flaunted a tiny metallic bikini during a late-night swim in Italy. The "Kardashians" star, kn

First Son Foibles Finally Reported

Media suddenly forced to cover Hunter Biden scandal after spending years avoiding the explosive story

The Hunter Biden scandal is a story that for years the legacy media either systemically downplayed or completely ignored, but recent events have forced them to cover it.

MAGA Evidence Abounds

Trump's racketeering indictment uses his own tweets against him

12 of the 161 "overt acts" named in the RICO charges are tweets sent from Trump's account.

Hunter Dumped

Attorney is dropping representation of Hunter Biden

Christopher Clark, a high-profile litigator, is withdrawing because he might be called to testify in the case, which appears headed for a criminal trial.

Defund Consequences Cont'd

Entire Minnesota police force resigns over pay concerns

A small city in southeast Minnesota is without a police force after its chief and officers resigned over low pay. Goodhue - population 1,250, according to the 2020 census - accepted the resignation of its police chief, only full-time officer, and five part-time officers at a city council meeting on Monday that was originally intended...

Meet New Deuce

Poll puts Christie second to Trump in New Hampshire as DeSantis fades

Former New Jersey governor has aggressively attacked frontrunner but Florida governor still second in Iowa polls

America's Mayor Disgraced

Rudy Giuliani indicted under racketeering laws he famously used to take down mob bosses

Rudy Giuliani -- once the most feared federal prosecutor in America for using RICO laws to take down Mafia bigs -- just got indicted under the same statutes in Georgia for alleged election-tampering.

History Cancelled

Outrage as Arkansas tells high schools to drop AP African American course

'Grave concern' after latest example of conservative lawmakers limiting education on racial history

War In Europe Thickens

A Ukrainian sergeant says the battleground was so thick with wounded soldiers that the evacuation vehicles were accidentally driving over their bodies

Soldiers today are surviving injuries they would not have survived in the past, which adds to the mental health challenges countries face, an expert explained.

Far East Boom Busted

China's fertility rate drops to record low 1.09 in 2022- state media

China's fertility rate is estimated to have dropped to a record low of 1.09 in 2022, the National Business Daily said on Tuesday, a figure likely to rattle authorities as they try to boost the country's declining number of new births.

Nasty Revenge Against Robots

People are having sex in self-driving cars, apparently

Four Cruise customers reported that they had sex in the company's autonomous vehicles or robotaxis.

Royals Rebound For Realz?!?

It's okay to believe once again

Maybe this year is different.

Paddy Proves Himself Again

Chiefs Training Camp: Patrick Mahomes Shows Off His Greatness, Receivers Impress

The quarterback's awareness, urgency and leadership shine during practice, while Richie James and Rashee Rice draw praise from Andy Reid.

Cash Game Ticketed

NWSL fines Kansas City Current for taking charter flight in July

The NWSL has fined the Kansas City Current over $55,000 for the use of a charter flight between Kansas City and Louisville in early July, according to sources briefed on the matter. The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss a fine the NWSL did not intend to announce publicly.

Local Startup Advice

Investor returns to Kansas City with a message for his fellow VCs: It's time to get your hands dirty

Traveling across the United States to listen and learn from various entrepreneurial ecosystems gave Nassir Criss the knowledge to be a better venture capitalist, he said. After nearly a year - and visiting more than a dozen cities - Criss has returned to Kansas City to share and apply what he experienced.

Cowtown Forecast This Week

Kansas City will again be cool and clear overnight

Things will be sunny, with highs in the mid-80s Wednesday and Thursday

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.