Kansas City News Showdown: Even More MAGA Indictments, War In Europe & Xitter

Just a quick recap for late night denizens as we share some of the better reading from today . . . 

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Cowtown Acts Out

'We're fighting': Rally in Kansas City held to support SAG-AFTRA strike

The Screen Actor's Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and Writers Guild of America (WGA) has more than 160,000 members continuing their strike across the country.

Can't Save Old School Wreck

In a blow to neighbors, 110-year-old KC mansion moves one step closer to demolition

The red brick home has five bedrooms, carved fireplaces, a music room, ornamental plaster ceilings and a grand staircase. But the owners say it's practically uninhabitable.

Tech For Everybody

New Kansas City Program Offers Affordable Internet Access - IN Kansas City Magazine

Kansas City was named the nation's first Google Fiber community in 2011, but the city's digital transformation has often served to emphasize underlying social and economic inequities-particularly with regard to internet access. Broadband access is no longer a luxury in today's world, and yet many households in Kansas City are still unable to afford the...

Highway Danger Aftermath

Sign warns of dangers at Cass County crossing where train collided with semi, injured children

The semi truck driver got stuck on the tracks shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday. A total of six people were in the cab. Four of them were children.

The Dotte Works To Reconnect

BPU crews working to restore power for customers in Wyandotte County following storms

After Sunday's storm, more than 12,000 BPU customers lost power. By Tuesday, the expectation was nearly all those customers would get their power restored.

Brit Focused On TikTok

Britney Spears shows off impressive dance moves in a lacy bralette

Britney Spears showed off her impressive dance skills wearing a black lacey bralette and vibrant red moves in a new clip as her sons move to Hawaii 'without saying goodbye' to the singer.

MAGA Charged Again

Why Trump's latest indictment will reverberate for years to come | CNN Politics

"The United States of America v. Donald J. Trump" instantly became one of the most consequential documents in American history.

Former Prez Still Competitive

Trump tied with Biden even as majority sees "serious federal crimes"

Both Trump and Biden received 43% in a hypothetical rematch.

Florida Clamps Down On Mouse House Amid Faltering Campaign

DeSantis-controlled Disney World district abolishes diversity, equity initiatives

The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District said in a statement on Tuesday that its diversity, equity and inclusion committee would be eliminated, as would any job duties connected to it.

Former First Lady Wins Funds

Melania Trump stylist gets $260K in campaign cash since start of 2022

A pro-Trump political action committee compensated his wife's French-born stylist over $240,000 since leaving the White House, recent filings show.

Not Exactly Border War

The Pentagon is pulling 1,100 troops from the US-Mexico border mission

The Pentagon is pulling 1,100 troops from the U.S.-Mexico border that it had deployed in response to a surge in migrant crossings.

Stalemate In Europe?!?

No breakthrough yet in Ukraine's counteroffensive

As the operation grinds on, DOD officials expect the counteroffensive will last at least through the fall and possibly into the winter.

Allies On The Move

Warsaw sends troops to border, accusing Belarus of violating its airspace

Polish military says army helicopters crossed eastern flank, adding to tensions caused by proximity of Wagner fighters

Iran From Fight

Buildup of American Forces in Persian Gulf a New Signal of Worsening US-Iran Conflict

Thousands of Marines backed by advanced U.S. fighter jets and warships are slowly building up a presence in the Persian Gulf.

Asian Tech Crackdown

India's Haryana state on edge as authorities block internet, deploy troops amid deadly sectarian violence

At least 1 person is dead and 20 injured in Muslim-Hindu violence that quickly spread to neighboring districts in Haryana state and the capital Delhi.

Elon Killed It 

Is The Demise Of X (Twitter) Inevitable?

Branding experts I have spoken with say this move to kill a well-known brand is just short of suicidal.

Home Team Survives

Royals balk-off the Mets in extras 7-6

"We're where you want to be!"

New Term Prep Work

Even before being sworn in, new Kansas City Council members have been busy

Recently re-elected Mayor Quinton Lucas and the new Kansas City Council will be sworn in Tuesday morning - signaling the start of their four-year term. But for the six newcomers, including Johnathan Duncan and Crispin Rea, preparation began weeks ago.

Golden Ghetto Growing Fans

OP Arboretum and Botanical Gardens' new visitor center takes its cues from nature.

OP Arboretum and Botanical Gardens' new visitor center takes its cues from nature.

Boozing The Burbs

Tap List | New Brewery Coming Soon to Blue Springs

A new brewery, 9 Foot Brewing, is making plans to open in the space formerly occupied by Wind Shift Brewing in Blue Springs.

Humidity Stays Here

Heat advisory issued heading into the middle of the week

Scattered storms are likely overnight and Wednesday morning in Kansas City

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.