Kansas City Spill: Building Notes, Latinos Love Stalling MAGA & Nose News

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Hip-Hop Hot Take

A$AP Rocky, KC startup film music video and commercial in West Bottoms

Rapper A$AP Rocky worked with Kansas City startup Nomada to film his latest music video and a Beats by Dre commercial in the West Bottoms.

Get Well To Worker

Independence Power & Light Department worker suffered serious burns, but condition improving

An Independence Power & Light Department worker suffered serious burns August 17 while doing maintenance.

Midtown End Game Delivered

'There's some closure,' Westport crash victims' families reflect as lawsuits, settlements wrap up

The final lawsuit related to the deadly Westport crash involving a Kansas City, Missouri firetruck has been dismissed.

More Cash Inside The Loop

Three Light apartment tower set to open soon in downtown Kansas City

Three Light, Cordish Companies' latest luxury apartment building in downtown Kansas City, is slated to open in less than a month.

Dead-Tree Fundraiser After Kansas Fight

Kansas newspaper raid proves the fight to save local journalism is real. Please join us

Here's the lesson that those who would choose to abuse their power should take from the Marion, Kansas, newspaper raid: You'll regret it.

Rolling Toward Golden Ghetto

Leaders tour US 69 Highway toll lane project in Johnson County, say it's on track to open in 2025

Construction leaders said they are slightly ahead of schedule on the express toll lane project along U.S. 69 Highway between 103rd and 151st streets in Overland Park, Kansas.

Local Liftoff

All A Glow At KC's Annual Hot Air Balloon And Puppet Display

Rows of tethered hot air balloons and "puppets" will fire up their burners creating an impressive, colorful display that needs to be seen to be believed.The National WWI Museum and Memorial and StoneLion Puppet Theatre together are creating one of KC's brightest summer events: Kansas City's Great Balloon and Puppet Glow Aug.

Brit's Ex Speaks Out . . . 

Britney Spears' estranged husband Sam Asghari BREAKS HIS SILENCE

Britney Spears' estranged husband Sam Asghari has broken his silence following the news that he is filing for divorce from his estranged wife.

MAGA Wins Latinos

Trump beats Biden with Hispanic voters, poll shows

(The Center Square) - Former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden with Hispanic voters in a potential general election faceoff.

Former Prez Plays For Time

Trump team seeks to delay federal election interference trial until 2026

Former President Donald Trump wants a federal judge to reject special counsel Jack Smith's request to get the trial underway in early January of next year.

Crackdown Against Elon

Texas and others create 'punitive' barriers to EV transition

A growing number of conservative states are imposing new taxes on drivers using electric vehicle charging stations and trying to limit EV sales.

Fighting Floating Drone Wars

How Ukraine's stealthy sea drones strike Russian targets

Over long distances and with powerful explosive payloads, Ukraine's water drones are proving highly effective.

Far East Cash Falters

China's Evergrande files for bankruptcy | CNN Business

China's Evergrande Group filed for bankruptcy in New York on Thursday.

MSM Schnoz Crisis Cont'd

The Bradley Cooper "Jewface" Controversy Isn't Really About That Nose

There's nothing wrong with the actor's decision to wear a prosthetic to play Leonard Bernstein, nor is that really what's at stake.


Trader Joe's says it's not adding self-checkout lines to its stores | CNN Business

Self-checkout kiosks are invading several chains, like Target and Kroger. However, shoppers won't see them at Trader Joe's.

Paper-Of-Record Defines Terms

NYT columnist rips progressive term 'sex worker' as harmful: 'Enables sex buyers to justify their own role'

New York Times columnist and "Pornified" author Pamela Paul criticized the increasing popularity of the term "sex worker" in a column published Thursday.

Risking Paddy For Proof

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes eager to utilize quarterback sneaks in short-yardage situations

Kansas City #Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is eager to utilize the quarterback sneak on short-yardage plays this season. | from: @EdEastonJr

Home Team Stays Losing

Julio Rodriguez single handedly wins a baseball game, beats Royals 6-4

On the bright side, what a battle between Bobby and J-Rod

KU Takes Over 39th Street Again

D'Bronx pizza closed this Kansas City location last year. Here's what's moving in

"It'll be the same menu we have in Lawrence, but most likely we will have a different name."

Local Flavor Debuts

Snack cracker startup tastes new markets, opportunities fueled by regenerative agriculture

Five years after the company experienced crunch time in the Kansas City-based Sprint Accelerator, Cheddies Crackers has expanded its line of high-protein, low-carb cheddar crackers into more than 2,500 retailers nationwide, said Francisco Pergola.

Weather Right Now . . . 

A calm night before rising summer temps

Kansas City is clear and cool, with lows in the mid and upper 50s Thursday night

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.