Kansas City Summer: Transit Tax, Anti-Work, Summer Deals & Hurricane Hilary

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More Deets On Rolling Over Local Slush Fund

Kansas City voters will decide whether to renew a tax that funds public transit in November

Officials say if the current 0.375% sales tax is renewed, it will generate more than $400 million over the next decade for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

Tragic Crash Aftermath

Motorcyclist critically injured, 2 others hospitalized after crash on US 169 Highway in Northland

A motorcylist was critically injured when it collided with a Ford Escape on Thursday evening on U.S. 169 Highway and Barry Road in the Northland.

Golden Ghetto Gets New Friends

Lux Living wins approval for more than 900 apartments in Overland Park - Kansas City Business Journal

Metcalf Village, Lux Living's sixth known Kansas City-area project, would bring 906 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial to a prime Overland Park corner over the course of four phases.

Butch Buys Another Old Building

Historic Troost Safeway Slated to be Renovated for Small Businesses

By Kevin Collison A decrepit building on Troost that was one of the first modern Safeway supermarkets built in the 1940s would be renovated into space for small businesses under a plan being pursued by veteran urban developer Butch Rigby. Rigby, who's experience includes renovating several buildings along East 63rd Street between Rockhill Road and...

Working The K For Now . . . 

Kansas City Royals strike new union agreement with Kauffman Stadium employees

The new deal locks in what the team calls a 'substantial wage increase' for ballpark staff.

Newspaper Fare For KC Snobs

'Kansas City doesn't really have this': Fine dining restaurant and lounge now open

This sprawling, Spanish colonial-style structure has been home to several businesses over the past few decades. Now comes this restaurant and lounge.

Actress Hottie Plays Up Merch

Blake Lively shows off bikini body... six months after giving birth

Blake Lively channeled her inner Baywatch babe in a racy red swimsuit while posing by the pool for a sexy campaign for her sparkling mixer company Betty Buzz.

POC Doubt White House

Biden's reelection threatened by poor marks on the economy from voters of color

"Our economy is the lowest it's been."

MAGA Adds Up Charges

Trump reacts to Georgia indictment for first time on camera: 'I have four of them now' | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday reacted for the first time on camera to the Georgia indictment that accuses him of being the head of a "criminal enterprise" to overturn the 2020 election, dismissing the criminal charges as a "witch hunt" and a "horrible thing for the country."

First Son Stays Winning

Hunter Biden tax charges dismissed by federal judge following plea deal breakdown

A federal judge in Delaware has dismissed the misdemeanor tax charges against Hunter Biden, a move that was expected after his plea deal fell through last month.

Escalation In Europe Cont'd

US reportedly approves sending F-16 jets to Ukraine from Denmark and Netherlands

Secretary of state Antony Blinken confers 'full support' for transfer of F-16s and training of pilots

Far East Treads Water

China's Xi calls for measures to mitigate disastrous flooding

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for measures to mitigate the effects of this year's disastrous flooding which has left scores dead and inflicted massive damage on crops, homes and infrastructure

Fearing Familiar Storm

Hilary grows into major hurricane in Pacific off Mexico and could bring heavy rain to US Southwest

Hurricane Hilary has strengthened into a major storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, and it could bring heavy rain to the southwestern U.S. by the weekend

Reboot To Ruin Fond Memories

Marcie From 'Peanuts' Finally Gets Her Spotlight Moment

"Peanuts" fans' favorite brilliant, though quiet friend Marcie gets her own backstory and special with "One-of-a-Kind" Marcie. You'll be shocked at how profound it is.

No Stopping This Movement

The Anti-work Trend Is Growing Among Young Professionals. Is Love the Answer? - Comstock's magazine

The anti-work movement has been growing for a few years, with Reddit's Antiwork sub hosting 3 million users today. We've ...

Already Planning Weekend Hotness

Weekend Possibilities | Ethnic Enrichment Fest, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

Pick from Parkville Days, the Ethnic Enrichment Festival or a night with rock and roll icons Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks in the world's loudest stadium.

Hands Full This Fall

Kansas City Juggling Club hosts 2023 juggling festival October 6-8

Kansas City Juggling Club // courtesy Nick Civitello The Kansas City Juggling Club partners with Wyandotte County Parks and Rec to host the 2023 KC Juggling Festival from October 6-8. On Friday and Saturday at the Joe E. Amayo Augustine Community Center, guests can learn to juggle, watch juggling competitions, and learn other cirque skills like aerial silks and hula hoop....

Forecast For Now . . . 

One more day of typical summer heat before excessive heat kicks in this weekend

Dangerously hot conditions are expected starting tomorrow

Hozier, Brandi Carlile - Damage Gets Done is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.