Kansas City Tuesday: Grid Endures For Now, Payback & Drone Wars

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Reporting For Broke-Ass Homebodies

Northeast News Travel Guide: Stay-trip in Kansas City

Michael BushnellPublisher Join our Northeast News staff this summer as we hit the road and share with our readers a [...]

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Cordish Dipping Its Development Toe in Riverfront

By Kevin Collison Cordish, a major player in the heart of downtown for 20 years, is dipping its toe in the riverfront, responding to a Port KC development solicitation that calls for a 1,000-space garage and combination of residential, retail and/or office space. The Baltimore-based developer, who's portfolio includes the Power & Light District, and...

Meet New Lady Boss

City of Shawnee announces Chelsee Chism to step in as new assistant city manager

The city of Shawnee and City Manager Doug Gerber announced Tuesday that Chelsee Chism will step into the role of Shawnee assistant city manager on Sept. 11.

Latest Long Shot Debut . . . 

Kansas City's Eric Morrison announces 2024 gubernatorial candidacy

Courtesy campaign Eric D. Morrison, a Kansas City native and pastor of Kingdom Word Ministries, launched his campaign for the 2024 Democratic gubernatorial nomination from the State Capital building on Thursday, August 17. Morrison, 60, is the second Democrat to declare, following Missouri House Minority Leader Crystal Quade's July 9 announcement.

Grid Endures EPIC Strain

LIVE BLOG: Midwest sets all time electricity use record Monday

Tuesday is another scorcher in the Kansas City area, with the excessive heat warning remaining in place until 10 p.m. Thursday.

Fashion Diva Debuts New Look

Sprayground Launches FW16 Collection With Video Starring Lindsey Pelas

Sprayground has launched its Fall/Winter 2016 collection "FUTURE WINTER" with an exclusive video starring Lindsey Pelas. See it here.

White House Promises Payback

Biden admin launches new income-driven student loan repayment program

The Biden administration officially launched the new income-driven student loan repayment plan for borrowers on Tuesday, ahead of repayments restarting this fall. The official launch of the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan comes just weeks before interest will begin to accrue on student loans for the first time in more than three years...

MAGA Name Game Winning?!?

Why Trump and His Supporters Keep Calling Democrats 'Fascists'

Republican audiences have come to associate fascists and Nazis with ideological leftism. How did that happen?

View From 2nd Place Isn't Pretty

DeSantis defends 'listless vessels' remark about Trump supporters after backlash

Trump's campaign and allies slammed DeSantis after he urged Republicans against becoming "listless vessels" who support the former president. The Florida governor later said he was referring to Republican critics in Congress.

Deadly Hater Rampage Documented

Man who fatally shot California store owner tore down her Pride flag and shouted slurs

Shooter had history of posting hateful content online, sheriff says, and shot Laura Ann Carleton with gun not registered to him

Crypto King Serving Hard Time

Sam-Bankman Fried whines he isn't getting his ADHD meds, vegan meals in jail: 'Subsisting on bread and water'

Sam Bankman-Fried can't prepare for his trial because he's not getting his ADHD medication in a jail that is refusing to serve him vegan meals, his lawyer said.

Drone War In Europe Worsens

Ukrainian drone destroys Russian supersonic bomber

Images posted on social media show a Russian supersonic bomber engulfed in flames following a drone strike.

Far East Comeback Struggles

Post-Covid Chinese economy is going slower than "everybody had hoped for"

Economic woes including a troubled real estate market are weighing down consumer sentiment.

Double Divas Split Difference

Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato latest to split from manager Scooter Braun

The pop stars follow Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin's departure in May, while representatives for Justin Bieber have denied rumours that he is also parting ways with SB Projects


Drew And ReneƩ Rapp Are Being Praised For Their Reactions After Being Interrupted By An Alleged "Stalker"

The incident took place on Monday when a member of the audience at an 92NY event rushed the stage and told Drew they needed to see her.

Mum Unburdened

I struggled with my 34H boobs - I sold my house to afford surgery

A UK mom was forced to take some drastic measures after her 34H-sized chest left her in so much agony that she couldn't even pick up her own children.

Kansas City Coffee Hipsters Undertake EPIC Mission

From Roasting To Retail: Local Coffee Roasters Open Their First Shop This Fall

Marcell Coffee owners are taking their farm-to-coffee mission to their first retail store and coffeeshop, Take Care, located in the Crossroads.

Show-Me Power Companies Putting Locals On The Clock

New 'time-based' Evergy rates could hurt Missouri wallets. And it's just getting hotter | Opinion

It would be more than four times more expensive to run the AC during peak hours on hot summer evenings. | Opinion

Another Grid Double Take

This week might be the hottest ever in Kansas. Can the power grid and Evergy cope?

With much of Kansas under an excessive heat warning this week, the state's largest utility is saying it can cope with a record demand for power.

Time To Kick Him To Curb?!?

Should the KC Chiefs consider an extension for Harrison Butker?

The longtime place kicker has two years left on his contract. Should the Kansas City Chiefs think about giving Butker another extension?

Sweating It Out Today . . . 

FORECAST: Weather Alert Tuesday as we remain under life-threatening heat with poorer air quality

Another day of heat ranges between 110° to 115° and due to the heat and more sun, we will create more ground ozone dropping our air quality down to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Wilco - Evicted is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.