Kansas City Type: Big 12, Trade Talks, Native Honors & Fat Shaming

Lots of things to consider as we dive into pop culture, community news and pop culture this evening.

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Cowtown Hoop Dreams

KC officials bullish on keeping Big 12 Basketball Tournament

T-Mobile Center General Manager Jay Cooper says his workers will be welcoming more fans in the future with all of the Big 12's recent additions to their conference.

Local Lady Means Business

New Kauffman CEO begins her 'journey of impact' with renewed focus on Kansas City

Work within Kansas City to inspire education and entrepreneurship has a ripple effect across the region, said Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace; and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is doubling down on its commitment to the Kansas City community under her new leadership.

Deal For Now . . . 

Kansas City Royals, SEIU local sign new contract, but NLRB complaint remains unresolved - Kansas City Business Journal

Service workers at Kauffman Stadium filed a complaint about poor working conditions with the National Labor Relations Board. Although the two sides agreed to a new labor deal, the claims with the NLRB remain active.

Golden Ghetto Aftermath

Johnson County investigating hazardous conditions at aquatic center

Johnson County officials are investigating hazardous conditions that left athletes sick at the Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center this weekend.

Courthouse Tripping

Jackson County Public Health now offering free Lyft passes for residents in certain areas

The transportation service is a complimentary roundtrip service

Souvenir Sale

Kansas City Chiefs announce Red Friday flag presale details

Kansas City Chiefs announce a presale of Chiefs Red Wednesday flags will begin Sept. 9, 2023, ahead of the NFL season.

Flex Trade Foreshadowing . . . 

As negotiations continue, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones tweets a message to fans

Chris Jones is entering the final year of his four-year, $80 million contract.

Prez Tribute Today

Biden creates a new national monument near the Grand Canyon

The president will make the announcement in Arizona on Tuesday. The designation protects lands that are sacred to indigenous peoples and blocks new uranium mine claims.

3D Printing Crackdown

US Supreme Court restores Biden 'ghost gun' rules - for now

The top court has allowed the rules - meant to rein in ghost guns - to remain during an appeal process.


Trump mockery of Christie's weight takes a turn after audience member chimes in: 'Don't call him a fat pig'

Former President Donald Trump mocked Chris Christie over his weight, claiming he was "eating" at the moment, and joking that an audience member shouldn't call him a "fat pig."

Court Fight For Life

Ohio voters reject changes to ballot process in a win for abortion rights

This has massive implications for this fall's abortion rights measure.

Spare Parts Discovered As War In Europe Persists

Belgium Just Found Another 30 Old Leopard 1 Tanks For Ukraine

Just how useful the 1980s-vintage, German-designed tanks will be to Ukraine's war effort depends on how the Ukrainians choose to use them.

Far East Splash Fight

China fires water cannon at U.S. ally's boat in disputed sea

The Philippines summoned China's ambassador after Beijing's navy blocked and fired water cannons at the U.S. ally's vessels around the disputed Second Thomas Shoal.

South Of Border War Of Worlds

Terrified Peruvian villagers claim they are under attack from 7ft-tall 'aliens'

Terrified Peruvian villagers claim to be under relentless attack by 7ft-tall 'aliens' known as 'Face Peelers,' prompting night patrols and pleas for military assistance

Family Debut Revisited

Boy or girl? Ed Sheeran's Arrowhead gender reveal wasn't quite 'perfect'

This weekend at Arrowhead Stadium, Ed Sheeran let the crowd and eventually all his fans know a Fort Leavenworth couple were having a girl.

High Art Reconsidered

Introducing the state-of-the-art South Campus at Meadowbrook - KC Ballet

The revered dance school will close its doors to a 21-year-old space and swing open the doors to a space that celebrates accessibility and quality programs.

Reporting Kansas City Carbs

Mise en Place: Taylor Petrehn crafts decadent, yeasty treats at new LFK donut staple

Courtesy photo Taylor Petrehn humbly balances three businesses, including the esteemed James Beard-nominated 1900 Barker Bakery (now with two locations) and Taylor's Donuts (another gorgeous laundromat remodel), while also parenting his sprinkle-loving daughter Opal who is often behind the donut counter. Petrehn lets us in on industry diversification, bad bread, and a love for crossiants.

Home Team Suffering Cont'd

Royals boned by worst ump call in recent memory in 6-2 loss to Red Sox

What an awful call

Cowtown Sound For Summer's End

Your Guide to Kansas City Concerts in August - IN Kansas City Magazine

The music calendar in August is stocked with shows large, mid-size, and small - from a stadium show to theater and club events and even a hot dog street fest. We could recommend far more shows than the 10 mentioned here, but here are just some of the biggest and best.

Show-Me Sign To Call It Off

Missouri man planning wedding wins $1 million Powerball prize

The winner purchased a Quick Pick ticket last month while on a donut run at the Casey's General Store in Marshall, Missouri, according to the Missouri Lottery.

Soggy Forecast . . . 

Storms may impact your Wednesday

Showers and storms are likely Wednesday morning. Some storms could redevelop in the afternoon into the evening.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.