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Eco-Devo Chatter According To Downtown Blogger Hype Man

4 The People: Downtown & around town developments, Trump's trials

Battle for next Royals baseball stadium, KC developments at Pennway Point, Plaza. Attorney Pat McInerney breaks down Trump's legal issues

South Side Cash Conversation

Jackson County proposes "use tax" on the November 7 ballot

"This is really a tax on businesses."

Another Transit Option Most Locals Will Likely Skip

MoDOT Seeks New Amtrak Service from KC to Springfield, St. Joe, STL

By Kevin Collison Expanding passenger rail service from Union Station by adding a third daily round-trip to St. Louis, and new connections to St. Joseph and the Springfield area is being explored by state transportation officials. The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking $38 million from the state to apply for the additional Amtrak routes...

Celebrate Equity In The Stix

$1.7 million to help turn old Bonner Springs grocery store site into affordable housing

Bonner Springs condemned the building at 120 Oak St., the site of an old Thriftway grocery store, with plans for 100 housing units.

Former Hottie Earns Giggle

Morgan Fairchild tickles New Theatre crowd with comment about Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes

During a performance at the New Theatre actress Morgan Fairchild got a round of applause for comment on Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes.

Sam Celebrates Comeback

SI Swimsuit Legend Samantha Hoopes Rocked Rainbows, Fishnet and Metallics During Her Debut Photoshoot in St. Lucia

Her first SI Swim photos are giving us all the nostalgic feels.

White House Return Trip?!?

Biden takes a political hit but brings Americans home | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden's deal with Iran that unlocks $6 billion in Tehran's frozen funds to bring five imprisoned Americans home is creating the kind of terrible optics and an opening for his domestic foes that a politically weakened president can ill afford.

MAGA Makes Unforced Error

Trump's Disgusting Post About Liberal Jews Who 'Voted To Destroy America' | National Review

Imagine if Chuck Schumer posted a Christmas message from Left-wing evangelicals blaming Christian conservatives for destroying America.

Shutdown Coming Soon

Another doomed GOP spending plan collapses

Kevin McCarthy's odds of passing the deal between the House GOP's centrist and conservative wings faces a brutal vote-counting reality.

Reelection Season Ramps Up

Boebert behavior at performance 'another notch in the belt of embarrassment': challenger

Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-Colo.) Democratic challenger on Sunday criticized her for the behavior that got her thrown out of a performance of "Beetlejuice" the prior weekend. "It's just another notch in the belt of embarrassment," congressional candidate Adam Frisch said in an interview on MSNBC's "Symone."

Actually, Hollywood Star Is Right

Sean Penn Wants Everyone to Remember There's a War in Ukraine, and 'It's Hell' (Exclusive)

Sean Penn opens up about his new documentary 'Superpower,' which was just supposed to be about Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's rise to power, but took a wild turn when war broke out

Europe War Lesser Casualties Reported

Ukraine fires 6 deputy defense ministers as heavy fighting continues in the east

Six Ukrainian deputy defense ministers have been fired following the dismissal two weeks ago of the defense minister in a corruption scandal, as heavy fighting against Russian forces continues in the east.

Asia War Threat Worsens

China flies 103 military planes toward Taiwan in a new high of activity the island calls harassment

China has flown 103 military planes toward Taiwan in a new daily high for the activity the island considers harassment.

South Of Border Entertains Axis

Mexican president defends inclusion of Russian military contingent in Independence parade

Mexico's president on Monday defended the participation of a contingent of Russian soldiers in a military parade over the weekend. The presence of the Russian contingent in the Independence parade Saturday drew criticism because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

No Clues Amid Fighter Jet Tragedy

Anyone seen my F-35? US searches for fighter jet after mishap

The U.S. military said on Monday it was still searching for an F-35 fighter jet after a mishap on Sunday near an air base in South Carolina and has asked for the public's help locating it.

Celeb Suffers Global Shame Allegations

The nasty noughties: Russell Brand and the era of sadistic tabloid misogyny

At the turn of the century, the tabloid press was untouchable - and women in the public eye faced ceaseless persecution. We are still grappling with the fallout today

Talker Walks Back Restart

Bill Maher Holds Off on 'Real Time' Return as Writers Guild Talks Set to Resume

Bill Maher says he'll hold off on resuming his HBO show 'Real Time' as writers and producers are set to begin a new round of contract negotiations.

Frisky Weed Fix?!?

Can Cannabis Be Used to Fix a Dead Bedroom?

Here's what science says about using THC and CBD to enhance intimacy.

Monday Guide To Munchies

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with 13 bunderful deals

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on September 18, 2023 with these freebies and deals from major burger chains like McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and more.

Local Legend Remembered

Remembering Irene Ruiz | 1 woman's commitment to Latino education in Kansas City lives on

Conservant in Spanish, English and Portuguese - as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Irene Ruiz knew first-hand the importance of giving the Latino community a voice.

Boozing Culture Celebration

Border Brewing Company keeps German tradition alive with a twist

Eric Martens, owner and founder of Border Brewing Company, is working to keep German tradition alive by pouring history into his recipes.

Sound For Anyone Remaining Inside The Loop

Garment District Grooves Concert Series - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Garment District Grooves welcomes patrons to the park for a free concert every 3rd Wednesday of the month from April through October.

Hipster Concert For Good Cause Coming Soon

Tickets for Jason Sudeikis' benefit 'Thundergong' concert go on sale Friday

Tickets for "Thundergong," the annual Jason Sudeikis-hosted variety show to benefit Steps of Faith, will go on sale Friday morning.

Forecast For This Week

Hazy morning with a warm, sunny afternoon to start off the week

Low chance of a shower any time between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening

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