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Newsflash: Kansas City Economic Development Promises Crumble

Historic Scarritt Up for Auction, Renovation Plan Collapses

By Kevin Collison In a setback to historic preservation, a $50 million plan to redevelop the 115 year-old Scarritt office tower and adjoining Arcade apparently has collapsed and the buildings are scheduled to be sold at auction next month. The 11-story tower at 818 Grand and its four-story Arcade at 819 Walnut are set to...

Also Undefeated In South Golden Ghetto

Olathe road closed after truck driver strikes bridge

Drivers in Olathe who take Spruce Street underneath the bridge near N. Kansas Avenue need to find a different route Thursday morning.

Suburban Inferno Rages

Kansas City firefighters battle large fire at Northland apartment complex

Following a search of the entire apartment complex, no injuries have been reported.

Small World Testimony

'We need to pray for them': Moroccan woman in Kansas City describes earthquake aftermath

In the aftermath of the Marrakech earthquake, a local Moroccan woman in Kansas City is speaking out about the devastating sights of her home country.

Taxing Juxtaposition

Kansas City praised, St. Louis criticized during House hearing on earnings tax

(The Center Square) - Republicans on a special House interim committee examining the 1% earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City are scheduling hearings in both cities after praising one and critic...

Reporting Power Play In The Dotte

Half of the BPU board is up for election. Here's how they keep the lights on in KCK

Half of the BPU board is on the 2023 ballot in Kansas City, Kansas, and surrounding areas. Here's what that means for your WyCo energy bill.

Show-Me Guv Winning Line Items

Governor's budget vetoes survive despite overrides in the Missouri House * Missouri Independent

Gov. Mike Parson prevailed on all his vetoes Wednesday when the state Senate refused to consider any of the 14 budget overrides approved by the Missouri House. The House achieved two-thirds votes to override vetoes on 10 budget lines providing raises for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Capitol Police Department.

More Sickness In Kansas

KDHE issues 'high-risk warning' for West Nile virus across nearly entire state

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning residents in nearly all parts of the state about a high risk of West Nile virus activity.

Hipsters Talk Kansas City Drag

Four Inane Questions with rhinestone entrepreneur Glittah Gal

Glittah Gal. // Courtesy photo Jessica Loughran doesn't just shine; she sparkles-both figuratively and literally. Loughran is known around these parts as the infamous and legendary Glittah Gal, a Kansas City drag queen "who has turned my hobby into a full-time job," she tells us.

Diva Comeback To Studio

Jennifer Lopez is getting back On The Floor with first studio album in nine years

Jennifer Lopez is officially coming out of music industry retirement to prove once and for all that any pop star currently on indefinite hiatus (cough, cough, Rihanna) can make the leap. All they need is an iconic brand, a resurrected romance from 2002, and a shiny new record deal with BMG.

Prez Talks Cash Chicken Game

Biden to address budget cuts, government shutdown in Thursday speech

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday will address the impact of federal budget cuts and a looming government shutdown on the American people, in what aides described as a major economic speech, with less than three weeks before funding for the government runs out.

MAGA Rules South

Trump dominates Republican field in South Carolina, poll finds

Thursday's poll is consistent with national polls that show Trump as the frontrunner.

Politicos Debate Lady Candidate's CamGirl Donation Strategy

If Susanna Gibson's naughty vids don't turn voters off, maybe her lack of common sense will

What is the Susanna Gibson video? A small-donor strategy so original it just might cost the Virginia candidate the election.

Humans, Even Deadly Criminals, Aren't Trophies: Exploitation Degrades Us All?!? OR Five Footer Fugitive Bullying Concerns Are No Fun!?!

After catching escaped murderer, officers took a photo with him. Experts say that was inappropriate

A group of two dozen officers posed for a photo with escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante, minutes after his capture.

GOP Works To Back Up Power Move

House Republicans wrestle with key decisions as they plot next steps on impeachment inquiry | CNN Politics

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy unilaterally gave his conference the green light to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Now the harder work begins.

Counteroffensive Destroys High-Profile Eastern European Targets

Ukraine hits Russian naval vessels and an air defence system in Crimea strikes

Satellite footage shows damage to landing ship and submarine in Sevastopol while large explosions seen near Yevpatoriya

Brits Attempt MAGA Turnabout

Boris Johnson warns Donald Trump not to drop US support for Ukraine

Former UK leader argues Putin victory could not be endured by a president 'who wanted to Make America Great Again.'

Take Rocketman Axis Seriously

The dangers posed by a deal between Russia and North Korea

It would make life harder for Ukraine-and heighten nuclear risks in Asia | Leaders

Gen-X Stars Ignore 'Scab' Hateration

Jennifer Aniston dragged for supporting Drew Barrymore after liking 'scabbing' post about resuming talk show

Jennifer Aniston was among a handful of celebrities who liked Drew Barrymore's Instagram post Sunday about deciding to return to her talk show despite the actor and writers strike.

Swinger Also Shares Her Opinion

Group Sex Changed My Life For The Better

For me, group sex isn't about the novelty; it's a place to learn more about myself and the people I love.

Downtown Kansas City Monster Truck Predictions Proved Accurate After Pro-Team Never Materialized

Monster Jam returning to Kansas City for Arena Championship series

Massive monster trucks will return to downtown Kansas City once again this winter. Tickets are on sale now for Monster Jam at T-Mobile Center.

Know Your Worth!!!

Chiefs DT Chris Jones doesn't regret contract holdout

Chris Jones returned to the Chiefs this week from his months-long contract holdout after he signed a new one-year deal worth up to $25 million

Newspaper Reports Cleanliness & Godliness

'It's more than just laundry.' Free wash day at this KCK laundromat helps build community

This laundromat in Kansas City, Kansas, turns into a beehive of multi-cultural goodwill when neighbors gather once a month to wash clothes for free and receive social services.

Young Man, There's A Place You Can Go . . . 

YMCA served Downtown through its heyday

Michael BushnellPublisher While the Charles E. Whitaker Federal Courthouse might be an iconic addition to Kansas City's skyline, the now [...]

Today's Pumpkin Spice Update

Cool mornings and mild afternoons will last through the weekend

Low chance of a brief shower Saturday morning and afternoon

Billboard #1 this month in 1993, Mariah Carey - Dreamlover is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.