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Vacay Deep Dive . . . 

Want to go fishing around Kansas City? Here's a reel-y fun guide to get you started

Both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border offer ample opportunities and locations for fishing, from rivers to lakes, and your new hobby doesn't need to break the bank - although you will need a license. KCUR's guide to fishing in the Kansas City area will have you catching catfish in no time.

Cowtown Country Achievement

Concert at Kansas City's T-Mobile Center sets new attendance record

Zach Bryan packed more than 19,655 fans into Kansas City's T-Mobile center Aug. 30, 2023, setting a new attendance record.

Betting The Farm

It's been one year since legalized gambling began in Kansas - here's a look at the numbers

The Kansas Lottery revealed that in one year, Kansans bet more than $1.6 billion on sports.

Show-Me Faith In System

Missouri asks Supreme Court to consider jury disqualification over Christian beliefs

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey asked the Supreme Court this week to hear a case over disqualifying jurors based on their Christian beliefs, saying the Constitution doesn't support religious discrimination.

Rock Chalk Weed Ditch

Kansas farmers rushed to grow hemp when it became legal, but now they're ditching it

Fewer Kansas farmers are signing up to grow hemp each year, likely because of the diminishing demand for CBD oil. But hemp advocates say there are markets for hemp fiber and grains that could still be a boon for Kansas.

Fiestas For Everybody

Weekend Possibilities | Labor Day Fests, 'Endless' Baseball and Brunch

It's Labor Day weekend in the kingdom and you have options when it comes to food, entertainment and good folly.

International Hotness Debuts

Sydney Sweeney looks chic in a green dress at Venice Film Festival

The Euphoria actress, 25, looked effortlessly stylish as she headed out on a boat ride with a friend on Friday.


New Yorkers told MASKING UP on Labor Day may be a 'good idea'

A spokesman for the city's health department told DailyMail.com that wearing the coverings in crowded places like stations may be a 'good idea'.

Political Collab Required

Hurricane Idalia forces Biden and Ron DeSantis to get along - at least a little bit

While navigating through a hurricane takes precedence, the politics will be tough to ignore Saturday when President Joe Biden visits Gov. Ron DeSantis' home state.

MAGA Primary Conclusion?!?

How the End of Trump Could Come in Iowa and New Hampshire

Sure, Trump is up by forty points nationally. But what would happen to those forty points if he went 0-for-2 in the two states? This scenario is unlikely, but not impossible.

Conservatives In Flux

What happens if Mitch McConnell steps down before his Senate term ends

McConnell's office has not given indications that he would resign from office.

Number 2 Survey Seyz . . . 

DeSantis is trying to shape the GOP primary with internal polling

Who's behind that new leaked poll?

Humbled Before Court

Proud Boy claims 'Trump won' after sobbing for mercy and receiving 10-year sentence: reports

Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola sobbed in a Washington, D.C., courtroom on Friday, as he asked a federal judge for leniency in his Jan. 6 sentence and vowed to stay out of politics in the future. However, after receiving a 10-year prison sentence, Pezzola reportedly raised his fist and shouted, "Trump won," as he left the...

Tragic Consequences Spark Community Outrage

Bodycam footage shows fatal shooting of pregnant Black woman by Ohio police

Ta'Kiya Young was fatally shot by police outside a grocery store after being accused of shoplifting.

Reports From European Front

Ukrainian counteroffensive has made 'notable' progress in south over past three days, US says

White House spokesman John Kirby also said reports quoting anonymous US officials criticising Ukrainian effort were 'not helpful'

Far East Considers Empire?!?

Blue-water ambitions: Is China looking beyond its neighborhood now it has the world's largest navy? | CNN

China has built the world's largest naval fleet, more than 340 warships, and until recently it has been regarded as a green-water navy, operating mostly near the country's shores.

End Of An Era

Jimmy Buffett, "Margaritaville" singer, dies at 76

The singer's death was announced in a statement posted on his website and social media channels.

Chicken Genius Design

This Johnson County Popeyes could be torn down so it can become ... another Popeyes

Say goodbye to this Popeyes. Then, say hello again.

Baller Cash Kept Safe

Yes, the Chiefs have $16.9 million in cap space - but they won't be spending it

While the Kansas City Chiefs' Chris Jones is on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, the team gets an extra $19.5 million in cap space - but it won't be spent right away.

Home Team Blowout

Royals offense comes in 13-2 blowout win over Red Sox

The Royals score a season-high 13 runs.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Nothing but sun to kick off the Labor Day weekend

Saturday will have high temperatures around 93 degrees; the next chance of rain isn't until Tuesday.

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