Kansas City Click: Local Picks, MAGA Leads, Gaza Exit & GOP Struggles

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Has this Kansas City sales tax been a 'total failure'?

Kansas City's Central City Economic Development program, started in 2017, is set to be renewed soon. The sales tax was supposed to help revive neighborhoods east of The Paseo - but critics say it hasn't done much of anything.

Cowtown Agenda Setting

Nick's Picks | Here's Your Kansas City News Forecast

This week's Kansas City news forecast calls for changes in the unseasonably warm weather and a slew of local elections in early November.

Everybody Deserves A Shot . . . 

Inclusive coffee shop hires people with disabilities

The Wright family created Bitty and Beau's Coffee in 2016, the shop named after two of their children with Down syndrome.

Local Head Check Help

KC nonprofit expands program to help with mental health

For more than a decade, Tri-County Mental Health sent their social workers out on 911 calls in an effort to intercede when someone is in a mental health crisis.

Johnson County Power Move

Shamrock Roofing acquires Bob Hamilton headquarters in Overland Park - Kansas City Business Journal

One of the largest roofing companies in the Midwest will take over 15,000 square feet of office space across from its existing headquarters in Overland Park.

Hipster & His Hat Scheduled

Jason Mraz brings 2024 tour to Kansas City's Starlight Theatre

Jason Mraz announced he will make a tour stop in Kansas City for his "The Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride" tour on Sunday, July 21, 2024

For Your Morning Putterings

Paige Spiranac Shares Stunning Selfie From an Early Morning Round on the Green

No one rocks athleisure on the golf course quite like Paige.

Indies All In 2024

New poll: Tight race between Trump, Biden with RFK, Cornel West independent bids threatening both candidacies

A new poll found President Biden and former President Trump tied in a hypothetical 2024 matchup, but Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West's independent bids threaten their campaigns.

MAGA Earns Begrudging Love

Trump is 'a jerk. Nobody likes him': 3 reasons New Hampshire voters are sticking with him

Here's why New Hampshire GOP voters say they are voting for former President Donald Trump in the primary, despite his four criminal indictments.

From Former Homies

Michael Cohen to take stand in fraud trial of his former boss, Donald Trump | CNN Politics

Michael Cohen and his former boss, Donald Trump, are expected to be face-to-face in a New York courtroom Tuesday as Cohen delivers testimony as part of the civil fraud case against the former president.

GOP Accepts Responsibility

How Mitt Romney Reckoned With His Own Complicity in Trump's Rise

A new book explores the senator's pained realization that even a Trump antagonist like him might bear some blame for the current GOP mess.

Republican House Divided

Divided GOP bombarded by Speaker candidates

A bitterly divided House GOP conference will meet behind closed doors Tuesday to elect a new Speaker nominee, this time choosing from a menu of eight members ranging from establishment figures to anti-institutional lawmakers who say they want to shake things up. Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.)

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U.S. readies plans for mass evacuations if Gaza war escalates

Officials said Americans living in Israel and Lebanon are of particular concern, but they stressed that an evacuation of such magnitude is a worst-case scenario.

Holy Land Dealmaking

Scoop: Israel willing to delay Gaza invasion to discuss large release of hostages

Hamas has held more than 200 hostages in Gaza since its militants attacked Israel on Oct. 7.

Wrestler Against White Washing

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wax statue to be redone after star criticises its white skin

Musée Grévin says it is 'improving' wax figure of Fast and Furious star after it attracted widespread ridicule on social media

Diva Shares Tell-All 

Britney Spears' memoir is an angry, cautionary tale

The Woman In Me, which is published on Tuesday, lifts the lid on her 13-year conservatorship.

Now Serving Far East Fare

KC Craft Ramen Will Host A Ramen Shop From Japan In November

Nov. 1-5, Japan-based ramen shop Misora-Do will be taking over KC Craft Ramen's kitchen and serving their specialty - authentic miso ramen.

Soggy Cowtown Forecast

FIRST WARNS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday

We've got an active week of weather headed our way. Tuesday will feature increasing clouds and rain that will move in from the south and west.

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