Kansas City Turnaround: Rock Island Redux, MAGA Marks, French Weapons & Group Hugs

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Because What This Cowtown REALLY Needs Is Yet Another Entertainment District

Rock Island Bridge to bring new entertainment district to Kansas City this summer

The Rock Island Bridge is set to open this summer, bringing a new entertainment district to Kansas City.

Flat Tax Redux

Kansas Democrats and Republicans both proposed tax cuts. Here's how they compare

It isn't clear which tax cut proposals might become law. Both have provisions with bipartisan support, but neither has a clear path to becoming law.

Poll Position

In both Kansas and Missouri, the presidential election process will be different

As the presidential process plays out, it will be different this year in both Missouri and Kansas.

Hard Times Get Harder In KC

Kansas City treatment facility goes without water for nearly a month

Residents at a Kansas City treatment facility are looking for help as the water in one of their buildings has been out for nearly a month.

Ballers Can't Defy Time

Will Jason's retirement affect Travis Kelce? Take the 'Reacts' fan survey

Let's hear what you have to say about the Chiefs!

Starlet Barely Hides Her Shame

Salma Hayek, 57, poses NUDE in flashback photos

The 57-year-old The Eternals actress shared some racy flashback photos from the 1990s where she was seen posing completely nude in a bed with white sheets and purple accents.

White House Talks Finances

'He doesn't know what he's talking about': Biden bashes Trump on the economy

President Biden on Thursday said that former President Trump doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to the economy, citing his political rival's comments that he expects the U.S. economy to crash. "Did you hear he wants to see the stock market crash?" Biden said Thursday during remarks in Raleigh, N.C.

MAGA Marks Spark Speculation

Trump's Red Hand Markings Draw Wild Speculation-Including Syphilis Conspiracies

The marks on Trump's hands were not visible hours after they initially appeared in a photograph Wednesday morning.

Debating Former Prez Price Tag

Live updates: E. Jean Carroll defamation trial against Donald Trump

A jury will be asked to decide how much in damages former President Donald Trump must pay E. Jean Carroll for his 2019 defamatory statements about Carroll's sexual assault allegations. Follow the latest here.

Rampant Spending Persists

Senate passes stopgap bill to prevent a shutdown, sending it to the House

The bill would keep the government open on a short-term basis through the first week of March.

No Two State Solution In Sight

Netanyahu tells US he opposes creation of Palestinian state after Gaza war

PM rebuts White House by saying all territory west of Jordan River would be under Israeli security control

Europe Against Vlad

France ramps up weapons production for Ukraine and says Russia is scrutinizing the West's mettle

France has announced more deliveries of its Caesar artillery system to Ukraine and is accelerating weapons production to avoid depleting its own military stocks while continuing to support the war effort against Russia's invasion.

Far East Financial Strategy

China's ageing population threatens switch to new economic growth model

China's ageing population threatens key Beijing policy goals for the coming decade of boosting domestic consumption and reining in ballooning debt, posing a severe challenge to the economy's long-term growth prospects.

America Opens Up . . . 

A Practical Guide to Modern Polyamory

Couples in polyamorous relationships explain how it works. How do you start conversations with your partner? What rules do you make? What do you tell people?

Meet New Lady Boss

KC Current appoints Raven Jemison as club president

The Kansas City Current has appointed Raven Jemison as club president.

Seeing Future Clearly

This Kansas City shop is closing after nearly 40 years, and everything's half off

The longtime owner is retiring. "More time for travel. More time for lunch."

South Side Stocks Up

Red Bridge Farm Fresh Market to open in late spring, early summer 2024

The Red Bridge Farm Fresh Market is set to open at the Red Bridge Shopping Center in the late spring or early summer of 2024, according to developer Lane4 Property Group.

Dead-Tree Home Tour

See inside $2.7 million Leawood home with 'private dog entrance' and castle-like turret

The house contains five bedrooms and seven bathrooms along with luxury amenities like a "private dog entrance with a dedicated dog room" and a circular study in a castle-like turret.

Banking On Rock Chalk Sunshine

We need to talk about regulating 'solar farms' in Kansas - Kansas Reflector

Kansas Sky may be as good as it gets, especially given its well-reasoned site selection and conformity to Douglas County's new regulations.

Show-Me Road Kill Curbed

Missouri sees record deer harvest during 2023-24 hunting season

Missouri hunters took a record harvest during the 2023-24 deer season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Today's Drop . . . 

We return to much colder temps today

Light snow is expected today

Barbra Streisand earned a #1 Billboard hit with "The Way We Were" in 1974 but this campy joke several years later our #TBT tribute to the tune this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.