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Getting Baller Bucks

Businesses prepared for influx of customers from Big 12 tournament

With the women's and men's Big 12 Championship taking place in Kansas City, businesses nearby the T-Mobile Center prepare for the influx of foot traffic.

Play & Pay

Chris Jones' new deal is the first step toward a Chiefs three-peat

Jones and the Chiefs reached an agreement on a five-year deal that includes $95 million guaranteed, his agent told ESPN.

Kansas City B-Ball Guide Debuts

Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City: Bracket, schedule, tickets

The Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Kansas City on Tuesday, Bracket, schedule, tickets

Progressively More Partisan Zoning Rules Debated

How Prairie Village's zoning fight ended up in the Kansas Legislature

In the wake of last year's contentious fight over zoning laws in Prairie Village, new bills in the Kansas Legislature would threaten local control over rezoning and limit cities' ability to stop citizen petitions. The proposals are being fiercely opposed by cities across Johnson County.

Artsy Undefeated Tribute

Kansas City's Independence Avenue Bridge, a 'truck-eating' legend, is immortalized in painting

A new warning system may have forced a diet on Northeast Kansas City's most infamous bridge, but it hasn't stopped Thomas Gieseke's imagination from transforming the structure into a thing of whimsy and terror.

Starlet Leadership Last Night

Margot Robbie, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner at Vanity Fair Oscar party

There was no shortage of star power at Vanity Fair's Oscar party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

In Defense Of MAGA

Attorneys face unprecedented challenge in selecting jury for Trump's hush money trial

As lawyers on both sides prepare for Donald Trump's New York hush money trial this month, here are four things to know about the jury that will hear the case.

Political Cash Game Cont'd

Fundraising looms large in battle to replace McConnell

Republican senators say the race to replace Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could be decided by fundraising prowess, citing the more than $1.6 billion he helped raised through two outside groups for Senate Republican candidates since 2015. GOP senators say the fundraising "factor" could give an advantage to Texas Sen.

Vlad Builds EPIC Arsenal

Exclusive: Russia producing three times more artillery shells than US and Europe for Ukraine | CNN Politics

Russia appears on track to produce nearly three times more artillery munitions than the US and Europe, a key advantage ahead of what is expected to be another Russian offensive in Ukraine later this year.

Fasting Amid Fear

Muslims prepare for a more somber Ramadan due to the Israel-Hamas war

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslims are preparing for a less joyful observance this year. Fasting and charity take on a different meaning when many in Gaza are suffering.

Rumors Of War Reported

US not anticipating Israeli forces to enter Rafah at the start of Ramadan | CNN Politics

The Biden administration is not anticipating that Israeli forces will imminently expand their military operations into Rafah, two US officials told CNN, as the holy month of Ramadan began on Sunday.

Kings Cash Out

American titans sell a $11 BILLION in stock

American billionaires are selling stocks by the boatload - sparking fears of an impending financial disaster.

Hollywood History Exposed

John Cena appears nude at 2024 Oscars, 50 years after '74 streaker

John Cena made a memorable appearance during Sunday's Oscars ceremony, walking onto the stage completely nude, save for the presenter's card, which he used to cover his genitalia.

Fashion Roundup

Shoppers love 'booty-lifting' trousers that shape and sculpt

An Italian brand of trousers with a patented sculpting design has left happy customers 'in love' and shoppers have been raving about how comfortable and flattering the pants are.

Hipsters Hate KC Parking

Turn Up Your Support = Get A New Bridge Tee

From now through March 20, we're giving you the opportunity to join The Bridge for just $30 - which equals a year of Bridge membership and a new teal tee!

BBQ Saga Teachable Moments Shared

No ribbon cutting when a business closes, Plowboys founder says: Know how to start (and stop) on your own terms

A year and a half after Todd Johns closed his restaurants to focus instead on Plowboys-branded retail products, Johns would rather leave a legacy that's felt within the Kansas City barbecue community than be known as a legend, he shared.

Spring Forward Redux

Spring-like start to the work week

It's warm and windy today, with gusts reaching up to 30 mph. Storm chances return as soon as Tuesday evening.

Baby One More Time (from Kung Fu Panda 4) by Tenacious D is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.