Kansas City Lights: Tribute, Taxing Politics & World At War

For late night and early morning denizens of the cowtown discourse we share a bevy of noteworthy items we've been reading by way of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City Celebration Of Life

'An amazing soul:' Drexel Mack, court employee killed in Independence eviction, mourned

A large crowd gathered in downtown Kansas City Monday to honor Drexel Mack, one of the two men fatally shot during an eviction in Independence late last month.

Champion Pay Hike

Salary Details for New Chris Jones Contract

All-Pro DT Chris Jones is back with the KC Chiefs, and a Sunday evening report sheds new light on the mechanisms of his multiyear contract.

Cleaning Up The Dotte

Wyandotte County 'Dumpster Days' invites residents to discard bulky items, electronics

The Unified Government's Public Works Department is offering its residents an opportunity to get rid of bulky items for free with its 2024 Dumpster Days event.

Rock Chalk Bad Bounce

Self: Dickinson, McCullar won't play in Big 12 Tournament

The Kansas Jayhawks will be without two of their stars for this week's Big 12 Tournament action in Kansas City.

Show-Me Spring Break Search

University of Missouri Student Missing After Reportedly Getting Kicked Out of Luke Bryan's Bar in Nashville

Authorities in Tennessee are looking for University of Missouri student Riley Strain, 22, who went missing during a trip to Nashville.

Drive Carefully In Golden Ghetto

One dead after motorcycle crash near I-635, I-35 in Johnson County

One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 Monday night in Johnson County.

Local Tragedy Aftermath

Kansas City woman dead after motorcycle strikes vehicle on Interstate 49

The Missouri Highway Patrol report says 37-year-old Jennifer Stanford's motorcycle struck the rear of a stationary vehicle on I-49 in Bates County.

Agenda Setting Sneak Peek

Nick's Picks | Stadium News, Big 12 Basketball and St. Patrick's Day

The news in Kansas City this week will be focused on new soccer and baseball stadiums, Big 12 basketball and St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Fashioning Merch Madness

Kendall Jenner flaunts her toned figure for Maison Margiela's campaign

Kendall Jenner could be the new face of Maison Margiela. On Monday, she shared some behind-the-scenes footage on Instagram from a photoshoot for the designer.

Prez Offers Discounts Amid Harsh Times

Biden budget would cut taxes for millions and restore breaks for families. Here's what to know.

President Joe Biden's proposed 2025 budget outlines a range of tax breaks geared to both individuals and families.

MAGA Commands Republicans

Bloodbath at RNC: Trump team slashes staff at committee

Dozens of staffers are expected to be let go.

Impeachment Pivot For GOP

Special Counsel Robert Hur faces Congress over Biden classified files report

Robert Hur will face a House panel over his classified files report and comments on President Biden's age's

Social Media MAGA Two-Step

Trump says banning TikTok would help Facebook, even if it's a national security threat

Former President Donald Trump says he still believes TikTok poses a national security risk. But he opposes banning the hugely popular app because doing so would help its rival, Facebook, which he continues to lambast over his 2020 election loss.

Religious Rifts Worsening

India announces steps to implement a citizenship law that excludes Muslims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government announced rules to implement a 2019 citizenship law that excludes Muslims, weeks before the Hindu nationalist leader seeks a third term in office.

Diplomacy Stalls In Holy Land

Netanyahu dismisses Biden's warning over "innocent lives being lost" in Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu says President Biden is wrong to suggest Israel's actions in Gaza are doing more harm than good.

Catholics Called To Office In Ironic Eastern European Twist

Ukraine war: Vatican envoy called in over Pope 'white flag' remarks

The papal nuncio was called in after the Pope said Kyiv should "have the courage to raise the white flag".

Cowtown Remembers 80s

Reo Speedwagon + Night Ranger to perform in Kansas City

Classic rock band Reo Speedwagon will take the stage at Starlight Theatre with special guest, Night Ranger.

Tech For Survival In KC

Kansas City VA doctor using new technology to screen for lung cancer

According to the Kansas City Veterans Affairs less than 5% of people who need to be screened for lung cancer are getting screenings

Local Cars Keep Rolling

The Kansas City Auto Show is back this weekend. Here's what cars you can see

Brands scheduled to appear include Buick, Dodge, Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz and more, with new and classic car models on display.

Lady Soccer Menu For Fans After Long, Long Walk

Food at CPKC Stadium: What restaurants fans can find at Current games

While fans are undoubtedly excited for the KC Current's new home, many are also looking forward to the concessions at CPKC Stadium.

Local Start Of Springtime . . .

Warm and windy conditions will continue into Tuesday

Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s

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