Kansas City Highlights: Local Developments & World War Coming Home

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Building Smaller Local Future

Earthen brick structure foreshadows earthen brick homes in Kansas City

A small wall built with Compressed Earthen Bricks (CEBs) on Vine Street is trying to shake up the home construction industry.

Future Slum Sneak Peek In The Dotte

Developers to pitch plan for $74M residential redevelopment in downtown Kansas City, Kansas

A development group is set to present a plan next week for a massive $73.8 million redevelopment in downtown Kansas City, Kansas.

Do Something Nice For A Change

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City in need of volunteers

More than 200 kids are looking to be paired up with an adult who will serve as a role model and friend for them.

Local Dumping Consequences

Olathe garbage truck fire blamed on improperly disposed lithium ion battery

A spokesperson for the City of Olathe says a lithium ion battery is behind the fire that damaged one of their garbage trucks last week.

More Hype Inside The Loop

Summer in the City Series Starts Soon! - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Check back next week - details coming soon!

Hard Times For Global Diva

Gisele Bundchen breaks down in TEARS as she pulled over by police

Gisele Bundchen was seen breaking down in tears and appearing distressed as she was pulled over by police in Miami on Wednesday.

2024 Proves More Complicated

Biden, Trump tied for first time in months in 3-way race with RFK Jr.

President Biden and former President Trump are tied in the latest national polling average of a hypothetical three-way general election race that includes independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ (DDHQ). Biden and Trump are tied at 41.3 percent support, with Kennedy following at 7.7 percent, according to DDHQ's average...

MAGA Future Reconsidered

Trump 2.0: How US allies are preparing for a second term

Germany is waging a charm offensive inside the Republican Party. Japan is lining up its own Trump whisperer. Mexican government officials are talking to Camp Trump. And Australia is busy making laws to help Trump-proof its U.S. defense ties.

GOP Fights Down South

Conservatives aim their fire at Texas Republican after 'scumbags' comment

The battle between Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) and the GOP's right flank is heating up, with hardline House conservatives throwing their support behind his primary opponent after the moderate Republican called two of them "scumbags" on national television. Gonzales kicked the hornet's nest over the weekend when, during an interview on CNN, he went after...

Deadly Long Game In Ukraine

US secretly sent long-range missiles to Ukraine after months of resistance | CNN Politics

The US delivered long-range missiles to Ukraine earlier this month that the Biden administration had previously refused to send following a directive from President Joe Biden, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Holy Land Debate Life Lessons

Anti-Israel agitators continue disruptions with escalations at USC, Harvard and Columbia

University of Southern California, Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University all had student riots on Wednesday, as anti-Israel hostility on college campuses grows.

Group Hug Reporting Redux

What's a polycule? What we learned from the NYT story on an unusual arrangement happening near Boston.

The New York Times Magazine recently profiled a group of roughly 20 Boston-area people linked by overlapping relationships. Readers had questions.

Local Millennials Sound Off

Photos: Sum 41's fond farewell tour waved goodbye to KC at The Uptown

Sum 41. // photo by Kylee Gregg Sum 41 with the Interrupters Uptown Theater Sunday, April 21 At the end of what they've dubbed Tour of the Setting Sum: The Final World Tour, Canadian pop-punks Sum 41 will be going their separate ways.

Storm Coming To Cowtown . . . 

Storm chances will pick up come Thursday in KC

Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday are weather impact days for rain, storms, and a severe weather risk.

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