Kansas City Link Look: Eclipse Postscript, MAGA Flip & Vatican Word

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Kansas City residents look for partial solar eclipse thrill: 'I haven't seen one in 45 years!'

The April 8 solar eclipse sweeping across the U.S. hit 89% coverage at its peak in Kansas City, just before 2 p.m. Cities along the path of totality saw a boom in tourism from out-of-towners trying to catch the last North American solar eclipse until 2044, but residents around the metro found ways to watch closer to home, too.

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KC SmartPort

The momentum in KC is hard to ignore!

Advice On Tech Trimming

These robots provide a high-tech solution to an age-old farming problem: how to get rid of weeds

Greenfield Robotics, a Kansas-based company, is hoping to move agriculture away from herbicides. They've developed robots to take on a labor-intensive process - cutting weeds down.

Latest Burning Sensation

KCFD reports two displaced residents after apartment fire near the Plaza

KCFD responded to the reported fire in the 1500 block of Lexington Court at approximately 1030 a.m. on Monday morning

Show-Me Deadline

Missouri will execute Brian Dorsey, despite widespread support for clemency

Governor Mike Parson on Monday confirmed the state will carry out the scheduled execution of Brian Dorsey on Tuesday, April 9. More than 150 people spoke out in support of sparing Dorsey's life, including over 70 corrections officers and a retired Missouri Supreme Court judge.

Midwest Medical Help Needed

'We were terrified': A roadside birth and the harsh reality of maternity deserts in Missouri, Kansas

According to a March of Dimes survey, 45 percent of all counties in Kansas are now considered maternity deserts.

For The Culture . . . 

Englewood Arts Center boosts artists in Independence, and the community too

While Englewood Arts offers classes in drawing, ceramics, and glass blowing, it isn't your typical arts center. Its also leading the way for affordable housing in Independence.

Diva Shares Roundup View

Kim Kardashian works bikini and cowboy hat in Turks and Caicos

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram on Sunday to share sultry bikini-clad photos from her Turks and Caicos family vacation.

Inflation Teachable Moment

5 things to know about Biden's new student loan plan

President Biden announced a new student loan plan on Monday that would help millions of Americans have their debt forgiven in his latest attempt to provide relief to borrowers. Biden announced a plan focused in large part on borrowers with so-called "runaway interest" who owe more money than they did at the start of repayment....

MAGA Double Cross Fight For Life?!?

'Slap in the face': Mike Pence blasts Donald Trump for saying abortion restrictions should be up to states

Former President Donald Trump's call to let states set their own abortion policy is drawing barbs from more than a few conservative Republicans.

Sabotage Alternative?!?

RFK Jr.'s New York state director says her 'No. 1 priority' is preventing a Biden victory | CNN Politics

A New York-based campaign official for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is pitching Republican voters to support his independent presidential bid by arguing that Kennedy will help Donald Trump defeat Joe Biden if he's on the ballot in New York.

GOP Infighting Persists

Mike Johnson faces revolt by hard-right Republicans over Ukraine aid package

Some House members remain staunchly opposed to proposal and one of them has already threatened to oust the speaker

Eastern Europe Shares Accurate Prediction

Ukraine 'will lose the war' if US aid not approved, says Zelensky | CNN

Ukraine "will lose the war" if the United States Congress does not approve military aid to help it resist Russia's invasion, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Holy Land Still Working Toward  Ceasefire

Progress in Gaza truce talks in Cairo, Egypt's Al Qahera news says

Talks on a truce in the Gaza conflict are making progress in Cairo and all parties have agreed on basic points, Egypt's Al-Qahera News state-affiliated TV channel said early on Monday, citing a senior Egyptian source.

Catholic Contention

The Vatican says surrogacy and gender theory are 'grave threats' to human dignity

A document called "Infinite Dignity" details what the Vatican sees as grave violations of dignity. Poverty, war and the abuse of migrants lead the list.

Winning End Game

Instagram Model Who Wanted Airlines To Make Bigger Seats To Fit Her Enormous Booty Buys Her Own Plane

Gracie Bon posted a celebratory video of herself showing off her new purchase. A purchase that is complete with several seats large enough for her reportedly 55-inch butt. Although

Local Agenda Setting This Week

Nick's Picks | Solar Eclipse, Stadium Drama, Kansas Taxes

Nick's Picks touts a solar eclipse, Chiefs and Royals stadium issues and tax relief in Kansas as the top the news in Kansas City this week.

Cash Crop Hip-Hop

It Ain't Easy Being Green: Mac Mo Green's trek to rule over KC's cannabis biz

Mac Mo Green holds an incredible balancing act between being one of the main faces of Kansas City cannabis culture and an MMA fighter.

Newsie Prize Claimed

KSHB 41 I-Team receives national IRE award for series of reports tied to Marion, Kansas newspaper raid

KSHB 41 earned national recognition Friday for its ongoing coverage of the raid on the Marion Record newspaper last August.

Border War As Retail History Fades

This shop closed on the Country Club Plaza and has reopened in a Kansas City suburb

A mother and daughter opened their shop on the Plaza in 2021. They moved and reopened elsewhere over the weekend.

Today's Aftermath

Watch: Total solar eclipse leaves US viewers emotional, awestruck

After months of anticipation, the solar eclipse darkened skies over a swath of the United States on Monday, April 8.

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