Kansas City Reflection: Politics, Protest & Ostrich Tragedy

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Courthouse Comeback Starts

'Finally': Jackson County courthouse reopens after ransomware attack

Monday was the first day in weeks Jackson County residents could walk into the Truman Courthouse without appointments to pay their taxes after a ransomware attack shut down operations.

Captive Attractions

Arapawa yip yip! Two baby goats at the KC Zoo & Aquarium have been given fiery names

Fans of a popular animated Nickelodeon series will be very happy with the choice in names

Local Cash Life Lessons

KCKPS to hold informational meetings for $420 million bond issue

The KCKPS bond issue meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m. Monday at F.L. Schlagle High School. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Movers & Shakers Debut

Downtown Council April 2024 New Members - Downtown Council of Kansas City

The DTC recognizes new members each quarter. This quarter we have two new members, Hoefer Welker, and Wickham James Strategies & Solutions.

Lots Of Bull This Summer

American Royal announces lineup of rodeo events in Kansas City for 75th anniversary

This year also marks the 125th anniversary of the American Royal.

Rock Chalk Tragedy Tonight

Adored ostrich at Kansas zoo dies after swallowing staff member's keys

Karen the ostrich was known for her love of playing in water "and, best of all, being our 'dancing queen!'" the zoo said.

PBS Saves The Planet

Nick's Picks | Earth Day, NFL Draft and Cicadas

Earth Day, the NFL Draft, cicadas and lots of politics will define the news week ahead in Kansas City.

Selfie Share Sparks Interest

Lottie Moss sends temperatures soaring in red semi-sheer lingerie

Lottie Moss looked sensational in a racy sheer red lingerie set as she posed for stunning Instagram snaps on Monday.

White House Re-up Right Now

Biden vows to 'quickly' supply new military aid to Ukraine

The US president says he will send "significant" support to Kyiv if senators pass a new aid deal on Tuesday.

MAGA Victory Already?!?

Donald Trump already won the only Supreme Court fight that mattered

This case is about delaying his trial, and the GOP-controlled Supreme Court has given him everything he could reasonably hope for and more.

Crypto-Candidate Declaration

RFK Jr.: 'I'm gonna put the entire U.S. budget on blockchain'

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he wants to put the U.S. budget on the blockchain, a ledger of transactions typically associated with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. "I'm going to put the entire U.S. budget on blockchain so that any American - every American can look at every budget item in the entire...

Ivy League Activism Crackdown

Police arrest pro-Palestinian supporters at encampment on Yale University plaza

Police officers have arrested protesters who had set up an encampment on Yale University's campus in support of the Palestinian cause Monday morning.

No Love For GOP Lady

Rightwing media mock Marjorie Taylor Greene after Ukraine aid bill passes

'Nyet, Moscow Marjorie,' says New York Post front page in latest sign some on the right are turning on pro-Trump congresswoman

Eastern Europe Damage Control

TV tower collapses in Ukraine's Kharkiv after Russian missile attack

The 240-metre television tower in Ukraine's city of Kharkiv broke in half and fell to the ground on Monday, footage obtained by Reuters showed, after what local officials said was likely a Russian missile attack on television infrastructure.

Funding Opt Out For Elite

Billionaires led by Robert Kraft stop cash for Columbia and call anti-Israeli mob 'f-ing crazy'

Billionaires including Leon Cooperman and Robert Kraft are pausing their flow of cash to Columbia as it is rocked by anti-Israel protests.

Education End Game

On An*l Sex Day, crack up with The Bottom's Digest

Eating, cleaning, breathing - the hilarious Alex Hall is here to help the bottom brigade.

Another Super Fan Debuts

Meet the teal-painted super fan with a sparkly red beard front row at KC Current games

The Current is building hype across Kansas City with its historic new stadium and winning record. Richard Harper isn't the team's only loyal supporter, but he may be one of the most extreme.

Local Row Report

KC Pink Warriors paddle downstream to Austin for Dragon Boat Racing

The KC Pink Warriors are Kansas City's first full-time Dragon Boat racing team and are composed entirely of female breast cancer survivors.

Baller Legacy Quickly Forgotten

Tyreek Hill was not happy about the Chiefs giving his No. 10 jersey to Isiah Pacheco

Remember when Tyreek Hill played for the Kansas City Chiefs? It feels like a lifetime ago but since Hill was shipped off to the Dolphins, the Chiefs haven't lost a playoff game, winning two Super Bowls and laughing all the way to the bank.

Dead-Tree Prediction

How hot will it get in Kansas City this summer? What weather forecast models predict

What weather models say Kansas Citians can expect in the coming months.

April Shower Update . . . 

Rain showers may develop early on Tuesday

Our active weather pattern starts with a chance for showers Tuesday, and storms Thursday heading into Friday which have the potential to be severe

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.