Kansas City Sprinter: Local Help, Campaign Tactics & TikTok Finale

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Good Deeds Amid Harsh Times

Food distribution helps nearly 200 families in Kansas City

"I know we can accomplish anything if we all work together and help feed people and meet them where they are," Steven Miller said.

Making Mom Jeans Safer

Merriam police hold class teaching women self defense

The Merriam Police Department held a free class for women Thursday, teaching them self-defense skills at a Situational Awareness Workshop.

Show-Me Safe Bet

Missouri sports betting initiative gains traction - Missourinet

The group "Winning for Missouri Education" has collected over 300,000 signatures in hopes of putting an initiative to legalize sports betting on the ballot. The campaign was launched after the legislature repeatedly failed to legalize sports betting. "The tremendous support we've seen throughout the state is a testament to Missourians' readiness to bring sports betting [...]

Talking More Kansas City Trash

Developer behind controversial south Kansas City landfill proposal discusses future plans

The developer who proposed a landfill in south Kansas City is walking away from the site, but still exploring solutions to regional trash capacity issues.

Home Team For Realz?!?

Pitching, defense and a budding star: Why the red-hot Royals might actually be for real

Kansas City has had a surprising and enjoyable run to open the season. Now, the question is whether it's going to be a long run.

Sound Of Hipsters Winning

Building an experimental music scene in Kansas City

A pair of noisy upstarts are out-hustling the establishment to create a space for themselves in Kansas City's jazz scene. Plus: A Platte City man with Down syndrome has built a life with a job he loves and a place of his own to call home.

Newspaper Navel Gazing By Way Of White House

This KC Star reporter flew on Air Force One. It was an 'undeniably cool' experience

The Kansas City Star's Washington correspondent occasionally participates in the "press pool" reporting on the president. Sometimes that means a flight on Air Force One.

Celeb Clarification

Kylie Jenner is NOT pregnant with Timothee Chalamet's child

Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet are not expecting a child together, despite ongoing social media rumors.

Prez Plays With Friendly Press

What to watch during what could be Biden's final White House correspondents' dinner

Biden makes what could be his final White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday, an event Trump skipped three times.

MAGA Moves Ahead

Trump leads in swing-state polls and is tied with Biden nationally

How 538's new 2024 presidential general election polling averages work.

Survey Seyz Most Americans Think Former Prez Confronts Injustice

CNN Poll: Few think Trump is being treated the same as other defendants | CNN Politics

As the first criminal prosecution of a former American president began just 13% nationwide feel Donald Trump is being treated the same as other criminal defendants, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds. Most of the country was divided over whether he is being treated more harshly (34%) or more leniently (34%) than other defendants.

Tech Trap For Campaign Season

GOP's inclusion of TikTok ban is secret weapon against Biden

Democrats are bracing for a backlash from young voters over the potential ban of TikTok on U.S. phones, something made more likely by the Chinese government's opposition to ByteDance selling off one of the most sophisticated algorithms in the world. It's a problem for President Biden, who won 60 percent of voters 18 to 29...

Money Alone Can't Win War

Ukraine pulls US-provided Abrams tanks from the front lines over Russian drone threats

Two U.S. officials say Ukraine has sidelined U.S.-provided Abrams M1A1 battle tanks for now in its fight against Russia.

Holy Land Siege Coming Soon

What to know about a possible Israeli military offensive in Rafah

In Gaza's southernmost city, where more than a million Palestinians have sought shelter and where aid groups have centralized operations, worries have grown over a possible Israeli military operation.

Student Movement Rising

University protests over Israel-Hamas war in Gaza lead to hundreds of arrests on college campuses

Hundreds of people have been arrested in California, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and other states during the tense protests on college campuses.

Far East Fights For Public Opinion

China's influence operations against the U.S. are bigger than TikTok

Intelligence officials and lawmakers describe the Chinese-owned social media app as a national security threat. But they haven't shared that evidence with the public.

Public TV Talks Boozing

Weekend Possibilities | Art Course, Microbrew Fest, Parade of Hearts

The schedule is full of art, beer and brunch this weekend in Kansas City. There's also a music crawl in Lawrence and the Great Wind Festival in Leawood.

About Salvy's Excellent Catch

Salvador Perez's 1st Inning homer powers Royals to a rain-shortened 2-1 win

And Kyle Isbel's freak play helped the Royals get past the finish line

Celebrate Biz Of Social Justice

Meet LaunchKC's latest crew of social changemakers; cohort excited for connectivity

Seven Kansas City social ventures are expected to get a boost from LaunchKC's latest cohort - with entrepreneurs already eager for the human support and resources offered by the popular venture studio program.

Local Hipster Love

Nelson-Atkins Museum set to give Niki de Saint Phalle her final flowers

"Rebellion and Joy" is scheduled to open April 27 and run through July 21 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Afternoon Storm Warning

Strong to severe storms expected in the metro this afternoon

Today is a First Alert Weather Alert Day

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