Kansas City Link Pool: Wartime Economy, Overgrowth & Kansas State Of Emergency

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Local Wartime Cash Secured

Missouri legislators pass tax break for Kansas City nuclear weapons campus expansion

The National Nuclear Security Administration plans to spend more than $3 billion to expand its facilities in Kansas City, where workers produce non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons.

Weather Declaration

Kansas Gov issues state of disaster emergency for severe overnight storms

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a state of disaster emergency proclamation Monday due to severe storms that impacted the state overnight.

Bushy Lawns Save Earth

Grass lawns are a landscape staple, but an environmental reckoning may change that

The first English word for "lawn" dates back to the early 1500s, described as an "open space among trees." Lawns today are a far cry from that description, but they've come to dominate our physical - and cultural - landscapes. Now concerns over environmental impacts are propelling yet another redefinition.

Inside The Loop Agenda

Downtown Community Improvement District holds it's 21st Annual Meeting - Downtown Council of Kansas City

On April 9, The DCID held its 21st Annual Meeting to review accomplishments and lay out goals for the upcoming fiscal year.

Cheap Date Baller Begins Career

Chiefs rookie took SI swimsuit model to Worlds of Fun as they spent day in KC

Brittany Mahomes isn't the only person in this year's Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue who has been a special connection to a Chiefs player.

Activist Hottie Earns Sunshine

Bella Hadid dons bikini on yacht in France during Cannes Film Festival

As she visits France for the 77th Cannes Film Festival, Bella Hadid is getting plenty of sun as she was spotted taking another dip off the coast of France while yachting with friends on Sunday

Prez Forgets Tenure?!?

Biden bizarrely suggests he was VP during pandemic in latest blunder

In his latest gaffe, President Biden on Sunday said that things had gotten "kinda bad" when he was Vice President during the pandemic - even though COVID-19 hit three years after the Obama administration left office.

MAGA Exposed To Judgement

How does Trump's trial end? It may hinge on how jurors feel about sex and privacy

The Trump's Trials team breaks down why prosecutors have a timeline problem, what Michael Cohen's testimony so far has shown, and why it may all come down to a question of sex and privacy in the end.

SCOTUS Kills Debate

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Maryland 'assault weapon' ban

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a gun law in Maryland that bans assault-style weapons such as the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, which has been used in various high-profile mass shootings.

‘Bleach Blonde Bad-Built Butch Body' Debuts

Greene posts workout video after Crockett fundraising crack

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is defending her "built and strong" physique, after Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) returned a dig at her appearance during an insult-heavy clash in a House Oversight Committee hearing last week. "Yes my body is built and strong NOT with nips, tucks, plastic, or silicone, but through a healthy lifestyle," the...

Wartime Command Cont'd

Ukraine's Zelensky stays in power despite term expiring

Martial law and a desire for stability keeps the Ukrainian leader in power without new elections.

US Denounces Court Claim

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in connection with their actions during the seven-month war between Israel and Hamas.

Iran From Conspiracy

Reactions to the death of Iran's president in a helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner long seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain near the Azerbaijan border, officials and state media said on Monday.

Brit Needs Help

Britney Spears Needs Conservatorship, New Reporting on Drugs & Surveillance

Britney Spears is in increasing danger of hurting herself or others, or even worse ... so say numerous people in and around her life, and they are scared for her and believe the only path for long-term survival is another conservatorship.

Give Yourself More Than A Hand

It's International Masturbation Month! Here Are 9 Great Sex Toy Deals

The sun's shining, the birds are chirping, and the vibrators are buzzing. It's time for Masturbation May.

Love Bites Diva?!?

Taylor Swift fans notice a 'hickey' on her neck during her concert

When the superstar, 34, took the stage at her Eras Tour concert and swept her hair behind her ear, fans pointed out that there was an obvious kiss mark on her neck.

Cowtown Agenda Setting

Nick's Picks | School's Out, Ballot Issues and Memorial Day

Kansas City area schools are closing for summer break, lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas are wrapping up business and Memorial Day beckons this week.

Tribute This Week

Memorial Day events planned around the KC metro in 2024

With the school year in the rearview mirror, many in the Kansas City metro have turned their eyes toward Memorial Day weekend events.

Two Sides To Every Story

Missouri's rare 2-headed snake headed to Kansas City metro for the summer

Missouri's rare polycephalous snake, Tiger-Lily, will find two new homes in the Kansas City metro over the summer.

Local Booze News

Local distillery earns new hardware as whiskeys considered among the best

A Lenexa, Kansas, distillery has earned new hardware for two whiskeys that are now considered to be among the best in the world.

Rain Redux Awaits . . . 

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible this morning and afternoon

Today is a First Alert Weather Impact Day

Billie Eilish - LUNCH is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.