Kansas City Overview: Local Build Up, Ukraine Rock Out & Introspection

Lots of things to consider this evening as we share quite a bit of news for late night & early morning denizens of our blog community.

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Baller Pride Era Cont'd

Taylor Swift wears Kansas City Chiefs colors during European Eras tour

Taylor Swift showed off several new looks for the European leg of her Eras tour.

More Deets On Cowtown Cheddar Biscuit Crisis

Two Kansas City-area Red Lobster restaurants among dozens closing nationwide

The restaurant chain has been struggling to keep up with lease and labor costs, according to a report from Bloomberg in April.

Family Tribute After Tragedy

Family has message after Kansas City mother of six dies on Mother's Day

Six kids in Kansas City are mourning the death of their mother. She died on Mother's Day. Her husband says they're simply just hurt.

Aftermath ID . . . 

Missing kayaker from Overland Park found dead in Minnesota lake

A Minnesota sheriff's office has identified an Overland Park man as a missing kayaker.

Super Majority Suffers Loss

Kansas Republicans furious with Kelly over tax cut vetoes. But GOP votes blocked override

Ahead of a special session on taxes, Kansas Republican leaders must contend with three GOP senators who stopped a veto override of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly.

Show-Me Filibuster Frustration

Governor calls situation in Missouri Senate 'ridiculous'

It's the last week of the legislative session and Democrats continue to hold the floor in the Senate, demanding that the so-called "ballot candy" be removed from the initiative petition legislation.

Building Up Old Kansas City

Controlled implosion moves SomeraRoad project forward in West Bottoms

Developers want people in and around the West Bottoms to know that if they hear a series of small explosions, it's all part of the plan.

Champ Pupper Custody Clash

Legal battle continues over ownership of Kansas City-area championship show dog

At the heart of Oscar's more than 1,200-day absence is an unprecedented legal battle over who legally owns the award-winning dog.

Real Estate Season Arrives Amid Economic Harsh Times

Selling Sunset star Emma Hernan wears a string bikini

The reality TV maven and real estate agent made a pitch in her caption: she wants to star on a Selling Sunset spinoff called Selling Islands. 'Spin off: Selling Islands,' she wrote.

White House Rips Competition

'That loser': Biden steps up personal insults of Trump

President Joe Biden dialed up his personal insults of Donald Trump, calling his GOP rival a "loser" while making fun of his handling of the Covid pandemic.

MAGA Fights Double Battle

Trump unleashes on 'fascists' in Dem party after 'very good day' of trial

Former President Donald Trump slammed members of the Democrat Party as "fascists" following his 17th day in court as part of the NY v. Trump case.

Comedy Legend Confronts Democratic Party Probs

Jon Stewart calls out Nancy Pelosi, Hunter Biden and Bob Menendez in segment on political corruption

Comedian Jon Stewart took aim at Sen. Bob Menendez, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Hunter Biden and Republicans on Monday during a segment focused on political corruption.

Diplomat Hits Sour Note

Ukraine supporters blast Blinken's 'tone-deaf' rock performance at Kyiv bar amid Russian offensive

Supporters of Ukraine blasted Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday for rocking out in a Kyiv basement bar as fierce fighting gripped the northeastern part of the war-torn country.

EPIC Cash For Holy Land Coming Soon . . . 

US State Dept moves $1 bln weapons aid for Israel to congressional review, officials say

The U.S. State Department has moved a $1 billion package of weapons aid for Israel into the congressional review process, two U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Constitutional Protects For Tech

Legal experts say a TikTok ban without specific evidence violates the First Amendment

The Justice Department is expected to argue that its clamp down on TikTok is about national security, but Constitutional lawyers say there is no way around grappling with the free speech implications.

On Second Thought, This Conversation Is Actually Pretty Great

Bill Maher & Bill Burr square off on cancel culture, Israel-Hamas protests: Watch

Briahna Joy Gray and Niall Stanage discuss a debate between Bill Maher and Bill Burr about the Israel-Hamas war and college protests.

Medical Fix Results In Flapjacks

'Ozempic breasts' are the latest side effect of the popular drug, leaving users feeling 'deflated'

"Ozempic breasts" are the latest side effect of the weekly injection, with some women complaining about sagging and tender breasts.

Meet Meth Town House Guests

'I screamed': Rodents are woman's first houseguests in new Independence rental house

Keeley Gannaway is glad she's gone from a home on East 14th Street in Independence.

Home Team Triumph

Nelly Nukes leads the way in 4-2 win over Seattle

Snap outta that power slump!

Cowtown Creative Considerations

Confluence | Kevin Demery and Andrew Mcilvaine 'Threshold II: Migration Patterns' - KC STUDIO

Language is never fixed. Words swirl and wander, syntax shifts and churns, etymologies intermix and marry. Meanings affix, and then loosen.

Golden Ghetto Redux

New plans finally move forward for old Sears site in Overland Park, vacant for years

This Johnson County development clears a hurdle, despite some neighbors' objections: "You're trying to put 10 pounds of flour in a two-pound sack. It just doesn't fit."

Baller Reunion Slated

Date and time reportedly set for Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl rematch

Kansas City will travel to play San Francisco in Week 7 in the late-afternoon window on FOX.

Fleeting Summer Tastes Shared

Kansas City has one final chance to eat at this burger chain

Back Yard Burgers will close its final Kansas City location, this one in Blue Springs, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Colder Temps Tonight . . .

Lows will dip into the 50s overnight

Kansas City can expect a few showers this evening with more clouds and lows in the mid-50s.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.