Kansas City Toast: Real Estate, Legal Drama & World War Worsens

No . . . Not the carb-y breakfast treat . . . This morning we tip our hat and glasses to author, actress, biz lady and hottie Emrata who won this week from our perceptive and inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Local Housing Stock Uptick

As supply shifts, here's how home prices are trending in the Kansas City area - Kansas City Business Journal

in Kansas City, new listings year-over-year increased about 3.9%, active listings climbed 4.5% since last year, and prices increased about 4%.

Show-Me Secretive Cash

Missouri legislature passes $51.7 billion budget with some complaints about lack of transparency

Lawmakers had until 6 p.m. Friday to pass the budget. The final product is roughly $1 billion less than Gov. Mike Parson proposed.

Rock Chalk Fight Over Life Persists

Kansas anti-abortion groups are celebrating legislative wins. Here's what that means for patients

New laws will force patients to report more personal information to officials, create a new felony and direct more money to anti-abortion groups.

Community Conversation Cont'd

337: Sheffield Neighborhood Association With Mark Morales | Northeast News

Welcome to the Northeast Newscast. Step into the vibrant streets of the Sheffield neighborhood with host Michael Bushnell and Sheffield Neighborhood Association President, Mark Morales, as they uncover the heart...

Legal Eagles Discard Dead Trees

With the rise of online research, this Jackson County library is getting rid of books

The Jackson County Law Library, founded in 1871, will make a significant shift away from a printed collection as its downtown Kansas City location closes.

Local Training Day Deets

'It's better to be prepared': Kansas City International Airport conducts aircraft emergency drill

Kansas City International Airport conducted its first full-scale aircraft emergency drill since the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday.

Ideas For Mum . . .

Things to do in Kansas City this weekend May 10-12

Some of the highlights include KC Summer Beer Fest at Arrowhead Stadium, multiple musical acts and Mother's Day events.

Fashionista Shares Heritage

Emily Ratajkowski Reveals the Correct Way to Pronounce Her Last Name: 'I'm Polish'

Ratajkowski explained how to pronounce her name backstage as she was getting ready to walk the Tory Burch fall 2023 fashion show in New York City

White House Against The World

The Memo: Biden takes fire from all sides after Israel arms move

President Biden's decision to pause an arms shipment to Israel is his most dramatic move so far in the war in Gaza - and it may end up pleasing no one. Republicans have lambasted Biden for the decision, accusing him of abandoning Israel. Former President Trump has made that argument, as did several GOP senators...

MAGA Plays Up Legal Drama

A guilty verdict? Donald Trump and allies are bracing voters for the worst

At political rallies, on social media, and to reporters, Trump is trying to persuade voters to disregard the outcome of his hush money trial.

Republican Divisions Worsen

GOP worries its problems will outlive Greene's ineffective motion

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) ineffectual effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) was a big anticlimax, but one that could have reverberations much longer than the 35 minutes it took the House to dispense with her motion to vacate. The weighty consequences range from how Johnson can possibly lead his warring factions through the...

Pr0n Star Defies Trolls To Tell Her Side Of Story

Opinion | There's a reason Stormy Daniels' cross-examination was so aggressive

The cross-examination this week of Stormy Daniels at the New York criminal trial of Donald Trump has been called "aggressive," and "heated." And it was.

Supreme Perspectives Exposed

Brett Kavanaugh speaks about presidential power, his Taylor Swift fandom and an expensive trip to see Caitlin Clark | CNN Politics

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told an Austin judicial conference on Friday that his experience in the George W. Bush administration has made him more skeptical of presidential assertions of regulatory power.

Social Media Mob Vs. Rich Lady

Katherine Asplundh shuts down Instagram as Instagram users punish her

Instagram bully Katherine Asplundh has shut down her account as users join forces to claim every available variation of her desired username.

Vlad Starts Winning War

Russia mounts surprise assault on northern Ukraine in most serious cross-border offensive in two years | CNN

Russian forces launched a surprise attack on northern Ukraine, making small inroads, according to a Ukrainian military source, in the most serious cross-border ground offensive for nearly two years.

Global Politics Gets VERY PERSONAL For Protesters

Name and shame: Pro-Israel website ramps up attacks on pro-Palestinian student protesters

Messages call for protesters to be deported or expelled, possibly r*ped or k*lled.

Celebrate Middle-Class Brookside Hard Life Testimony 

You Can't Go Home Again - IN Kansas City Magazine

My husband moved into my house after we were married. It's a great house in Brookside and provided a safe and nurturing landing spot following my divorce ten years ago. We've lived here together with our adult children coming and going for the past couple of years.

Barista Serves Cultural Lessons

Organizers explain significance of AANHPI Heritage Month festival being held at CPKC Stadium

Business owners from across the Kansas City area will gather Saturday to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Home Team Improves Again

Ninth inning home run Adam Frazier rescues Royals in 2-1 win

The Royals move to eight games over .500.

Never Discount Deliciousness

Looking for ramen in Kansas City? You should eat at these restaurants

The Kansas City region is full of great Japanese and Asian restaurants that take their own spins on ramen. No matter if you're shouting for shoyu, mad for miso, or tantalized by tonkotsu, you'll find plenty of exciting versions of the iconic comfort food.

Sunny Day Forecast . . . 

A clear and sunny Saturday great for outdoor fun

Saturday will have high temperatures around 79 degrees; rain is back in the forecast for Mother's Day evening

Post Malone - I Had Some Help (feat. Morgan Wallen) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.