Kansas City Haze: Developments, Heatwave, Celtics & Amnesty Love

For late night and early morning denizens of the discourse, we share more than a bit of news we've been reading along with our silly alternative headlines as we consider pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Crossroads Dead-Tree Redux

Developers unveil plan to breathe new life into historic KC Star building

Kansas City developers have a new plan to usher the historic KC Star building into a new generation.

Meth Town Burnout Survival

Residents of 27 apartment units displaced after Monday morning high-rise fire in Independence

The Kansas City chapter of the Red Cross are on hand assisting the residents of 27 apartments who were displaced following a fire Monday morning.

Westport Heats Up In All The Wrong Ways

Elderly residents at a Kansas City apartment have gone without A/C in the middle of a heat wave

Tenants at Westport House Apartments lost air conditioning over the weekend. In response, Kansas City officials sent a cooling bus and medical personnel to the apartment building.

Navigating Heartland Infernos

It's already wildfire season. Here's how to protect yourself from smoke hazards | Opinion

Fires from Canada are triggering air quality alerts in the Midwest. We need to prepare for and respond to this public health threat. | Opinion

Home Team Homer Cash

Olathe woman wins $25,000 from Royals grand slam

Mendy King, 61, plans to use the money on a car with a working air conditioner. Hers has been broken for years

Building Despite Setbacks

Port KC deal generates 600 new north Plaza apartments

Six hundred apartments are set to be built on the north side of the Country Club Plaza with construction scheduled to begin between 2025 and 2027.

Local Legacy Of Gunfire Exposed

History of the Kansas City Massacre

The event changed both Kansas City and the nation as a whole, as it shocked the public and kickstarted a new era of law enforcement in America.

Ball Bounces For Bean Town

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 to claim the franchise's 18th championship, breaking a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in league history.

Half Century Strategy Revealed

Larsa Pippen, 49, wears a half sweater with her BIKINI

Larsa Pippen is showing off her summer body while at a pool in Miami. She posted a video of herself sporting a sexy three-piece bathing suit set. Larsa wore a purple bikini and matching sweater.

American Tech Warning Debated

Surgeon General demands warning label on social media apps | CNN Business

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in an op-ed in the New York Times Monday said the threat social media poses to children is an emergency, and he urged Congress to put a label on the apps as with cigarettes and alcohol.

White House Amnesty De Amour

Biden set to announce sweeping action shielding undocumented spouses of US citizens from deportation

President Joe Biden is preparing to announce sweeping executive action Tuesday that would shield select undocumented spouses of US citizens from deportation and allow them to work legally in the country as they seek citizenship, according to people familiar with the plans.

Another Enemies List?!?

Steve Bannon Exposes Trump's Chilling Top Revenge List

Bannon revealed who Trump wants to target first for prosecuting him.

Progressive 'Crime Is Down' Mantra Earns Another Setback

Secret Service agent robbed at gunpoint during President Biden's trip to California over the weekend

A United States Secret Service agent was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend during President Biden's California trip.

MAGA Offers Working Poor Help

Trump proposal to exempt tips from taxes could cost $250 billion

The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget projects how much the plan would add to the federal deficit.

No Spectators In European War

Ukraine shows shell-blasted Kharkiv stadium seats to remind Euro 2024 of war

Former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko presented the shell-blasted seats of a Kharkiv stadium built for Euro 2012 in Munich on Monday, as cheering Ukraine fans vowed to keep fighting the Russian invasion.

Holy Land Confronts Precipice

Israel, Hezbollah on 'brink' of all-out war, officials warn

President Biden's administration is pushing to stop Israel from going to war in Lebanon against Hezbollah as the Iran-backed terror group escalates its attacks.

Vlad's Homies Sail On

Russian warships depart Cuba after visit following military exercises

A fleet of Russian warships, including a nuclear-powered submarine, has left Havana's port after a five-day visit to Cuba following planned military drills in the Atlantic Ocean.

Talker Navigates Bankruptcy

Alex Jones' Infowars survived a judge's order, but the conspiracy outlet could still be shut down | CNN Business

Alex Jones' notorious conspiracy platform Infowars may have survived a key decision from a federal judge last week, but the platform's future is far from secure.

Working Title Almost Explained

What's the wheelbarrow sex position seen in Love Island's 'On Job' challenge?

LOVE Island fans are no strangers to innuendo, but what is the wheelbarrow sex position featured on this series' first challenge? The segment makes a triumphant return in the 2024 series, but...

Suburban Snobbery?!?

'I don't want to be next to an RV park': Blue Springs City Council to hear plans for proposed luxury RV park

At Monday night's city council meeting, the Blue Springs City Council will hear plans for a luxury RV park.

Kansas City Nightcap

Drink This Now: 303 Cosmo at Bistro 303

303 Cosmo at Bistro 303 // Photo by Sarah Sipple Bistro 303 has a causal confidence that comes with 20+ years of service. The Westport staple is a well-loved spot for brunch or a French-inspired dinner, but I'm suggesting it here as part of a grand Westport adventure.

Forecast For This Week . . . 

More hot, humid and windy days ahead

Conditions stay hot as summer gets ready to officially begin

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.