Kansas City Stance: Escalation, More Mayors & Holy Wars

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Bittersweet Local Celebration

Juneteenth efforts confront 'complex history', generational trauma in KC communities

Celebrating Juneteenth in Prairie Village - a community that historically excluded people of color - is a sign of progress, said Dr. George Williams.

More Deets On Papers

Kansas City lands new passport agency office to meet growing traveler demand

The U.S. State Department announced Tuesday six new passport offices will open across the country to meet growing traveler demand, including one office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cowtown Conference Report

200+ mayors coming to Kansas City for U.S. conference

200 mayors from across the U.S. are coming to Kansas City for Mayor Quinton Lucas's 92nd Annual United States Conference of Mayors Meeting

More Meth Town Trouble

Independence apartment arson is only one issue residents say they've had to deal with

An apartment fire in Independence is now being investigated as arson. Police said the suspect is in custody.

Show-Me Pro-Life Arguments

Judge denies Planned Parenthood's request to dismiss suit based on Project Veritas video * Missouri Independent

A Boone County judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General against Planned Parenthood Great Plains.

Rock Chalk Rethinking Sadness

A KU professor is rethinking how we treat depression: 'A disease of civilization'

A neuroscientist and University of Kansas professor, Steve Ilardi has identified six steps toward better mental health. Developing a meaningful hobby can make a difference. His is basketball data analysis.

Kegger Don't Care

Travis Kelce responds to typo on Chiefs' $40,000 Super Bowl ring: 'Who cares?'

"Just makes it more exclusive. We screwed up about something that means nothing," he said on Wednesday's episode of the "New Heights" podcast hosted with brother Jason Kelce.

Diva Hypes Lady Adventures

Katy Perry teases 'Woman's World' single in barely-there bikini and armored legs

On Monday, Katy Perry teased her new song, 'Woman's World," by posting a photo of herself in a futuristic outfit that included armor legs and white bikini set.

Prez Attacks MAGA

Biden's ads haven't been working. Now, he's trying something new.

The president has been massively outspending Donald Trump on the airwaves and still losing.

The Don Demands Loyalty

Trump wants business leaders who fail to support him to be fired

Donald Trump escalated his offensive against business skeptics, calling for private-sector leaders to be fired for failing to support his pursuit of power.

American Royalty Rejected

RFK Jr. appears unlikely to make CNN debate stage

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is unlikely to stand on the first debate stage next week, a setback that could throw him off course in his race against President Biden and former President Trump. The indepen...

More Moses On The Bayou

The Ten Commandments are going up in every Louisiana public school under this new law

The poster-sized displays will be paired with a four-paragraph "context statement" on the religious text's role in the US education system.

Axis United Against US

Kim and Putin meet in Pyongyang as worries are raised about North Korea's and Russia's military ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are meeting in Pyongyang as they seek to expand their economic and military cooperation and display a united front against Washington.

Holy Land Argues For Arms

U.S. says it doesn't know what Netanyahu is talking about over weapons

In a video published Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assailed the Biden administration in the latest public clash between the two allies over the war in Gaza.

French React To Horrific Attack

Macron demands schools address antisemitism after Jewish girl raped

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday asked schools to hold a "discussion hour" on racism and antisemitism this week, after the rape of a Jewish girl in a Paris suburb added to France's charged social climate ahead of elections.

Far East Swashbuckling Reported

Filipino soldiers had to use their bare hands to fight off Chinese coast guards with swords, a general said

Filipino soldiers had to defend themselves against an armed attack by Chinese coast guard, a general said. One soldier reportedly lost a thumb.

Wayback Shout Out This Week

Former Kansas City radio station KY102 set to host 50th reunion

Radio station KYYS - known as KY102 - was a mainstay on the FM radio dial for more than 20 years in the 1970s, 80s and 1990s.

Local Love For Legend

Exploring Kansas City's connections to the 'Say Hey Kid'

Willie Mays played a minor league game in Kansas City and also came to town for a pair of All-Star games.

Hipster Fare Celebrated

Dish and Drink KC: Entity Coffee Lounge's upscale coffee bar and tacos at El Rey Del Taco

Iced Lavender Latte at Entity Coffee Lounge // Photo By Tiffany Watts Entity Coffee Lounge As a woman who grew up in the booming era of Sex and the City, I looked forward to the time when I could indulge in a coffee at a cafe during the day and then cocktails in a lounge after dark...

Small Biz Fights Cuteness

When pet rabbits are a handful, Dutchie Buns comes to the rescue

"Rabbits can be good pets with proper care, knowledge and with an appropriate expectation."

Forecast For Tonight

Scattered rain continues through the evening hours

Showers and storms are possible for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas this evening

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