Kansas City Homeless Warming As Filibuster Change Fades

Two things for our beloved late night denizens before we take a pause . . .

First, we look at a threat to the status quo that might have been nothing more than an empty promise and yet another reason to yell . . .

Dems barrel toward showdown over changing Senate rules - and failure

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer won over some of the few remaining undecided Democrats on Wednesday. Sen. Mark Kelly endorsed a rules change specific to elections legislation, and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) also announced that they'd back the effort.

More importantly . . . For late night denizens of our blog community, we hope you're toasty warm and comfy as we offer this news tribute to locals who are taking shelter tonight and the very dedicated, tireless and good people on the front line of this constant struggle who make sure they have a place to stay . . .

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .

Kansas City opens overflow warming shelters for the homeless

Kansas City has opened overflow warming shelters for the homeless. There's such high demand that the regular shelters can't meet the need.We talked with one man inside the shelter who says he knows someone who recently died trying to stay warm in temperatures like this.

With dangerous wind chills expected, groups step up to keep KC residents warm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dangerous wind chills, as low as negative 15 degrees, are expected overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning in the Kansas City area. The advice for parents if you have kids heading to the bus stop: Keep them home as long as possible. It'll be that cold.

Library, AmeriCorps assemble hygiene kits for unhoused

On Friday, the Kansas City Public Library's AmeriCorps VISTAs assembled hygiene kits for the city's homeless population. Volunteers and library staff got together on the fifth floor of the downtown library to assemble the kits for distribution throughout the year.

Independence opening warming center ahead of cold snap

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - As the temperatures across the region tank and the wind chill factor makes it feel even colder, Independence is taking steps to make sure everyone is able to stay warm and survive. The city opened the Roger T. Sermon Community Center for anyone to use.

22 furnaces fixed at apartment complex after KMBC 9 investigation

Repairs to at least 22 furnaces are complete just two weeks after KMBC 9 Investigates first brought forward concerns about a lack of heat and hot water at the Harvard Court Apartment complex, according to a representative for the property.The repairs took place after Kansas City Missouri's Healthy Homes program cited the property managers, Wogan Group, for several health and safety violations at the complex near U.S.

Tucker Carlson's Heartless Solution For The Homeless Enrages Twitter

Tucker Carlson suggested Tuesday that social services for the homeless encourage homelessness and destroy nuclear families. But that wasn't the worst of his rant. (Watch the video below.) The Fox News host told policy makers to simply banish the homeless. "You are a drug addict," he said. "Get a job or leave."

Woman killed in bridge fire identified, remembered

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Police on Tuesday identified the woman killed in a fire that shut down a portion of I-70 for days. Elizabeth Lindsey was 28 years old. Homeless outreach advocates knew her as Izzy.

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . AND THIS TIME WE MEAN IT!!!

Then again, we might not see each other again until mid-morning. Or later.