Kansas City Sunday News Showdown: GO CHIEFS!!!

In this post we skim through stories that we've been noticing and share a collection of pop culture, community news and top headlines ahead of and during the game.

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HEART OF THE MATTER: Journalist roundtable discusses Gov. Kelly's 2022 wishlist

Hide Transcript Show Transcript THE ONLY OBSTACLE THAT COULD BLOCK THIS LEGISLATION IS THE SAME TYPE OF TOXIC POLITICAL GAME THAT HAVE POISONED WASHINGTON, D.C. WHERE DENYING A POLITICAL OPPONENT A WIN HAS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN GETTING THINGS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT. WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT IN KANSAS.


Rock Chalk Obfuscation

University of Kansas won't share hazing report with police

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas suspended two fraternities for hazing earlier this month, but officials don't plan to share their investigation with police. Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were both suspended from campus for five years because of the incidents university officials found, which included assaults, sleep deprivation, forced workouts, destruction of pledges' property and retaliation for reporting the behavior to university officials.


Kansas City Legend Moves On

Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, who had strong ties to Kansas City, dies at 102

KANSAS CITY, MO (Gray News/KCTV5) - Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee died Sunday at the age of 102. He was one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. He died in his sleep with "his right hand over his heart," his youngest daughter said in a statement. Today, we lost an American hero.


Dead-Tree Reporting What Didn't Happen . . . 

Will Kansas City get fairer council district lines? That seems off the table for now

OPINION AND COMMENTARY We won't have the chance to fundamentally improve Kansas City's government this year after all. That's because Mayor Quinton Lucas said he would not convene a commission to recommend changes in the City Council's structure. "I think it is too late for us, actually," Lucas said, claiming candidates are already running for seats on the next City Council.


COVID CONT'D!!!

US Surgeon General warns 'next few weeks will be tough' as Omicron spreads

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned Sunday that the "next few weeks will be tough" as COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant continue to surge. Murthy said that the country is still pushing around 800,000 new cases per day, though some regions, such as New York, have begun to see a plateau in infections.


Like It Or Not: Former Prez STILL Draws EPIC Crowds

MAGA hats and QAnon: Inside Trump's first rally of 2022

Former President Donald Trump's rally Saturday night in Florence, Ariz., was an attempt to add a distinctly MAGA tilt to the midterm election season. But for the thousands of his most faithful followers - some of whom traveled to the rally site at Canyon Moon Ranch from neighboring states - it was a chance to imagine and push for the former president's own attempt to regain office.


MLK Legacy Considered

Civil rights leaders keep pressure on voting rights in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Civil rights leaders are vowing to keep pressure on Congress to pass voting and election bills and to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, in the face of Senate delays on the legislation.


Tribute To Coach

Steadiness of Andy Reid righted the Kansas City Chiefs' season

Jan 14, 2022 Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The losses were piling up early in the season for the Kansas City Chiefs in a way they shouldn't for a two-time defending AFC champion with a reasonable preseason goal of playing in a third straight Super Bowl.


Ballers Get Better

Four KC Chiefs players who could shock fans in the playoffs

If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to go where they want to go this postseason, they will be carried on the backs of the players who got them this far. The Chiefs stars are household names, and they are famous for good reason.


Super Bowl Chase Underway

Chiefs Market Movers headed into the Wild Card vs. Pittsburgh

It's time. The Kansas City Chiefs' potential third straight Super Bowl run starts against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. There are so many clich├ęs about playoff football: defense wins championships, you have to run the ball in January, the game speeds up, etc. For the Chiefs to win this weekend, the formula is much simpler.


Restaurant Week Toned Down

Armed with vaccines and masks, Kansas City diners brave cold and COVID for Restaurant Week

Diners around Kansas City braved snow, freezing temperatures and an ongoing COVID surge to take part in the first weekend of Restaurant Week. It's the second year in a row the annual nine-day event has taken place during the pandemic, and many restaurant-goers were equipped this year with vaccines, boosters and masks.


Fans Share Good Deeds

'She just really went above and beyond': Family thanks local artist for customized corrective helmet

Nancy Walker is a die-hard Chiefs fan. The fandom started with her dad and now runs in her family four generations strong. Through all the team's wins and losses, Walker always stuck by her Chiefs. So it only made sense to turn to The Kingdom when life threw her family a curveball.


Katie Offers Forecast

A little melting ahead for Sunday

Hide Transcript Show Transcript WITH FREEZING FOG THIS MORNING, BUT YOU DID MISTRATE A GOOD POINT THAT GRAY AND RED LOOK REALLY GOOD TOGETHER. YOU GOT YOU HAVE A GREAT SUIT ON RED TIE. WE'VE GOT A GRAY CITY, BUT THE CHIEFS RED LOOKS GREAT AGAINST THE GRAY SO WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FABULOUS DAY.

Ed Sheeran – Afterglow is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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Just so there's no mistakes, TKC might be the most cynical and skeptical place in this cowtown but we have just as much civic pride as anybody . . . And so we'll finish this compilation with a simple sentiment expressed by more readers than you might imagine . . .

GO CHIEFS!!!

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