Kansas City Tuesday News Look: Crack Pipe Distribution Is The New Hotness

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Chip shortage halts F-150 production at Claycomo Ford plant, but electric transit vans get shipped Tuesday

CLAYCOMO, MO (KCTV) -- Ford announced last week that it was halting production of its F-150 pickup at eight plants---including in Claycomo---because of the semiconductor chip shortage. But the automaker says it will still start shipping out its new all-electric transit van starting Tuesday.

Profit From Lower Expectations

Bargain outlet coming to Kansas City, Overland Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a dream for bargain hunters and it's expanding into the Kansas City area. Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open two locations in the metro, with one in the Northland and one in Overland Park, Kansas.

Local Journalism Brewing Behind Paywall?!?

We asked, you answered. Here are ALL of Kansas City's favorite coffee shops, according to you

Kansas City really loves our coffee shops. Last week, we asked you what your favorite coffee shops in the metro area are, and we were overwhelmed by the response. Nearly 900 of you shared your favorite place with us-adding up to 92 shops-and more than 300 of you added a thoughtful note about what makes the shop your favorite.

Meth Town Meets Amid Crisis

Independence City Council calls executive session

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Independence City Council has called for an executive session Wednesday to review personnel matters. The announcement comes a day after the city announced it had placed a member of the police department on paid administrative leave as part of the city's ongoing investigation of inappropriate use of overtime.

Road Work Begins

TODAY: Crews CLOSE eastbound I-70 to Benton Blvd. and Truman Rd. ramp

JACKSON COUNTY - Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will CLOSE the ramp from eastbound I-70 to Benton Blvd. and Truman Rd. beginning at approximately 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for bridge work on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Motorists will need to find alternate routes during this time as the ramp will be CLOSED.

All About Lindsey

The Untold Truth Of Lindsey Pelas

Paul Archuleta/Getty Images According to her personal website bio, Lindsey Pelas is a "social media superstar." And she's not wrong - Pelas has 8.8 million followers on Instagram and 1.2 million Twitter followers.


Crack pipe distribution funded by HHS, prioritizing 'underserved' communities: report

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department is rolling out a $30 million grant program that will fund the distribution of items, like crack pipes, for smoking illicit substances, according to a new report. The Washington Free Beacon initially reported on the program, noting that the department would prioritize applicants in "underserved communities" as defined under one of President Biden's executive orders.

Prez Doubts Friends

Navigating Ukraine, Biden offers frank assessments of unfamiliar allies in private

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden has for months grappled with differences within the Western alliance while navigating one of the trickiest foreign policy challenges to emerge since he took office: Russia's threat to invade Ukraine. While administration officials and outside experts say the U.S.

GOP Can't Agree On Panty Raid

McConnell and McCarthy split over RNC censure resolution

The top two Republican leaders in Congress were at odds Tuesday over the Republican National Committee's recent resolution that formally censured GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for serving on the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.

Masks For Thee . . . 

Stacey Abrams wades into school mask debate after maskless photo with children

WASHINGTON - In normal times, a politician could hardly do something less controversial than pose for a photo with kids. But these are not normal times. Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat making her second run for governor, faced intense blowback Monday after sharing - and then quickly deleting - a photo of her smiling unmasked face surrounded by masked elementary school children.

French Connection Concerns

Emmanuel Macron's remarks on Russia set alarm bells ringing

Domestic critics of Emmanuel Macron, Nato hardliners and the leadership in Ukraine will be suspiciously examining the French president's late-night remarks at his Moscow press conference on Monday for signs of freelancing.

US Paper Of Record Reveals Fatigue With Plague Rules

Americans Are Frustrated With the Pandemic. These Polls Show How Much.

The balance of recent surveys suggests that the desire to return to normalcy has approached or even overtaken alarm about the coronavirus itself. A wave of polls taken as the Omicron variant crested across much of the United States shows new signs that the public's resolve to combat the coronavirus pandemic is waning.

Canada Is Revolting

Angry Canada truckers block busiest bridge with U.S.; Trudeau faces grilling

OTTAWA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Angry Canadian truckers were blocking the busiest crossing with the United States on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepared to face legislators later in the day to discuss the growing crisis.


The world is on fire and our leaders are failing, poll finds

Biden's base, meanwhile, is furious. Though the administration has made climate action a centerpiece of its rhetoric, executive action and legislative agenda, 80 percent of Americans who labeled themselves left-leaning said that the Biden administration is doing too little to address climate change, including 64 percent of Democrats surveyed.

Big Game Perks Await

Adult star wants Cincinnati Bengals QB added to her 'roster' ahead of Super Bowl

Porn star Richelle Ryan took to Instagram to tell her fans of her feelings towards Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow after helping his side reach Super Bowl Porn star Richelle Ryan took to social media to joke to her fans that she wants to add Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to her 'roster'.

One Baller Good As The Next

Patrick Mahomes look-alike fools fans at Pro Bowl

LAS VEGAS - The NFL's biggest stars were all together in Las Vegas over the weekend for the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl, including six Kansas City Chiefs.

Fishy Fare Examined

Ocean Prime KC is coming to the Plaza

Located at 46 Penn Centre, near Country Club Plaza, Ocean Prime Kansas City is the 17th location of the modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

Golden Ghetto Gets New Toys

Bird to bring new e-bikes and scooters to Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -Starting next month, people in Overland Park will have a new transportation option for getting around town. Monday, the Overland Park City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Bird Rides, Inc . to launch an e-bike and e-scooter pilot program.

Internets Raises Self Doubt

Holistic Hustle: Faking it 'til you make might be why you have imposter syndrome

Kharissa Forte is a writer, certified health coach, and columnist for Startland News. For more of her self-care tips on how to keep your cup full, visit graceandgrind.co I'm not one to get caught up in the hoop-lah of celebrity crushes, but if there's anyone who I #WCW it's my Pisces twin Rihanna.

Forecast For Now

A warm and dry week continues in KC


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