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Rolling Stone magazine features Kansas City's Wayside Waifs

Wayside Waifs' new canine behavior center is highlighted in this month's Rolling Stone magazine.Boomer and Selma are best friends. When they get a chance to play, they really get after it. Both dogs are a part of a new behavior program at Wayside Waifs, which is one of only two in the country.

Johnson County Suburbanites Fight Russian Army???

Prairie Village donates $10,000 in walkie talkies to its Ukrainian sister city

Prairie Village's donation of $10,000 worth of radios to its Ukrainian sister city, Dolyna, have been received and are being put into action. Prairie Village developed a sister city relationship with Dolyna, Ukraine, in the early 2000s.

Cowtown Given To Flight

Kansas City flight school addresses nationwide pilot shortage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The United States is facing its worst pilot shortage in recent memory, forcing airlines to make drastic cuts as more travelers return from the pandemic. Chances are, fliers who have traveled recently on the airways have experienced or witnessed flight delays and cancellations.

Happy Rock Sweats It Out

Some Gladstone apartment residents have been without AC for months

Some Gladstone residents are hot under the collar due to extended periods of time with little or no air conditioning.Shaquan Fleming, who lives at the Gladstone Meadows complex with her two young daughters ages 5 and 2, said she's been without working air conditioning since April."I also work from home, so we're in the heat all day unless we're in this front room," she said.The front room has a portable air-conditioning unit that Fleming claims the complex only provided after a Gladstone housing inspector intervened.

Supply Chain Thwarts The Dotte

Adventure Oasis Water Park adjusts hours of operation due to lifeguard shortage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city of Independence announced Thursday it is adjusting the Adventure Oasis Water Park's hours of operation "due to the national lifeguard shortage." Starting Monday, July 11, weekday hours will become noon to 7 p.m. The park will remain open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoying The Classics

Sydney Sweeney is a classic blonde bombshell on cover of Von

Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney has achieved yet another professional coup by landing the cover Von magazine. Founded by the legendary German fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, the publication has featured top-flight cover girls like Miley Cyrus and Cate Blanchett. And now Sydney, 24, has become the latest to join their ranks, showing off her ample endowments in a plunging scarlet dress.

Prez Biden Prompted Badly

Elon Musk blasts Biden's latest teleprompter blunder, compares it to 'Anchorman'

At least he didn't say, "Go f-k yourself, America." President Biden made a televised blunder Friday that could have been pulled straight from the classic Will Ferrell comedy "Anchorman" - when he appeared to blurt out "repeat the line" while reading a speech directly from a teleprompter.

Billionaire Troll Backs Out

Twitter says it's going to sue Elon Musk for trying to back out of the deal

Twitter's message to Elon Musk after his attempt to bail on his $44 billion agreement to buy the company: we'll see you in court.

Planet Earth Pays Tribute To Remarkable Leader Slain

Shinzo Abe's legacy worthy of the highest honor

Shinzo Abe was a rare leader. As the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's history, he was a great leader of his nation. Abe was also a true friend of America. He was an ally to presidents of both parties - to President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.

MAGA Musical

F*** Trump: Hit anthem taps broad backlash to 'loser' Trump and failed 'dumpster fire' presidency

What's the best protest anthem of all time? The music and culture outlet Complex explores some of the most influential political songs in hip hop in a discussion with host Brian "B.Dot" Miller and MSNBC's Ari Melber, ranging from Queen Latifah to Public Enemy.

American Hard Times Cont'd

US will plunge into recession - but it didn't have to, former IMF chief economist says

It's "almost impossible" for the Fed to tamp down inflation without tipping the US economy into a recession, says Former IMF Chief Economist Ken Rogoff.

Buying Into The Dip?!?

Fox News Spins Latest Robust Jobs Report: 'America's Employment Crisis'

The United States economy continues to defy growing recession fears that have been sparked by record-high inflation and surging gas prices, adding a better-than-expected 372,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent.


Experts Warn US Monkeypox Outbreak Might be "Out of Control" Already; WHO Records Over 5000 Global Cases | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Medical experts are warning that the United States is at risk of losing control of the monkeypox outbreak due to sluggish government response, a media report by The Hill has said. US President Joe Biden's administration "has been too slow to respond to the monkeypox outbreak," which "mirrors the worst parts of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic," Xinhua news agency reported quoting the report.


Putin Warns Ukraine and Their Western Allies About Future of War: 'We Haven't Even Yet Started'

More than four months into its continued invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin claims his country has only just begun its fight, which started on Feb. 24 and has since led to countless deaths - including of Russia's own military members

Curtain Call For Iconic Actor

'Sopranos' actor Tony Sirico dead at 79

Actor Tony Sirico - best know for his role as Paulie Walnuts on "The Sopranos" - is dead, his brother, Robert, announced on Facebook on Friday. He was 79.

News Cycle Can Be Tricky

Troopers: No armed man found in Warrensburg hospital

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a man who threatened a Warrensburg hospital is in custody and will be held for at least a day. According to MSHP Trooper Bill Lowe, troopers, deputies and officers worked to evacuate Western Missouri Medical Center following the threat of an active shooter Friday morning.

Local Resource Lifts Up

Transformations KC advances stories of trans people of color

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A recent wave of incidents targeting the LGBTQIA+ community has local organizations working harder than ever to lift up that community's experiences. Merrique Jenson, the founder of Transformations Kansas City , is working to shine a spotlight on transgender communities of color, and introduced KSHB 41 to Jordan Burns and Alex Salazar.

South Side Slice Debuts

Dispatch Pizza rolls into south Kansas City with Italian flair

With offices and a prep kitchen below The Martin Event Space located at 135th & Holmes, Dispatch Pizza's mobile catering company opened for business in June. Not just any mobile catering truck, Dispatch Pizza delivers pizza in a restored antique 1949 Harvester KB7 truck, complete with a wood burning oven.

High Profile Burnout?!?

Kansas City Barbeque Society CEO Detwiler will resign - Kansas City Business Journal

Emily Detwiler plans to leave as CEO of the Kansas City Barbeque Society by the end of the month, just less than three years taking the job. The Kansas City Barbeque Society is nationally known for certifying judges and competitions for about 500 events nationwide.

Hipsters Chat With Newsie

Four Inane Questions with Fox 4's Loren Halifax

Courtesy Loren Halifax Alert the media! Loren Halifax just celebrated her 20th anniversary behind the anchor desk at Fox 4 Kansas City mere months ago-including 15 years as the familiar face of their popular morning show before moving nightside. Now she helps helm the station's 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

Weekend Cool Down

Saturday will be mostly sunny, comfortable


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