Kansas City Monday Link Pool: Fauci Fades, Trump Raid 'Meaningless' & More

Right now hottie Bella and her good life inspire our quick peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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End Of Summer Agenda Debuts

Here's what's new in Kansas City food and drink this month

Here's what's new in Kansas City food and drink this month in September 2022.

Suburbs Fight Worker Shortage

Grandview community steps up to combat school bus driver shortage

GRANDVIEW, Mo - Grandview C-4 School District says competing with other districts when it comes to drawing bus drivers to their community is a challenge, but thanks to neighbors and parents stepping up to the plate, bus routes for this school year won't be impacted.

Life Is Rough: Buy A Helmet

Depression ruined her life for years. Kansas City doctor's 'helmet' changed everything

Depression sucked the life from Lori Jackson's time on this earth for nearly 40 years. On her darkest days in college she hung a blanket over her dorm room window to block out the light and slept, skipping classes. As she had her three children, her doctor prescribed Prozac for postpartum depression, but that didn't lift the darkness.

Sign Of The Times Amid Ongoing American Opioid Crisis 

Kansas City mother hopes billboard raises awareness about danger of fentanyl

A Kansas City mother is sharing her grief in hopes of sparing other families her pain. Her 22-year-old son died from a fentanyl-laced pill nearly two years ago. On National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day, she spoke with KMBC 9 about how she's making her message heard, a message she hopes will save lives.

Traffic Cut Down

Traffic alert: I-635 lanes reduced for bridge inspection

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Drivers should expect to see a lot of brake lights in one area of town Monday. The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to reduce a section of Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kan., to one lane. The lane reduction will happen on southbound I-635 from Orville Avenue to 43rd Street.

Bella & Her Bae Make Waves

Tana Mongeau and ex Bella Thorne reunite in Ibiza: We're 'totes' in love

Tana Mongeau is "in love with [her] ex again." The YouTuber, 24, reunited with her ex-girlfriend, Bella Thorne, on vacation in Ibiza. "all i know to say is- if u know u know," she captioned a series of Instagram snaps on Tuesday, which showed the pair getting cozy.

Top Doc Announces End Game

Dr. Anthony Fauci, face of the nation's pandemic health response, to step down in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, announced Monday he intends to retire from government service in December after four decades of work advising seven presidents. Fauci, who also serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a statement he will be leaving both positions "to pursue the next chapter" of his career.

Double Take: MAGA Insults Republican Honcho & His Wife

Trump Insults His Former Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao and Her Husband, GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump launched a new line of attack against Mitch McConnell over the weekend, calling the Republican Senate minority leader a "broken down hack politician" for what he believes is a lack of support for the GOP's 2022 midterm candidates. In a post on Truth Social, Trump also insulted McConnell's wife, former Trump administration official Elaine Chao, calling her "crazy."

Top Secret Anti-Climax

Judge warns redactions in Trump warrant affidavit could render it 'meaningless'

A federal magistrate judge reviewing whether to release the affidavit that pushed him to approve a warrant to search former President Trump's home said Monday that while he believes public interest favors releasing the document, redactions could make it "meaningless." The order from Judge Bruce Reinhart expands on an order from the bench given Thursday...

Nobody Campaigns With Prez

Campaign ads show Democrats running Republican messages as they seek to distance themselves from Biden, party

In a recent political ad titled "Blame Washington," a Senate hopeful places the blame for economic woes on politicians who "set the rules, weakened the supply chain and spiked inflation." The ad was not from a Republican, but from Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate running for Senate in the midterm elections.

Good Times After Strategic Reserves Run Out?!?

Energy secretary guardedly optimistic about gas prices

"This president has moved in dramatic ways to increase supply," she said. "By releasing 1 million barrels per day from our reserve, as well as calling on domestic producers, as well as international producers. We will be at record amounts of production next year."

Powerful Ladies Display Moves

Women are posting their own dancing videos in support of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin | CNN

Women across the world are posting videos on social media of themselves dancing, after criticism was leveled at Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin for leaked footage that showed her partying with friends. The video clips, which appeared last week, showed the 36-year-old leader dancing with friends in a private setting.

Next Poke Coming Soon?!?

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize Covid booster shots that target omicron BA.5 for people ages 12 and older

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Monday asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize Covid booster shots that target the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants for people ages 12 and older. The U.S. is preparing for a fall vaccination campaign using updated vaccines that target the dominant omicron subvariants.

European Reactor Negotiations

Biden, European leaders talk Ukraine as fears grow around nuclear plant

Russian shelling near Europe's largest nuclear power plant in eastern Ukraine wounded four people Monday, hours after President Biden spoke with the leaders of France, Germany and the UK about the delicate situation.


How Sex Workers And Sex Party Attendees Are Dealing With Monkeypox

Monkeypox cases were rising in New York City, and Billy Procida, a 33-year-old comedian and podcaster in Brooklyn, had to make a decision: fool around at an inclusive sex party at Hacienda or abstain from sex? At the queer-friendly group sex parties Procida attends, men who have sex with men and women who have sex with queer men abound.

Monday Loses Money

Stock futures fall as Wall Street looks ahead to Jackson Hole

U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night following a halt in the summer rally last week, as fears of aggressive interest rate hikes returned to Wall Street. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slid by 94 points, or 0.28%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.36% and 0.69%, respectively.

KC News Game Outline

Nick's Picks | Back to School, Student Debt Relief and a Possible Tax Break

It's officially the end of summer for every school kid across the metro. This week, Missouri school districts head back to the classroom as do all of our big public universities. The University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri are all beginning new semesters this week.

Local Drama Debuts

Review: ABOUT ALICE at KC Actors Theatre

Kansas City has no shortage of favorite sons & daughters, those who have gone out into the world and made their unique mark on it. It's always a particular pleasure when one comes back, and we get to experience their gifts, as it were, in person.

Check Cowtown Rodeo Reporting

Kansas City Outlaws Out-Muscle Hometown Stampede in Nashville Sunday

By: Kacie Albert NASHVILLE - The Austin Gamblers remained red-hot Sunday afternoon in Nashville, overtaking the No. 1 position in the early PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series standings compliments of their second consecutive event win in the newly formed league.

Making The Cut

Chiefs 53-man roster projection following preseason Week 2

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Washington Commanders in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL preseason. It marked the second time that Kansas City has played in a game with all of the new pieces acquired this offseason. The roster remains very competitive, but some players have clearly separated themselves from the rest.

Kansas City Forecast For Now

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