Kansas City Monday Layout: Recession Threat, MAGA Rich Friends & Tech Citizenship

There's a lot to cover here but right now hottie Niki inspires a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Rebuilding Legacy

How a striking building in the Jazz District was gutted to become a cultural destination

For forty years, the low-slung but striking Vine Street stone buildings on the periphery of Kansas City's historic Jazz District have sat vacant.

Stadium Collision Reported

Motorcyclist critically injured after crash outside gates of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a pedestrian crash Monday outside gate one for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Around 11:22 a.m., a pedestrian was walking south on Blue Ridge Cutoff near 40th Street in the crosswalk right outside of the gate, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

Football Gift Of Life

Donate blood for chance to win Chiefs tickets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Community Blood Center is hoping the popularity of the Kansas City Chiefs will help boost the blood supply in the metro. Anyone who schedules an appointment and donates blood, platelets, or plasma through September 30 will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to an upcoming Chiefs game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Pricey Nice Thoughts

Hallmark Cards discloses big decline in global workforce - Kansas City Business Journal

Hallmark Cards Inc. had a nice increase in revenue, but a significant decline in worldwide employment last year, according to an updated summary. The Kansas City-based company's new "company fact sheet," posted on its website last month, listed consolidated annual revenue of approximately $3.8 billion in 2021.

Doggystyle Good Deeds

Strutt With Your Mutt supports Wayside Waifs

On a beautiful Sunday morning in Kansas City, Brookside was filled with wagging tails as people and pups came out to support Wayside Waifs at the shelter's annual Strutt With Your Mutt fundraiser. More than 1,000 people and their dogs came out for a 5k run and 3k walk.Wayside helps 6,000 animalsevery year.

Hottie Home Makeover Debuts

Nicole Scherzinger sends fans wild as she uses a jackhammer in low-cut top during major home renovation

NICOLE Scherzinger sent fans wild as she used a jackhammer in a low-cut top during a major home renovation. The Pussycat Doll, 44, shared a sneak peek of her appearance on American TV show Secret Celebrity Renovation on social media earlier today. Secret Celebrity Renovation, hosted by Nischelle Turner, premiered on CBS on July 9, 2021.

Prez Doesn't Payoff

Recession fears cloud Biden's feel-good economic message

But just as the White House wasrushing to capitalize on its winning streak - in hopes of turning around an economic narrative that has dogged the administration from its earliest days - complications have arisen.

Progressives Fear Pundits

Democrats getting 'crushed' by 'ruthless' Fox News hosts: Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says Democrats have to do a better job countering the influence Fox News has over the American electorate. "These guys are ruthless on the other side. Ruthless on the other side," Newsom said during an event hosted by the Texas Tribune over the weekend.

Insurrection Connection?!?

White House switchboard called phone linked to January 6 rioter after attack

The White House switchboard dialled a phone associated with a January 6 rioter after it was clear the deadly Capitol attack had failed to prevent the congressional certification of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new book.

MAGA Loves Big Money

Trump said making new secret 'rich friends' was the thing he liked best about the presidency, book says

Former president Donald Trump said his best memory of the presidency is making "rich friends." The anecdote is included in excerpts of the New York Times' Maggie Haberman's new book. Trump's has long been fixated on wealth and fame.

Lazy Life Lesson

Long days, long weekends: the four-day week takes off in US schools

n fall Fridays at Hull-Daisetta high school, in the small town of Daisetta in south-east Texas, sneakers squeak across the volleyball court as the Lady Cats run warm-up drills. Football coaches, players and cheerleaders prep for the night's game. A local church serves lunch for the students.

Opponent Suffers Tragedy

Swastika-wearing gunman kills 15, wounds 24 during school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW - Eleven children were among the dead in the attack in Izhevsk, about 600 miles east of Moscow, officials said..

Tech Win Ahead Of Winter

Vladimir Putin grants full Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin granted full Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday. Snowden fled the United State s to Russia after revealing information about extensive surveillance operations being conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). He is now a Russian citizen by presidential decree. This is a developing story.

Plague Rules Paused

Canada to remove all COVID border, travel measures from Oct 1

OTTAWA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Canada will remove all COVID-19 restrictions for inbound travelers from Oct. 1, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements, the government said on Monday. Travelers, regardless of citizenship, will not have to submit health information through the ArriveCAN app or provide proof of vaccination from Saturday.

Standup Debates Reciprocity & Roast Beef

The sex act many men expect but then won't reciprocate

If you're a woman who's shared sheets with a man, there's a good chance you've experienced a sexual phenomenon Nikki Glaser discusses in her latest stand-up, Good Clean Filth. "They don't go down on us as much," the comedian laments.

NFL Reveals Fake Football

NFL ends Pro Bowl; skills competitions, flag game instead

The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game, The Associated Press has learned. The new event will replace the full-contact showcase started in 1951. It will be renamed "The Pro Bowl Games" and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges over several days.

Time Of The Season

Union Station adds new VR option for 'Spooky Season'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's the first virtual reality experience of its kind in the U.S., and you can find it at Kansas City's Union Station. The landmark is now home to a VR machine. It came from a company in the United Kingdom.

Newsie Priorities This Week

Nick's Picks | Probing the KCPD, Pondering an Exodus in Wyandotte County

What happens next, now that the U.S. Justice Department has launched a federal probe into the Kansas City Police Department? We should discover this week what that investigation means and how it could change the inner workings of the KCPD. Investigators are specifically focused on the KCPD's hiring and employment practices to determine if the force engaged in racial discrimination.

Giving Up Baseball Glory

The 2014 and 2015 playoff runs are finally, mercifully in the past

The 2015 World Series victory was a momentous occasion in the history of the Kansas City Royals. In the team's 46-year span, it was only the second World Series win. And in the context of Kansas City sports, it loomed even larger, as it represented only the third ever championship for the city from any team in the Big Four sports leagues.

Golden Ghetto Ranking Redux

Overland Park Farmers' Market wins top national award

The Overland Park Farmers' Market has been named the nation's favorite after a poll by the American Farmland Trust. It's a big award and came after a major election: More than 10 million votes were cast in the contest, which included finalists from five regions covering all fifty states

Katie's Forecast For This Week

Mild week ahead


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