Kansas City Friday Walkabout: MAGA Lockup, Vaxx Price & Weekend Look

Right now a hottie Hollywood star inspires our quick midday peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City Pumpkin Spice Climax

Community events around Kansas City during Oct. 21-23 weekend

With the weather warming up this weekend, here's some events across the Kansas City area from Oct. 21-23.


Midterm Hype Cont'd

Advance voting is starting around Kansas City. Here's where you can cast your ballot early

Early, in-person voting starts around the Kansas City area in the coming days, with some new rules on the Missouri side of the metro. This is the first year Missouri is offering no-excuse absentee voting because of a new state law that went into effect in late August.


Another Peek At Kansas City History Restored

Folly Theater reveals renovations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The "Carnegie Hall of Kansas City" got a makeover. Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, invested $4.2 million into renovations of the 122-year-old space. "We talk about the Folly as being Kansas City's living room," said Rick Truman, the theater's executive director.


Building Public Safety In The Dotte

KCK officials break ground on new fire station in the Turner area

Ground was broken Friday for a new fire station in the Turner area.The last time a firehouse was built in this part of Kansas City, Kansas, was 1953.


Cartoon Champs Coming Soon

Royals, KC Art Institute partner to create animated series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Students at the Kansas City Art Institute are writing and animating a series of episodes to teach life lessons to players and youth in programs put on by the KC Royals. At the Urban Youth Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, children gain exposure to the game of baseball.


Hollywood Hottie Sneak Peek

Jennifer Lawrence Spotted on Set of Upcoming Film No Hard Feelings

Jennifer Lawrence is glowing on the set of her upcoming film. On Thursday, the Hunger Games star was spotted filming scenes for her comedy No Hard Feelings in Long Island, New York, alongside costar Andrew Barth Feldman.


MAGA BANNON BEHIND BARS?!?

DOJ recommends Bannon serve 6 months in prison, pay $200K fine for failing to appear before Jan. 6 committee

The Justice Department is recommending a six-month prison sentence and a $200,000 fine for former Trump aide Steve Bannon due to his failure to comply with a subpoena to appear before the House Select Committee investigating January 6.


Lady First . . . 

The decider: Jill Biden's unparalleled influence and impact on the president

WASHINGTON - Whenever his aides are pressed about President Joe Biden's political future, they'll often point to one person as the true decider: his wife of 45 years, Jill Biden. She is, after all, her husband's foremost defender. She guards his interests and dignity, and expects his staff to do no less.


American Liberation Cont'd

Slavery is on the ballot for voters in 5 US states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will soon decide whether to close loopholes that led to the proliferation of a different form of slavery - forced labor by people convicted of certain crimes.


Harsh Times Ahead?!?

An often-overlooked economic measure is signaling serious trouble ahead

According to The Conference Board's Leading Economic Indicators index, conditions worsened in September.


Vaxx Can't Cure Inflation

Pfizer will start charging $110-$130 a dose for COVID vaccines next year

Pfizer plans to charge $110 to $130 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine once government purchases end next year, the drugmaker's U.S. president said on an investor call Thursday. The big picture: Weak demand for the shots and private market pressures were expected to cost manufacturers billions once government purchases end.


Billionaire Blunders Politics

What on earth is going on with Elon Musk and Ukraine?

Look, I've been avoiding talking about Elon Musk's meddling in international affairs largely because I am not expert enough in international affairs to say much of anything. But now we've got Fiona Hill, formerly an advisor to Donald Trump who gave testimony at his first impeachment hearing, out here suggesting that Musk is "transmitting a message for Putin."


Taco Kingdom Moves Eastward

Kansas City's 'super busy' Tiki Taco opens near UMKC. Johnson County might be next

After months spent remodeling a former coffee shop at 5400 Troost Ave., Tiki Taco was ready to open at lunch Monday as customers were filling the parking lot. But there was an opening day glitch - not enough natural gas for the kitchen, a problem fixed by the dinner hour.


Weekend Outlook For Now

Highs in the 80s for your weekend forecast

80'S OVER THE WEEKEND, PUSHING CLOSE TO 90 IN SOME SPOTS. WORSENING DROUGHT THAT IS HELPING TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONDITIONS WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING. COLD SNAPS AS WELL. A CITY OF EXTREMES. OUTDOORS, CHILLY UP FOR NOT JACKET TODAY. LIGHT BREEZE. 12 HOUR FORECAST, TEMPERATURES ARE SURGING THIS AFTERNOON.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.

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