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Power Play: New charging stations installed in new KCI Airport Terminal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Travelers will soon see the power of traveling through Kansas City. Crews are installing new charging stations in the new KCI Airport Terminal. The charging stations will be located on high-top tables. Each station will be equipped with power outlets, USB ports, and wireless charging pads.

New Look At Old Digs

Historic Folly Theater Debuts $4.2M Overhaul

By Kevin Collison The Folly, downtown's oldest entertainment venue, debuted its fresh face last weekend after a $4.2 million makeover that added a balcony bar and lounge as well as new seats, carpeting and stage curtains.

Show-Me Troop Control

Understanding the Missouri National Guard amendment vote

Missouri is one of only two states where control of its National Guard does not rest with the governor, but Amendment 5 could change that in November. Plus: Engineers in Kansas are trying a new way to prevent reservoirs from getting filled with mud.

Prez Promises More Work . . . 

Despite high inflation, Biden's Labor secretary predicts job growth at Kansas event

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Wednesday in Kansas that he expects continued job growth nationwide, even as the Federal Reserve takes aggressive steps to reduce inflation. Walsh's comments came at a stop in Edgerton alongsideDemocratic Rep. Sharice Davids as she faces a tough reelection bid againstRepublican Amanda Adkins, a former Cerner executive, in theKansas 3rd Congressional District.

Rock Chalk Voting Starts

Advanced and absentee voting begins in Kansas for the November general election

Election officials are gearing up for advance and absentee voting.In Kansas, the upcoming general election begins today.At the Johnson County, Kansas, election office, voters will soon have mail-in ballots if that's how they want to vote.Starting today, the election office will begin sending advance mail-in ballots to those who've applied for one to fill them in and send them back.

Bullet Train Slows Down

Amtrak Missouri River Runner from KC to St. Louis shifts to 1 trip per day in each direction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Amtrak Missouri River Runner service, traveling back and forth between Kansas City, Missouri, and St. Louis, is shifting its service from two trips between the cities per day, to one trip per day in each direction from Oct. 24 through Nov. 16.

Celebs Skip Cowtown

10 highest-grossing concerts of 2021 all skipped Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal

As the concert-going public emerged from the pandemic last year, hopes were high that more shows would hit Kansas City. But by year's end, only three of the 20 highest-grossing concert tours - and zero in the top 10 - performed here. What gives, and is it getting any better this year?

¡¡¡Admiración En Español!!!

Cindy Prado presumió su seductora y sensacional figura para sus admiradores en Instagram

Con el sabor latino en las venas, Cindy Prado es el ejemplo de sensualidad, elegancia, presencia y porte que puede haber en la actualidad. De origen cubano y español, esta diva estadounidense nacida un 20 de enero en Miami, Florida, sabe deleitar con su atractivo con los mejores atuendos.


Biden implores US oil companies to pass on record profits to consumers

Joe Biden has called on oil companies to pass on their massive profits to consumers as he announced the release of 15m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve.

MAGA Uncensored

Trump drops F-bombs and shares potentially sensitive information in newly released audio

Previously unheard audio of former President Donald Trump aired on Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday night. Famed journalist Bob Woodward recorded 20 conversations he had with the former president, with his knowledge, from 2016 through 2020. Trump, who is facing possible legal peril for taking classified documents when he left office, appears in one recording to share sensitive information with Woodward.

Uncle Sam's Cut Expands

America's tax brackets are changing thanks to inflation. That may be good news if you didn't get a raise this year

America's tax brackets are changing thanks to inflation. That will be welcome news for many people whose salaries haven't been keeping up with the highest price increases in four decades that have come in 2022. Tax brackets move alongside the inflation rate, meaning the amount of tax you pay on your income gradually shifts in normal times.

Legal Lesson On Forgiveness

Supreme Court asked to block Biden student debt relief program

A taxpayers' group in Wisconsin asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

Latest Recession Prediction Debuts

First on CNN: Next spring the economy will sink into a 1990-style mild recession, Fitch says | CNN Business

Stubborn inflation and the Federal Reserve's jumbo-sized interest rate hikes will drive the American economy into a 1990-style mild recession starting in the spring, Fitch Ratings warned on Tuesday.

Vlad Plays Rougher With Peeps

Putin declares martial law in annexed regions of Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law Wednesday in the four regions of Ukraine that Moscow annexed and gave additional emergency powers to the heads of all regions of Russia. Putin didn't immediately spell out the steps that would be taken under martial law, but said his order was effective starting Thursday.

Midterm Life & Death Warning

Millions at risk of losing health insurance if U.S. ends Covid public health emergency in January

When the public health emergency does end, HHS estimates up to 15 million people will be disenrolled from Medicare and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Hip-Hop Cray Cont'd

Kanye West Says He Only Wishes Death on Jews Who Did Him Wrong

Play video content TalkTV Kanye West may have dug an even deeper hole over his anti-Semitic comments, saying when he said he wanted to go DEFCON 3 on Jews, he only meant the ones who screwed him over.

Local Free Money For All

ReBuild KC Neighborhood Grants to fund creative and diverse projects in Northeast

Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Kansas City city council approved 210 ReBuild KC proposals totaling nearly $15 million. The City's Neighborhood Services Department reviewed 1,215 proposals, totaling more than 4,000 hours of review by city staff, before presenting the final list for approval.

Newpaper Laments Automation

The Chiefs-Raiders game was a dream. Leaving Arrowhead's parking lot was a nightmare

OPINION AND COMMENTARY My son and I had a great time at the Chiefs-Raiders game. Unfortunately, it took us two hours to exit the parking lot and reach the freeway. Along the way, we encountered no parking attendants or police officers directing traffic, either inside the parking lot or as we entered city streets.

Gearing Up For Disappointment

Chiefs Starter Jackets are back in stock! Get yours today

It's about to get chilly in Kansas City - which means there is no better time to invest in some new cold-weather gear to wear out at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Introducing the Kansas City Chiefs' Homage x Starter Satin Jacket.

Enjoy Fancy Insulin Spike

Carb loading? Soirée planning? The Sourdough Spot hits the spot

Courtesy of Maegan Vaughan To hear Maegan Vaughan tell the tale, it only took a nationwide lockdown for her to find her calling a couple of years ago finally. "I started baking sourdough in quarantine like everybody else, and I fell in love with the process," she says.

Katie Offers Latest Forecast . . .

Another freezing cold morning in KC Wednesday


Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta - DON'T YOU WORRY is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.