Kansas City Monday News Link Pool: BBQ Helping Hand, Week Ahead & Supreme Debate

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Cowtown Helping Hands

Operation BBQ Relief starts feeding thousands in Florida

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Operation BBQ Relief provided its first round of meals Sunday morning for southwestern Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian, meals accessible via a drive-thru service line. "I might get tired of barbecue every once and a while, but I never get tired of handing someone a meal and seeing their face light up," said Operation BBQ Relief CEO Stan Hays.

Today's Excuse To Cut Cheese

Hy-Vee recalls cheese in Kansas, Missouri over Listeria concerns

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Hy-Vee is recalling cheese products after learning they could be contaminated with Listeria. The cheese was sold at Hy-Vee stores in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Old Europe Cheese, Inc. produced the products in question under the brand Saputo Cheese USA.

Inferno In The Dotte Aftermath

KCK Fire Department works quickly to contain two-alarm fire at a vacant warehouse

The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department is still dealing with the aftermath of a two-alarm fire from early Monday morning. Several roads between 5th and 7th street were closed for hours due to the blaze. There's no timeline on when one closed lane between 6th and 7th street may reopen.KCKFD says they responded at 5:18 a.m.

Public TV Agenda

Nick's Picks | Missouri Tax Cut, Kansas Governor Debate

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign off on a $1 billion income tax cut this week. The measure was passed by Missouri lawmakers during a two-week special session that ended on Thursday. The bill will gradually lower the state income tax rate from 5.3% to 4.5%.

Home Team Win Streak

Here are all the records that the Chiefs broke in their win against the Buccaneers

yeah, I mean, definitely make sure both. I mean like if you play, like you played last week, you have to be motivated to get back on track. Um, but obviously playing at the stadium, I think when I got to the stadium, I realized like, man, I want to win here, how the bad taste that I had last time definitely came into effect *** little bit more.

Hottie Reveals Acting Chops

Alexis Ren in Bathing Suit Hits the Cover of "Ocean Drive" - Celebwell

Alexis Ren is one of the most successful current models. She's appeared in several campaigns and has an active following on Instagram.

Prez Campaigns Amid Disaster

Biden knocks Trump before surveying Puerto Rico hurricane damage

President Biden jabbed at his predecessor Donald Trump Monday before heading to Puerto Rico to examine damage caused by Hurricane Fiona last month - telling reporters the island was not "taken very good care of" following Hurricane Maria in 2017.

MAGA Knows All???

What Donald Trump understands

D onald Trump has always understood how the world works-or, at least, how it can be made to work-better than his opponents. Maybe because he has such qualities himself in abundance, his appreciation for human greed, cowardice, selfishness and other weaknesses has given him a granite confidence in human corruptibility.

GOP Party Time Exposed

'DEATH WISH'? What Trump and his wannabes did in one weekend should scare us all.

In the Republican Party of Donald Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, only those faithful to Trump's cult-like MAGA movement are safe. Democrats are called the enemy, labeled killers. And even Republicans who don't embrace MAGA dogma - any lost election was stolen, Trump is always right .

Insurrection Prosecution

Oath Keepers trial begins in highest profile Jan. 6 case to date

The Oath Keepers plan to argue that everything they did was legal. Members of the group say they were primarily in Washington to serve as security details for pro-Trump VIPs like Roger Stone, who were speaking at rallies on Jan. 5 and 6 to protest Trump's defeat.

Cases Confront SCOTUS 

Five cases to watch as a conservative Supreme Court begins its new term

When the Supreme Court starts its new term Monday, the six Republican-appointed justices are expected to resume the project they began last term of remaking U.S. constitutional law in a conservative image. With many Americans are still reckoning with a term that eliminated the federal abortion right in the Dobbs decision, expanded Second Amendment and...

Culture War Conversation

Caitlyn Jenner on 'Fox & Friends': The left has 'hijacked and politicized' the trans community

Fox News contributor Caitlyn Jenner accused the left of politicizing the transgender community, warning they are "driving this country apart." Jenner joined "Fox & Friends" on Monday to discuss a report alleging Vermont female high school athletes were banned from their locker room over their objections to a transgender student.

Republicans Opt Out???

Weak rural turnout could hurt GOP in November

"Republicans are not as energized as they want or expected, and Democrats are very energized right now," said Chris Walsh, Ryan's campaign manager. In four congressional special elections that have been held since June to fill vacant House seats - in Nebraska, Minnesota and New York - the portion of registered voters who cast ballots averaged 27 percent in suburban and urban counties, compared to 22 percent in rural counties, according to the analysis.

Death Of Comments

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Big Tech's Section 230 liability protections

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases this term on whether social media companies can be held financially responsible for hosting terrorist content. The family of Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen killed during a 2015 series of Islamic State terror attacks in Paris, sued YouTube parent company google, arguing the...

Beatle Plagued By Pandemic

Ringo Starr cancels North American tour after catching Covid

He formed his All-Starr band, where "everybody on stage is a star in their own right" in 1989. The ever-changing line-up has included rock legends such as Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren and Sheila E.

Smut Game Slows Across Pond

UK porn stars halt work amid syphilis outbreak in Europe

Amid growing concerns over reports of a syphilis outbreak in Europe, many adult film actors in the United Kingdom have stopped work. As per a report by the Independent, adult film stars are calling for a union to be established in the UK.

Folksy Pop Scheduled

Arrowhead Stadium is set to host Ed Sheeran on his "Mathematics' tour

Ed Sheeran is in love with the shape of GEHA Field. Kansas City is set to host the worldwide musical star at Arrowhead Stadium in 2023.The Chiefs' communications department announced Monday that Sheeran is bringing The + - = ÷ x Tour (pronounced "The Mathematics Tour") to Missouri on Aug.

Local Running Start

KC Marathon Road Closure Notice

Garmin KC Marathon Road Closure // Courtesy Garmin Kansas City Marathon This post was paid for by the Garmin Kansas City Marathon. The Garmin Kansas City Marathon is Kansas City's largest annual race and will be taking runners on a tour through the coolest neighborhoods and past the most beautiful landmarks in the city.

Fancy Doggie Style Digs

Luxury K9 Resort opens location in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A new posh hotel is opening in Johnson County, but this one is going to the dogs. K9 Resort is located near 135th Street and Antioch and is now accepting bookings. Stacie McCarty planned to open the franchise months ago, but the pandemic put those plans on hold, until now.

Royal Losing Tonight

Royals lose to Guardians, 7-5

The Royals fell behind 7-0 after two innings on Sunday, and despite some late signs of life by the offense, they couldn't make up for the entirety of the deficit. The result was a 7-5 loss in Cleveland, dropping Kansas City to 64-95 with three games left.

Kansas City Fall Forecast

Sunny and warm to start off your week


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