Kansas City News Link Lounge: MAGA On Trial, Next COVID Wave & Russia Escalates

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12th & Oak Counts Money Ahead Of Winning Votes

KCMO Council details spending plan if voters approve $125 million bond issue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The election is Nov. 8, but the KCMO City Council Thursday approved a spending plan for $125 million bond issue that voters must first approve. KCMO councilman Dan Fowler announced his proposal near the end of Thursday's regular council meeting. Question 1 on the Nov.

Snail Mail Testimony

Man concerned about mail service along Kansas City street

Walk down the sidewalk along a portion of East Eighth Street in Kansas City's historic northeast neighborhood and you are bound to run into a burned-out car full of trash.

The Dotte Burns Again

Fire damages KCK building for third time in a day

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Firefighters responded to an abandoned apartment building twice Thursday, fighting a total of three fires there in about a day. Kansas City, Kansas, firefighters responded to the Rosedale Ridge Apartments near Southwest Boulevard and South Mill Street around 6:40 a.m. Thursday.

Baller Hype Clip Debuts

Going 360: As short-term rentals surge in Kansas City, so do pain points with neighborhoods

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Short-term rentals like AirBnB and VRBO have seen a steady increase in users and hosts over the last decade. In the 2022 second quarter earnings report, AirBnB reported a year-over-year increase in bookings of nights and "experiences."

Northland On Right Track

Parkville starting to solve decades-old rail crossing problem

PARKVILLE, Mo. - The City of Parkville is moving forward with a $16,000 study to figure out if its possible to make two public rail crossings in the heart of downtown into " quiet zones," and what needs to happen to make that transition.

Gas Pass Permission Granted???

Public hearings set for Spire's requested rate increase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - State regulators want to hear from customers of Spire Energy as it considers a request from the natural gas utility company to raise rates. According to filings with the Missouri Public Service Commission, Spire estimates the rate increase will cost the average customer about $11 per month.

Another Hipster Fair Coming Soon

KC Power & Light District Cornucopia fall festival returns this weekend

KC Power & Light Districts presents Cornucopia this weekend. // Photo Courtesy of Kansas City Power & Light District PNC Bank and Kansas City Power & Light District present Cornucopia this weekend with three days of music, carnival rides and fun for all ages. The festival kicks off this Friday, Oct.

Divorced Diva Hottie Argues Against Nasty Public Perceptions

Olivia Wilde says 'people assume I've abandoned my kids in a hot car'

Olivia Wilde did not mince her words as she described the struggles of being a mother in the public eye. In a new interview with ELLE's Women In Hollywood issue, Wilde, 38, recalled the fierce judgement she faces for keeping her two children, Otis, eight, and Daisy, six, out of the spotlight.

Political Price Fixing Alleged

Saudis say Biden admin requested oil production cut to come after midterms

President Biden's administration urged Saudi Arabia to delay cutting oil production by one month, putting it behind the midterm elections, the country said Thursday. The Saudi government, which leads the OPEC oil conglomerate, rejected appeals from the U.S. last week and moved forward with cutting oil production, potentially causing gas prices to spike in the U.S.


House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON - The House Committee investigating the Capitol attack voted Thursday to subpoena Donald Trump in an extraordinary move seeking a direct confrontation with the former president accused of instigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection and leading attempts to subvert the 2020 election.

Conspiracy Talker Out Of Cash

Alex Jones unlikely to escape 'historically high' defamation award, legal experts say

The nearly $1 billion a Connecticut jury ordered Alex Jones to pay to the families of Sandy Hook victims for calling the mass shooting a hoax is a "historically high" penalty and one the Infowars host and conspiracy theorist will be unlikely to evade, civil litigators said.

GOP Power Move Free Pass???

Transported migrants may be on a path to citizenship because of DeSantis flights

Rachel Self, a Martha's Vineyard-based attorney who has been coordinating the migrants' immigration cases, said Wednesday that she flew to San Antonio to obtain the required signatures from the sheriff's office. "I now hold in my hand certifications for every one of Perla's victims," Self wrote in a statement, referring to Perla Huerta, the woman believed to be responsible for recruiting migrants in San Antonio on behalf of DeSantis.

Next Chapter Of Pandemic Will Confuse

The next U.S. COVID wave is coming. Why it will be 'much weirder than before.'

Unless you're a real-life virologist - or unless you enjoy playing one on Twitter - it has become pretty much impossible to keep up with all of the latest coronavirus variants. First they were named after Greek letters, like Omicron. Easy enough. Then came a few short, Star Wars-esque alphanumerics, like BA.5.

Vlad Escalates

Russia announces Kherson evacuation, raising fears city will become frontline

Moscow has announced it will evacuate Kherson after an appeal from the Russian-installed head of the region, raising fears the occupied city at the heart of the south Ukrainian oblast will become a new frontline.

Zuck Admits Mistakes

Mark Zuckerberg said he missed a giant shift in social networking

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that people are increasingly using their social networking "feeds" to discover content regardless if it was shared by friends.

Old School Hotness Exposed

Even the middle-aged can feel sexy under their sensible clothing

Opinion Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size Along with golf lessons and joining bird watching Facebook groups, my husband and I have been dabbling in hiking. Think being confused by head torches and zip off trousers in Anaconda and getting around in gear that's the antithesis of the edgy urbanity we cultivated when we lived in Collingwood.

Kegger Earns Old School Shout Out

Al Bundy congratulates Chiefs TE Travis Kelce for tying historic touchdown feat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Monday, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a historic night as he found the endzone four times against the Las Vegas Raiders in a 30-29 win.

Kansas City Baseball Past Well Remembered

A look back at Willie Wilson

A player like Willie Wilson would probably not exist in today's game of baseball. Wilson was a gifted athlete who excelled at football and basketball in addition to his prowess as a baseball player at Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey.

Lady Soccer Hype Celebrated

Kansas City Current eager for 1st playoff game in franchise history

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Current make history on Sunday win or lose. The second-year NWSL franchise will compete in their first playoff game at 4 p.m. on Sunday against the Houston Dash at PNC Stadium. While the game will be Lo'eau LaBonta first NWSL postseason appearance, she already has her mindset locked in for this week.

Keeping South Side Unique

Will Waldo stay weird?

By Tyler Schneider Residents and stakeholders turned out in droves to a Monday evening community input meeting concerning the proposed Waldo74Broadway Development Project that will occupy the block between W. 74th St. and W. 74th Ter. and between Broadway St. and Wyandotte St.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Things get windy Friday with elevated fire danger


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