Kansas City Saturday Layout: Historic Folly Theater Reopens, Bank Notes & MAGA Truth

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Downtown Revival Cont'd

Folly Theater, Kansas City's 'Grand Lady of 12th Street,' reopening after $4.2 million renovation

When visitors walk under the glowing sign of the Folly Theater for its grand reopening , they'll see all of what $4.2 million can do to a place. Nearly everything from the floor to the seats to the sconces on the walls have been refurbished or replaced inside the 122-year-old neoclassical building, a process that started four years ago.

Birth Of Single-Issue Faction

More people, especially women, have registered to vote in KC since abortion ruling

Voter registrations have increased around Kansas City in the months following the Supreme Court decision overturning the federal right to abortion earlier this summer. Data obtained by The Star shows that registrations in Kansas and Missouri in the months since the ruling are higher in all the counties in the metro than they were during the same period in 2018, the last midterm election year.

Show-Me Midterm Debate

Missouri Senate candidates campaign at separate Cass County events

Missouri Senate candidates Eric Schmitt and Trudy Busch Valentine campaigned Friday in Cass County at separate events.

Golden Ghetto Crossover

Republican Johnson County Commission chair supports Democrat to replace him

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County residents will be electing a new chair of the county commission this November, and retiring chair Ed Eilert has announced a surprising endorsement. Johnson County Commission races are nonpartisan, so political parties don't appear next to candidates' name.

Another Peek At Rising Rent

Kansas City voters will decide on $50 million affordable housing bond in November election

Affordable housing will be on the ballot for Kansas Citians come November.Kansas City council passed a resolution that will ask voters if $50 million should go to the city's housing trust fund. "How do we make sure that there's housing for them, housing for families, housing for single women?

Local Pandemic Update

Kansas City-area hospitalizations up slightly as weekly COVID-19 cases drop below 1,000

COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to fall in the Kansas City area while hospitalizations rose slightly in the past week, local data shows. The week's total number of cases reported in the metro fell below 1,000 for the first time since April. However, reported case numbers likely show only a fraction of the true case totals.

Baller Backstory

Turning to history to find the key to Chiefs beating the Bills

During last week's game against the Las Vegas Raiders and following Chris Jones' penalty, ESPN's Troy Aikman made an interesting comment regarding the NFL competition committee addressing what qualifies as roughing the passer.

Iconic Hottie Hypes Brand

Candice Swanepoel goes braless in white loose shirt and bikini bottoms

The 33-year-old South African is modelling a new eco-range from Tropic of C. But while her charms are plain to see, her private life seems a little more fuzzy. As we reported, she has been out with rapper Kanye West, 45, but he has also been linked to model Juliana Nalu, 24.

Another Life Lesson . . . 

Biden admin releases initial student loan handout application weeks before midterms

President Biden's administration rolled out an application site Friday for the White House's student loan handout program. The website, still in beta, allows individuals eligible for student loan forgiveness to submit self-certifying applications for the debt relief. The website and debt forgiveness application process are currently being handled by the Department of Education.

Tech Probs Confront Fmr. Prez

Trump Media fired executive whistleblower after he spoke to Washington Post, shared documents

Donald Trump's media company fired an executive after he shared internal documents from an SEC whistleblower complaint with The Washington Post.

Gas Games Ahead Of Elections

Republican calls for Pelosi to probe Biden admin's potentially 'illegal' request for Saudis to delay oil cut

Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch hearings into the Biden administration's request that Saudi Arabia delay a cut in oil production until after the midterm elections. Announcing a planned oil cut to production by two million barrels a day, which could send gas prices spiking in the weeks before the U.S.

Billionaire Backs Tech Commz

'The hell with it': Elon Musk will fund Ukraine's Starlink after all

Ukrainian leaders have praised Starlink as invaluable for aiding communications between military units and for the Kyiv-based government to maintain contact with commanders and the outside world. It is also widely used by Ukraine's civilian population. Ukraine has about 20,000 Starlink satellite units, according to SpaceX.

Fees Are No Joke

Bill Burr complained to Joe Rogan that his bank was taking $28 out of his account every month 'for no reason' - here are 3 'sneaky' banking fees and how to avoid them

Banks are an essential part of our economy. They provide a safe place to keep our money, pay interest on our savings, and lend us money to buy homes. But they are also profit-seeking businesses. One of the many ways banks make money is through fees.

Dirty Politics In A Good Way

New York congressional candidate makes porn video in order to show 'Sex Positive' campaign

An independent congressional candidate in New York running to unseat Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., made a porn video to show off his "sex positive" campaign. Mike Itkis, a self-described "liberal independent candidate," uploaded the video titled "Bucket List Bonanza" to Porn Hub over the summer with porn performer Nicole Sage, and told City & State that he made the video as "a conversation piece."

City Hall Check-In

259: Neighborhood Services and Rebuild KC

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by Neighborhood Services Department Director Forest Decker. We discuss upcoming programs to help neighborhoods accomplish their goals and the recently awarded Rebuild KC Grants. Northeast nonprofits, like Mattie Rhodes Center and Jerusalem Farms, and neighborhood organizations like Lykins, were among the 211 recipients.

Hipster Radio Share Favorites

Hispanic Heritage Month: Identities & Soundtracks

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, The Bridge celebrates with a special playlist from Hispanic and Latinx community leaders.

Katie's Weekend Forecast . . . 

A clear and chilly Saturday


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