Kansas City Sunday Scroll: Pompeo Rebukes Nuke Armageddon & No MO Meth

For Sunday and for fellow news junkies we take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines so that our blog community can take a brief respite from so much beautiful weather and sunshine.

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Rebuilding KCMO Urban Core

New housing project east of Prospect Avenue hopes to help 'missing middle'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new market-rate apartment complex has popped up on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development defines "affordable housing" as one which a household can obtain for 30% or less of its income.

Parent Guide To Burbs

Overland Park listed as one of safest cities for trick-or-treating

OVERLAND Park, Kan. (KCTV) - As Halloween approaches, Overland Park is receiving high praise in a report on the safest cities for trick-or-treating. A new report from Chamber of Commerce has the Kansas City suburb in a tie for 15th among safest cities to trick-or-treat in across America.

Soccer Testimony Redux

NWSL Commissioner promises more investigation, action after Yates Report

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three days after the bombshell Yates Report laid bare serious claims of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse within NWSL, which it deemed systemic , NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman made her first public appearance since the report's publication Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri.

Show-Me Eco-Impact

90% of the Missouri River basin is currently experiencing some form of abnormally dry conditions or drought, which is almost a 20% increase from the end of August.

Omaha, Nebraska (KTIV) September precipitation was once again below average in the Missouri River Basin. September runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa was 0.6 million acre-feet, 47% of the long-term average. Soil conditions in the upper Missouri River Basin continue to be very dry.

Rock Chack Biz Game

KU football's resurgence is bringing more fans to Lawrence - and headaches to some merchants

Walk down Massachusetts Street on any given Saturday you'll and probably see a decent amount of people. When there's a home football game, that amount increases significantly, especially this season. On Saturday, lines for restaurants extended out onto Mass Street, business closed for extended lunch hours to view the game, and groups of fans darted around lines of slow moving traffic to reach their seats at Memorial Stadium.

Drug Plague Redux

"No Mo Meth" campaign seeks to lower meth usage in Missouri

JOPLIN, Mo. - Drug abuse is the focus of a statewide initiative - specifically helping those who are using meth or at risk for doing so. The campaign is called "No Mo Meth" - and it's targeting our area to hopefully reduce drug use.

South Side Parties

Red Bridge Shopping Center hosts 5th Annual South KC Block Party

Join Red Bridge Shopping Center, 519 E Red Bridge Rd., on Saturday, October 8 from 10 am - 3 pm as they host the 5 th annual South KC Block Party. This year's event will once again feature live entertainment, food trucks, vendor booths, free carnival games, kids' activities, pet costume contest, and Beer Garden.

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Cashless KC: Be Free Family Farm


Kansas Politico Claps Back

'Those comments were reckless': Pompeo slams Biden's 'Armageddon' remarks

"We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis," Biden said Thursday during a fundraiser, referencing the October 1962 crisis that put the United States and the Soviet Union on the verge of nuclear war for almost two weeks.

White House Weed Plan Exposed

The politics of Biden's marijuana pardons

President Biden's marijuana pardons are a small policy change to entice young voters, but they've immediately become a political lightning rod in at least one battleground state. Why it matters: It's the latest in a steady stream of small policy gifts to persuade the Democratic base that Biden has kept the promises on the 2020 campaign trail.

Democracy Favors Stoners

When marijuana is on the ballot, it wins | CNN Politics

Marijuana, at times, seems to be a third rail in American politics. While most Democrats are ardent defenders of abortion rights and gay rights, many party lawmakers are less vocal about decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana. It was only Thursday when President Joe Biden decided to pardon all people convicted of federal marijuana possession.

Inflation Conversation Persists

When your seatmate on the plane talks about the Fed, you know things aren't right

You know things are getting dicey in the economy when the phrase "Federal Reserve" enters daily conversation. Typically, the "Fed" is a pretty wonky and sleepy corner of America, known for shockingly dull press conferences. When economic sailing is smooth, there's not much news coming out of the central bank that is of even remote interest to people other than economists or journalists.

Era Of Cheap Gas Passes

US gas prices will likely rise after the OPEC+ snub to Biden - but not for drivers in these 3 states, experts say

US gas prices could keep rising after OPEC+ slashed output, but prices could fall in some states. That's because refinery issues in key states get resolved, and winter season dampens gas demand. California is likely to see prices drop while the East Coast could see prices rise, Gas Buddy said.

COVID Vaxx Fear Redux

Many Americans are shunning the Omicron COVID booster. What it means for the coming season as the virus mutates

Relatively few Americans have received the new Omicron booster-and most don't plan to get it anytime soon, if at all, according to a new survey. Only 7.6 million Americans-out of 333 million total-have received the new COVID vaccine, which became widely available around Labor Day.

Facebook Flaw Feared

Meta warns as many as one million Facebook users that their logins may have been compromised

CBS Pittsburgh MENLO PARK, Calif. (KDKA) - Facebook's owner Meta is warning users that as many as one million users may have had their login information stolen. Meta's researchers have discovered more than 400 malicious Android and Apple apps designed to steal personal Facebook logins.

Ye Socials Shut Down 

Twitter locks Kanye West's account for anti-semitic tweets following warm Elon Musk welcome

After Instagram restricted Kanye West's account over anti-semitic content, West hopped to Twitter and received a warm welcome from Elon Musk.

City College Wants To Hear From Everybody

UMKC forms band open to all | UMKC Roo News

For the first time ever, people outside the Conservatory have the chance to participate in a band at UMKC. No matter their major or year, students can join together to play music. Campus Band counts as an elective class or extracurricular club. While the program requires ...

Artsy Local Considerations

"Judith Levy: At the Heart of the Matter," Studios Inc - KC STUDIO

Judith Levy's latest entry into Kansas City's artistic catalog represents an effort that is both deeply personal and bravely communal.

Newspaper Hypes JoCo

See a new side of Overland Park: famous farmers market, international foods & green space

The sprawling suburb of Overland Park is best known for its family-friendly atmosphere, celebrated schools and sweeping residential neighborhoods. But residents told The Star that there's also plenty for visitors to do in this large municipality. The attractions range from an award-winning farmers market to a lush botanical garden complete with a sparkling lake.

Local Creativity Debuts

Martin City holds first Art Walk

The Plaza, Brookside, Westport and Overland Park have their distinctive art shows. Why not Martin City? On Sunday, October 9, from 11 am to 6 pm, the Martin City Art Walk will feature art from four different artists: Mark Freeman, John Knell, Heather Sulzen and Sherri Thomas.

Katie's Forecast For Now . . . 

Calm Sunday, but storms return this week

Calm Sunday, but storms return this week Sunday will be calm with a high temperature around 77 degrees with similar conditions on Monday, but Tuesday and Wednesday have chances of storms and rain. Hide Transcript Show Transcript MORNING, LOTS OF SUNSHINE. YES. IT'S GOING TO BE ALMOST TEN DEGREES WARMER TODAY THAN IT WAS YESTERDAY.

Cream - Sunshine of Your Love is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.