Kansas City Midweek News Strut: GOP Flip House & Ukraine War Bad For Biz

Tonight we take a peek at newsworthy high fashion hotness along with pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Big Break For Local Biz

City zoning change melts barriers for artisanal makers building businesses in KCMO

Birdie Hansen started making candles as a hobby during the pandemic, and the business quickly grew to a level beyond what she and her husband David's home in Midtown could accommodate. Scaling operations for Effing Candle Co., however, required the help of an amendment to "antiquated" zoning laws in KCMO.

BBQ Bounces Up North

Jousting Pigs BBQ to cease operations at Liberty location

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jousting Pigs BBQ announced Wednesday that it is ceasing operations at its Liberty location on Nov. 27. The restaurant said in a Facebook post that a partnership with 3HALVES Brewing Co. came to an end, and it was unable to find a new standalone location in Liberty.

The Dotte Welcomes New Biz

Popular KCK barbecue food truck now has permanent location

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A popular family-owned barbecue food truck in Kansas City, Kansas, now has a permanent spot it can call home. Since May 2021, Jerone and Nykita Slater, also known as "Mr. and Mrs. Holy Smoke," have run the Holy Smoke BBQ food truck Fridays through Sundays at N.

Golden Ghetto Designs New Routes

Overland Park looks to improve traffic flow through new intersection study

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The wait may get shorter for motorists stopped at the West 91st Street and Nieman Road intersection in Overland Park. After 40 years, the city is studying whether traffic would flow smoother if there were stop signs at the intersection instead of the current stoplight.

Hipster Democracy Lives

Vote your way to the boogie breakdown with The Bridge's Top 909 of the '70s show

The Bridge's Top 909 of the 70s begins Nov. 23-27 // Photo Courtesy of The Bridge The time has come upon us to vote for your favorite funk and disco beats of the '70s on the Kansas City radio station 90.0 The Bridge.

Hottie Promotes Smutty Brand

Cara Delevingne rocks bleached brows, braids in Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 show

She's a savage. Cara Delevingne was almost unrecognizable in Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 fashion show, which began streaming on Prime Video November 9. The 30-year-old model was decked out in an strappy, sparkly, S&M-inspired lingerie set with ornate gemstones on the center bra clasp and a garter worn over similarly sparkling panties.

Welcome To Beltway Gridlock

What Republicans plan to do with their new House majority | CNN Politics

Winning the House majority, even with a smaller margin than they'd hoped, will give Republicans some newfound power to set the agenda when they take over the chamber in January.

Social Media Scalps Senator

Twitter fact-checks Sen. Warren's student debt claims

Twitter fact-checked a tweet from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday to give readers more context about her claim on President Joe Biden's ability to cancel student debt. "Let's be clear: President Biden has the legal authority to cancel student debt," Warren tweeted Monday morning.

Same As The Old Boss

Senate GOP reelects McConnell as leader

Some Senate Republicans had pushed for delaying the leadership elections, but that vote failed, 16-32, on Wednesday morning, paving the way for McConnell's reelection. Still, it hasn't been a pretty week: Senate Republicans spent three hours Tuesday venting about their whiffed midterm cycle, the lack of an agenda, Scott's perceived mismanagement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and McConnell's stewardship of the caucus.

Fighting Bad For Biz

News Wrap: G20 leaders say Russia's war in Ukraine is harming global economy

In our news wrap Wednesday, the G20 summit ended with President Biden and other leaders condemning the war in Ukraine and blaming the conflict for worsening the global economy, Senate Republicans reelected Mitch McConnell as their leader over Florida Sen. Rick Scott and the Senate is advancing legislation to ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are legally recognized nationwide.

Forever War Admitted

U.S. general plays down odds of near-term military victory in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The top U.S. general on Wednesday played down the odds of any near-term, outright military victory by Ukraine, cautioning that Russia still had significant combat power inside of Ukraine despite suffering military setbacks in its invasion.

Far East Commies Love To Lock Down

In 'zero-COVID' China, 1 case locks down Peking University

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities locked down a major university in Beijing on Wednesday after finding one COVID-19 case as they stick to a "zero-COVID" approach despite growing public discontent. Peking University students and faculty were not allowed to leave the grounds unless necessary and classes were moved online on one campus through Friday, a university notice said.

Pop Star Proves Investment Skillz

Justin Bieber Paid $1.3 Million for a Bored Ape NFT. It's Now Worth $69K

Bored Ape Yacht Club hype was in full swing earlier this year as celebrities "aped into" the pricey NFT collection. Some have even used their Apes to create products, themed restaurants , live performances , and more.

Covered In Mink

Ohio vandals release 10,000 carnivorous mink into the wild

It was like the beginning of a Syfy Channel horror film. Ohio officials have issued a warning after thousands of carnivorous minks were released during a break-in at an Ohio farm on Monday night. According to police reports, the mass mustelid breakout occurred between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Explaining Jokes Ruins Them

'Hacks' Star Hannah Einbinder On Dave Chappelle's 'SNL' Monologue: 'Establishment Bullies Reinforcing Status Quo' Is Not The 'Job Of A Comedian'

Hacks star Hannah Einbinder is the latest to weigh in on Dave Chappelle's now-infamous monologue from Saturday's installment of Saturday Night Live. While NBC remains mum on the fallout from the comedian's appearance, Einbinder took to social media to acknowledge that "yeah, the Chappelle monologue was littered with antisemitism" and added he "did it masterfully."

A Question Of Mechanics

Couple discovers they have a 2 FOOT height difference

Brooke Dostillo, 25, and her boyfriend Dylan Painter, 24, from Pennsylvania, discovered they had a 22-inch height difference after matching on a dating app At a whopping 6ft 10in, Dylan - who is a professional basketball player - towers over his pint-sized girlfriend of nearly three years - who is

Cash For Local Techies

LaunchKC Announces Six 2022 Grants Competition Winners - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Six early-stage tech companies have been selected to receive $50,000 in non-dilutive grants, plus access to business support and networking. After a four-year hiatus, LaunchKC, co-founded by The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, (EDCKC) and Downtown Council (DTC), are back with their signature grants competition.

More Money For Life Lessons

Kansas City Teacher Residency receives $5 million donation to support teacher recruitment, diversity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR), an organization that works to recruit, prepare, place and retain teachers in the Kansas City area, has received a $5 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. KCTR says the funding will support the organization's ongoing work, future security and will help the group cultivate more diverse teachers in the community.

Locals Must Learn How To Eat Out

KC Sips: Your weekend dining guide

KC Sips. // Illustration by Cassondra Jones Looking for delicious plans? I spend the week scouring social media, press releases, and reservation sites so you don't have to. Whether you want to impress a date, show your fam the best of KC, or just get out of the house, we've got you covered...

Kegger Saves The Day

Travis Kelce Honors Kansas City Firefighter with New Truck - In Kansas City

In the season of thanks and giving, Travis Kelce teamed up with RealTruck Inc., as well as George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers and Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys to gift hometown heroes with brand-new trucks in a new video series called The Trucket List.

Cowtown Cold Cont'd

A few flurries possible Thursday


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