Kansas City Morning News: RSV Surge, X-Mas Already, Rate Hike & Soft Swinging

There were many decent Halloween costumes this year . . .  

Heidi Klum stole the show once again with her worm costume. 

However, perfect for TBT, we pay tribute to hottie Alexis for her ode to Marilyn that inspires our morning peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Plague Redux Hits Cowtown

RSV surged early in 2022. Here's what Kansas City residents need to know about the respiratory virus

The risk of contracting respiratory viruses tends to increase as temperatures drop. This year, though, health care systems are being overwhelmed by earlier-than-anticipated surges of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. An abnormally high number of RSV infections, particularly among infants and children, is clogging hospitals already pushed to capacity.

Kansas City Inside Scoop On Pandemic Health Surveillance

Inside the Sludge: How Experts Run COVID Wastewater Testing

Nestled behind railroad tracks along Hawthorne Road in Kansas City, the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant doesn't look like much. But inside, TV screens on a wall are tracking the flow, locating waste and sifting through it. Inside one large shed, gargantuan machinery sifts through the "sludge," the preferred euphemism for solid waste.

Unload On Newspaper

Do you have bulky items or appliances you need to get rid of? Here's an opportunity in KC

Kansas City's Public Works Department is hosting a "Hard to Recycle" clean up event on Saturday Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Manual Career Tech Center. The event will be an opportunity for KCMO residents to get rid of any lingering items that are typically hard to recycle or discard.

Meth Town Fears Flames

Independence issues burn ban through Friday

City of Independence SOURCE: City of Independence The city of Independence announced Wednesday that a burn ban is in effect through Friday.City officials said in a news release that the burn ban was issued because of forecast high winds for the next 48 hours and continued dry conditions.

Holidays Aglow Again

A guide to must-see holiday light displays in the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It might just be a couple days after Halloween but cities and places around the Kansas City area are getting ready to put up their holiday lights for everyone to see. From the Country Club Plaza lights to Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Insta Hottie Turns Actress

Alexis Ren Enters the Next Phase of Her Career with a Whole New Perspective on Social Media

You may know Alexis Ren as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie, or from her fourth-place stint on Dancing with the Stars. You may even be one of her 16.5 million followers on Instagram. What you may not know about the social media star is that she’s so much more. Ren is transitioning her career from model to budding actress and officially retiring the title of “influencer” — and she couldn’t be more inspired..

Prez Biden Plays Politics With Election Integrity Debate/Crisis

Joe Biden: To Save Free Elections, You Have No Choice But to Vote for My Party | National Review

Biden argued that to preserve your right to vote for the candidate of your choice, you have no other option but to vote for the candidate of his choice.

Survey Seyz: Red Wave Rising

The Case For A Republican Sweep On Election Night

Republicans reached a milestone on Tuesday, surpassing a 50 percent chance of a Senate takeover in our Deluxe forecast for the first time since July 25. Still, the race for the Senate is about as close as it gets. So I thought it might be worth engaging in a dialog with my alter egos.

Fed Fights Workers

Bedeviled by high inflation, Federal Reserve hikes interest rate by 0.75% again

Battling inflation that remains at four-decade highs, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday it hiked its key interest rate by another 0.75%..

Vaxx Advice Everyone Seems To Be Ignoring

The New COVID Booster Shot Could Save Your Life; Get One Now, FDA Expert Says

As the weather gets chillier and people spend more time indoors, COVID is once again not-so-gently rapping at the door. COVID cases in the U.S. are fairly flat at about 38,000 cases a day right now, but a slew of new Omicron subvariants could drive another fall or winter surge, experts say.

Doomsday Option For Realz

Russian commanders discussed using nuclear arms in Ukraine, says US

Russia's Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, made a point of contacting his counterparts in the US, Turkey and France to talk about the alleged Ukrainian plot. However, When Russia's defence ministry produced photos to illustrate its findings, the government of Slovenia quickly pointed out that the images had been borrowed from its Radioactive Waste Management Agency and showed smoke detectors dating back to 2010.

TKC Teaches How To Swing

What is 'soft swinging' - and how can you bring it up in a relationship?

You may have heard of partner-swapping, otherwise called swinging, where people swap sexual partners - or couples engage in group sex. In fact, swinging is the topic on this week's Smut Drop podcast episode - where we chat to Milo, the founder of Val Rue: a swinging, open relationship site that allows people to host their own private parties.

Local Buzz Debuts

Drink This Now: Maple Cream Cold Brew at Made In KC Café

Maple Cream Cold Brew at Made In KC Café. // Photo by Sarah Sipple Lean into the autumn vibes with this Maple Cream Cold Brew from Made In KC Café-perfect for those surprisingly warm fall days. Nitro cold brew from Second Best Coffee in Waldo and resilient cold foam made from heavy cream balance each other for a perfectly smooth...

Forecast For Today . . .

A warm and windy Thursday ahead


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