Kansas City News Lights: MAGA Hosts Holocaust Denier & Twitter Hot Mess Cont'd

Tonight we scour the Internets looking for a bevy of interesting clicks and worthwhile hot takes.

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Cowtown Economic Comeback???

Kansas City-area shops bustling for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area artists got a jump on Small Business Saturday during the 12 th annual Holiday Swing at Merry Market in the City Market in KCMO. "It's just so fun to be around the other artisans and to get to meet other people that are kind of doing similar things," said Shara Derks, co-owner at Embers Candle Bar.

Show-Me Costly Care

Missouri hospitals not in full compliance with pricing transparency laws

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A federal law requires hospitals to let you know what a service will cost before you get care. The hospital price transparency law went into effect in January 2021. But more than a year later some facilities haven't fully complied, including some in Missouri.

Rock Chalk Tix Check

Nearly $100 million in Kansas Lottery winnings still wait to be claimed

TOPEKA, Kan. - Nearly $100 million in lottery winnings remain unclaimed in Kansas. Millions of dollars worth of lottery winnings lay unclaimed in Kansas, according to the Kansas Lottery. Prizes ranging from just a few thousand to millions are still waiting for someone to claim them nearly a year after they were won, KSNT reports.

For The Foodie Agenda

Troost restaurant teases key ingredient to KC's best chicken and waffles

"We put a lot of thought into our menu," Tameisha Martin noted. "From using my mother and grandmother's recipes for the dishes and desserts ... We are very conscious about the seasoning we use, and we even have our own in-house, caramelized syrup that no one is using.

Game Time Sneak Peek

5 things to watch as Chiefs host the Rams on Thanksgiving weekend

On a Thanksgiving weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs (8-2) may be thankful for some home cooking against a Los Angeles Rams (3-7) team that is starting its third-string quarterback and missing its best offensive player in wide receiver Cooper Kupp. The Chiefs entered the weekend as 15.5-point favorites, per DraftKings SportsBook.

Talker Generation Gap Exposed

National Dog Show host mistakenly says sheepdog Rihanna was named 'after a Fleetwood Mac song'

The 2022 National Dog Show got off to a hilariously confusing start involving Rihanna and Fleetwood Mac (yes). While introducing the competitors in the Herding Category, announcer David Frei mistakenly told viewers during the live NBC broadcast that Rihanna, an Old English sheepdog, was "named after a Fleetwood Mac song."

Progressives Target 2nd Amendment

Emboldened Biden, Democrats keep pushing assault weapons ban

When President Joe Biden speaks about the "scourge" of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the capacity to kill many people very quickly.

Cray & Kanye Served

Trump hosted Holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago estate during visit with Kanye West, a week after announcing 2024 run | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump hosted White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and Kanye West at his private Mar-a-Lago estate this week, demonstrating his continued willingness to associate with fringe right-wing figures with well-publicized antisemitic views as he embarks on another White House run.

No Pardon For Social Media Turkeys

Elon Musk fired dozens more Twitter staff the night before Thanksgiving - days after saying he was done with layoffs

Dozens of Twitter employees were fired overnight on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter told Insider. The firings, of mostly engineers, came as a surprise inside Twitter, the people said. Thousands of Twitter staff have been laid off, resigned, or fired since Musk took over.

Billionaire Forgives Everybody

Elon Musk says he will grant 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting "amnesty" for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire's announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not "broken the law or engaged in egregious spam."

Social Media Experiment Again

Elon Musk announces Twitter premium relaunch after first attempt backfired

Elon Musk says Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different-coloured check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired.

At The Gates

'Major operational challenge': Biden admin races the clock to end Trump-era immigration rule

"The view of most people who have looked at this is that whenever Title 42 is lifted, it will create a major operational challenge," said Doris Meissner, director of the Migration Policy Institute's U.S. immigration policy program. "The real question in my mind is, how quickly can the appropriate procedures be restored and put into place so that that challenge is minimized?"

Good Week For Those With Cash

Stock futures inch higher to close out upbeat week

U.S. stock futures inched cautiously higher on Friday ahead of a shortened trading session.

War Of Words With Vlad

Ukraine war: Putin tells Russian soldiers' mothers he shares their pain

"We share your pain," Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a group of mothers of Russian soldiers who have been fighting - and some of whom have been killed - in Ukraine. "Nothing can replace the loss of a son", he said in his opening remarks, before the footage on state TV was cut.

Politicos Fight Freedom???

US officials pressured Canada to stop 'Freedom Convoy,' new testimony reveals

Top Biden administration officials pressed their Canadian counterparts to clear truckers blockading parts of the United States's northern border during protests in January. A public inquiry into the Canadian government's decision to use emergency powers to clear the "Freedom Convoy" protesters revealed on Thursday that frantic phone calls were placed by Washington to Ottawa in an effort to open up choked-off supply lines.

Future Of Food Exposed

Lab-grown meat is OK for human consumption, FDA says | CNN

Sign up for CNN's Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series guides you on how to minimize your personal role in the climate crisis - and reduce your eco-anxiety . The US Food and Drug Administration has given a safety clearance to lab-grown meat for the first time.

Life Is All About New Experiences

Trans teacher who sparked controversy goes skydiving with porn star

Controversial transgender Toronto-area shop teacher Kayla Lemieux was recently pictured going skydiving with a male porn star named Voodoo Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, Voodoo said that he didn't know who Lemieux was when she showed up for the dive He also said that due to her weight and breast size,

Retro Winning This Week

The Eagles took it to the limit at T-Mobile Wednesday night

Eagles. // photo by Chris Ortiz It is hard to say what the best setlist would be by a single band. First, one would have to make sure that the band even has a set list worth an hour or longer to sit back and pay money to go see.

More Hype Inside The Loop

Wheel of Fortune LIVE + holiday cheer is bursting throughout Downtown KC - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Clay Aiken to host Wheel of Fortune LIVE at the Kauffman Center; Watch parties abound in the KC Live! Block; 50th annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday at Crown Center; plus a highlight reel of holiday celebrations throughout Downtown neighborhoods; and much more!

Local B-list Celebrated

Creator of 'Bel-Air' to flip switch at Kansas City, Missouri, mayor's Christmas tree ceremony

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Morgan Cooper - a Kansas City-area native and creator of "Bel-Air," a "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reboot - has been elected to flip the switch at the 2022 Kansas City, Missouri, mayor's Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Cooper grabbed the attention of legendary actor Will Smith after creating a reboot concept in 2019.

High Stakes Border War Ahead

After Texas win, Sunflower Showdown with KU becomes must-win for K-State

TOPEKA, Kan. - If Texas had lost to Baylor on Friday, Kansas State would have secured a spot in the Big 12 Championship game regardless of the outcome of Saturday's Sunflower Showdown. But Texas didn't let that happen against the Bears, taking down Baylor 38-27.

Katie's Forecast

Temps will warm into the mid-50s Friday


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