Kansas City Saturday News Collection: Murals, Crypto, Showdowns & Mushrooms

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Iran From Political Art

New Midtown mural brings awareness to Iranian protests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Protests and rallies around the world continue weeks after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested and died in the custody of Iranian morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab too loosely.

Work At Home Scam Exposed

A new remote job offer turned out to be a scam for KCK woman

A recent college graduate has a warning for others after she thought she secured a new job. She got scammed instead.Miranda Owens said it happened when she interviewed for a job at the end of last month.Now, she owes nearly $5,000 to her bank because a check she deposited from a prospective employer turned out to be fake."I'm not going to lie, it's really really tough," she said.

Heartland Polluted

High concentrations of dangerous 'forever chemicals' found in Midwestern rivers, report shows

The Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper wasn't surprised to find dangerous PFAS chemicals in Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County, but the group was surprised to see how much there was. "Out of all of the waterkeepers in the broader Midwest, we had the highest concentration of total PFAS," said Charles Miller, the policy manager at Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper.

Newspaper Discovers Northtown

Check out downtown North Kansas City: indie movies, burgers, pickleball & a unique parade

Great food, fun family activities and a unique annual parade are just across the river from downtown Kansas City. The independent city of North Kansas City combines industrial railyards with shops, restaurants, bars and live music venues. As one resident told The Star, North Kansas City is a small enclave surrounded by Kansas City proper.

Baller Viewing Guide

What to know if you're going to Chiefs, Jaguars game Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the game.Timeline for Chiefs vs. Jaguars7:30 a.m. - Parking Gates Open8 a.m. - Ford Tailgate District Opens9:30 a.m. - CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open10 a.m.

Actress Defends Nude Work

Sydney Sweeney: "My body doesn't define who I am."

The scene-stealing meme queen of Euphoria and The White Lotus has turned pretty-vacant teens into some of the most complicated and controversial characters on TV Sydney Sweeney is the sweetest! How sweet is Sydney Sweeney?

Far East Showdown Underway

Ahead of Xi meeting, Biden calls out China

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - U.S. President Joe Biden offered a full-throated American commitment to the nations of Southeast Asia on Saturday, pledging at a Cambodia summit to help stand against China's growing dominance in the region - without mentioning the other superpower by name.

Mexican Standoff Of Sorts???

Biden immigration official ordered to quit or be fired has 'no plans to resign'

The commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is refusing to leave his position after being told to resign or be fired by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a government source. Chris Magnus wrote in an email to senior Customs and Border Protection staff that he is determined to remain on the job.

Crypto Political Party Crash

Crypto kingpin bet a fortune on Democrats. Now he's lost it all.

The crisis has demolished Bankman-Fried's public image as a go-to resource for policymakers writing rules for crypto - a reputation that was built on his willingness to write multimillion dollar checks to boost Democrats.

Artist Debuts In War Zone

Banksy artwork appears on damaged building in Ukraine

Banksy has appeared to confirm that he is in Ukraine after unveiling his latest artwork on Instagram. Speculation had been mounting that the anonymous graffiti artist was in the war-torn country after a series of murals appeared in the town of Borodyanka, near Kyiv.

Floating Down Memory Lane???

Cruise Ship Docks in Sydney With 800 COVID Cases On Board

A cruise ship carrying nearly 5,000 passengers was forced to dock in Sydney on Friday after about 800 people tested positive for COVID-19, according to the BBC. The Majestic Princess left New Zealand when, halfway through its 12-day voyage, guests began to fall ill. The cases are mainly asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, according to the BBC.

Blue Clap Back After Red Trickle

Dems one seat away from Senate majority as Mark Kelly wins Arizona

Sen. Mark Kelly has won reelection to a full six-year term in Arizona, keeping the seat in Democratic hands and beating back a challenge from Republican Blake Masters. Republicans had viewed the seat as a pickup opportunity given the flagging economy and President Joe Biden's low approval rating in the swing state.

Oldest Profession Offers Higher Salary

Former Disney Actress Maitland Ward Says Porn Pays 10 Times More

Maitland Ward played redhead Rachel McGuire on the hit ABC series Boy Meets World in the 90s. Now she is among the highest-paid porn stars in the world. "I make so much more money. I have so much more control, and I am having so much more fun," Ward told Entrepreneur.

Foraging For Local Grub

Mad for mushrooms? These Kansas City hunters know exactly where to look this fall

The air is cool and autumn leaves are crunching underfoot. The forest is thick with oak, paw paw, and persimmon trees on Hidden Valley Park t rail, a four-mile dirt track in north Kansas City.

Katie Talks Weekend Chill

Cloudy and cold Saturday


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