Kansas City Thursday Night: Mean Tweet Layoffs, Burning Sensation & Prez Blowback

For our close readers we share a peek at some of the news items we've been considering today along with a quick look at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Climate Change Eternal Flame???

Kansas City-area firefighters overwhelmed by dry weather, irresponsible burning

BLUE SUMMIT, Mo. - High winds and dry conditions continue to pose challenges to firefighters, especially overnight in Blue Summit, Missouri. Plus, for the second time in as many weeks, arson is a possible cause behind a fire - this time sweeping through the children's section of a cemetery.

Deadly Run-In Double Down

Judge confirms $32.4M arbitration award to victims of deadly Westport crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A judge confirmed a $32.4 million arbitration award in a civil lawsuit over the wrongful deaths of three people in a crash involving a Kansas City, Missouri, Fire department pumper truck.

Show-Me Decision On Track

Missouri Amtrak derailment passengers, families want judge to dismiss forced arbitration after crash

Attorneys for multiple passengers from an Amtrak train that derailed near Mendon, Missouri, in June want a federal judge to toss out a request by BNSF Railway to force those passengers and their families into arbitration instead of potential jury trials to seek payouts after the crash.The passengers' argument in

Cutbacks Are Racist???

Closing Kansas City's Central High isn't a desegregation failure. It's a wake-up call

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Like many urban school districts, Kansas City schools had a history of segregation. Facilities for white students were superior to those for Black students. When the courts stepped in through the desegregation orders of the late 1970s and 1980s, billions of dollars were spent to fix these historical wrongs.

Kansas City Investigative Journalism At Its Finest

Hen tries to cross Olathe road, rescued by farmer...

...and lays an egg!

Hottie Real Life Exposed

Former Baywatch bombshell Yasmine Bleeth, 54, is seen walking her dog

DailyMail.com spotted Baywatch actress Yasmine Bleeth, 54, walking her dog last week in Los Angeles Yasmine went make-up free and wore a black jacket, pink pajama pants and slippers She's been lowkey since quitting acting two decades ago and this is the first time she's been spotted in public in

Prez Debated

Biden ridiculed for 'despicable' speech on 'threat' to democracy: 'What delusion looks like'

Conservatives ridiculed President Joe Biden 's "despicable" Wednesday speech in which he warned midterm voters of the threats to democracy ahead of election day.

Firing Off Tweets . . .

Elon Musk's Twitter layoffs are starting

Team, In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday. We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company's success moving forward.

MAGA Legal Mess Cont'd

Judge appoints independent monitor to oversee Trump Organization financial filings

A New York state judge on Thursday ordered an independent monitor to oversee the Trump Organization's financial statements following allegations that the company has been vastly overstating its assets. Justice Arthur Engoron signed off on a preliminary injunction that also blocks former President Donald Trump's company from transferring assets without court approval.

Dollar Daze Ahead

Hedge fund giant Elliott warns looming hyperinflation could lead to 'global societal collapse'

"Investors should not assume they have 'seen everything'" That was from executives at leading hedge fund Elliott Management, who warned that the world is heading towards the worst financial crisis since World War II.

Slap Fighting Gets Boring

Over half of Americans believe that both Democrats and Republicans do such a poor job that a third major party is needed

A study by the Pew Research center found that 61% of U.S. adults today find the Republican Party unfavorable, while 57% shared the same sentiment toward the Democratic Party. About a quarter of Americans say they have an unfavorable view of both major parties, a considerable jump from just 6% in 1994.

Jesus H. AWESOME . . .

Miller Lite is selling a Christmas tree stand that doubles as a beer keg | CNN

Miller Lite has quite a gift waiting under the tree for beer lovers this year: a new Christmas Tree Keg Stand. The tree stand - basically a small table used to support the tree - can fit around a quarter-barrel keg beneath it.

Poorly & With As Many As Time And Money Will Allow???

I Couldn't Help But Wonder ... Should Women Have Sex Like Men?

You clicked on this article fast. You looked at that question and responded with something to do with gender, feminism, sexuality, biological essentialism and you were about to write a brutal comment, weren't you? This is not a question, however, posed by me.

Talking Up Life Inside The Loop

Downtown Council announces Office Summit featured speaker, panelists - Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council will explore 'Place Matters' at the 6th annual Downtown Office Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Mike Fenske, president and general manager of Global Facilities at Burns & McDonnell, will serve as the featured speaker and will moderate a panel of business and community leaders.

Meet The New Honcho

Kansas City Royals introduce new manager Matt Quatraro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals introduced the team's next manager Thursday morning. The organization hired Matt Quatraro, a former bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. 48-year-old Quatraro was with the Rays since 2017 as a third base coach and was promoted to bench coach in 2018.

Tonight's Forecast .  . .

Rain and thunderstorms arrive Friday

Precipitation will make the end of the work week an Impact Day in Kansas City. IMPACT DAY: FRIDAY - for rain and storms IMPACT DROPPED: SATURDAY - rain moves out early in the morning Some snowflakes could mix in early Saturday morning for far northwest Missouri and northeast KansasThursday night conditions will be cloudy, with lows in the low and mid-60s.Showers and some thunderstorms will move in Friday morning and continue periodically through the day into Friday evening.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.