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Curious Climate Change

That saying about Midwest weather? Well, it's true for this last week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes." - every Kansas Citian ever. While our area has had to wait more than a few minutes, that saying is certainly true for this past week.

Talking About Musical Good Deeds

Four Inane Questions with Midwest Music Foundation's Rhonda Lyne

Courtesy Rhonda Lyne It's time to raise the curtain on Rhonda Lyne, who is a mild-mannered scientist by day and an avid supporter of the arts by night. As the executive director of the Midwest Music Foundation, she says the goal of her organization is to unite and empower Kansas City's music community by providing health care assistance, education and career...

Social Moves Explained

Cybersecurity experts weigh in on Kansas state workers banned from TikTok

The state of Kansas recently announced a ban of the popular app TikTok for certain state employees. "It's got some pretty alarming things in there," said cybersecurity expert Tanner Shinn. Experts like Shinn say TikTok's millions of users are at risk. "It's really pretty invasive, the amount of stuff it can get," he said.

Show-Me Weed Deal Schedule

Marijuana is legal in Missouri, but expungements for past crimes may take time

Missouri state courts have begun the process of issuing expungements of most nonviolent marijuana offenses from people's records, thanks to the November passage of a state constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana and expunge the records of some who had been criminally charged for its use in the past.

Poultry Policy Debuts

Kansas congressmen introduce latest attempt to overturn protected status of lesser prairie chicken - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Kansas congressmen are trying to use a federal tool to strike down the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened or endangered, saying protecting the birds would have negative consequences for Kansas' economy. Federal wildlife officials registered the lesser prairie chicken as threatened in Kansas and endangered in their habitat in the southwest United States in November .

Expert Shares Hot Tips

Angela White Shares Her #1 Piece Of Sex Advice For Men

Angela White, the legendary Australian porn star known as the 'Meryl Streep of porn,' recently sat down with DMARGE for a chat about sex, life and porn. During the chat, she shared her #1 piece of sex advice for men - communication.

Holiday Story Redux

Southwest plans to return to 'normal operations' Friday

Beleaguered Southwest Airlines plans to return to normal operations Friday with minimal disruptions, according to a company statement. "While Southwest continues to operate roughly one third of its schedule for Thursday, Dec. 29, we plan to return to normal operations with minimal disruptions on Friday, Dec. 30," the statement said.

Mayo Pete In Hot Seat

Buttigieg under fire from both parties amid Southwest holiday travel fiasco

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is facing demands and pressure from influential leaders across the political spectrum as tens of thousands of Americans remain stranded at airports across the nation. Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,500 flights Wednesday, 62% of its scheduled flights, and plans to cancel an estimated two-thirds of flights in the following days.


Pelé, Brazil World-Cup winner and football legend, dies aged 82

Pelé, the Brazilian virtuoso whose captivating skill and athleticism ensured he was universally regarded as one of football's greatest players, has died at the age of 82. Pelé, who had a colon tumour removed in 2021, was readmitted to Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo in November amid deteriorating health.

Unsexy Postscript

'Smallville' actor Allison Mack said she joined the sex cult NXIVM to 'become a great actress again' in unearthed 2017 interview

Allison Mack said in an unearthed interview that she joined NXIVM to "become a great actress again." She called the women who were branded alongside her in the cult a "sorority." Mack was sentenced in 2021 to three years in prison for recruiting women into the sex cult.

Man Of Faith Fades With Dignity

Former Pope Benedict's condition 'serious' but stable, Vatican says | CNN

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's condition is "serious" but stable, the Vatican said Thursday in an update on the former pontiff's health. "He is absolutely lucid and vigilant and today while his condition remains serious, the situation at the moment is stable," Director of the Vatican Press Office Matteo Bruni said in a statement.


Russia targets Ukraine with another "massive" missile barrage aimed at infrastructure

A fresh barrage of Russian strikes battered Ukraine on Thursday, wounding at least three people including a teenager in Kyiv and cutting electricity in the west. On Thursday morning, blasts were reported across the vast country including in the Ukrainian capital, the second city Kharkiv in the east and the western city of Lviv on the border with Poland.

Quiet Surrender Arranged

The seeds have been sown to end the war in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's successful U.S. visit last week marks the beginning of the end of the war in Ukraine. Ostensibly, Zelensky came to thank President Biden and members of the joint session of Congress for past and future help for his country's ongoing fight against the Russian invasion.

More MAGA Dox Emerge

Trump news - live: Don Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ray Epps, Stephanie Grisham Jan 6 transcripts released

House committee expected to release Trump's taxes Friday Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows allegedly used to burn official papers Matt Gaetz asked Mark Meadows for pardon over trafficking investigation, says Jan 6 transcript Cassidy Hutchinson told Jan 6 committee.

Elon Musk Vs. Anti-Vaxx

Twitter users applaud, fume as Musk declares Twitter will 'follow the science,' promote 'questioning'

Current Twitter CEO Elon Musk declared that Twitter will promote "reasoned" skepticism of scientific data. "New Twitter policy is to follow the science, which necessarily includes reasoned questioning of the science," Musk wrote. Many Twitter users rallied and suggested that the policy promoted actual pursuit of scientific truth.

How-To Guide For Those Without Partner

The piledriver sex position might be the sexual challenge for you: Here's how to do it

The piledriver position allows for deep penetration, which feels good for some people. It's also a great position for stimulating the g-spot or the prostate, but it can be dangerous. Avoid doing the piledriver if you have back issues and opt for a safer variation described below.

Weekend Party Advice

Weekend Possibilities | New Year's Eve, Laser Lizzo and World Peace Meditation

Pick a party, any party. There are plenty of options when it comes to ringing in the new year. 5:30 - 9 p.m. Pawlidays, a dog-friendly pop-up from CITYDOGs and Dane Fabrications, is (still) here for the holidays, 2001 Walnut St.

Kansas City Tribal Honor

Former Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil to serve as Drum Honoree

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Chiefs will have a recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee banging the drum prior to kickoff of their final regular season game. When the Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday, former coach Dick Vermeil will serve as the Drum Honoree, the team announced Thursday.

Seoul Food Comes To Kansas City

Returning the flavor: Fast food startup flexes plan to bring Korean-American tastes to rural Missouri

"I want my target audience to be Americans who have never tried Korean food before, and may not be super interested," said Joohae "Chewy" Yoon. "The right amount of sweet, savory, and heat in GOCHEW's food creates a uniquely flavorful fuel." She plans to take the business model on the road locally - with an appetite for national expansion.

Local Gamers Stay Winning

Apex Predators: KC Pioneers are an esports force to be reckoned with

Photo by Michal Konkol/Pioneers KC I. Revving Up Rocket League is the only video game where remote-controlled cars and trucks play 3-on-3 soccer with a giant ball. For eight years, the title has remained one of the most popular and competitive esports worldwide, with roughly 90 million players logging in each month in 2022.

Katie Documents Heat Up

Even warmer in Kansas City Thursday

A strong wind will make Thursday even warmer than Wednesday in Kansas City, but a front moves through Thursday night.Highs Thursday could reach the low 60s, with 35 mile-per-hour winds.Snow in Colorado moves through eastern Kansas and Nebraska, which could impact travel plans Thursday.

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