Kansas City News Look: Playoff Tix Available, Party Time & Tech Breakthroughs

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Super Bowl Journey Begins

Playoffs in Kansas City? If you want to see a potential playoff game at Arrowhead, tickets are on sale now

While the Kansas City Chiefs playoff picture is still a little cloudy, tickets for a potential postseason game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium are on sale now.If an AFC wild-card game were to come to Arrowhead, those tickets hit the market early.Ticket sales opened at 8 a.m.

Tear Down Cont'd

Part of Buck O'Neil Bridge replacement project ending. What it means to downtown KC drivers

Drivers will once again be able to take Interstate 35 on the west side of the highway loop around Kansas City's downtown this week, a Missouri Department of Transportation spokeswoman said Monday. Crews will reopen northbound I-35 from the 12th Street exit to Interstate 70 before the morning rush hour Wednesday, said Lairyn McGregor, a spokeswoman for MoDOT's Kansas City District.

Something Weather On The Way

A derecho swept through the Midwest a year ago. Now there are efforts to better define the storms

It was an unusually warm day in mid-December. "Everybody commented that it was just kind of spooky," said Matt Thompson, who co-owns Lost Grove Ag Services, a seed and fertilizer application business near Harcourt, Iowa. "You don't see that on December 15."

Where's Waldo Shopping?!?

Ten Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Waldo This Holiday Season - In Kansas City

For over a century, Waldo has offered Kansas Citians a holiday oasis of shopping, fun, and great food. Founded in 1841, Waldo became an official part of Kansas City in 1909. Ever since, the neighborhood has been a city-within-a-city experience filled with thriving businesses. Waldo is home to more than 600 shops, restaurants, and businesses...

Po-Po Share Cash

Secret Santa helps Shawnee police give away cash, spread holiday cheer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Secret Santa in Shawnee gave police at least $10,000 this holiday season. While some of that money will be used to buy equipment and pay for training, some was explicitly set aside to be given away. On Friday, instead of pulling people over, Ofc.

Branding For Beeb Fam

Hailey Bieber wears festive lingerie in the Victoria's Secret holiday campaign

"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below." The Victoria's Secret holiday campaign has just arrived, and you might want to brace yourself, because it's nothing short of *epic*. Hailey Bieber joins a 25 person cast starring in the brand's new festive content, and it's holliest, jolliest thing we've seen all year.

White House Moves Dems

Biden keeps his promises: Democratic primary schedule edition

A little more than three years ago, I wrote a column entitled, "The white privilege Democratic primary." The premise was simple: The Democratic primary schedule and infrastructure propped up a system that prioritized the preferences of white voters. Anyone who has been to Iowa, let alone to the caucus, knows my thesis holds water.

Another Nothing Burger Served

Judge formally dismisses Trump's case for a Mar-a-Lago special master | CNN Politics

Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday formally dismissed the case, which Trump brought to challenge the Mar-a-Lago evidence collection and in which she appointed special master Raymond Dearie, another judge, to make recommendations on whether prosecutors could access evidence.

Debating School Payback

Supreme Court takes up second Biden student loan forgiveness case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a second bid to revive President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, which will be heard in February alongside a case the justices have already agreed to hear.

MAGA Talks Insurrection

White House: Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest Jan. 6 comments a "slap in the face" to law enforcement, victims' families

Washington - The White House is reacting sharply to comments made over the weekend by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and how the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, might have gone if she had indeed been its ringleader.

Party In Power Less So . . .

Retention issues? Political strategists weigh in on recent departures from the Democratic Party

Several elected Democrats - despite a great deal of success in the 2022 midterm cycle - have chosen to end their affiliation with the Democratic Party in recent weeks, raising concern over whether the party may be suffering from a retention problem as political divides continue to widen in the United States.

Tragic Tribute

Soccer journalist Grant Wahl's body returned to the U.S.

Among Grant Wahl's mourners is Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a soccer lover who attended a U.S. game early in the tournament. Blinken shared his thoughts as many throughout the fandom struggled to understand the circumstances behind Wahl's death, which was first reported Friday. Wahl was in his late 40s.


Breakthrough fusion power announcement expected tomorrow. Here's what it means

For decades, fusion power has been just around the corner. Is this the moment we've all been waiting for?

Eastern Europe War Redux

Ukrainian strikes killed 'dozens' in Russian-occupied Melitopol, exiled mayor says | CNN

Ukrainian forces struck the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol over the weekend, opening a new front in Kyiv's fight to reclaim land in the south of the country and underlining the importance of longer-range weaponry.

Iran From Brutality

Second Iranian detainee executed over alleged protest crime

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran said Monday it executed its second prisoner detained amid the nationwide protests now challenging the country's theocracy. Iran's Mizan news agency, under the country's judiciary, identified the man executed as Majidreza Rahnavard. He had been convicted over allegedly stabbing two security force members to death Nov.

Crackdown Could Get Nasty

J.D. Vance Is Coming for Your Porn-Watch Out

Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty2022 has been one of the best and worst years to be a porn star. On the one hand, OnlyFans continued to help performers sell their content, driving a significant comeback for an industry that had nearly died because of online piracy.

Public TV Discussion . . .

Nick's Picks | Big Decisions Abound in KC This Week

Get ready for an incredibly newsy week here in Kansas City. While many of us are busy holiday shopping or boozing it up at year-end work parties, some of the most consequential decisions of the year are about to be shoehorned into the next 96 hours.

East Side Mexicans Stand Up

Taco Tank's owner will open a Mexican barbecue restaurant on Troost this spring

The owner of the Mexican street food vendor Taco Tank will open a standalone restaurant, called Barbacoa, this spring. Roman Raya says the restaurant will serve traditional Mexican food with a barbecue influence.

Meet Cute New Zoo Captive

Kansas City Zoo introduces new 10-day old gentoo penguin chick - meet Obi!

The Kansas City Zoo says the Force is with the newest addition to Helzberg Penguin Plaza!The zoo announced the hatching and name of a new, 10-day-old penguin check.Meet Obi!Obi, a gentoo penguin, pipped on Nov. 30 and hatched on Dec.

Miss Jackson If Your Nasty . . .

Janet Jackson announces tour, making a stop in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Janet Jackson is taking her music back on the road for her "Together Again" tour in 2023. Jackson announced her new music and upcoming tour on social media and will take the stage at the T-Mobile Center on May 2, 2023. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec.

Gray Day & Winter Forecast

Another dreary day in the metro with thick clouds and drizzle


Jesca Hoop - Sudden Light is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.