Kansas City Saturday Smile: Royal Talk, MAGA Wins NFTS, Fuel Pump & Climaxes

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Newspaper Demands Access

Royals 'listening session' was a start, but KC needs more details on a downtown stadium

OPINION AND COMMENTARY The Kansas City Royals have held their first "listening session" to explain plans for a downtown baseball stadium and a nearby village of shops and restaurants. The $2 billion stadium district would include $1 billion for the ballpark, and another $1 billion for an adjacent entertainment venue.

Local Weekend Eats Debut

Dish & Drink KC: Chingu's wings, Zero Zero Pasta, and Betty Rae's Milk and Cookies

Korean jumbo fried chicken wings. // Courtesy Chingu Chingu's jumbo fried wings Chingu is a new hotspot Korean restaurant based in the heart of Westport, but their fried chicken wings may be the biggest chicken wings you can find in Kansas City. The meal includes drumettes, flats, and tips-and yes, they are even bigger than The Peanut's.

Climate Change Hurts Santa

Drought pushed Christmas tree prices up this year and could lead to shorter supplies in the future

For the past 45 years, John Knight has grown and sold Christmas trees to families on his central Oklahoma farm. He first became interested in starting his own evergreen tree farm when he read about a farmer in Mexico growing Christmas trees in a dry-weather region.

Introducing Ur Bosses . . . 

Meet the new CEOs: These are the Kansas City-area leaders you need to know - Kansas City Business Journal

More than two dozen CEOs and chairs of Kansas City-area companies passed the torch to someone new this year. The Kansas City Business Journal rounded up the new top dogs of local companies. Take a look at the list, which is sorted alphabetically by each executive's last name.

It Only Goes Up From Here

Gasoline prices reach lowest level of year, what does it mean beyond the pump?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Data from the United States Energy Information Administration shows the prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the midwest is the lowest it's been all year. The average price across the region is $3.04. But says the average in Missouri is $2.75 and $2.82 in Kansas.

Brit Hottie Holiday Preview

Love Island's Tasha Ghouri flaunts her figure in sexy red lingerie

Tasha Ghouri was sure to set pulses racing on Wednesday as she shared two new sizzling snaps from her Ann Summers campaign to Instagram. The Love Island star, 24, looked sensational as she flaunted her incredible figure in sexy red lace lingerie while posing up a storm for the lingerie brand's Christmas campaign.

Prez Fights For Troops

Biden told Congress he would go on a 'holy war' if it didn't pass 'damn burn pit bill'

President Joe Biden spoke at a veterans ceremony in Delaware on Friday about the reasons driving his support for the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT Act, earlier this year. Biden frequently speaks about the death of his eldest son, Beau, and his exposure to toxic burn pits while serving overseas.


Former US President Donald Trump sells out NFT trading cards

The website offering digital trading cards showing former US President Donald Trump in guises such as a superhero, astronaut and Nascar driver says the items have already sold out. Mr Trump promoted the "limited edition cards" late on Thursday, saying one could "make a great Christmas gift".

GOP Infighting Worsens

Kevin McCarthy Speaker bid increasingly imperiled

Rep. Kevin McCarthy's bid to become Speaker of the House of Representatives is increasingly imperiled by a small but growing clutch of hard-line Republicans. GOP Insiders and operatives say the California lawmaker's longtime deputy, incoming House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), could serve as an emergency compromise candidate if the caucus's paper-thin majority fails to rally around McCarthy during their Jan 3.

Riot Consequences Cont'd

QAnon believer who led Capitol mob on Jan. 6 sentenced to five years in prison

A QAnon believer who was one of the first rioters to enter the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to 60 months in prison,the Department of Justice said. The big picture: The rioter, Doug Jensen of Iowa, was found guilty in September on s even counts, including felony charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers during the Jan.

Baller Wants To Bounce Others

Brittney Griner says she will advocate for Americans detained abroad, resume career

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner, who on Friday left an Army medical center where she had been recuperating following her release from a Russian penal colony as part of a prisoner swap, said she would work to help bring other detained Americans home and planned to resume her WNBA career.

Sketchy Sexual Healing . . . 

Former members of an 'orgasm cult' say leaders encouraged them to have sex to settle arguments and heal from trauma

Nicole Daedone founded OneTaste, a company that has been called an "orgasm cult." A new Netflix documentary details the rise of OneTaste and Daedone. In the documentary, former members say leaders encouraged them to have sex with other members to resolve trauma.

Off-Season Activity Reported

Royals trade Wyatt Mills to Boston for pitcher Jacob Wallace

The Royals traded pitcher Wyatt Mills to the Boston Red Sox for 24-year-old right-hander Jacob Wallace. Mills had been designated for assignment earlier this week to make room for Ryan Yarbrough. To make room for Mills, Boston designated former Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer for assignment.

Weekend Coldness Forecast

Cold and blustery Saturday won't get above freezing


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