Kansas City Winter Chill News: Street Life, Ukraine Fight & COVID Science Switcheroo

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Local Hype Machine Persists

KCI terminal is opening this spring. What can residents expect?

Construction of a gleaming new $1.5 billion terminal at Kansas City International Airport is nearly down to finishing touches..

Cowtown Collision Course

Kansas City neighbors want something done about dangerous eastside intersection

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An intersection on Kansas City's eastside has neighbors concerned. This comes after a woman and her daughter were nearly involved in a bad crash at the crossing Monday night. Kim Johnson is happy to be here after avoiding what could have been a terrible wreck.

Po-Po Meets With Plebs

KCPD seeks to increase community engagement with new division

Abby HooverManaging Editor The Kansas City Police Department announced the creation of a new Community Engagement Division last week. The division will oversee KCPD's social workers, community interaction officers, crisis intervention team, crime-free multi-housing officers, chaplains, and a new LGBTQ+ liaison officer.

Adorable Survivor

Dog mauled at Kansas City-area home while tethered, undergoes life-saving surgery

MERRIAM, Kan. - A dog was mauled at his Kansas City area home while tethered last weekend by two other dogs and Great Plains SPCA says he had little way to defend himself. An infection spread in his flesh and he had to undergo life-saving surgery, losing a leg.

From China With Love . . . 

Amazon debuts new same-day delivery facility in Kansas City just in time for your last minute holiday gifts

Amazon has a new same-day delivery facility in the Kansas City area just in time for your last minutes holiday shopping.The facility, south of Highway 150, allows Amazon Prime customers to make purchases and choose delivery windows within a matter of hours.It's a three-in-one building that combines fulfillment, sorting and delivery.

Angel Enjoys Good Life

Karlie Kloss goes winter chic as she takes a stroll in NYC

As one of the industry's most in-demand supermodels, she makes every pavement seem like her catwalk. And this time it was the streets of New York City which paved the way for Karlie Kloss as she went on a coffee run on Wednesday.

Wartime Collab Today

Plans underway for Ukrainian President Zelensky to visit White House | CNN Politics

Planning is under way for President Joe Biden to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on Wednesday in what would be a surprise visit that will coincide with the administration's intent to send the country a new defense assistance package that will include Patriot missile systems, according to two sources familiar with the planning underway.

MAGA Dox Exposed Again

A House panel voted to publicly release a report on Trump's tax returns

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast The Democrat-controlled House Ways and Means Committee voted Tuesday to release a report related to former President Donald Trump's tax returns. The report covers 2013 through 2018 of the former president's tax filings and includes all supporting materials.

GOP Vs. Taxman

GOP scores win in $1.7T budget deal by cutting IRS funding

Congressional Republicans succeeded in slashing funding for the Internal Revenue Service in the negotiations over President Biden's $1.7 trillion omnibus budget. Senate Republicans forced Democrats and the White House to cut more than $275 million from the IRS over the next year.


Providing US Patriot missiles could transform Ukraine's defences. But it's a move with risks | Jack Watling

he Biden administration has crossed a new line in its support for Ukraine, by indicating its willingness to send Patriot air and missile defence systems to aid in the war against Russia. The system - which includes powerful missile interceptors and radar - is likely to prove highly effective for Ukraine, and marks a significant step forward in the scope and complexity of the US's support.

Science Now Seyz . . . 

Infectious disease board recommends hospitals stop screening asymptomatic patients for Covid-19

n influential board of infectious disease physicians recommended Wednesday that hospitals and other health care facilities stop routinely screening asymptomatic patients for Covid-19, saying the potential risks of screenings now outweigh the benefits. The new guidelines from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's board of directors may prove controversial.

Twitter Bad For Biz . . .

Tesla Buyers Are Bailing Because of Elon Musk, the 'Worst Troll'

The last straw for Heather was Elon Musk's vitriolic attacks on Anthony Fauci, one of the world's most respected immunologists and the outgoing director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For Logan, it was when Musk, days after taking over Twitter, ordered employees to stop paying bills to vendors for services they'd already rendered.

Artsy Attractions Ahead

Kemper Museum announces five upcoming eclectic exhibits

Kansas Citians can look forward to a new year of exhibits at the Kemper, KC's free contemporary art museum-and our state's first contemporary art museum. The Kemper is known for its immersive and diverse rotation of exhibits. For example, read Emily Cox's feature from March of this year on Natalie Frank's Unbound exhibit.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Winter Storm Warning issued for Kansas City and surrounding areas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Kansas City area. It begins at midnight tonight and runs through midnight Friday morning. The Wind Chill Warning remains in effect remains in effect from noon Thursday through noon Saturday.

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