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Local Swifties Celebrate Good Times

Explore Your Wildest Dreams at North KC Taylor Swift Pop-Up Bar - In Kansas City

Still searching for a place to shake it off after waiting in the Ticketmaster queue for hours on end to score tickets to Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour? You'll soon be able to clean up those teardrops on your guitar while surrounded by fellow Swifties-you'll no longer be on your own, kid-at Vignettes Bar's newest...

Tax Cut FAIL For Box Store

Walmart overtaxed Kansas customers on food purchases this week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Did you buy groceries from a Walmart location in Kansas this week? You might be owed some money, so check your receipt. "On Jan. 1, after the reduced state sales tax rate on food items went into effect in Kansas, some customers were mistakenly charged the higher, outdated rate, along with the new rate," Lauren Willis, a Walmart spokesperson, said via email through a third-party public relations firm.

Golden Ghetto Treads Water

Drivers say standing water on I-35 in Johnson County a continued problem

OLATHE, Kan. - Monday's wet weather caused some major issues on Kansas roadways. Olathe police says three adults and two children were injured in a crash on Interstate 35, blaming road conditions for the wrecks. Drivers says it's not uncommon to see standing water on I-35, especially headed south from Kansas City, Kansas.

Fire Exit Interview . . . 

Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Chief Donna Lake reflects on career in retirement letter to department

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Tuesday, Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Chief Donna Lake announced she is from the fire department on Jan. 27. Lake reflected on her 30 year career and the legacy she is leaving behind in a letter to friends and colleagues with KCFD.

Of Forecasts & Gift-horses

Joe's Blog: The curious lack of snow in KC (again)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - First of all we're only in the beginning of our snow season in KC. We have opportunities really through the middle of March. To be fair, we can get snow into April, but it's a lot rarer around these parts.

Everybody Plays For Pay

Megan Barton-Hanson strips to racy bra as she exposes steamy OnlyFans snaps

Megan Barton-Hanson put on an eye-popping display when she stripped down to a skimpy lingerie bra. The former Love Island star loves to leave fans swooning over her gorgeous glamour shoots, and it's clear the Christmas period is no exception.


Trump fails to sway McCarthy holdouts as House speaker race drags on through six ballots

WASHINGTON - Kevin can wait. But for how long? The House of Representatives convened again Wednesday to begin a second day of voting for a new speaker after failing to put Republican leader Rep.-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in the role over three consecutive ballots a day earlier.

Across The Aisle

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals why she was talking to far-right Republicans

During a succession of votes for House speaker on Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen talking on the House floor with the far-right Republicans Matt Gaetz and Paul Gosar, the latter who once tweeted video depicting him slashing her in the neck with a sword.

Democracy Still Works . . . 

Centrist Republican says 'preliminary talks' with Democrats underway on Speaker deal

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has begun talks with Democrats about a deal to support a "consensus candidate" for Speaker or hold out from voting to ensure he needs to reach a lower threshold to lead the chamber, according to Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.). Bacon told CNN on Wednesday morning that McCarthy was in "preliminary talks"...

Meet The New Talker

Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins CNN

Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is joining CNN as a senior political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. The big picture: Kinzinger, one of two Republican members of the House Jan. 6 committee, ended his sixth term in Congress this week after deciding not to seek re-election.

Economic Outlook Amid Recession For Everybody Else

Futures edge higher ahead of Fed meeting minutes

U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Wednesday as hopes of an economic recovery in China lifted sentiment, while focus was also on minutes from the Federal Reserve's December policy meeting for clues on the outlook for interest rate hikes.

Panty Probs Persist

Victoria's Secret CEO Amy Hauk to exit after just 8 months, stock plummets

Victoria's Secret brand CEO Amy Hauk will resign after just eight months running the lingerie giant, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. Hauk, whose resignation goes into effect on March 31, will also relinquish her duties as brand CEO of PINK, the sister company which sells clothing geared toward teens.


Macron promises 'first Western tanks' for Ukraine

Paris (AFP) - France is set to become the first Western country to deliver tanks to Ukraine, the French presidency announced Wednesday after talks between Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

Next Empanada On The Way!!!

New Covid strain is the most transmissible yet, WHO says

What we know: Public health officials have detected the strain in 29 countries, but it could be circulating in many more, Van Kerkhove said. In the U.S., the sub-variant went from being present in 4 percent of sequenced cases to 40 percent in just a few weeks, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha tweeted Wednesday.

Royal Bros At War

Prince Harry details physical attack by brother William in new book

In his highly anticipated autobiography, Spare, Prince Harry recounts what he says was a physical attack by his brother, William, now Prince of Wales, as their relationship fell apart over the younger prince's marriage to the actor Meghan Markle.

About The Song Of The Day

Balls In Yo Jaws

Balls In Yo Jaws or Balls In Yur Jaws is a song by rapper Kornell Aka Piermid featuring a mixture of crooning lyrics and rap in which the artist asks if he can put his balls in someone's jaw.

Savor Urban Core Life

Popular North Kansas City BBQ joint lands in North End

Michael Bushnell Publisher Columbus Park has become quite the smokin' hot place to open a business lately, given the success of CP newcomers Cafe Cà Phê, Lily Floral Designs and Swoon on 5th Street. Now the neighborhood really will be literally smokin' hot as they welcome Wolfepack BBQ to the old North End restaurant space at 910 E 5th St.

Coping In Kansas City Metro

Grief happens on (and off) company time: Why a startup founded from loss is building holistic bereavement plans for corporate America

Co-founder Mindy Corporon's son and father were killed by a white supremacist in a 2014 shooting at the Overland Park Jewish Community Center. When she returned to her position as CEO of a wealth management firm weeks later, Corporon sensed her coworkers and employees were unsure of how to respond.

Half Century Of Dizziness

Win exclusive experiences in Worlds of Fun 50th anniversary contest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Take a walk down memory lane while celebrating the future of a Kansas City attraction. Worlds of Fun announced an Anniversary Memory Contest to celebrate its 50th season. The amusement park asks guests to submit photos and videos of themselves, family, and friends spending time at Worlds of Fun over the past 50 years.

Home Team Predictions Besides New Downtown Stadium

Ten predictions for the Royals in 2023

It's a new year, which means the Royals are undefeated this year! It's also a time for predictions that will almost certainly be wrong, because what do we have to cling to this time of year other than hope? Here are ten predictions for what could happen to the Royals in the 2023 calendar year.

More Cold In Kansas City

Blustery and chilly conditions stick around

Kansas City is partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the mid and upper 20s. More sunshine comes into town Thursday, with highs near 40. Conditions are warmer with increasing clouds Friday and highs in the mid and upper 40s.Things get cooler over the weekend, with highs near 40.

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