Kansas City News Look: Cookies, Kylie & Rising Mexican Violence

Right now hottie Kylie and her recent social share gives us a sense of peace in a world of increasing complexity . . . Accordingly, here's our look at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Toss Ur Cookies Into The Mix

Chiefs playoff cookies: Bakeries gear up for playoff run

As the Chiefs begin their quest for a fifth straight AFC Championship game, some local bakeries are hoping to capitalize on the team's sweet success.

Newsflash: Run For Border

Olathe man safely escapes Mexico by car, bus as violence erupts over arrest of 'El Chapo' son

OLATHE, Kan. - Brian Eubanks of Olathe was all smiles in Mazatlán, a city within the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, enjoying the holidays with loved ones. "We visited beautiful beaches, we were planning on scuba diving this last Friday," Eubanks said. "The people there were very friendly, we felt totally safe most of the trip."

Show-Me Crash Crop Cont'd

How to apply to grow your own weed in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Recreational marijuana is legal for adults in Missouri. It will soon be legal for adults in the state to buy, and for some, to even grow weed for personal use. Missouri posted more about what will be needed to apply to get a personal cultivation card.

Progress In The Dotte

Wyandotte County's first-ever Black female judge will be sworn in today: 'It is possible'

Candice Alcaraz was just 26 years old and fresh out of law school when she landed a job at the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office in 2016. As part of her training, she got a tour of the courthouse, including a high-ceilinged hallway on the third floor with a line of framed black-and-white historical photos of the county's judges.

Artsy Love On Display

"Full Volume," The Box Gallery - KC STUDIO

"Full Volume" at The Box Gallery at Commerce Bank is a unique collaboration between two openly queer KC artists, Bubble Gum Kurt and Jared Horman.

Kylie Newly Single

It's Over! Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott Split After Spending Holidays Apart

It's over, again. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott split after rekindling their romance in February 2020, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. "Kylie and Travis are off again, they were supposed to spend the holidays together, but she went to Aspen to be with her family and friends up there," the insider says of the former couple.

Prez Tours Mexican Hot Mess

Guns, drugs and migrants: Biden heads to Mexico to face diplomatic challenges with North American allies

MEXICO CITY - When North American leaders gathered in 2021 - at the first summit for the group in five years - the mood was upbeat. Gone was former President Donald Trump, who came to power demonizing Mexican migrants and who once called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "very dishonest and weak."

GOP Leader Not For Long???

The clock starts ticking on McCarthy's speakership

KEVIN McCARTHY finally got the gavel - but in the process, he gave away the House. The concessions the California Republican awarded his critics to secure his position all but ensure that he will operate as speaker in name only. For the first time in decades, rank-and-file members will have as much power as their leader (more on that below).

Recession Hitting Home

Morgan Stanley Warns US Stocks Risk 22% Slump

(Bloomberg) -- US equities face much sharper declines than many pessimists expect with the specter of recession likely to compound their biggest annual slump since the global financial crisis, according to Morgan Stanley strategists.Most Read from BloombergGoldman to Cut About 3,200 Jobs This Week After Cost ReviewBrazil Capital Reels After Anti-Lula Rioters Storm CongressShip Refloated After Running Aground in Egypt's Suez CanalPutin's Energy Gambit Fizzles as Warm Winter Saves EuropeSouth Afri

Euro-Trash Forever

The Long War in Ukraine

Ukraine has fired as many shells in a week as the United States can produce in a month. Subscribe to Foreign Affairs to get unlimited access.

COVID Next Wave Arrives

New Omicron variant begins spreading in Iowa

The XBB.1.5 COVID-19 subvariant - a new version of the Omicron variant - is slowly growing in Iowa. State of play: XBB.1.5 makes up about 28% of COVID cases in the country and is the fourth most prevalent strain here in Iowa. In the northeast region of the U.S., it makes up almost 75% of cases.

The Very Best Standup . . . 

How to have great sex standing up

Standing sex can feel like the most inspired idea in the universe until you're getting thrusted into at an awkward angle by someone whose height doesn't align with yours. A lot of the time, it ends up being one of those "we went for it and honestly, it wasn't great"kind of situations.

Esteemed Picker Interview . . . 

A Kansas City jazz guitarist releases his first album after decades of performing

Longtime listeners know Rod Fleeman not as a flashy guitarist, but as someone whose playing is tasteful and imaginative. Fleeman has been a rock of the Kansas City jazz scene for more than 40 years, but always as a sort of a sideman.

January Temperature Fake Out

Spring-like temperatures in the metro to start the week


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