Kansas City News Workout: Donuts, Mockery, Politics & Polyamory

Right now hottie Eva reminds us that there's a world outside of Kansas City as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Coldness Coming Soon . . . 

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Kansas City metro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that goes into effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Weather Service says we could get a dusting to 3 inches of snow. A light glaze of ice is possible under the snow that falls, making travel treacherous.

Redux: Cash Solves Crime?!?

Council Members, community groups request $30 million in funding for violence prevention

Abby HooverManaging Editor Last week, nine Kansas City Council Members introduced legislation to appropriate $30 million over the next five years for violence prevention programs across the city. The council members are now calling on the City Manager to budget the allocation of funding for $6 million each year.

Golden Ghetto Making New Friends

Overland Park planners approve 1,200-home Southern Meadows development - Kansas City Business Journal

The 506-acre Southern Meadows, a residential project that could add 1,169 homes to Overland Park, made it through its first big approval in the planning process, Developer Southern Meadows LLC, an affiliate of Overland Park-based Lambie Homes LLC, originally was scheduled to present the 1,200-home project before the Overland Park Planning Commission last month, but planners continued the project for the sixth time.

Rock Chalk Teacher Crisis

Olathe superintendent spars with Kansas Republicans over why so many K-12 teachers are leaving

TOPEKA - The superintendent of Kansas' second-largest school district Monday told a Kansas House education committee the social-media narrative portraying teachers as unprofessional and unworthy of respect was a prominent reason for resignations among classroom educators. Superintendent Brent Yeager said he was proud the 29,500-student Olathe district had a graduation rate of 91.8%.

Carbs For Champions

Doughnut shop will give away thousands of doughnuts after Chiefs Super Bowl win

A lot of people are cashing in on Super Bowl bets. For some in Kansas City, that includes free pastries. Chiefs fans who bought a Donutology shirt last year had a shot at winning free doughnuts for a year if the Chiefs won the Super Bowl.

Diva Teases Comeback

Eva Marie Seemingly Hints At WWE Return In 2023 On Social Media

Eva Marie returned to WWE television in 2021, hoping to have a longer stint than her first one but it eventually lasted for only six months. The former Total Divas became a regular feature on Monday Night RAW after coming back in the post-Wrestlemania 37 season but not many fans were actually happy to see her.

Prez Biden's Message Joked

Mockery erupts after Jean-Pierre claims Biden is the 'best communicator' in the White House: 'Explains a lot'

On Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre claimed President Biden is the " the best communicator" in the White House," sparking laughter across Twitter. After being questioned by a reporter about whether Biden is viewed by his team as "equally adept in all settings in terms of communications," Jean-Pierre insisted that the president's communication skills are the best in his administration.

Trumping The Desert?!?

Opinion | The Trump-Kushner-Saudi Arabia connections go deeper than we thought

Another day, another story of breathtaking corruption in Trump World. This time it's new details about how former President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner enriched themselves with the help of the Saudis. The story deals yet another blow to the U.S.'s global reputation by exposing the vulnerability of our government to shady quid pro quos.

Ameircan Public Schools Stay Losing

Not A Single Student Is Proficient In Reading Or Math At 55 Chicago Schools: REPORT

In 55 Chicago Public Schools, not one student met grade level expectations in either math or reading during the 2021-2022 school year, according to a Wirepoints report. Out of 649 Chicago Public Schools, 22 schools have zero students who met grade level expectations for reading while no students were proficient in math in 33 schools during the 2021-2022 school year, according to a Wirepoints report.

Talker Pans Mayo

TUCKER CARLSON: Mayor Pete is completely incompetent

East Palestine, Ohio is not a huge place. It's a town of about 5,000 people not far from Pittsburgh. For many years, East Palestine was known as the place that produced dishes and cups and pitchers for America's hotels. The enormous ceramics works there employed much of the town.

Vlad Digs Into Euro War

Putin, secure in power, sets stage for long and draining war

Vladimir Putin casts the war in Ukraine as a watershed when Russia finally stood up to the West - but some within the elite fear he has committed his country to a long and fruitless drain on lives and resources.

Plagued By Questions

WHO abandons COVID origins investigation

The World Health Organization (WHO) has ditched plans to continue its investigation into the origins of COVID-19, due to ongoing difficulties in collaborating with China. The theory that COVID-19 was leaked from a lab hasn't gone away, with the last WHO investigation calling for further investigation into the theory, given that there was no new data on which to evaluate the allegations.

Tragedy Mourned & Unexplained

Motive behind Michigan State University mass shooting remains unclear as police share new details about the gunman | CNN

As police share new details about the gunman in the Michigan State University mass shooting that left three people dead and five others wounded, authorities say many questions remain, including what motivated the violence.

Economy Hurts Housing Market

Inflation dents mortgage applications

Higher mortgage rates and inflation fears have put a damper on the housing market. Tuesday's release of the latest retail inflation numbers sent the 10-year Treasury to the second-highest level of the year at 3.76%. That could put additional pressure on the mortgage market.

EV Trucks Suffer Tech Trouble

Ford halts production, shipment of F-150 Lightning electric truck- CNBC

Feb 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) halted production and shipment of its F-150 Lightning electric truck following a potential battery issue, CNBC reported on Tuesday. The report said the automaker was investigating the issue after a potential problem was detected in a vehicle during its pre-delivery quality inspections.

Sharing Is Caring?!?

We Can All Learn From Polyamory

What comes to mind when you think of the word polyamory? Is it Mormons in Utah with at least a dozen children living in conjoined houses? Or, is it a devious, unfaithful husband who wants an excuse to cheat on his wife? Whatever it is, do you find it hard to get rid of the...

Public TV Suggests Boozy Road Trip

Tap List | New Brewery Coming Soon To Leavenworth

Leavenworth will soon be the home to the new 11 Worth Station Brewhouse. The brewery's owners, brothers David and Johnny Burrows, aren't strangers to the beer industry. David is the father of Bri Burrows, owner of North Kansas City's Big Rip Brewing Co.

Storm Ahead . . . 

Nice For Parade, Winter Storm Thursday

Mostly cloudy with a brisk north wind today. Wind chill values during the Chiefs parade and rally will hover around 32°. High 40. Rain or a wintry mix is likely for a few hours overnight, before a changeover to all snow occurs and lasts into Thursday morning.

Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.