Kansas City Spotlight: Bud Light Arrives, Local Wages Drop & Ukraine War Escalates

For our morning readers there are a bevy of topics to consider as the legacy of angel Candice inspires this collection of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Free Bud Light on the way for Kansas City Chiefs fans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs Kingdom, your team is celebrating another Super Bowl Championship. Bud Light is along for the party and plans to help Chiefs fans celebrate along the Championship Parade Route Wednesday.

Merch-ing Toward This Week

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions! Wear the gear the players are

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Cowtown Salaries Down

As salary offers fall back to earth, here's how wages are trending in Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal

After months of soaring salary offers, wage growth started to slow at the end of 2022. In Kansas City, average private-sector earnings increased, but the improvement trailed the national average for metro areas, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Comfy Local Housing Help

A free furniture bank helps formerly unhoused Kansas Citians make a new place feel like home

Flourish Furniture Bank started in a church basement and has since expanded to a 30,000 square foot warehouse, bursting with upcycled furnishings and home supplies. And thanks to its partnerships with Kansas City social service agencies, the shopping spree is entirely free.

Pupper Payments Picked Up

Chiefs DT Derrick Nnadi again sponsoring adoption fees for all dogs at KC Pet Project after Super Bowl LVII win

Derrick Nnadi does it again. He's a big man with a big heart. After Kansas City's big win in Super Bowl LVII, the defensive tackle is making an even bigger difference.The shelter said in a release on Sunday that in celebration of winning the Super Bowl, Nnadi is again sponsoring the adoptions of all dogs available in the shelter on or before Super Bowl Sunday.Every single dog that was available as of the Super Bowl can go home for free.

Angel In Biz

Candice Swanepoel celebrates one year anniversary of her company

Blonde bombshell Candice Swanepoel is in the mood to celebrate. The Victoria's Secret veteran has reached the one year milestone for her company, Tropic Of C, which makes bikinis and one-piece suits. The swimwear company is eco-friendly, sustainable and uses the blonde bombshell as the top model for the skimpy suits.

White House Copes With Universal Criticism

Biden deals with huge disconnect between Democratic voters and insiders

There's a gaping divide in the Democratic Party between institutional public opinion - party leaders, lawmakers, donors, consultants - and the actual voters who ultimately decide elections, recent polling shows. Why it matters: President Biden has all but erased internal Democratic Party criticism.

MAGA Fights Diva

Trump bashes Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime performance

Former President Trump doubled down on his attacks on superstar singer Rihanna on Sunday night following her Super Bowl performance. Rihanna performed various hits including "Umbrella" and "Work" in her halftime show, during which she revealed she is pregnant with her second child. Her reps confirmed her pregnancy following the show.

Argument For Air Space

US jets down 4 objects in 8 days, unprecedented in peacetime

By COLLEEN LONG, LOLITA C. BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. fighter jet shot down an "unidentified object" over Lake Huron on Sunday on orders from President Joe Biden. It was the fourth such downing in eight days and the latest military strike in an extraordinary chain of events over U.S.

Vlad Moves Forward

Ukraine war: Russians slowly take ground around Bakhmut

"Stay close to the wall. Move fast. Single file. Just a few at a time." The staccato instructions come from the Ukrainian army escort taking us to a military position in battle-scarred Bakhmut, a city once famed for its sparkling wines. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has called the eastern city "our fortress".

COVID Vaxx Redux

WSJ News Exclusive | Novavax to Sell 1.5 Million More Covid Vaccines to U.S. Government

The doses would replace expiring supplies before private buyers take over purchases.

Actress Candid About Flicks

Cara Delevingne wants to end the 'stigma' around female masturbation

Cara Delevingne is on a mission to break down the stigma around self pleasure. The 30-year-old model says that while men are comfortable discussing masturbation, the topic is still taboo for women.

Revisiting Local Eat Outs

The 40 best restaurants in Kansas City right now

Sleepy downtown Grandview is home to the DMV, a barber shop, a model train store and an amazing and thoroughly unexpected scratch-made breakfast and lunch spot. That's Housewife, where owner-chef Anna Sorge's enthusiastically Midwestern menu includes memorable daily soups and croissants that shatter into buttery shards upon impact.

Parade Predictions . . . 

Monday highs up around 60. Parade forecast looking good for later this week.

High pressure is dominating our area on this Super Bowl Victory Monday! This means mostly-sunny to partly-sunny skies through the afternoon. While high pressure transfers to the east throughout the day, wind out of the south will build gradually. This will increase afternoon temperatures to the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Victory Is Won - Santana is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.