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We hope this post doesn't stay up until noon but we're not making any promises . . . Either way, not all of these links are nice but it's just a bit of a departure from our typical info-poison.

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KCPD ups enforcement at school zones with classes back in session

The police department wants to remind drivers to slow down near schools

'Nature of the job': Kansas City firefighters describe working through extremely hot week

KSHB 41 News rode along with Kansas City fire crews as they continue braving extreme heat and serving the community.

Shawnee police say 3-year-old child left in car for nearly an hour

A Johnson County 3-year-old left in a car in a Walmart parking lot for nearly an hour, all alone.

Raytown auto shop workers maneuver extreme heat, laughter

Employees at Laurel Height Automotive find creative ways to cope with the heat during hot weather in the Kansas City region.

After A/C goes out, KC nursing home has to work with state to reopen

After the air conditioning failed at a Kansas City nursing home Tuesday, Parkview Healthcare will have to work with the state to reopen.

Boulevard Brewing's Back-to-School Benefits - IN Kansas City Magazine

As the summer comes to a close, Boulevard Brewing is looking forward to the fall with its new Community Crowler and a series of fundraising events benefitting Lead to Read KC. "Lead to Read KC is an organization near and dear to many Boulevardians' hearts," says Amber Ayres, director of consumer experience at Boulevard Brewing...

'It's just really heartwarming': Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que's new sandwich supports Maui wildfire relief

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que launched a new sandwich, the Hawaiian Z-Man, on Tuesday to support Maui after weeks of wildfires across the country.

Seeking award nominees for south KC community organizers and volunteers

SKCA's 5th annual community awards breakfast is on Saturday, October 7, at Avila University.

Kansas City heatwave impacts Friday night high school football games

Kansas City-area high schools shift kickoff for Friday night football games because of the heat.

Cole Ragans, Bobby Witt Jr. lift Royals to 4-0 shutout win over Athletics

Ragans is throwing fire!

Dangerous heat will now last until the weekend

Kansas City is mostly clear, hot, and very humid this evening and through the night.

Finally, we appreciate Lauria's literary sensibilities . . .

Joe's Blog: The late August of our discontent (WED-8/23)

Extreme heat and oppressive humidity persist in the Kansas City region with an excessive heat warning in effect through Friday evening

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