Kansas City Link Pool: Money Talks, White House Ethics & Worsening War

Apropos for #TBT . . . Right now we celebrate J-Lo keeping it tight as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Meet New Money Man

Banking executive Jeffrey Schmid named president of Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank

Jeffrey Schmid, a former banking executive, has been appointed the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, beginning Aug. 21.

Cowtown Burning Sensation???

Midwest heat wave is causing utility bills to soar. Here's how to find help

The recent Midwest heat wave was "not typical," but hot summer temperatures in Kansas City and beyond have people worried about their energy costs and utility bills

Rock Chalk Stagnation

Kansas' population to grow more slowly than previously predicted, new report finds

More competition for labor, fewer kids and immigration policies are all slowing growth, according to Wichita State's Center for Economic Development and Business Research.

Show-Me Lucky Bast*rds

Missouri family reunion leads to $50,000 Powerball prize

Relatives at a family reunion in Hamilton, Missouri last month decided to pool their money together for a shot at the Powerball jackpot.

Red State Teachable Moments

Ashcroft's 'p*rnographic' rule has Missouri libraries confused about what kids can see | Opinion

Librarians are worried that the secretary of state will pull their funding if young readers have access to materials someone might call "obscene." | Opinion

Cash For X-ing

MoDOT plans changes, closures at over 50 Missouri railroad crossings

Missouri will use a historic $50 million in state funding to make updates to over 50 railroad crossings across the state.

Classy Kansas City Cookout Debuts

A "Culinary Hub" with a coffee bar, marketplace, dine-in restaurant and even cooking classes is coming to Waldo

Ashley Bare is turning her meal delivery service into a restaurant concept in the former Waldo District Pour House + Kitchen.

Old School Life Lessons Remembered

Sweeney System taught thousands mechanics and radio repair

Sweeney's Army Motor Mechanics School is shown on this real photo postcard dated Aug. 18, 1918. The school [...]

Diva Endures

J.Lo Drops đŸ”„ swimsuit Pics And Photos Of Ben From Her 54th Birthday Party

Jennifer Lopez shared swimsuit pics and photos of Ben Affleck from her 54th birthday party-thrown by Ben at their brand new home.

People Doubt Prez

Most Americans say Biden White House ethics 'not good' or 'poor': poll

It's not just Hunter. Most Americans believe the Biden administration's ethical standards are "not good" or "poor," according to a new national poll released Thursday. A majority of US adults...

Former Prez Knows Score

Barack Obama Is Also Scared Sh*tless That Donald Trump Could Win Another Term: Report

The former president reportedly relayed his fears to Joe Biden in late June.

MAGA Denies Accusations

Trump pleads 'not guilty' to charges stemming from special counsel's Jan. 6 probe

WASHINGTON D.C.--Former President Donald Trump on Thursday will plead 'not guilty' in federal court to all four federal charges stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation into 2020 election interference and the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, sources familiar said.

Denouncing Starvation Strategy

World telling Russia to 'stop using food as a weapon of war,' Blinken says: Live updates

Shelling targeting the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson also hit a bus, and three passengers and a bystander were wounded, officials said.

Bloody European  Escalation

Ukraine released footage of a HIMARS strike on Russians gathering out in the open on a beach, saying it took out 200 troops

The drone footage appears to show soldiers standing in formation and exercising on a beach, before a HIMARS rocket swooped in on the sand bank.

Far East Friends Accused

Two US Navy sailors arrested on charges of sharing secrets with China

Two U.S. Navy sailors have been arrested on charges of handing over sensitive national security material to China, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Politicos Prove Unhappy

It's not just the Trudeaus: Politics is bad for marriage

For better or worse, Hill life takes its toll on relationships.

Diva Rebuked Despite Apology

Lizzo's Former Backup Dancers Were 'Scared' and 'Felt Excluded' by the End of 'Intense' Tour: Lawyer (Exclusive)

Lizzo's former backup dancers - who have filed a lawsuit against the star - were scared of the singer by the end of their time on tour, their lawyer Ron Zambrano tells PEOPLE

Love Hangover Cont'd

Bud Light sales slump following boycott over Anheuser-Busch promotion with Dylan Mulvaney

Brewing giant reports sharp drop in quarterly revenue following backlash over promotion with transgender influencer.

Generation Incel Emerges

A 'failure to launch': Why young people are having less sex

Nearly 40% of young adults surveyed in California in 2021 had no sexual partners in the prior year. Millennials and Gen Zers are having less sex than earlier generations.

Paddy Pushes Products

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes ranks first in player merchandise sales

Patrick Mahomes has proven himself to be the face of the National Football League the past few years now, wowing fans across the league.

Home Team Insights

My experience at downtown stadiums this summer

A Royals fan visit downtown San Diego and Denver.

Compared To Taylor, Everybody Is Discount Diva

Want to see the Beyoncé concert in Kansas City? Here's what tickets might cost today

Kansas City's show being pushed back two weeks gives fans more time to buy tickets to see Beyoncé at Arrowhead Stadium. Here's what ticket prices look like Thursday.

Home Team Streak Starts

Royals pummel Mets 9-2 for 6th straight win

Two straight sweeps! We're the hottest team in baseball!

Soggy Summer Forecast Emerges

WEATHER BLOG: Kansas City has seen six-consecutive days of precipitation, severe storms possible Saturday

The next few days will remain active.

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