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Westside Ambition Sneak Peek

'Follow the smoke and look for the Ferris wheel': Chef J BBQ set to join Pennway Point (and Arrowhead)

Restauranter and pitmaster Justin Easterwood, better known as "Chef J," has made a name for himself - now that hard work has earned Chef J BBQ a location within the highly anticipated Pennway Point entertainment district, as well as at another high-profile spot just announced this week.

No Heartland Fix Yet

Midwest farmers aren't allowed to fix their own tractors. And many right-to-repair bills are stalled

Farmers and ranchers across the Midwest say regulation is the only path forward to fixing their own equipment. But there's been strong opposition to right to repair legislation, as manufacturers argue they've provided pathways for quick repairs.

Community Fabric

Stitch in Time: Sewing Nonprofits Evoke Old Garment District

Kansas City isn't typically on the fashion radar. But an emerging network of nonprofits is developing a sewing culture that evokes the old Garment District.

Life Lessons Amid Harsh Times

'No judgements, no questions asked': Harvesters supplies food for 10 Kansas City-area college food pantries

According to the president of the Capital Area Food Bank, at least 30% of college students are food insecure.

Far East West Plaza Offering

Chingu Coffee wants to make a 'space for this neighborhood to gather,' with its own Korean twist

Chingu Coffee, which celebrated its grand opening in the West Plaza early this month, is the caffeinated companion to Keeyoung Kim's other Korean restaurants in Kansas City, Chingu and Sura Eats.

Hottie In Holy Land

Sommer Ray Posts Breathtaking Shots From Israel

Sommer Ray Posts Breathtaking shots from Israel and the set itself is utterly stunning and looks like an actual queen.

White House Coincidence?!?

Biden staffers met with Special Counsel Jack Smith's aides before Trump indictment

The White House counsel's office met with a top aide to Special Counsel Jack Smith just weeks before he brought charges against Trump.

Selling The Drama

Trump campaign promotes mug shot shirts, mugs, more merchandise that read "Never Surrender"

Less than two hours after Trump was booked, his joint fundraising committee began selling a shirt and other merchandise with his mug shot, captioned, "Never surrender."

Punch Down When In Doubt

Ron DeSantis eyes a possible U.S. military offensive in Mexico

The Republican Party has come a long way since "self-deportation": Ron DeSantis is eyeing a military offensive against our allied neighbor to the south.

Tragic Morning Gunfire

Multiple victims shot, active shooting situation in Boston: police

The Boston Police Department confirmed there is an active shooting incident at Blue Hill Ave and Talbot in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, with multiple victims shot.

European Shootout Cont'd

Ukraine war: 'People call us the Ghosts of Bakhmut'

The BBC is given exclusive access to a team of elite Ukrainian snipers on night raids near Bakhmut.

Small World After All

China's $18 trillion economy has indigestion-and the factory of the world could export its deflation and growth problems globally

"If you get a scenario where China is really in crisis and exporting deflation, I can see where that actually filters through the United States," said an international economist at Wells Fargo.

Super Power Achievement In Pix

Stunning footage captures Indian lunar rover's first 'steps' on the moon | CNN

The history-making Chandrayaan-3 mission, which landed on the lunar surface two days ago, has deployed its small, six-wheeled rover on an exploratory expedition to better understand the composition of the moon's soil.

Hottie Tagged As Hater

Supermodel Bella Hadid called an 'Israel hater' by far-right, pro-settler minister

Hadid had denounced Itamar Ben-Gvir for saying Jewish settlers had more rights than Palestinians in occupied territories

Anderson Cooper Redux

New CNN channel to stream live on Max as cable ratings tank

Warner Bros. Discovery's streaming service, Max, is gearing up to add a 24/7 live news channel from CNN starting Sept. 27.

Adult Life Is Give & Take

I'm half my boyfriend's age - of course I'm a gold digger, no one is digging for pebbles

A New Jersey woman slammed as a "gold digger" for dating a much-older man says she has no shame in being a sugar baby. Semie Atadja, 24, has been dating Claudio Spilatro, 60, for six years after they met on Seeking Arrangements, a dating app designed for "well-established, exceptional individuals."

Old School Drama Debuts

Grand Horizons: Divorce and Retirement at Kansas City Actors Theatre - IN Kansas City Magazine

Sex, betrayal, and a retirement community-everything a play should be, courtesy of Kansas City Actors Theatre, performing at City Stage in Union Station. Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl, a Tony Award nominee for Best Play, runs through September 3 and stars some of Kansas City's favorite faces.

Icon End Game

'The Price is Right' Host Bob Barker Dead at 99

Bob Barker, the iconic American game show host and animal rights activist, has died ... TMZ has learned.

Katie Calls Weekend Weather

The heat's faded for now, now storms move in

Saturday will have a high temperature around 81 degrees; the window for storms is 8 a.m. through about 2 p.m.

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