Kansas City Wheel: Politico Freeze, Book Fest & Undefeated Art

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Speculators Build New Barrio

Construction is already underway on Kansas City's new observation wheel

The new Pennway Point entertainment district could open as soon as early 2024

Cowtown Turns The Page

Heartland Book Fest welcomes everyone to 'find their story' this October

Courtesy Heartland Book Fest The Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Humanities, and Missouri Affiliate for Library of Congress' Center of the Book are partnering to host the Inaugural Heartland Book Fest downtown Oct. 6 and 7. The two-day fest will feature a variety of workshops, exhibitions, performances, and activities all centered around the theme "Find Your Story."

Cowtown Drive Time Content

To navigate car-dominated Kansas City, these Congolese refugees teach each other how to drive

Refugees often struggle to get to jobs, school or the store without adequate transportation. But getting a driver's license in Kansas City is hard enough without the added barriers of a new language and culture. That's where Justin Bilombele comes in.

Managing Season Of Scares

Worlds of Fun makes new admission policy for Halloween Haunt this year

New this year, Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun will be a special ticketed event with its own separate admission and policies.

Football Foodie offerings Debut

Here's all the new food you can chow down on during Chiefs games at Arrowhead in 2023

From the Big Red Sandwich to a Hot Cheetos Tailgater Dog, there are plenty of new options for gameday

Diva Awaits Her Glory Daze

"It Was Magic": Sabrina Carpenter Talks Kicking Off Taylor Swift's Eras Tour

Plus, the singer dishes on her custom fashions for the stage.

Prez Talks Across Aisle

Biden says he plans to call McConnell after 2nd freeze at mic

President Biden said Wednesday he plans to call Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the leader appeared to freeze up while taking questions from reporters. The incident, which happened in Covington, Ky., is the second time in recent weeks that McConnell has abruptly stopped speaking during a press conference.

MAGA Money Exaggerated?!?!

Trump inflated his net worth by billions since 2011, New York Attorney General says

The estimates were part of New York's fraud lawsuit against Trump, which is set to go to trial in October.

GOP Circles Wagons

McConnell quickly convenes with allies after second public freeze

Some senators were already seeking more information about McConnell's status Wednesday afternoon, according to one person familiar with the dynamics.

MAGA Argument Shut Down

Judge says former Trump adviser Peter Navarro has failed to show Trump asserted executive privilege

The judge in ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro's contempt of Congress case has ruled that Navarro has failed to show a formal assertion of executive privilege by Trump.

White House Weed Review

Biden's marijuana review process recommends DEA move weed to Schedule III

The recommendation is the result of a yearlong review initiated by the president.

Summer Surge

Idalia A Big Flood Threat As It Moves Into The Carolinas - Videos from The Weather Channel

Flooding and storm surge are forecast to be major issues tonight in North and South Carolina tonight. - Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Tank War Exposed

Ukraine's Gonzo, Camera-Happy Tank Crew Is Fighting At Night, Too-And That's A Big Deal

As the 46-ton T-72M1R tanks began arriving in Ukraine, planners assigned some of them to the new 3rd Assault Brigade. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Tech Wave Against Russia

Russia sees biggest drone assault on its own territory since invading Ukraine, as Kyiv strikes back through the skies | CNN

Russia has seen the biggest drone assault on its territory since it launched its war on Ukraine while Moscow killed two men in a near-simultaneous bombardment on Kyiv, as the aerial intensity of the conflict ratcheted up.

Asian Geopolitics Arises

India protests China's land claim ahead of the G20 summit President Xi Jinping is expected to attend

An Indian foreign ministry official says New Delhi has lodged a protest over a new Chinese map that lays claim to India's territory.

African Crackdown Cont'd

Uganda charges man with 'aggravated homosexuality' punishable by death penalty under new law

A 20-year-old Ugandan defendant was charged after he allegedly "performed unlawful sexual intercourse" with a 41-year-old man, reports say.

Gunman Manifesto Targets White Rappers

Jacksonville Shooter Wanted Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly 'to be Killed On Sight,' His Writings Reveal

The gunman, who killed three Black people at a Dollar General on Saturday, suggested he may have been close enough to take a shot at MGK

Climate Ruckus Postscript . . .

Florida residents who rode out Hurricane Idalia had to 'swim out of their windows,' couple says

Some Florida Gulf Coast residents who chose to ride out Hurricane Idalia at home instead of evacuating were forced to "swim out of their windows" to escape waves of water crashing through their front doors early Wednesday morning.

Talker Claps Back Against Baller

Stephen A. Smith Tells Jimmy Garoppolo To Shut Up And Play And Also Calls Him Pornstar Jimmy

This was a wild take from Stephen A because Jimmy was simply asked a question and Stephen A knows nothing going on with the inner workings of the 49ers. I think that Jimmy got fucked over a lot as the...

Iconic Northeast Art Debuts

Infamous bridge immortalized on canvas

Michael BushnellPublisher Merriam, Kansas based Artist and Illustrator Thomas Gieseke recently wanted to pay homage to the infamous Independence Avenue [...]

Today's Chill . . .

The metro area will stay clear and cool overnight

Kansas City remains mostly clear with lows with lows near 60 Wednesday night

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