Kansas City Illustrated: Inferno Tonight, Open Borders & EPIC Ukraine Cash

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East Side Blaze Aftermath

Kansas City apartment fire sends one person to the hospital

KCFD firefighters responded to the apartment fire just after 6:30 p.m. near Chestnut Avenue and Linwood Boulevard.

Legal Immigrant Welcome Wagon

'Everything is changing for the good': Woman from El Salvador celebrates US citizenship

In Union Station's Grand Hall on a mid-September morning, nearly 100 people completed the U.S. citizenship process with a naturalization ceremony.

New Digs For Northland

Platte County leaders exploring next steps for historic courthouse

Platte County is using $67,000 for master planning and assessments in the historic building to create a set of plans for how to expand and upgrade the building

Feeding Strike Force

UAW Local 31 Union starts food pantry ahead of possible strike

The local union has been getting in ready position for a strike and that includes preparing a food pantry, making sure families of these workers still have dinner on the table.

Acting Out Local History

Union Station to host premiere for movie musical about an unheralded Kansas City legend

The movie was shot in and around Kansas City and started life as a stage play musical

Diva Fashions Tribute

Julia Fox is provocative yet patriotic in red and white striped bikini

The 32-year-old model - who sashayed down the runway during New York Fashion Week earlier this month - sported the flag of the US in a very different way while featured King Kong magazine's cover.

Prez Welcome Criticized

Biden walks into flag then appears to anger Brazilian president by failing to shake his hand

President Joe Biden seemingly snubbed the Brazilian president on Wednesday, when he walked off the stage at the United Nations without shaking his hand - following a joint speech in which they agreed to partner on workers' rights.

Tell-All Word Against MAGA

US general says Trump was angered by invite to wounded soldier: "Nobody wants to see that"

Trump questioned and criticized General Mark Milley's choice to have a disabled soldier sing at a welcome ceremony

Republicans Desperately Seeking Economic Strategy

GOP struggles with chaos as shutdown deadline nears

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is on his third strategy to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month after suffering a series of defeats handed to him by conservatives in his own conference. He was forced to punt a procedural vote on a GOP-only stopgap plan, and found sustained opposition even after proposing...


Biden announces $325 million aid package for Ukraine

STORY: As Ukraine's military counteroffensive grinds on and Congress stages a bitter debate over spending ahead of a possible government shutdown, a growing chorus of Republicans have questioned the billions of dollars Washington has sent Kyiv for military, economic and humanitarian needs.The U.S.

Far East Future Uncertain

Do China's recent military purges spell trouble for Xi Jinping?

Military officials are disappearing - is this a sign of instability or Xi Jinping's strength?

Pop Star Rocks Vote

Taylor Swift's Instagram post urging people to register to vote led to the largest Voter Registration Day since 2020 for Vote.org

Taylor Swift, who was notably silent about politics until 2018, urged her followers to register to vote in an Instagram story on Tuesday.

Hipster Drama Reviewed

The Unicorn's Native Gardens is a sitcom gleefully tap-dancing at the crossroads between milquetoast banality and misdirected hostility

Native Gardens. // Courtesy Unicorn If the idiom is true and "good fences make good neighbors," then can we assume the inverse also applies? That's the idea behind Karen Zacarías' Native Gardens, currently onstage at the Unicorn Theatre. Zacarías' work takes the form of a simple, even borderline formulaic comedy.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Rain and storms will move in overnight

After the rain, it will be mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the day on Friday

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.