Kansas City Plume: Local Care, Performance, Famine Politics & Wings Return

This morning we're inspired by iconic angel Candice in all her glory as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Winning Tax Fighters Must Make Appearance

Jackson County: 50 percent of residents appealing property assessments not showing up for hearings

Jackson County assessor Gail McCann Beatty said the county has been scheduling about 300 appeals a day.

Barrio Hopes To Get Better

Kansas City's Latino community lobbies hospitals for cancer care: 'It's like they close the door'

A new campaign is pressing Kansas City-area health systems to find cancer care solutions for people who can't get insurance because of their immigration status. "We have the same right to fight for our lives as anyone," says one cancer patient.

Hipsters Celebrate B-List Access

James Chen of The Walking Dead on starring in KCRep's Cyrano de Bergerac and his first KC burnt ends

The Cast Of KcRep's 2023 production Of Cyrano De Bergerac. // Photo by Don Ipock Actor James Chen has tried his hand at every type of role, but the one he's inhabiting right now asks him to pluck the best of the best from all that has come before.

Dead-Tree Turns Hype Machine

Black business owners transforming Kansas City share their stories of success, joy

"Voices of Kansas City," a new series from The Kansas Star that invites Kansas Citians making a difference to share their stories. This season features 8 Black small business owners.

Golden Ghetto Growing Season Eternal

Overland Park will start allowing native plants in home lawns and gardens. Here's why that matters

Overland Park is updating city codes to make space for planned native landscapes, which have long been banned as "weeds." That could mean front yard gardens featuring milkweed, blue sage, native flowers and other species that once dominated the northeastern Kansas landscape.


My Wings, My Way

Discover the signature runway creations on fresh new Victoria's Secret model faces, alongside longtime VS icons like Adriana, Candice, and Lily

Voters Doubt Leadership

Top Democrats' Bullishness on Biden 2024 Collides With Voters' Worries

Party leaders have rallied behind the president's re-election bid, but as one top Democratic strategist put it, "The voters don't want this, and that's in poll after poll after poll."

Advantage MAGA

Trump claims genetic edge if re-elected in 2024

Trump, 77, is just a few years younger than Biden, 80, and has avoided criticizing the president's age.

Life Lessons After Generation Of FAIL

Democrats divide on public school: Reboot it vs. risk defeat

GOP wins and a crisis in schooling has convinced some Democrats that the Biden administration needs to promote a liberal version of public school choice.

GOP Without Opposition

Anti-Trump movement frets about void left by Romney retirement

Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-Utah) impending exit from political life is dealing a significant blow to the anti-Trump movement as they face life without one of their most prominent leaders and the potential White House return of the former president. Romney's decision to retire from the Senate at the end of 2024 comes after he voted...

Feeding Eastern Europe Warzone

First grain ships arrive in Ukraine using new route

Officials say the vessels will deliver 200,000 tonnes of wheat to Africa and Asia.

Missile Flex Success For Now

China appears to have suspended spy balloon program after February shootdown, US intel believes | CNN Politics

China appears to have suspended its surveillance balloon program following a major diplomatic incident earlier this year, when one of the country's high-altitude spy balloons transited the United States, multiple sources familiar with US intelligence assessments told CNN.

Trading Partner Attack Advances

Why America's Republicans want to bomb Mexico

Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric has entered the mainstream of his party | The Economist explains

Loyal Supporters Deny Shame

Virginia Democrat Susanna Gibson Backed By Neighbors After Online Sex Show Leaked: 'She's Still Got My Vote'

"I think what came out should never have come out and it was done for the wrong reasons," one neighbor said

Music Mag Publisher Rebuked After Biased Chatter Angers Trendsetters

Rolling Stone Co-Founder Jann Wenner Removed From Rock Hall Leadership After Controversial Comments

Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone magazine and also was a co-founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been removed from the hall's board of directors after making comments that were seen as disparaging toward Black and female musicians

History Doesn't Favor Catholics

Letter suggests Pope Pius XII knew of mass gassings of Jews and Poles in 1942

Letter from church source in anti-Hitler resistance reporting 6,000 daily killings undercuts Vatican's claims of lack of knowledge

Show-Me Drinkwitz Playing Defense

Watch: Missouri HC rants about starting QB getting booed

Missouri scored the big early upset of the day on Saturday afternoon when they knocked off No. 15 ranked Kansas State on an incredible 61-yard walk off field goal.

Home Team Late Season Rally Cont'd

Royals offense rolls in 10-8 win over Astros

The Royals win the series against the defending champs.

Football Forcast For Now . . .

First Warn 5 Weather Forecast, 9/16

A second cold front will push through the area Saturday afternoon and evening bringing showers and thunderstorms out ahead of it.

Jonas Brothers - Wings is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.