Kansas City Jump: Local Porch Parties, MAGA Blame Game & Two Front Fighting

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Cowtown Folking Sounds Cont'd

PorchFestKC ready to rock Kansas City neighborhoods this weekend

This weekend, hundreds of musicians will be playing on a porch in the Kansas City area for the 6th annual PorchFestKC.

Break Your Concentration

Adderall shortage continues, posing challenges for ADHD patients in Kansas City

Adderall remains on the FDA's shortage list for nearly a year, presenting obstacles for patients and pharmacists alike.

Northland Garners Yet Another El Chopo 

Kansas City loses a grocery store, then quickly gains a new one right down the road

Inside the new store is a Starbucks, a Harry's Liquor, a CBD American Shaman shop and a Tippins-branded pie pantry, in addition to a hot bar, salad bar, deli, bakery, butcher and drive-thru pharmacy.

JoCo Doggie Style Suffers

Unleashed fails inspection prompted by overcrowding complaint

A September state inspection - prompted by an overcrowding complaint - found Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, a pet shelter in Mission, "unsatisfactory."

Baller Interrogatories Abound

Chiefs' Kelce questionable to play vs. Broncos

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury.

Hottie Gives & Gets

'Baywatch' actress Charlotte McKinney shares unique strategy for social media trolls

Charlotte McKinney, an actress with 2.3 million Instagram followers, is pursuing stand-up comedy. She is also appearing in the new Logan Hollowell diamond campaign.

Progressive Talker For Prez?!?

'Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur announces primary bid against Biden

"The Young Turks" founder Cenk Uygur announced on his show Wednesday that he will run for president as a Democrat, directly challenging President Biden. "[Biden] is not going to win," Uygur said during the announcement. "It should not have been me, it should have been somebody else, but unfortunately it was not anyone else.

MAGA Attacks Allies

'Netanyahu let us down': Trump chides Israel just days after attack

His meandering remarks were the most extensive since the deadly weekend attacks.

GOP Struggles To Move Forward

Republicans nominate Steve Scalise to be House speaker but struggle to unite quickly and elect him

Deeply divided Republicans nominated Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday to be the next House speaker but struggled to quickly unify and elect the conservative in a public floor vote after the historic ousting of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the job. In private balloting at the Capitol, House Republicans narrowly pushed aside Ohio Rep.

Biz Against Ivy League

CEOs join Bill Ackman's call to blacklist Harvard students

The CEOs of Sweetgreen, FabFitFun, Inspired and more joined the call to blacklist the Harvard students who blamed Israel of the terror attack.

Locked & Loaded

US eyes weapons stockpiles as concern grows about supporting both Ukraine and Israel's wars | CNN Politics

Concern is growing within the Pentagon over the potential need to stretch its increasingly scarce ammunition stockpiles to support Ukraine and Israel in two separate wars, according to multiple US defense officials.

Far East Axis

Why China has chosen to side with Hamas - and Iran - over Israel

In multiple statements on the violence, the Chinese foreign ministry has repeatedly declined to use the words "Hamas" or "terrorism."

Tech Targeted Amid Israel War

Social media companies criticized as Israel-Hamas war misinformation spreads rampantly

The world is watching much of the violence between Israel and Hamas through traditional media and broadcasts. But millions also are getting their information through social media. Many posts are spreading misinformation or outright lies and criticism is being directed at the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, and its owner Elon Musk.

Picture Nature For Now

"Luminescent" photo of horseshoe crab wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year prize

A photo of golden horseshoe crab -one of the world's most ancient animals - earned a marine photographer the grand title in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

Stranded In Suburbia

Israeli couple stranded in Johnson County amidst devastating attacks in home country

Gabriella and Kesem were on a trip away from Israel visiting family in Johnson County for the Jewish holidays when they got the news.

X-Mas Is Coming

Enchant Christmas will transform KCK's Legends Field into a winter wonderland starting Thanksgiving weekend

"Kansas City is a Christmas town."

Autumn Change Ahead . . .

Winds pick up ahead of Thursday night storms

Scattered showers are possible overnight into Thursday morning, mainly along the Missouri and Iowa border

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