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Thousands Of New Friends Waiting On You . . .

1,000 Kansas City-area pets need your help: 8 organizations participating in largest adoption event in city history

All animal adoptions at these organizations will be just $25 this weekend.

Suburban Blaze Postscript

Raytown pet shelter damaged in fire, asking for help

Raytown animal shelter The Pet Connection is cleaning up and asking for help after part of their building caught fire.

Money Line Life Lesson

Judge approves Avila University's petition to override donor restrictions

With a judge's approval, Avila University can now override donor restrictions on $6.4 million of its endowment.

Blogging Corporate Hype

Crown Center Lands Office Tenants, Credits Vibrant Environment - CitySceneKC

By Kevin Collison Crown Center is bucking the sluggish national and local office market trend, adding or renewing leases this year totaling 167,000 square feet with the biggest catch the Kutak Rock law firm. Stacey Paine, president at Crown Center Redevelopment, credits the mixed-use formula that was the foundation of the development more than 50 [...]

Celebrate Big-Ass Family

Their 'trunks' are packed: Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium welcomes adorable mother-daughter elephant pair

Christie, 37, and Zuri, 14, come to Kansas City from Utah's Hogle Zoo

Kings Of Local Consulting Game

Fast 50: Axiom Strategies masters the politics of revenue growth with a 212% two-year average - Kansas City Business Journal

The political consulting firm has grown to 67 total employees and seen revenue soar to $297.67 million last year. It became one of the biggest of its kind by adapting so it conducts nearly all of its business in-house. Its growth has been good enough to rank No.

Local 1st Responders Need Help

'The perfect storm': Kansas City-area fire districts dealing with nationwide backlog of ambulances

An ambulance is only a 911 call away. You'll see flashing lights. You'll see first responders. What you can't see, is what happens behind the scenes to make sure they can respond.

Old School Skivvies Debut

Jennifer Lopez Fronts Intimissimi Campaign for Exclusive 'This Is Me Now' Lingerie Capsule

Lopez became a global ambassador for the Italian lingerie brand in March.

White House Team Abandoned

US official resigns over Biden's 'destructive, unjust' arms to Israel

Josh Paul condemns administration's 'intellectual bankruptcy' in providing weapons and for its support of 'status quo of occupation'

MAGA Stays Losing Election Legal Battles

Trump attorney Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia election subversion case | CNN Politics

Former Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell has pleaded guilty in the Georgia election subversion case, one day before her trial was set to start.

GOP Infighting Endures Amid Leadership Implosion

Jim Jordan To Back Patrick McHenry For Temporary Speaker Of The House, Will Remain Speaker Designee

Jim Jordan will support Speaker pro Tempore Patrick McHenry to be the temporary Speaker of the House until January after failing to receive the votes twice.

Old School Pop Diva Declaration

Cher says she'll leave US if Trump retakes White House in 2024: 'I almost got an ulcer the last time'

Cher said in a interview she plans to leave the U.S. if former President Trump wins in 2024, years after suggesting she would do so if he won a first term.

Deets So Far . . .

Here's the available evidence of what happened at Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza

Videos and photos provide some clues, but much remains unknown about the horrific explosion at the site.

Russian Football Moves Around

Putin spotted in China with nuclear briefcase nearby in rare footage: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly relied on his nuclear options as a means of deterring more direct involvement or stronger support for Ukraine during his invasion.

South Side Collab Cont'd

Most in the US see Mexico as a partner despite border problems, AP-NORC/Pearson poll shows

Most Americans see southern neighbor Mexico as having at least a friendly relationship with the U.S., with a sizable majority also saying both countries should be responsible for stopping drug trafficking.

Takeover This Week

About 300 protesters pleading for a cease-fire were arrested on Capitol Hill, organizers say.

Rallies over the Israel-Hamas war have continued to be held across the country and in world capitals.

G-man Exposed?!?

Exclusive: Tech billionaire Peter Thiel was an FBI informant

In 2021, Thiel, a top tech investor and Trump megadonor, began a secret life as a confidential FBI informant.

Old School Killer Confession

Joran van der Sloot finally admits to killing Natalee Holloway

Joran van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has confessed to killing her as part of a plea deal in a federal extortion case. Reporting for TODAY, NBC's Sam Brock speaks to Holloway's mom, Beth Holloway, about the revelations and coming face-to-face with the confessed killer in court.

Deal With Nature's Dry Spell

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Menopause and sex

Many people, including clinicians, don't always connect menopause and sexual health. So many women I see think pain with intercourse is normal for aging.

Artsy Outing . . . 

His KC theater shines spotlight on queer voices; How one playwright is giving stage time to a new wave of talent

Kansas City's theater scene should be a safe and comfortable space, said Kevin King, detailing his effort to specifically provide a place where queer voices can not only feel heard, but celebrated.

Baller Wants To Be Shot Caller

With his latest sports investment, the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes steps closer to his goal

The Kansas City Chiefs' star quarterback Patrick Mahomes considers sports ownership to be another way he can remain competitive after his playing days are over.

Remember The 90s

Chiefs' Andy Reid Stars in Reboot of Famous Snickers Commercial

The new ad improves upon a memorable 1990s classic.

Here's Where They Grow Ur Latte

Finding Fall Fun at KC's Best Pumpkin Patches - IN Kansas City Magazine

Finding Fall Fun at KC's Best Pumpkin Patches Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch Liberty, MO From gigantic to miniature, find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes at Carolyn's. Take a wagon ride into the pumpkin patch and pick your perfect pumpkin or grab one already picked and waiting for you.

Katie's Forecast For Now . . .

Beautiful fall weather to wrap up the work week

A mix of sun and clouds today with mostly dry weather to finish out the week. We could see rain almost every day next week.

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