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Time For Cowtown To Speak Up

Two leading Jewish organizations in the area say now is not the time for silence

The Jewish community has been repeating a message since Saturday's attack on Israel. Now is not the time to be silent.

Rock Chalk Consequences Await

Report: Kansas Basketball braces for NCAA infractions ruling

Kansas Basketball is expected to receive a long awaited ruling from the NCAA on infractions as soon as Wednesday according to Sports Illustrated.

Show-Me Chicken Feed Fate

Missouri helps 2,200 Tyson employees set to lose their job this month - Missourinet

Two Missouri towns are preparing to lose a major employer this month. Tyson Foods plans to close two chicken processing plants in southeast Missouri's Dexter and southwest Missouri's Noel - putting about 2,200 workers out of a job. What is Missouri doing to help these affected workers?

Today's Traffic Presser

Wanted: Plans that can reconnect Kansas City neighborhoods sliced apart by highways

Kansas City, Mo., leaders want ideas to improve connecting neighborhoods torn apart by highway construction and have the money to pay for the best ideas.

Newspaper Notes Alternatives

This Kansas City musician is Black, gender-fluid and beloved. 'I want to inspire'

Kansas City singer Stephonne Singleton struggled with their identity and uses their songs and performances to help others find courage.

Hottie Revs Up Fashion Game

Kimberley Garner stuns in a plunging top at The Bikeriders premiere

The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, wore a plunging corset top as she stepped out onto the red carpet at The Royal Festival Hall.

Progressive Cash Misdirection

Democrats play defense on Biden's $6 billion Iran deal

Democrats are being forced to play defense on President Biden's controversial deal to free up $6 billion in Iranian assets in exchange for the release of five American prisoners, which Republicans are now demanding be reversed after terror attacks by Hamas. Many Senate Democrats were caught off guard when outlines of the prisoner exchange deal...

Coffee Considers Holy Land

Starbucks Union Backed By Prominent Dems Claims 'Solidarity With Palestine' After Hamas Terror Attack

A Starbucks labor union with past ties to prominent members of the Democratic Party expressed "solidarity" with the people group that backed an unprecedented terrorist attack on Israel. A social media account for Starbucks Workers United posted "Solidarity with Palestine!" following the deadliest terror attack on Israeli soil in the nation's history, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Politicos FAIL Lit References

Nancy Mace Pulls Weird 'Scarlet Letter' Stunt That Doesn't Mean What She Thinks

"Folks, this is why we shouldn't ban books," one X user tweeted about the GOP congresswoman.

Vlad Makes His Move

Russians intensify blitzkrieg attacks in eastern Ukraine

The risk of encirclement is growing, but Ukrainian forces are holding the line.

Far East Solutions . . . 

China wants to be a peace broker in the Middle East. How has it responded to the Israel-Gaza war? | CNN

When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Beijing in June, China vowed to contribute "Chinese wisdom, Chinese strength" to resolve the long-standing conflict between the Palestinians and Israel.

Professor Critiques Haterz

Cornel West on Harvard students blaming Israel: Largely right but lacking nuance

The third-party candidate and former Harvard professor also took a swing at his one-time nemesis, Larry Summers.

Hollywood Life Exposed Again

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she, Will Smith were separated for 6 years before Oscars slap

"I'm going to be by his side," Pinkett Smith told People of her longtime husband, "but also allow him to have to figure this out for himself."

Scribe Crafts Quickie Tome

An author said she didn't sleep for 3 days to write a Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce fan-fiction novel - but it hasn't gone down well

"Roughing the Princess," a self-published novel about an imagined relationship between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, has enraged some fans.

City College Fashions Debut

Time for this mob to Roo Up with UMKC streetwear collection: Here's where to find it off-campus

The eight-piece streetwear collection is a collaboration between the university and MADE MOBB, featuring the KC's apparel brand's take on UMKC's iconic, Walt Disney-inspired mascot.

Katie's Latest Forecast

Warm and windy today, strong storms likely tomorrow night

Rain moving out this morning. Breezy and warm today, with small chance of showers overnight. Tomorrow will bring strong storms, making Thursday an Impact Day.

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