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Cowtown Sounds Of The Season

10 Kansas City concerts you definitely need to see in December

Entertaining guests from out of town or in need of a break from your family? The holiday season is an ideal time to revisit what Kansas City has to offer, including the refined pianism of Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, the unruly rock of Thelma and the Sleaze, the protest songs of Sunny War and the classic rock hits of John Waite.

Dead-Tree Shares Po-Po Confusion

Do I have to let police into my home in Kansas and Missouri - even without a warrant?

When police come to your home, do you have to open the door? The answer depends in part on whether they have a warrant. Here's what the law says in Kansas and Missouri.

Artsy Endeavor In The Dotte

KCK art foundation hopes donations help pay for needed building renovations

An art foundation in Kansas City, Kansas, is hoping the community's generosity helps save the 100-year-old school building it operates out of.

Community Good Cause

Whatsoever Community Center Launches GoFundMe Campaign After Fire Destroys Building

EllieAna HaleReporter Whatsoever Community Center, a center for education and community support since 1915, is recovering from the aftermath of [...]

KC Hipsters Serve Good Cheer

Life's a Party: Bryan Arri's sugarcane and agave-forward Fern Bar lands in the Crossroads

Oaxaca Old Fashioned at Fern Bar. // Photo by Jack Hatzfeld Bryan Arri has long been a standout in the Kansas City cocktail scene. He's shaken things up full-time at some of the metro's most cutting-edge locations, including Manifesto, Rye, and The Monarch-you've probably noticed his fiery locks as he holds things down at the bar.

Family Values Hotness For Holidays

Heidi Klum and daughter Leni, 19, heat up the holidays with smoldering Christmas lingerie campaign

The German supermodel and her lookalike daughter posed in lacy red underwear for Italian fashion brand Intimissimi's latest ad.

Prez Sends Free Pass

Exclusive: Biden emails 800k student loan borrowers about forgiven debt

"I hope this relief gives you a little more breathing room," the Tuesday email said.

Kansas Big Money Donors Help New Deuce

Nikki Haley bags Koch endorsement in bid to replace Donald Trump

The endorsement comes as Mrs Haley seeks to establish herself as the alternative to Mr Trump.

First Son Ready To Tell-All

Republicans don't want Hunter Biden to testify publicly because truth is scary

I implore Republicans to not allow President Biden's son to openly testify before the House Oversight Committee. Truth might accidentally come out.

Politicos Befuddled By Crisis

10 Senate Democrats voice alarm over border security talks

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security, is circulating a statement signed by nine other Senate Democrats expressing alarm over the direction of bipartisan border security negotiations that will be key to passing an emergency foreign aid package next month.

Bidenomics Up For Debate

Biden to take on Boebert, House GOP's economic vision in Colorado remarks | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will seek to contrast his economic vision with that of so-called "MAGA" Republicans, including Republican firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert, during a visit to her Colorado district, according to an administration official.

MAGA Earns Community Approval

BLM leader endorses Trump for 2024, accuses Dems of 'racist' policies: 'We're not stupid'

Mark Fisher, who is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, endorsed Donald Trump in 2024 as Biden's support among Black voters dwindles ahead of the presidential election

Holy Land Ceasefire Cont'd

Live updates: What's happening in the Israel-Hamas war as both sides agree to extend a truce by a day

Eleven Israeli women and children freed by Hamas entered Israel on Monday night after more than seven weeks in captivity in Gaza in the fourth swap under the original four-day truce.

War In Europe Grinds On

NATO vows to stick with Ukraine 'as long as it takes'

We are pretty much becoming a de facto NATO army," Ukraine's foreign minister says in his first NATO-Ukraine Council meeting.

Making New Asian Friends

Walmart shifts to India from China for cheaper imports

Walmart is importing more goods to the United States from India and reducing its reliance upon China as it looks to cut costs and diversify its supply chain, data seen by Reuters shows.

Celebrate Internets Second Chance Career

CALL OF BOOTY: Teachers, ex-p*orn stars, & washed-up child actors are taking to OnlyFans

OnlyFans has become the go-to career for underpaid teachers, former porn stars, washed-up child actors and more.

Auto Extravaganza Arrives

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City this week for 30th year

Mecum Auctions will return to Kansas City this week from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. for its 2023 auction event.

Crafting Fancy Cowtown Niche

Local woodworker creates unique charcuterie boards

The holiday season is here and festive soirees abound, making the ever-faithful, multi-use charcuterie boards -even more of a necessity.

Trust The Science But Watch Your Step

Science behind icy sidewalks: How winter sun angles affect slickness of sidewalks, parking lots

Have you ever wondered why some sidewalks are more slick after winter storms than others? KSHB 41 Meteorologist Jeff Penner explains the science behind why it can vary.

Dead-Tree Salary Check

Buc-ee's is known for high worker pay. How does it compare with KC area's QuikTrip?

Buc-ee's is hiring for seven positions paying up to $25 per hour at its new Springfield, Missouri, location. How do wages compare at the Kansas City area's QuikTrip gas stations?

Today's Warm Up . . . 

Mostly sunny and warmer in Kansas City, rain chances tomorrow

Mostly sunny today and warmer with a high of 50. Thursday is a First Alert Weather Impact Day for light rain.

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