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Serving Season Of Helping

Organizations in KC work to bring families healthy meals, time together this holiday season

Operation Breakthrough and Pete's Garden are empowering families in Kansas City through healthy meals and family time.

Show-Me Enduring Advocacy

HIV prevention, education improve in Missouri. But stigma still stands * Missouri Independent

Jody Dorcy has been living with HIV for 20 years. He said the hardest part about having HIV is the stigma surrounding it. Society thinks he's "contagious," "dirty" and "infectious." But, Dorcy said, people with HIV shouldn't be treated differently. "Just not being part of the HIV-negative world, being that person that's different ...

Rock Chalk Updates . . . 

New graduation requirements take effect in Kansas next school year

Like every graduating class, the class of 2028 will have to reach certain requirements before obtaining their high school diplomas.

More Deets On Troost Biz

Black Pantry expands to Troost, setting a cornerstone for new Black business hub

A second location for the Black Pantry is about more than adding a "cool little gift shop" to Troost, said Brian Roberts, detailing his plan for a broader mission: a whole block of Black-owned businesses and a hub for Black entrepreneurs and creatives.

Urban Core Helping Hand

Dave's Place CommUNITY Center asks for donations, partners to continue serving the Walnut Grove neighborhood

Dave's Place CommUNITY Impact Center has been serving the Walnut Grove neighborhood in KCMO for more than 15 years. Like many other organizations in the metro, it is struggling to make ends meet.

Newspaper Notices End Game

Imperial Brewing, a familiar sight along I-35, razed after renovation hopes dashed

The Imperial Brewing Co., the last pre-Prohibition brewery built in KC is being demolished.

Golden Ghetto Digs We Can't Afford

A Fairway Cottage Shines at Christmas with a Sparkling Tree and Fresh Flowers Galore - IN Kansas City Magazine

The home of Chuck Matney and Todd Holland-Matney embodies a happy blend of form and function. Chuck, the lead florist and manager of The Little Flower Shop in Westwood, brings the form, the design sense, and many of the collections. But it all must function, and that's where Todd shines.

Hottie Shares Lifestyle

Hailey Bieber Gives Tour of Her Kitchen: 'I Almost Like a Slight Bit of Chaos'

"I was top to bottom heavily involved in the design of the house in general, but even more so with the kitchen," she says

Congressman Ousted

Rep. George Santos expelled from Congress in historic vote

The scandal-plagued New York Republican became the sixth-ever House member to be removed.

Courts Dispute White House

Appeals court partially stops Biden rollback of family planning program restrictions

A divided federal appeals court struck down some Biden administration rules regarding the Title X family planning program, but will continue to allow health providers who refer patients for abortion to apply for federal funding. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit panel in a 2-1 ruling on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction...

Convict Slice Of Life

Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in federal prison attack, according to new charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office identified the alleged perpetrator as 52-year-old John Turscak. He now faces charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

MAGA Liability Worsens

Court rules Donald Trump can be sued for allegedly inciting Capitol riot

Mr Trump had claimed his role as president made him immune from prosecution for his role in the riots.

Supreme Conclusion

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, dies at 93

A key figure in landmark Supreme Court cases, Justice O'Connor retired in 2006 and announced in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with dementia.

Rumors Of War . . . 

Ukraine says it blew up railway in eastern Russia

Explosions are said to have hit trains on the Baikal Amur mainline 500km from the Chinese border.

Tech Determines Holy Land Target

'The Gospel': how Israel uses AI to select bombing targets in Gaza

Concerns over data-driven 'factory' that significantly increases the number of targets for strikes in the Palestinian territory

Weapons Of War Escalate

WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Sends Israel 2,000-Pound Bunker Buster Bombs for Gaza War

After sending massive bombs and artillery shells, the U.S. is also urging Israel to limit civilian casualties.

Conflict Across Continents

Inside the Biden administration's secret deal to stop a war in Congo

The U.S. drew up a multi-part deal for the two countries to deescalate fighting between their forces.

Tech Shift . . . 

I have a big booty and hips so never wear skirts, a viral buy changed my mind

A FASHIONISTA said she found her perfect holiday outfit. She normally doesn't wear skirts because of her big booty and hips, but a viral TikTok buy changed her opinion. TikToker Kelsey (@itsm...

Newspaper Documents Sadness

Where's the best place to have a good cry in Kansas City? Tell us your favorite spots

Everyone needs a good cry sometimes. We're compiling a list of Kansas Citians' favorite spots to let it all out.

Fan Fiesta Awaits

Tickets go on sale for 2nd annual Royals Rally

Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Royals Rally, where fans can send the team off before Spring Training.

Local Sound Remembered

Charlie Parker's plastic sax, a Kansas City treasure, is revived - and never sounded better

After a former mayor spent $144,000 of public money on the synthetic saxophone, it became the centerpiece of a Kansas City institution. A reissued recording of the instrument, played by our greatest bebopper, was released last month.

Local Hipster Sadness Explored

On tackling the stigma of mental illness, doing the work, and 'winterizing' for seasonal depression

Tackling mental health before the winter takes its hardest toll. // Photo by Adobe I'm just going to come out and say it: You can't put anxiety and panic into a nice little box. Too many "Mental Health Gurus" on YouTube try to tell you that a chemical imbalance doesn't cause anxiety or that it's all in your head.

Snowy Forecast For Now

WEATHER BLOG: Nick Bender says some snowflakes could mix with Friday's rain, impacting plans

With temperatures above freezing, icy spots are not expected

Tyla - Water is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.