Kansas City Bridge: Local Deals, Holiday Guests & Christmas Ahead

We take one more quick look at the discourse and offer more than a few worthwhile headlines as we prepare to start the week.

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Saving Furry Friends

"Busiest year ever" at Project Pet Warmth where agencies have teamed up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Owning a pet can be expensive. In the current economy, it has caused quite a few Kansas City pet owners to give up their furry friends. That's why the Kansas Cit...

Football Fans Open Wallets

'People were so generous': Salvation Army greets fans outside Arrowhead for annual Kettle Game

Every donation made Sunday will be matched by the Midwest Ford Dealers Association. You can still donate here.

Working Royal Trade

KC finalizing 1-year deal with reliever Smith (source)

The Royals and veteran left-hander Will Smith are finalizing a one-year deal worth $5 million, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Sunday. The team has not confirmed the deal. Aside from his solid production -- a 3.67 career ERA with 113 saves over 611 MLB innings since 2012 --

Building Community Kitchen

Black Pantry expands to Troost, setting a 'cornerstone' for a new Black business hub in Kansas City

After several years inside Made in KC's Midtown market, Brian Roberts is expanding the Black Pantry into its own, 1,500-square-foot storefront on Troost Avenue. The store is expected to feature a retail area with a diverse selection of Black-owned home goods and self care products.

Cowtown Holiday Tradition

Kansas City Ballet Guild - 2023 Nutcracker Ball Invitation Addressing

Kansas City Ballet Guild members gathered at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on September 28th to assemble invitations for the 2023 Nutcracker Ball. The Guild's 56th annual gala will be held on December 1st at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.

Transgressions & Better Angels

Victoria's Secret under fire for apology to transgender woman

People on social media criticize Victoria's Secret for apologizing to a transgender woman over a changing room incident.

Prez Party Ahead

Biden to host Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at White House Tuesday | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden will host Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House Tuesday as discussions on a Ukraine aid deal remain stalled in Congress.

MAGA Keeps Quiet

Trump says he's not testifying in his civil fraud trial Monday | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump wrote on his social media platform Sunday that he is no longer planning to testify in his civil fraud trial in New York on Monday.

Return Of Cancelled Talker

Elon Musk asks Alex Jones about 'the whole Sandy Hook thing' and Jones apologizes again

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones issued another apology for his comments about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as tech billionaire Elon Musk asked him about the controversy amid his reinstatement on Musk's platform X (formerly Twitter). The Infowars host was pressed on the issue during an appearance on X Spaces livestream co-hosted by...

Holy Land Fighting Heats Up

Israeli troops reach heart of Khan Younis as Hamas threatens lives of hostages in Gaza

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on Hamas fighters to surrender

Stalled For Winter

A Lonely Ukrainian Challenger 2 Tank In The Snow: A Symbol Of Disappointment ... And Hope

If Ukraine's counteroffensive had achieved its objectives, that tank wouldn't have been in Robotyne as the snow fell. It would've been in Melitopol, 40 miles south.

Season Of Inspiration Arrives

Christmas Blessings from Garrison Keillor

What Keillor gave us that night was as meaningful as a talk by Jordan Peterson: an invitation to look at the world anew-with appreciation, gratitude, beneficence.

Local Head Check History

Antiquated brain science, less macabre than you would expect

"I want to be clear that I do not actually believe in phrenology. But I'm good enough at it that I've had people tell me I could be a real phrenologist."

Grigs Shares Forecast . . . 

A cool and calm weather pattern settles in

Temperatures hang slightly above average as a sunny start to the week evolves into partly cloudy conditions through the weekend

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