Kansas City Trinkets: Holiday Hustle, Wartime & Godwin's Law Lives

We're just staring to get into the holiday spirit around this blog and that means another quick peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines for late night & early morning denizens of the discourse.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Dotte Rushes Christmas Joy

'This is our championship game': Holiday rush in full swing at Amazon Fulfillment Center in KCK

The facility in Kansas City, Kansas, sees over 1 million orders this holiday season.

Show-Me Weed Pushback

Company behind Missouri marijuana recall poses legal challenge to state's regulations

Missouri's crackdown on a cannabis company accused of illegally importing THC concentrate could lead to a showdown over the state's regulation authority.

Local Doggie Double Down

Kansas agency takes aggressive step to force Unleashed Pet Rescue to close

A Kansas agency alleges Unleashed Pet Rescue poses a "potential threat to the public health, safety and welfare" and needs to close.

Cowtown TV Turnaround

Changes coming to KCTV5 subchannel programming

The new year will bring exciting changes to the KCTV5 programming lineup.

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Royals' Bally Sports games could appear on Prime, pending Amazon investment

Amazon is "in talks to invest" in Diamond Sports Group, which could make Prime Video the streaming home of Kansas City Royals games.

Doubly Bad Advice From Celeb

Heidi Pratt from The Hills reveals how she lost 22lbs

The Hills veteran - who used to go by Heidi Montag - told Dailymail.com exclusively that she has lost 22lbs in the past 12 weeks thanks to a little help. And the 37-year is a size two.

Voters Still Fighting WWII

How the 2024 campaign has turned into a clash over Hitler

The Biden campaign warns that Trump's rhetoric - from "vermin" to "poisoned" blood - could reflect history repeating.

Audition For Veep Starts

Ramaswamy pledges to withdraw from Colorado GOP primary in solidarity with Trump

Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy pledged on Tuesday to remove himself from Colorado's Republican primary ballot.

Internets Discourse Unpacked

The Creator of Godwin's Law Says Biden Is Right About Trump and Hitler

"Trump's opening himself up to the Hitler comparison," the internet legend said in an interview.

Too Busy Doing Cable News Interviews

Capitol Hill stunner: 2023 led to fewest laws in decades

Just 20 bills have been passed by both chambers and signed into law this year.

Eastern European Grinder Getting Worse

Zelensky reveals plan to conscript 500,0000 more soldiers & vows to beat Putin

UKRAINIAN President Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed dramatic plans to mobilise 500,000 more conscripts to fight against Russia. At a rare end-of-year address, the defiant leader admitted it has bee...

Latest Holy Land Exchange

Israel offers Hamas one-week pause in fighting as part of new hostage deal

It's Israel's first offer since the collapse of a deal last month that led to a seven-day ceasefire and the release of more than 100 hostages.

Billionaire Bests Comic?!?

Elon Musk feuds with comedian John Oliver after scathing 'Last Week Tonight' segment: 'Sold his soul to wokeness'

Elon Musk is laughing off John Oliver's 30-minute rant on "Last Week Tonight," in which the comedian referred to the tech mogul as "erratic," "self-serving" and "increasingly racist."

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Mexican president says he'll fight Texas migrant crossing law

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to fight a new Texas law allowing state authorities to prosecute migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico. Border issues were previously left to federal authorities, but the inclusion of state and local police contributes to rising tensions between Mexico and the U.S.

Celebrate Celeb Goofball Throwback

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney recreate famous Wham! cover and it's hilarious | CNN

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Overcoming Hollywood Moment Of Doubt

Sydney Sweeney Used to 'Feel Uncomfortable' About Her Breast Size

Sydney Sweeney opened up about growing up with a large bust and how she learned to love her figure on Tuesday, December 19

Old School Legacy Celebrated

Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Ed Budde dies at 83

Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame member Ed Budde has died at the age of 83 of natural causes, family told FOX4 Tuesday.

Good Deed For Solider

Home for the Holidays | Army veteran, family able to return home to KC with gift of new, mortgage-free house

After years of shuffling around to more than a dozen addresses, Army Veteran Oscar Perez III and his family were able to return home to Kansas City on Tuesday thanks to a generous gift.

Here's How To Help

Food bank volunteer opportunities near Kansas City

Stacker compiled a list of food bank volunteer opportunities near Kansas City using data from VolunteerMatch

South Side Neighborhood Niceness

South Kansas City residents receive extra holiday joy thanks to community group

Rachel Casey is the executive director of the Community Assistance Council in south Kansas City, Missouri.

Balmy December Forecast . . .

High temperatures approach 60 on Wednesday

The strong southerly winds will keep temperatures up in the middle 30s overnight.

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