Kansas City Wings: Training Daze Again, Election Outset & Navy Fire Fight In Red Sea

This is likely our last news link compilation of 2023 and so, as always, we're inspired by angel Candice to once again quickly review pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Eternal Struggle Starts Again

KC gym ringing in 2024 with challenge to help people reach fitness goals

2024 is right around the corner and the trainers at Orange Theory Fitness are helping the community reach their goals with an eight week transformation challenge.

Golden Ghetto Reading List Exposed

These are the Johnson County Library's most checked-out books of 2023

Romance novels and romance-fantasy titles topped the check-out charts in Kansas' most populous county. Among kid readers, authors Mo Willems and Jeff Kinney cleaned up.

Rock Chalk Discounts Debut

'Any relief is good': New year, new food sales tax cut for Kansas consumers

The legislation gradually lowers the state sales tax on groceries over a three-year period. Starting Jan. 1, the rate drops from 4% to 2%.

Show-Me Vaporware Aftermath

Hyperloop Dies, and With It the Dreams of 2 Missouri Governors

And so ends Missouri's latest adventure in science fiction

Celebrate Cable TV Legacy

KC native Ryan Kent joins 'Gold Rush'

Jillian and Shane chat with Ryan Kent about his time on the show.

Angel Shares Peek At Perfection

Candice Swanepoel shows off her incredible figure in strappy one-piece

IT'S strappy days as supermodel Candice Swanepoel poses in a lingerie photoshoot. The South African, 35, looked like she's bound to be having fun in the skimpy one-piece from Bondage Teddy, a colle...

Rating White House

'Missed the mark': Americans give President Biden final report card for 2023 as approval rating remains dismal

Americans in several cities across the United States graded President Biden's performance and offered suggestions for him to focus on in 2024.

Less Than Best From MAGA

Donald Trump sends early New Year's message to Joe Biden

"As the New Year fast approaches, I would like to wish an early New Year's salutation to crooked Joe Biden," the former president said.

Image Isn't Everything, It's The Only Thing

2023's Best Political Fashion Moments

American politicians had a wild - yet sometimes stylish - year.

Americans Fight In Red Sea

US Navy helicopters destroy Houthi boats in Red Sea after attempted hijack

The US military says it was responding to a second attack on the same vessel near Yemen in 24 hours.

Eastern Europe Exchanges Heat Up

Ukraine war: Russia hits back after Kyiv attack on border city

The latest attacks on Kyiv and Kharkiv come after two days of major aerial assaults by both sides.

No Coming Back For Far East???

A year after China ended its harsh COVID policies, it's struggling to rebound

A year ago, China lifted its draconian COVID restrictions. Many expected the country to bounce back quickly. That hasn't happened.

True Believers Debate

Let's Argue: The Chiefs will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl

Our Mark Gunnels takes on all your hot takes, wacky predictions and unpopular opinions.

Freezing End To 2023

FIRST WARN FORECAST: Chilly and breezy conditions today and tonight with a few flurries

Happy New Year's Eve! We are starting out pretty chilly outside with winds from the northwest around 15 mph making it feel degrees below what the actual temperature is.

Back in '93 this song didn't really stand out but right now Sting - If I Ever Lose My Faith In You seems even more relevant, serves as the Sunday the song of the day as this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.