Kansas City Collection: US Attacks Houthis In Yemen, Winter Arrives & MAGA Town Hall

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Riding It Out

Ways to prepare your car for the extreme cold to hit Kansas City this weekend

With extreme cold temperatures expected in the Metro over the next several days, a mechanic is recommending doing some basic checks on your car.

Golden Ghetto Opt Out

Shawnee Mission superintendent announces retirement later this year

Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Dr. Michelle Hubbard announced her retirement Thursday night

Rock Chalk Stinky Tree Crackdown

Kansas could be the next state to stop people from planting Bradford pears

At least three states have banned these trees outright, and others discourage the public from adding them to their yards.

Show-Me Swan Song

Over 4,000 swans set record at Missouri wildlife refuge

Nearly 4,200 trumpeter swans were recorded at the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. It's a new record for the northern Missouri refuge.

Arctic Foodie Celebration

Local restaurants give a taste of what to expect for KC Restaurant Week

Local restaurants preview dishes

Hottie Endures Online Parenting Advice

Coco Austin faces backlash for letting daughter Chanel play beer pong

After the 44-year-old television personality took to Instagram to show off daughter Chanel's 'hidden talent' last Thursday, fans flooded her comments section and criticized her for her parenting.

Latest War Underway

U.S. and Britain launch strikes against targets in Houthi-controlled Yemen

The United States and British military launched strikes against targets in Houthis Controlled Yemen, two U.S. officials said Thursday.

Progressive Push Back Against White House

Democrats slam Biden for bypassing Congress to strike Yemen

Just after news broke of the U.S. and U.K.'s airstrikes in Yemen, some House Democrats began criticizing President Biden for not seeking Congressional authorization.

Everybody Watching MAGA

Trump town hall on Fox News nearly doubles audience of CNN's GOP debate

A town hall from Iowa featuring former President Trump that aired on Fox News outpaced the fifth Republican presidential primary debate in the ratings on Wednesday evening. Fox's town hall with Trump averaged 4.3 million viewers between 9 and 10 p.m., according to early data from Nielsen Media Research, while the CNN debate featuring...

Hater Opinions Reported

Neo-Nazis in the US no longer see backing Ukraine as a worthy cause

Like mainstream Republicans blocking military aid, American rightwing extremists are disavowing a war they once admired

Problematic Conversations Amongst Democratic Party Persist

Dean Phillips says he had a 'very difficult episode' with friend Rashida Tlaib over Israel's right to exist

2024 hopeful Dean Phillips spoke about his "complicated" relationship with colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., during an appearance on Bari Weiss' podcast.

Far East Vote Amid Flexing

Taiwan election: China warns voters then condemns US 'brazen chattering'

China says the ruling party candidate is a risk to relations, then condemns US "brazen chattering".

Q39 Expands Waistlines & Territory

Popular Kansas City barbecue restaurant expanding to Lawrence

Q39, one of Kansas City's top barbecue restaurants, is planning to open a third location in Lawrence at a new development project.

Winter Blast In Kansas City

A dangerous stretch of ice and cold begins

This one will have vastly different impacts for the metro compared to Tuesday's winter storm.

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