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For the most dedicated denizens of the local discourse we share just a bit more info and some things to consider for the late night & early morning.

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Good Deeds Lead The Way

A couple's compassion sparks a movement to feed families in Kansas City

An Overland Park couple's humble initiative to combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic has grown into a thriving food pantry.

Puppers Perish Despite Rescue Efforts

New Year's night house fire kills dog in Kansas City, fire department says

A fire inside a Kansas City home Monday night killed a dog.

Show-Me Fed Food Help

Missouri opts-in to federal Summer EBT program before deadline

Missouri's Department of Social Services submitted notice on Dec. 21 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's division of Food and Nutrition Services that it plans to participate in the federal Summer EBT program in the coming year, according to a spokesperson for the Department.

Rock Chalk Discount Offered

As the new year begins, Kansans now paying less for groceries as food tax drops

The next phase of Gov. Laura Kelly's "Axe the Food Tax" legislation took effect on Monday.

Rural Golden Ghetto Reunion

Johnson County deputies find owner of 3 lost horses

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office found three wandering horses near 151st Street and Gardner Road in Gardner on Monday.

Halle FOREVER . . . 

Halle Berry, 57, posed in lacy lingerie

The 57-year-old Introducing Dorothy Dandridge star was seen in a black lace onesie that flaunted her chest, small waistline and toned legs. The cover girl added a gold tailored blazer.

White House Campaign Begins

What is victory for Joe Biden in New Hampshire?

The Granite State is difficult to game out this year. But insiders see a few possible outcomes.

MAGA Against Everybody

Trump rails against Liz Cheney, Jack Smith in post on immunity claim

Former President Donald Trump took to social media Monday to rail against former Rep. Liz Cheney and Special Counsel Jack Smith in a Truth Social post regarding an immunity claim. Trump did not fully address a specific claim, but instead said in the post that Cheney, the former representative, "suffers from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome),...

Vlad Refuses To Back Down

Putin vows to 'intensify' attacks against Ukraine military targets

The Russian leader's comments come after days of aerial bombardment by both sides in the conflict.

Holy Land Latest Movements

Israel is pulling thousands of troops from Gaza as combat focuses on enclave's main southern city

The Israeli military says thousands of soldiers are being shifted out of the Gaza Strip. It is the first significant drawdown of troops since the war began. But forces continue to bear down on other parts of the embattled territory, especially the south.

Far East Finances FAIL 

Xi Jinping rings in 2024 with rare admission that China's economy is in trouble | CNN Business

China's businesses are struggling and job seekers have trouble finding work, President Xi Jinping acknowledged during his Sunday New Year's Eve speech.

Tesla King Trolls Rockers

Elon Musk is beefing with Green Day for slamming MAGA in their latest rendition of 'American Idiot'

Green Day changed a lyric of "American Idiot" to slam Trump instead of Bush, earning Musk's ire.

Welcome Kansas City Seafood

SEA LIFE Kansas City welcomes Weedy Seadragon babies for New Year

SEA LIFE Kansas City is ringing in the New Year with a new arrival of rare Weedy Seadragons.

Chilly Tonight & Then Some

Typical January conditions close out the first day of 2024

A few clouds linger in Kansas City Monday night, with lows in the mid-20s

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