Because I like the TKC blog community a lot more than I let on . . . This morning we start with the dreamlike hotness of Hannah Ferguson as we begin First Friday in Kansas City.
Check the first collection of links we've been inspired to gather this morning:
Kansas City Swimming In E. coli
RIVERSIDE, Mo. - Alexa Thompson recently enjoyed a day with her grandkids, splashing around in Line Creek. The creek is a seven-mile stretch of water in Platte County, going through Kansas City and Riverside, next to a popular trail. "It's just lovely to be down here and let them be kids," she said.
TrumpCare Teaching Moment
Truman Medical CEO: 'We'll all be seeing more patients without insurance' - Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City hospitals prepare for what's next, whether that be the Senate health care bill or another policy. Kansas City-area hospitals are watching - and waiting - to see what direction legislators take with health care reform. "There's still a fair amount of uncertainty.
Show-Me Blue Alert Win
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens fought back tears Thursday as he explained why it was important for him to sign a measure creating a system to swiftly notify the public when an on-duty police officer is wounded. The Republican recounted the case of St. Louis police Sgt.
Hackers Target Kansas Nukes
Computer hackers have been targeting nuclear power plants in the U.S. and elsewhere - including Wolf Creek outside of Burlington in eastern Kansas - the New York Times reports. The Times cited security consultants and a so-called urgent joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.
Welcome To The Missouri Drug List
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new drug has been added into the current opioid epidemic and the DEA says it's already in Missouri. It's called acryl fentanyl. It's another version of the synthetic opioid 'fentanyl.' "Acryl fentanyl and regular fentanyl are about 50 to a 100 times more potent than morphine itself," said Doug Dorley, DEA special agent in Overland Park.
Golden Ghetto Good Effort
A Jack Sock run at Wimbledon will have to wait at least another year. Sock, who went to high school at Blue Valley North, lost in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday to Sebastian Ofner, who is from Austria. Ofner, who is ranked 217 in the world, topped Sock in five sets 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2.
McTavish Politely Lists Kansas City
The working week has its own rewards, like, um, well ... let me get back to you on that. For now, prepare to enter the weekend zone, where most folks can be gratified as they so desire.
JAY-Z - The Story of O.J. is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .