Hottie Kimmie and her pricey curvy fashion are now influencing not only pop culture but also public policy. Examples:
Newsweek: Kim Kardashian Wears $72,000 Outfit to Visit White House to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform
Harper's: Kim Kardashian's Tiny Snakeskin-Print Bikini Will Make You Want a Vacation
Closer to home, here are the local news links we're checking right now that focus on weekend attractions, new developments and other nice stuff . . .
Bullet Train Comeback
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Passenger rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis will be fully restored this weekend, three weeks after flooding conditions forced a temporary suspension. The Missouri River Runner will begin operating both its morning and afternoon routes this weekend, Amtrak said in a news release Friday.
Fire Dudes Up Tech Game
Interim Fire Chief Dan Manley from the Lee's Summit Fire Department shares how using a drone helps firefighters while Grandview Police Officer Philip Griffin shows his department's drone in action.
Fancy Country Club Plaza 'Work' Space Debuts
Startup energy will soon take hold on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, as Industrious - the nation's largest coworking space - prepares to set up shop in a 30,000-square-foot chunk of the historic retail and entertainment district, the company announced Thursday. "Kansas City is a dominant market in the Silicon Prairie.
KCMO Summer Buzzing Redux
The Kansas City Air Show is returning to the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport this summer!Mark your calendars for July 6 and 7 for the fun-filled spectacle. The famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels are making their return to Kansas City for the first time since 2015.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Drivers will race, flip and jump over obstacles in monster trucks at Arrowhead Stadium Saturday night. It's the first Monster Jam-sanctioned event at the stadium. Arrowhead has hosted other monster truck events under different brands. Most recently, Monster Jam took place at Sprint Center.
High Class Cowtown Sounds
Though "Secrets Revealed" was the theme for the final Classics Uncorked concert for the Kansas City Symphony this season, the idea of unlocking the mysteries of orchestral music is something of a consistent mission for this particular series and something that the orchestra and associate conductor Jason Seber are particularly skilled at achieving.
Local Artsy Diversity
In the middle of June, Patricia MacHolmes travelled from Chicago to Kansas City for the baseball, the wine, the food and the museums - in particular, the " 30 Americans" exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins. As she walked around the exhibition on a Wednesday afternoon, MacHolmes said she was taken by how 90 pieces of art tell a story about African Americans.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .