Quick pro-tip that readers can take or leave: Caring for plants is a small way to move toward becoming a better person. During Summer it's exceptionally rewarding. It's also plausible that talking nicely to plants helps them grow AND, best of all, they don't talk back!!!
Here's how to get started:
Treehugger: How to water houseplants correctly
Curbed: Glorious indoor plants you can buy online now
Harper's: These are officially the 10 most Instagrammable house plants
Closer to home, here the news links we're checking right now . . .
Kansas City Hates Ronald
McDonald's U.K. debuted its "Kansas City Stack" burger earlier this week, and people that are actually from Kansas City are now wondering WTF they were thinking. The brand tweeted out its latest menu launch, writing, "Yee-haw." ...yee-haw? The double bacon cheeseburger, which features a "smokey steakhouse sauce," is available on menus until June 25.
Have You Seen Her???
The Independence Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating missing 22-year-old Brandy R. Furr.Furr is 5-foot-4 with brown eyes and brown hair. Police said she was last seen on June 17 at her grandmother's home in the 22800 block of 42nd Terrace South.
Midtown Storm Aftermath
Storms across Kansas City on Friday morning caused widespread power outages affecting more than 17,000 Kansas City Power & Light Co. customers by midday. High winds and lightning were the biggest problems, with wind bringing tree limbs down on wires, according to an email from KCP&L communications specialist Kaley Bohlen.
Kansas City Storm Clickbait
Many of us woke up to scenes like this one above: low hanging shelf clouds ominously moving across the metro. The wind picked up, followed by heavy rain and very frequent lightning. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued multiple times for different counties.
Kansas Wheat Update Just To Give TKC A Sense Of Place
MANHATTAN, KS (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding that inundated Kansas in May and early June are slowing down the state's wheat harvest. The Wichita Eagle reports the wheat harvest usually starts between early and mid-June and wraps up by mid-July. But the Kansas Wheat Commission says only 1% of the state's wheat crop was harvested as of Sunday.
Show-Me Pelvic Push Back
click to enlarge Missouri's top health official says that Planned Parenthood will no longer be required to perform pelvic exams on women 72 hours before they get an abortion, which had been coupled with a second pelvic exam on the day of the procedure.
Extreme Weekend Ahead
Look for mostly sunny skies Saturday, with warm and humid conditions. The high will reach about 90 degrees. There will be a chance for strong-to-severe storms i...
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