Pop culture double take to start the day:
Harpers: Emily Ratajkowski Just Wore a Sparkly Naked Gown on the Tony Awards Red Carpet
QZ: This is what Instagram thinks it knows about you
Closer to home, these news links start our morning:
2nd Rate Summer Drama
This year the Shakespeare Festival is performing "Shakespeare in Love."
Northland Electric Switcheroo
PLATTE CITY, Mo. - Electric vehicles continue to gain traction around Kansas City. Monday, the Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative installed the first public electric vehicle charging station in Platte City, Missouri. This is the co-op's second public charging station, with the other at its headquarters in Kearney, Missouri.
Placing Local Pussy
Wayside Waifs is hoping 11 cats found at an abandoned house in Belton will find homes at area barns.The adoption fees are waived as long as the cats have a job to do.Larry the cat does not mind doing the dirty work.
Pet Tech For Crooks
GALLATIN, MO (KCTV) -- You've probably heard about pit bull bans, but do you know exactly how they work? KCTV5 News recently heard from a family who says their dogs were wrongly identified and then seized. They were told to get dog DNA tests to prove the animals were not pit bulls.
Will Prez Trump Save Kansas???
Governor Laura Kelly sent a request to President Donald Trump on Monday asking for a major presidential declaration for the public assistance program for 63 counties in Kansas due to record rainfall and severe weather. The weather that began April 28 and continued through May caused flash flooding and numerous tornadoes.
Show-Me Weed Startups!!!
After Missouri voters enacted Amendment 2 last November-which legalized medical marijuana-the state's health department took public input from patients, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals about how to structure the new system. But the department doesn't seem to have equity in mind when it comes to granting cannabis business licenses.
Last Place Freebies!!!
The first 10,000 fans can score a cool home-grown t-shirt with the Royals iconic crowned R logo courtesy of Planet Fitness.
The Chemical Brothers - Eve Of Destruction is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .