A quick survey of American culture after the celebration:
AP: Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’
Slate: Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” Was Not a Complete Authoritarian Nightmare
UST: ‘Are you proud to be an American?’ Why Trump’s 4th of July was a tale of three different celebrations
Closer to home, here are the news links we're looking at right now . . .
Kansas City Doggie Recovery
A badly malnourished dog found in the middle of Oldham Road by a Kansas City police officer this week is showing signs of progress, according to KC Pet Project.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - For most of us, the 4th of July is about the Declaration of Independence signed 243 years ago. But for one local member of the Air force and her family, it's also about what happened 75 years ago today during World War II.
Check Kansas City Bike Digs
Leasing KC "gets it." At their grand opening celebration for their Landmark Lofts building, they proudly showed off the bright yellow bike racks BikeWalkKC's Bike Parking Team installed along their block. Inside, guests took tours of the dedicated bike room, also outfitted by the Bike Parking team.
1st Responder Tech Tease
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A video production team led by Aaron Monson grilled out for the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department on the Fourth of July to show their support for firefighters. "What we're doing today is just giving back," Monson said Thursday at the department's headquarters.
Caring For Legacy
The family of longtime Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer has asked Brian, Marty's son who is also in the NFL coaching ranks, to open up a Twitter account to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, something the former Chiefs coach was first diagnosed with back in 2011.
Reaching Local Emo Middle-Age
As the primary songwriter behind seminal emo-rock band the Get Up Kids, Matt Pryor has always had a knack for observing relationship drama - his own and that of people around him - and channeling it into angsty music that resonates most deeply with the teenage demographic.
KC Artsy Agenda Revealed
RJ Junger Welcome to July 2019. Several galleries are taking a lull due to the summertime. But never fear, many are soldiering on through these vacation-laden months. Get your fix for new visual arts at the exhibitions below. Carter Floyd, "Ones and Zeros" Is This Thing Working?
Zara Larsson - All the Time is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right . . .