Monday, August 05, 2019

Kansas City Monday News Link Pool



AND WE'RE BACK!!!

Here's a peek at some of the news links of the pop culture news links we're checking right now at the climax of Summer. Checkit:

Daily Mail: Singer slips into a barely-there black bikini as she larks around with a unicorn inflatable on a yacht trip in Ibiza with pals

NPR: Give Up Your Gas Stove To Save The Planet? Banning Gas Is The Next Climate Push

Earth: Environmental defenders are risking their lives to protect natural resources

Closer to home, here are just a few of the nicer news links we're checking right now . . .

Cowtown Cash Hope

USDA salaries in KC will average $150K per year, congresswoman says

The federal government plans to draw from universities when it fills hundreds of positions in the Kansas City area associated with two divisions that are being moved out of Washington D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is relocating the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


More Golden Ghetto Lanes

KDOT to add lanes to I-35 near 75th Street next year

LENEXA, Kan. - Whenever Mike Elyachar heads to the office or home for the day, he is usually battling traffic. His office, Big Bob's Furniture Outlet, is located just off of 75th Street and I-35. The highway narrows from four lanes in each direction down to three, at this stretch.


Sleeze Scummit Money Fight

Lee's Summit voters will decide on $19.5M bond issue Tuesday

Hide Transcript Show Transcript THANKSGIVING. DONNA: VOTERS IN LEE'S SUMMIT TOMORROW WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO APPROVE A MORE THAN $19 MILLION BOND TO HELP FUND PROJECTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLI SAFETY. MATT EVANS IS LIVE WITH A LOOK AT WHAT IS ON THAT BALLOT.


Perfect Village Kindness

Prairie Village moms raise money for teacher school supplies

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Getting classrooms ready for the new school year can get pricey, and many teachers pay out of pocket for their own supplies. That's one of the reasons two moms are stepping in to help teachers in their district. Theresa Thornhill and Beth Kaeczewski are from Prairie Village.


Foodie Summer Climax

Tomato dinners and summer beer festivals: KC's food and drink events for August 5-11

Monday, August 5 Because why not, it's apparently National Oyster Day. If you're in the mood to celebrate, head to Lee's Summit and visit Pearl Tavern (1672 Northwest Chipman Road), where they're serving $1 Delaware oysters all day long (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.). The event will also feature drink specials and giveaways.


Casual Kansas City Journalism

Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Kansas and Missouri? Here's the real answer

HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) -- Authorities are debunking a driving myth that many people have probably heard. There is no law that makes it illegal to drive barefoot, Harrisonville police say. "Actually driving barefoot would be safer than driving in flip-flops, sandals or high heels," the department said in a Facebook post.


Forecast For This Week

Rain chances increase for your Tuesday

Hide Transcript Show Transcript FOR A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS HEADING INTO TUESDAY MORNING. EVENING PLANS, MORE CLOUDS DRIFTING IN. LOWER 80'S HEADING THROUGH 9:00 AND AFTER THAT, WATCH FOR A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. WE ARE GOING TO AT ABOUT 3:00, 4:00 AND THEN YOU SEE THE REMNANTS OFF.


Chris Brown - No Guidance ft. Drake this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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