Inspired by the hottest reality TV mom who also wins the Internets social media spam game, here's a quick dive into pop culture politics . . .
Page6: Kourtney Kardashian gets naked for work
Fox News: Gillibrand says she can explain white privilege to suburban white women who backed Trump
Atlantic: Will Trump’s Racist Attacks Help Him? Ask Blue-Collar White Women.
Closer to home, these somewhat nicer news links inspire our morning . . .
KCMO Quinton Lucas Takeover
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - Kansas City is set to inaugurate its new mayor. Quinton Lucas will take office following a swearing-in ceremony Thursday morning at City Hall. Lucas, a 34-year-old black man, will succeed two-term Mayor Sly James. He defeated outgoing Councilwoman Jolie Justus in the mayor's race in June.
Cowtown Sickness Listicle
The University's of Kansas Hospital is about to open the cutting-edge Cambridge Tower, with neuroscience, surgical oncology and other specialties. The University of Kansas Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital again topped U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best hospitals in Kansas City.
Show-Me Emergency Collabo
ODESSA, Mo. - As the Midwest continues to deal with damage caused by major spring floods, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II met face-to-face Tuesday with farmers to hear more about agricultural concerns and the need for assistance.
Local Vape Fear Persists
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- You've no doubt seen the headlines surrounding e-cigarettes: the potential dangers, the restrictions, the stats on how many people -- especially teens -- use them. Researchers are undoubtedly worried about that last one. Despite the fact that e-cigarettes are illegal for anyone under 18, one in every five teens admits to vaping.
Kansas City Lives With Mistake
This time last year, any mention of Alex Gordon being a potential trade piece would have been hilarious. The longtime member of the Kansas City Royals was having a rough go of it at the plate in the first three years of his massive contract. This season has been different though.
Local Old School Celebraiton
Missy Koonce has figured out that "weird ages well." For 30 years, the actor, writer and director has entertained Kansas City with her character acting, parodies of old shows like "Bonanza," and for a while, as owner of Bar Natasha.
Local Rain Redux
It will be mostly dry Wednesday evening. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s. Another batch of rain and storms will move through the area Thursday. Heavy rain is a possibility. The metro is in flash flood watch through Saturday morning.
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