Pop culture switcheroo makes international news regarding the evolution of the panty game . . .
CBS: Victoria's Secret hires its first transgender model for Pink campaign
Jezebel: Transphobic Company Victoria's Secret Suddenly Hires Openly Trans Model
Guardian: Marketing boss quits Victoria's Secret after first trans model hired
Closer to home, here are some of the somewhat nicer news links we're checking right now . . .
Local Voting Day Guide
While it won't garner the widespread attention of a mid-term or presidential election year, 2019 elections in the Kansas City area will feature several important races and issues on the ballot. Aug. 6 is primary day in Kansas for municipal elections, where the top vote-getters will advance to the general election in November.
Rebuilding Fanboy Palace
Matt Killion, a Missouri Department of Transportation engineer, describes some of the measures being taken to accommodate traffic during upcoming Chiefs games at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans headed to Arrowhead Stadium during football season will need to have a game plan to deal with traffic and construction at the interchange of Interstates 70 and 435, officials said Tuesday.
JoCo Sinking Feeling
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A sinkhole roughly the size of six to seven washing machines has closed the northbound lanes of State Line Road near 100th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Video from SKYTRACKER showed both northbound lanes closed and traffic backed up near the intersection of 103rd Street and State Line Road.
Local Power Play
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A solar boom in the United States could reach its peak by the end of 2019, due to a combination of improved technology and an expiring federal subsidy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest-growing profession in the United States is solar panel installer.
Salvy Road To Recovery Report
@salvadorp13 SOURCE: @salvadorp13 Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez took a big step in his road to recovery after ulnar collateral ligament damage sidelined him for the entire 2019 season.On Perez's Instagram account, he posted a video of him playing catch with Royals training staff looking on.
UGLY ZOO CAPTIVITY
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It's three times the cuteness on Tiger Trail. The red pandas of the Kansas City Zoo are parents. Randy and Kate welcomed three cubs on July 11 although these youngsters will stay in the nest box for a few months.
Looking For KCMO CHUD
Eight feet under the streets of Kansas City, hundreds of miles of sewer lines are the veins keeping water running and toilets flushing across the city. Andy Shively, Special Assistant City Manager for the city of Kansas City, heads up a massive 4-point-5 billion dollar dollar project to make the city's sewer system smart.
Katie Steamy Talk
We'll have a break from rain on Saturday
Stillman - Shook is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .