With respect to legendary hotness, pop culture, current events, Kansas City news items and the current partisan debate . . . We humbly share these local news that aren't all about today's garbage weather. Checkit:
Kansas City Blight Fight Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, leaders designated nearly 350 acres in the Marlborough neighborhood as blighted as part of a community coalition and urban renewal plan. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kc-leaders-deem-marlborough-neighborhood-as-blighted-with-goal-to-spark-energy
Golden Ghetto Growing
When she stops to think about it, Wanda Riedhart realizes she's approaching a milestone: She's about to mark eight years of serving pancakes, patty melts and pork tenderloins at her Wanda's Roadside Cafe in De Soto. On the spot, she decides a celebration is in order.
KC BBQ Embittered
KANSAS CITY - A board member under fire for allegedly swindling an Indian tribe in Oklahoma. The organization's $3 million Kansas City headquarters, bought and renovated just a few years ago, up for sale. The founder stepping away from day-to-day control. A CEO abruptly leaving after only a few months at the helm.
Show-Me Life Fight
For the second time in two years, Planned Parenthood is challenging Missouri's denial of its claims for Medicaid payments. The first time Missouri cut off the organization's Medicaid funding was in fiscal 2019, after the legislature enacted an appropriations bill denying it reimbursement under the program.
Rock Chalk Cooperation
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, and Sen. Jim Denning, the state's top Senate Republican, announced Thursday that they had come to an agreement on Medicaid expansion, which would provide the state's working poor access to health care coverage.
Everybody Against Ayatollah
A group of Iranian protesters demanded Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran said that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board. "Commander-in-chief [Khamenei] resign, resign," videos posted on Twitter showed hundreds of people chanting in front of Tehran's Amir Kabir university.
Prez Trump Vs. Bernie
For most of 2019, 's allies braced for an eventual clash with former Vice President , who remains a top contender for the Democratic nomination. But Trump's attacks this week underscore how the president's campaign increasingly views Sanders as a potential general election threat.
On Friday evening, Ricky Gervais responded to critics upset over the comedian "accepting" Christian and conservative followers since his blistering Golden Globes monologue against Hollywood. "I've noticed a couple of tweets criticising me for 'accepting' new followers who are the 'opposite' of me," Gervais posted via Twitter.
Silenced In The Senate???
The Courts Can Move Quickly. They're Slow-Walking Trump Cases on Purpose. U.S. Rejects Iraqi Demand to Withdraw Troops. Can We Do That?
Prince William has told a pal he can't "put his arm around" his brother anymore - after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle abandoned their royal duties. He revealed his "sadness" over the tense relationship with his younger brother and the splitting of the Royal Family, according to The Sun .
A driver was rescued from a creek after a crash in the Gardner, Kansas, area early Saturday.Johnson County firefighters were called just after midnight to the two-vehicle wreck on northbound Interstate 35 just south of Gardner Road.One vehicle was found in the median.
Meth Town Moving Fast
Independence has received bids for a project to enhance 20 bus stop locations around the city, including shelters at three locations and benches at all of them. The city has received a $150,000 federal grant through the Kansas City Area Transit Authority and will provide $37,500 from Public Works already earmarked for such a project.
Kansas City History Revealed
There are two famous royals in the Kansas City area - the Kansas City Royals and the American Royal. Both boast their own version of the World Series - one competes with a ball and a bat, and the other with smoke and meat. But are they somehow linked?
Halsey - You should be sad was the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .