Hipster singer Lana Del Rey recently gave up American Flag visuals because of Prez Trump but right now her music promo still inspires this quick look at current events in Kansas City and across the nation on Presidents Day.
Kansas City Agenda This Week
Roll the highlight reel to generate some heat on Swan Lake and in the Downtown arts and entertainment scene from Monday to Sunday, Feb. 17-23: Bartle Hall , 301 W. 13th St. This week, World of Wheels - featuring America's top hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles - returns to the Big Town this weekend - from 3-10 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Independence police were searching for a burglary suspect around 5:30 a.m. Monday in the area of Interstate 70 and Van Brunt Boulevard. According to police, the suspect was involved in a burglary at the Target on 39th Street in Independence.
Olathe Overnight Tragedy
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A pedestrian was killed early Monday morning after stuck by a truck in an Olathe parking lot. Officers responded about 2 a.m. to an injury crash at a business in the 1900 block of East Kansas City Road. The adult male pedestrian died at the scene.
The photo Brad Parscale tweeted to his 519,000 followers was from President George W. Bush's visit to the Daytona 500 in 2004.
American Public Expects For Politeness From Prez?!?!
It only took America 244 years to go from "Honest Abe" and "I cannot tell a lie" to 16,241 false or misleading claims and a reality show State of the Union address that wasn't quite real. All right, so George Washington's biographer made up that story about the 6-year-old future president fessing up to damaging his father's cherry tree with a hatchet.
Border Fact Check
Ahead of making his crowd-thrilling appearance at the Daytona 500 Sunday, President Trump added one more media-slamming post to a series of tweets he'd issued over the weekend hammering one of the central promises of his 2016 election: that he would "build the wall."
White House Rides Reviewed
President Trump added an interesting chapter to the legacy of presidential limousines by taking his Cadillac for a lap of the Daytona International Speedway ahead of the 2020 Daytona 500. Here's a look at some other significant moments in the century-long history of U.S. presidential state cars.
Always About Merch
Michael Domanico couldn't put Trump merchandise out on the shelves fast enough. Every free minute he got, Domanico spent ripping open plastic wrap filled with Trump 2020 pins and liberating "Make America Great Again" mugs from bubble wrap.
Lana Dresses Like The Plebs
There's no better metaphor for America's modern state of angst and upheaval than the decaying and desolate debris of the country's past and slowly dissolving present: a.k.a. the mall.
The Greatest On Display
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art plans to go multiple rounds supporting the much-anticipated "Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966/1970" exhibition, which opens today. Photography enthusiasts and sports fans alike will get the chance to celebrate the life and work of Fort Scott, Kansas, native Parks, along with Ali.
Local Merch For Good Cause
A new campaign is underway to create a series of Negro Leagues bobbleheads. The project is part of a celebration of the 100 th Anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League. Ten teams are represented in the proposed series. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Local Weather Today
Colder air ahead for mid-week
Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .