We start this morning with another glimpse at pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Show-Me Double Shut Down
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Residents of Missouri's biggest cities have been ordered to stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, which sickened nearly 130 people statewide, including at least five people linked to a suburban St. Louis preschool. The shelter-in-place order in St.
Kansas City Biz Endures
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB-TV 41 Action News is proud to launch a new public service campaign called, "We're Open Kansas City," to support local business owners and their workers. Many states across the country have limited the operations of businesses and restaurants in the effort of trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Northland Slap Fight Cont'd
Clay County committed two violations of a Missouri transparency law when it frustrated an effort by The Kansas City Star to learn how much taxpayers spent on outside lawyers, a judge ruled Monday.
KCMO Mayor Q Clarifies
A "stay home" order goes into effect in Kansas City at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, despite many residents still have questions about all the rules. Mayor Quinton Lucas spoke with KCTV5 News to share the questions he is hearing most often.
Pluralistic Playboy Playmates Reveal Diversity Benefits
IT'S been a highlight for 60 years but Playboy has axed its Playmate Of The Year award for top pin-up - in the interests of inclusivity. Instead, the men's mag will celebrate all 12 of its monthly Playmates, and a spokesman said: "The point of this change was to not exclude anyone."
Criticism Of Prez Trump Concern For American Economy
Due to social distancing, there were only two dozen or so reporters in the White House press briefing room on Monday, making it feel like a flight with numerous empty seats and lots of legroom.
Iran Out Of Snark
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out Monday at Iran, accusing the country of spreading dangerous rumors about COVID-19, including a conspiracy theory manufactured in China that the novel coronavirus behind the global pandemic was man-made by the United States.
Speaker Pelosi Alternative
As the Senate is embroiled in contentious negotiations for its third $1.8 trillion coronavirus package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just unveiled a $2.5 trillion bill of her own. Introducing the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act" on Monday afternoon, Pelosi outlined a number of Democratic priorities that are not in the current Republican Senate bill.
China has announced it will lift the lockdown on Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, on April 8, marking a significant milestone in its battle against the deadly outbreak.
Kansas City BBQ Salvation
A Kansas City barbecue institution is doing its part to support health care workers in Kansas City during the COVID-19 outbreak.Jack Stack Barbecue posted on its Facebook page late Sunday night that it is preparing 745 boxed lunches that will be sent out to medical staff throughout Kansas City on Monday.The picture showed a large conference room with rows of tables overflowing with box lunches."Huge thanks to Trey McDonald and B.J.
Local Servers Unite
Chef Clark Grant and his wife, Lindsey Grant, a bar manager, were working in Kansas City's hospitality industry when they found themselves furloughed from their restaurants due to the the COVID-19 crisis.
Soggy Tuesday Ahead
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