The Kansas City Morning News Layout

To start this soggy morning we begin with pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .

New Kansas City Normal: 8 To 8 Grocery Hours Debut

Hy-Vee reducing hours to fight COVID-19 spread

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Big changes are in store for Hy-Vee shoppers as the retailer works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Starting Wednesday, all stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shortened hours will give employees more time to re-stock the shelves and deep clean the store.

Sleaze Scummit Joins Municipal Metro Emergency Club

Lee's Summit Mayor Bill Baird Declares State of Emergency

March 17, 2020 By Jim Eden, Assistant Fire Chief Mayor Bill Baird has issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Lee's Summit in response to COVID-19. This 30-day declaration will help expedite emergency response efforts, allow the City to quickly procure needed resources and alter policies and processes in order to protect public health and safety.

Another Reminder: Kansas City Needs The Gift Of Life

Coronavirus outbreak affecting blood supply in Kansas City

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the blood supply in Kansas City.The Community Blood Center serves nearly 60 hospitals in Missouri and Kansas. Seventy percent of the blood collected comes from blood drives .

Boob Job Confessions

Chrissy Teigen reveals 'boob job', her battles with depression & raising Miles to be a 'feminist' with John Legend in GLAMOUR's spring/summer 2020 issue

There's unfiltered realness - and then there's a no-holds-barred boobs, body image and love chat with Chrissy Teigen. Josh Smith is here for the honesty... It's 12.32pm on a Monday at the Beverly Hills home of Chrissy Teigen. I'm ushered into the house and she greets me in the kitchen, barefoot, with open arms, immediately asking what I'd like to drink.

Testy Over COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Coronavirus test delay not the fault of CDC or Trump

Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease doctor, said President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were not to blame for a lack of coronavirus testing kits that has prompted criticism on the administration as cases to grow in the United States.

Prez Trump Terminology Fight

Trump angers Beijing with 'Chinese virus' tweet

China has reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as "Chinese". A foreign ministry spokesman warned the US should "take care of its own business" before stigmatising China. The first cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.

Chinese Take Out Journalism

Beijing Kicks Out U.S. Journalists-Including From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post-Amid Coronavirus Tensions

Topline: Beijing has revoked the credentials of major U.S. media outlets operating in China, a dramatic escalation against press freedom as the two countries publicly clash over statements about the origin of the coronavirus.

Run For The Border Over

US is pushing to reject all asylum seekers, citing coronavirus worries

The administration is pushing to use the coronavirus pandemic to accomplish some of the tough immigration restrictions that hardliners have struggled to put into practice since President Donald Trump took office, including blocking entry to asylum seekers, according to US officials briefed on the plans.

Only Joe Remains

Joe Biden's Lead Is Now Nearly Insurmountable

Joe Biden saw decisive wins in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, giving him an overwhelming lead in delegates.

Check Penguin Relaxation

Kansas City Zoo offering 24-hour live stream of penguins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo is offering a unique way to pass the time while at home- a 24-hour live stream featuring the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza. The $15 million exhibit first opened to the public in October 2013. The exhibit contains more than 100,000 gallons of salt water and two ice [...]

Coronavirus Causes Domestic Stress In Kansas City

Preventing quarantine stresses from driving marriages apart

Thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak, families are about to get a lot closer. With schools canceled and many employees working from home, the "snow day" excitement can wear off pretty quickly. Relationship Coach Timmy Gibson says instead of stressing over the situation couples should look at quarantine as an opportunity.

Soggy Midweek Starts

Your StormTrack5 Daily Forecast

Skies will remain overcast this evening but the rain will stay away until after midnight. Temperatures will be mild as the first of two storm systems work into our area initially pulling in warm and humid air which you will enjoy this evening.

The MarĂ­as - Hold It Together is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. Better title for ya T, "Curve & Corona"

    Just thought I'd help with the marketing!

  2. I was wondering how Fox News and Fauci were going to try to spin Trump's failure to act on this pandemic for ten weeks as being all Obama's fault.

    Turns out it was the "rules and regulations from am earlier time we were stuck with", referring I guess to the ones left over from Trump's gutting of the Health Structure set up by Bush and Obama to deal with exactly this sort of crisis.

    Verrrrry Interesting - but DUMB!

    1. TDS, nothing to see here.

  3. So Hy-Vee's employees need more time to finish moving the few Name Brands they still stock to the very top and bottom shelves so the optimal shelf space can be entirely devoted to their crappy "Store Brand" merchandise?

    No wonder Price Chopper's stores are so crowded these days!

  4. @9:20, please feel free to verify these for yourself...

    “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
    Donald J. Trump (01/22/20)

    “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
    Donald J. Trump (02/10/20)

    “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
    Donald J. Trump (02/24/20)
    [Note: The Dow Jones average closed at $27,960 that day, currently $19,941, $19,827 when he took Office]

    “When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”
    Donald J. Trump (02/26/20)

    “I would rather because I like the numbers being where they are,” Trump said. “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault. And it wasn’t the fault of the people on the ship either, OK? It wasn’t their fault either, and they’re mostly Americans. So, I can live either way with it. I’d rather have them stay on, personally.”
    Donald J. Trump (03/06/20)

    “Anybody that needs a test for coronavirus gets a test.”
    Donald J. Trump (03/06/20)
    [Note: per the CDC 03/17, there are still not adeuqate numbers of testing kits available, expected notto be available for three weeks.]

    “Anybody that needs a test gets a test, and frankly, the testing has been going very smooth..”
    Donald J. Trump (03/12/20)
    [see above]

    “I’ve always known this is a real — this is a pandemic, said Trump. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
    Donald J. Trump (03/17/20)

    “I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the ‘borders’ from China - against the wishes of almost all,” wrote Trump, referring to the coronavirus with a term that many consider offensive and medical experts discourage. “Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!”
    Donald J. Trump (03/18/20)

    And yet you comment on my post ”TDC – nothing to see here”!
    Well, at least you got the part about “delusion” being involved somewhere in this thread right!



  6. ^^Nah. We need to lose a few scumbags first. They can stay. You should probably get it and die.

  7. With Bidens onset of dementia he wouldn't know shit unless you tell him 20 times.

  8. With Trump's raging dementia, no matter how many times you tell him something, he'll get it wrong, then deny he said it, and a week later call the video of him saying "false news"!


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