Thursday, April 23, 2020

Kansas City Afternoon News Stand

We didn't know leapord print was making a comeback . . . Accordingly, here's our quick peek at pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the globe . . .

Kansas City Suffers Messy Broccoli Dump

Tractor-trailer carrying vegetables overturns on NB I-635 past I-70

A tractor-trailer carrying vegetables overturned Thursday afternoon on northbound Interstate 635 past Interstate 70 on the Kansas side, according to transportation officials.All northbound lanes of I-635 are closed.No injuries were reported. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the truck was carrying frozen broccoli.Authorities estimated the closure could last for a couple of hours.

Snail Mail Democracy Slowly Moves To Suburbs

Johnson County voters to receive applications for mail-in ballots

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- On Thursday, the Johnson County Election Office said they will be mailing advance voting by mail applications to all voters in May. Voters will receive one application for each of the 2020 elections (the August 4 primary and the November 3 general election).

Kansas City Coronavirus Jobs Coming Soon . . .

More contact tracers needed to help stop the spread of COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- You've probably heard a lot about contact tracing, which is where disease detectives track down and warn people who've been exposed to communicable diseases like sexually transmitted infections and now COVID-19. On Thursday, KCTV5's Investigative Reporter Angie Ricono looked at the importance of contact tracing and the challenges it poses.

Reopen Refrain

Guitar Center Distribution Center allowed to reopen under stay-at-home order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Guitar Center Distribution Center that was originally ordered to shut down operations because it was not considered an essential business has been allowed to reopen. According to Kansas City, Missouri, officials, the mayor's office met with representatives to make the change possible.

Lesson In Acceptable Risk

William Jewell College to allow in-person class in August

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Schools and universities were some of the first places to limit or prohibit in-person gatherings. At least one Kansas City-area college is among the first to announce plans to bring students back. William Jewell College in Liberty said Thursday it plans to reopen for in-person classes starting Aug.

Retro Styles Debut

Natalie Roser and Elizabeth Turner Photoshoot for Guess Summer 2020 Swimwear Collection

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Big Biz Disputes Prez Trump COVID-19 Immigration Crackdown

Wall Street Journal's editorial board blasts Trump immigration move as 'a political distraction'

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board blasted President Trump Donald John Trump GOP lawmaker calls McConnell remarks on state bankruptcy 'shameful and indefensible' Newsom wants to train 10,000 contact tracers in California Biden leads in three crucial Rust Belt states: Poll MORE 's decision to suspend immigration, saying it "looks like a political distraction."

New COVID-19 Deal

House has the votes to pass $484 billion bill to boost small businesses and hospitals, send it to Trump

The House had the votes to pass a $484 billion package Thursday to bolster small businesses and hospitals ravaged by the coronavirus crisis and expand testing desperately needed to start the return to normal life. Donning face coverings and voting in alphabetical sets to cut the risk of infection, representatives were set to approve the bill easily.

AOC Counterpoint

Sarah Sanders takes on AOC's 'mind-blowing' comments on Americans going back to work

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Progressive New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a work boycott is "mind-blowing," former White House press secretary and Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders said Thursday.

Elton Waits It Out

Elton John postpones July show at Sprint Center until 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sir Elton John is postponing his trip back to Kansas City. The music icon announced Thursday that he is pushing back his extended leg of the Farewell Tour and that includes the July 8 show at Sprint Center "It is with deep regret that Elton John must postpone the remainder of [...]

Kansas City Hipser Pandemic Fashion Statement Redux

Charlie Hustle restarts 'Heart of KC' give-back effort with plan to produce 100K face masks

Production of the famed KC Heart tee has stopped in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis — but hustle never quits, said Chase McAnulty, and that sentiment will keep the heart of Kansas City beating long after the pandemic passes.

Local Droplets Ahead

Rain moves in for your Friday

We could see a few rain showers develop late Thursday into early Friday. More widespread rain will move in late Friday morning and last until the evening.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

Broccoli stems make better pavement than food.

Anonymous said...


When KCMO legalized prostitution to bring in more tax revenue, they officially entered the business of screwing taxpayers!!!

anonymous said...

Where's "Wuhan Wanda's" so-called poetry about the President today (check the transcript online for yourself) suggesting during the Coronavirus update that the CDC test INJECTING ULATRAVIOLET RAYS INTO THE BODY (???) and SPRAYING THE LUNGS WITH DISINFECTANTS (!!!!??!!) ?

Anonymous said...

Elton never finished his spreading the word work on the 1980 AIDS Pandemic, now is he busy on the Covid 19 ? Asking for a Friend at Buddies.

Anonymous said...

Dude, Whores have always been legal and unless you pay taxes on six figures, you are not being screwed . You are doing the screwing. I guess you figured costs of all given municipalities and societal benefits before you typed ?