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Serving Kansas City Veggies Amid Coronavirus
With Farmers 'Deeply Invested In Social Distancing,' Market Season Begins Haltingly In Metro Kansas City
As Kansas City's growing season gets underway and people crave fresh produce, area farmers' markets are gearing up to serve that demand while trying to stay safe amid a pandemic. After some controversy over its initial cancellation, Overland Park's popular farmers' market opens Saturday, as does Parkville's.
Credit Where It's Due: Solutions Instead Of Blame Game
Data has shown the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority and socioeconomically depressed communities. But civic leaders who participated Wednesday in a 41 Action News virtual town hall said the crisis also creates an opportunity to address those divides in Kansas City.
Kangaroos KCMO Data Collab
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Obama Bikini Well Remembered
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Prez Trump Sunlight & Disinfectant Sensation Hits MSM And Social Media Feeds
I can't believe I have to say this, but here we go: do not inject yourself with bleach. You could die. On Thursday, the President of the United States, one of the most politically powerful men in the world, seriously suggested the coronavirus could be killed by introducing disinfectant or a "very powerful light" into a person's body.
Fox News Push Back
Media erupt over Trump comments on disinfectant and sunlight to cure coronavirus: Here's what he said
President Trump, in his White House coronavirus task force briefing Thursday, appeared to suggest that light and disinfectants might have the potential to treat the coronavirus -- prompting a number of stories condemning the comments, others seeking to defend the president and a scathing tweet from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Veep Warns Against Vote Delay
Former vice-president Joe Biden said he is concerned Donald Trump will try to delay the November presidential election, during remarks at an online fundraiser. "Mark my words, I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held," Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said on Thursday night.
Search For Cure Across Pond
London - In the global scramble for a COVID-19 vaccine, a select number of human trials are now under way, but it's scientists from England's University of Oxford who appear most confident that they're onto a cure. Professor Sarah Gilbert heads the Oxford team behind the potential vaccine being developed in partnership with the Jenner Institute.
Iran air commander claims forces were ready to hit 400 U.S. targets if Washington retaliated after January rocket attack
The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) air arm has claimed his troops were ready to attack hundreds of additional American targets if January's limited exchange of fire escalated into a wider conflict.
Kansas City High Class Shutting Down For Good
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Parkway Social Kitchen on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, is permanently closed. The restaurant posted a sign on its door explaining the closure and blaming the shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. "As of April 23, 2020, Parkway is permanently closed at this location," the letter said.
Upscale Local Masks Debut
Nataliya Lucia Meyer is a local fashion designer with a storefront by the Plaza. Orginially from Ukraine, she has shifted her business over to making masks and has been sometimes staying up until midnight cranking away generating the PPE for the communicating. She's donating to local hospitals, selling to individuals, and trying her hardest to stay afloat.
Friday Cowtown Forcast
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Oh Wonder - Lonely Star is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .