One more time we take a look at pop culture, news and info from across the nation . . .
Kansas City Coronavirus Nurse Protest Amid Desperate Need
Some nurses at Research Medical Center protested Wednesday over safety and their working conditions."Give us the proper protective equipment that we need to keep ourselves safe and to keep the community safe," said Angela Davis, an ICU nurse.There are more than 700 nurses working at Research Medical Center and 100 of them working in the intensive care unit."The No.
Show-Me COVID-19 Cuts
(From Gov. Mike Parson) In today's press briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced $180 million in expenditure restrictions to ensure a balanced state budget and the necessary funds to combat COVID-19 going forward. Governor Parson was joined by State Budget Director Dan Haug at the briefing.
UMKC administration has confirmed they will credit 45% of the costs of parking permits, student activity fees, housing and meal plans back to student accounts. In an email sent to the student body, the university stated that they are presenting the discounts as a form of financial relief for students during the coronavirus pandemic.
It seems like we could be coming away from the "cult of thinness". How do you feel about this? In your opinion, is this a passing trend or evidence of real societal change? Tara Lynn: Ten years ago it was easy to wonder if this move toward inclusivity in the media was a trend.
COVID-19 Changes Everything
Imagine New York City now, except with hundreds of thousands of federal workers tasked with running the nation's response to coronavirus living there. That's where government officials and health experts across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area fear the region is heading.
Prez Trumps Warns Iran
President Trump said Wednesday that Iran is planning a "sneak attack" on U.S. troops or "assets" in Iraq, warning the country will pay a "heavy price" if this happens. The president made the abrupt announcement in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, coming amid lingering tensions between the two countries over past confrontations as well as the coronavirus pandemic.
China Blame Game Cont'd
Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community has concluded that China is "intentionally" hiding the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities - a fact that should surprise no one, and is yet another way Beijing has made the pandemic a bigger problem for the rest of the world.
Sprint Aquistion Aftermath
After years of negotiations and legal battles, Sprint and T-Mobile have finally completed their merger into a single carrier. While the shift from four carriers to just three - AT&T, Verizon, and the newly expanded T-Mobile - will have huge implications in the coming months and years, there are more immediate questions for Sprint customers: what will happen next for them in the short term now that their mobile carrier is technically T-Mobile?
Meet The New Veep???
Joe Biden confirms he's considering Gretchen Whitmer for VP as she battles pandemic and Trump attacks
Gretchen Whitmer has walked a fine line in recent weeks, fighting for her state to receive crucial medical resources amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic in Michigan, while pushing back against Donald Trump's insults on Twitter.
Kansas City Scrubs Donated
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just like masks, area health care workers are reporting there's a shortage of other gear like scrubs, smocks and personal protective equipment. It's affecting doctors, nurses and all types of health care workers as they battle coronavuris, and that's why Goodwill is stepping in to support those on the front lines.
Newspaper Needs Advert Leads
The Kansas City Star is establishing an online directory to allow businesses in Kansas City and surrounding areas to better communicate with their customers during the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The directory will also be a resource for residents who frequently seek information about the status of the places they shop and now look to for takeout food options.
Local Weather Right Now
No fooling - this will be a nice evening. Skies will gradually increase with clouds through the evening while the wind remains rather brisk favoring a south southeasterly direction which will hold temperatures in the 60s until the late evening hours. Skies will then cloud over offering a warm but overcast start to the day Thursday.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .