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News Dude Outlook
While every corner of the metro is now open in at least some form, the door cracks open a little wider this week. Starting today, if you live on the Kansas side of the state line you can finally get a haircut, get your nails done and visit a tattoo parlor or tanning salon.
Fighting Cavity Creeps And Coronavirus
Dental offices across Kansas closed for more than a month to make sure they weren't using up critical personal protective equipment needed at hospitals. Now many are beginning to clean molars and bicuspids again.
The man who killed Overland Park police officer Mike Mosher in a shootout earlier this month had just fled from a collision where he rear-ended a car stopped at a red light, according to a recently released police report. Overland Park police released the report Monday after The Star requested the document under the Kansas Open Records Act.
Counting Big Biz Bucks
Cerner Corp. crept onto the Fortune 500, giving the Kansas City area two companies on the iconic annual list. The North Kansas City-based health care IT company (Nasdaq: CERN) ranked No. 498 on the magazine's 2020 list, based on 2019 revenue of slightly less than $5.7 billion. Cerner ranked No.
Hottie Fashions Help
Written by Toyin Owoseje, CNN Kim Kardashian West has joined the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by launching a range of face masks. The 39-year-old reality star's underwear brand "Skims" has released a line of non-medical face masks designed for all-day wear. Just like the undergarments, the reusable masks are seamless, breathable and stretchy.
Prez Trump Starts Coronavirus Drug Treatment Debate
Donald Trump has told reporters at the White House that for "a couple weeks" he has been taking a malaria drug as a defense against Covid-19 - despite warnings from his administration that it is dangerous. Trump said he was taking hydroxychloroquine - a drug approved to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis - in response to the coronavirus threat.
Speaker Shares Concern
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to President Trump as "morbidly obese" during an appearance Monday night on CNN and said he shouldn't be taking hydroxychloroquine to stave off coronavirus. Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made the remark in an appearance on "Anderson Cooper 360" during which she was asked about Mr. Trump's taking the drug hydroxychloroquine, which he'd revealed earlier in the day.
Firing Blow Back
Engel's panel swiftly launched an investigation into Linick's firing over the weekend alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The lawmakers have demanded that the White House, the State Department, and the inspector general's office turn over all documents related to Linick's firing by Friday.
Progressive Tax Redux
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich - just not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn't paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture.
WHAT THE FLOCK?!?!
Former Vice President Joe Biden Joe Biden Biden, Warren team up in new video to surprise supporters with personal calls Five unanswered questions on COVID-19 and the 2020 election Biden campaign calls Eric Trump's coronavirus comments 'unbelievably reckless' MORE , the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was met with repeated interruptions during his virtual campaign speech on Monday even as he delivered it from the comforts of his own Delaware residence.
Fanboy Fashion Statement
New Kansas City Chiefs face mask, NFL face masks are the perfect COVID-19 prevention for football fans, Where to get them
Looking to support your NFL favorite, Kansas City Chiefs in these unprecedented times, look no further than purchasing a Chiefs facial covering. These facial coverings are to help protect the health and safety of fans amid the COVID-19 outbreak. What better way to show off your team's colors than a facial covering with their logo?
Cowtown Spring Chill
METEOROLOGICAL STANDARDS. WE STILL HAVE CLOUDS HANGING AROUND. HERE'S A LOOK AT FIRST ALERT FUTURE SCAN. SOME CLOUDS WILL THIN OUT. IT WILL BE FAIRLY SUNNY BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS ON TUESDAY. WE GET A BREAK. BECAUSE THESE LOWS ARE NOT MOVING, WE GET MORE CLOUDS REFORMING.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .