A quick peek at some of the top links worth a peek regarding pop culture, community news and info from across the nation for our early morning readers . . .
Taxing Days Ahead
Next week, even amid the pandemic, Kansas City voters will head to the polls. And in one sense, the coronavirus response is on the ballot. Voters are being asked to raise the sales tax for the Kansas City Fire Department:The Fire Department doesn't fight nearly as many fires as it runs medical calls.
Crooks Thwart Local Help
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Somebody stole materials from a Kansas City woman's porch, which she planned to use to help protect people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Briana West recently received her graduate degree and got a sewing machine as a gift, because she wanted to start sewing face masks.
Kansas City Works On Cure
The Center for Pharmaceutical Research is one of two clinics selected to conduct trials on vaccines being developed for the new coronavirus.
Stats Reveal Death Spiral
Kansas City Fed regional survey indicates that 61% of manufacturing companies reported May decline in wake of COVID-19
Manufacturing in a seven-state area that includes Oklahoma continued to decline in May but not as sharply compared to last month's record low, according to information released this week by the Kansas City Fed.
Lexi Looking Good
Lexi Wood has shared four new updates to her Instagram page since yesterday, including a sizzling photo series of herself flaunting her cleavage. The model shared two snaps, and in the first image, her assets were hard to miss. She posed in front of a mirror so that part of her reflection was visible in the background.
Donald Trump has announced the severance of all US ties with the World Health Organisation, three weeks ahead of a deadline he laid down earlier this month.
Zuck Basically Defends Prez Trump Against Crackdowns
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Friday night why his company would take no action on posts in which President Trump threatened "looting" in Minneapolis would lead to "shooting." That explanation came roughly 16 hours after Twitter did take action and despite Zuckerberg's having previously told Congress that posts inciting violence would not be tolerated on Facebook.
Science Vs. Monkey Biz
A mob of monkeys stormed a lab worker in India and snatched several coronavirus-positive blood samples - causing outbreak-fearing neighbors to go ape, according to a report Friday. In the totally bananas attack, the laboratory technician was carrying boxes of the blood across the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, near Delhi, when the primates pounced, according to Reuters.
Pop Diva Vs. Prez Trump
Taylor Swift slams Trump for 'stoking the fires of white supremacy' and vows to help vote him out in November
Taylor Swift blasted President Donald Trump for "stoking the flames of white supremacy" in a Friday tweet. Her strong statement came in response to Trump threatening to send the national guard into Minneapolis, Minnesota and stating that 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts.'
Return To Fun & Games
LENEXA, Kan. - This weekend marks the return of youth baseball at 3&2 Baseball Club complexes in Johnson County. The Big League Chew Summer Slam kicked off Friday. Typically, the tournament welcomes 250 teams from all over the country, but this weekend 130 local teams will compete due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scrubs Stay Royal
All over baseball, teams are cutting minor leaguers to save costs, and in some cases, not paying minor leaguers still employed by the team. The Royals have bucked those trends by committing to pay minor leaguers the entire summer, without mass releases, according to reporter Jon Heyman.
Kansas City Enjoys Wonderful Weather For Weekend Protests
Hide Transcript Show Transcript CRYSTAL CLEAR SKY FOR THE EVENING HOURS. TOWARDS 7:00 STILL SUNNY, 74. MILD AT 9:00. ALSO LIGHT WINDS AND 62 DEGREES BY THEN. NEXT 24 HOURS HAVE IT DROPPING TO 54. CLEAR SKIES FOR THE GARDENING AND THEN MOSTLY DRY BUT I DO WANT TO INTRODUCE THAT SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS MOVING IN TOWARD THE EVENING HOURS.
Green Day - Dreaming is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .