Sunday witness of pop culture, community news and headlines from across the nation and around the world . . .
Kansas City Hard Times Ahead
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (The Kansas City Star, AP) - About 1,000 contract employees of a federal agency have received notice that their jobs face elimination in what would be one of the largest mass layoffs of the year for the Kansas City area. The Newspaper reports that the employees work for the National [...]
Lower Expectionat Life Lesson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City's smaller colleges and universities say their size could benefit them amid the coronavirus pandemic, unlike many other schools that have been forced to make cuts. Several Missouri and Kansas colleges believe they could be an attractive option this fall for students who want to continue their education but need to save money or want to avoid overcrowded classrooms, KCUR-FM reported.
Royal Rebuilding Renewed
The Kansas City Royals, just like every other rebuilding team, find themselves looking for building blocks for the future. They have potential pieces coming through the minors, particularly in the rotation, but prospects are always a risky proposition. The Royals need to find major league ready players that can be a part of the future.
Angels In Doubt
L Brands shares plunged in after-hours trading after reporting a wider-than-expected loss during its fiscal first quarter. Net sales for the retailer, which owns such brands as Bath & Body Works and struggling Victoria's Secret, were $1.65 billion for the quarter ending May 2, compared to $2.6 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Prez Trump Doubts Mail-In Election Returns
President Trump repeated his warning Sunday that voters should not be allowed to use mail-in ballots, contending that November's election could be the "greatest Rigged Election in history." "The United States cannot have all Mail In Ballots. It will be the greatest Rigged Election in history.
Prez Retweet Crisis Starts
Trump retweets Hillary Clinton is a 'sk***' message and spreads sexist insults about other prominent female Democrats
On Saturday, President Donald Trump shared a series of sexist insults and personal jibes about prominent female Democrats. The tweets, by a failed conservative congressional candidate, were aimed at Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and Nancy Pelosi. Trump has a long record of aiming sexist insults at female critics.
Debateable Biden Blunder
Val Demings, a Democratic representative from Florida among contenders to be Joe Biden's presidential running mate, has castigated Donald Trump for having the "gall and nerve" to use a gaffe by Biden as a weapon on the campaign trail.
Rats Ramp Up
They are furry and they are furious - and they may be the most desperate of diners to yearn for restaurants to unlock from shutdown. Rats, it seems, haven't been satisfied with curbside pickup or delivery during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fight For Democracy Persists Around The World
Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas and a water canon at protesters Sunday as thousands rallied in the streets against China's move to impose a new national security law on the semi-autonomous city.
Fooball Community Outreach
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After continued drainage issues forced cancellations (and a myriad of headaches), the fix is finally in for Center High in Kansas City. The school broke ground this month on a brand new turf athletic complex, expected to be complete in time for the fall semester.
Corona Weekend Underway
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Memorial Day weekend traditions look a bit different this year. The crowds around the grills and tables are smaller. But there were crowds of people enjoying a sunny Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park.
Storms Ahead Tonight
KATIE: YES, IT IS. QUIET IN KANSAS CITY. IT'S BECOME CLOUDY BUT THE TEMPERATURE IS PRETTY COMFORTABLE. WE'RE SITTING AT 72. A SOUTH WIND IS BLOWING AT 15 MILES PER HOUR SO A LITTLE BREEZIER THAN IT WAS YESTERDAY. IN LAWRENCE 70 IN MARYVILLE AND YOU'RE ABOUT TO GET A THUNDERSTORM.
Lauren Daigle - Remember is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .