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Kansas City Navy Dedication
The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Kansas City via naval message and without the typical crowd Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Independence-variant littoral combat ship arrived at Naval Base San Diego on May 24. The Navy said it may commemorate the special event with the ship's sponsor Tracy Davidson, crew, and commissioning committee at a later date.
More Help For Kansas
Breaking News Kansans struggling to find work amid the coronavirus pandemic can receive unemployment for 13 more weeks. The Kansas Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state has qualified for a program that provides federal reimbursement for extended benefits during periods of high unemployment. Workers must have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits to qualify.
Show-Me Weed Snafu
by: AP Wire Posted: / Updated: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - About 600 patients seeking authorization to purchase medical marijuana in Missouri had their paperwork signed by a fake doctor, officials say. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said in a news release that there is no evidence to indicate the affected patients were aware the physician listed was not the physician who met with them.
Summer Treat Political Pushback Freeze Out
The owner of Eskimo Pie is changing its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar, the latest brand to reckon with racially charged logos and marketing. "We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory," said Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing for its parent Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, the U.S.
Social Media Vs. Prez Trump
Trump campaign rejects claims that TikTok, K-Pop fans sabotaged rally: 'Don't know what they're talking about'
After top Democrats gloated that teenage activists had sabotaged turnout at President Trump's Tulsa, Okla., rally on Saturday, the Trump campaign fired back within hours, saying that media organizations are complicit in spreading false narratives about the event -- and that protesters and the coronavirus were the real culprits.
Bad Bags Abound
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hy-Vee has recalled one of its garden salad products due to possible cyclospora contamination. Hy-Vee said in a news release on Saturday the recall pertains to the 12 oz. Hy-Vee bagged garden salad. The product was distributed to stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Katie Talks Weather
Hide Transcript Show Transcript FATHERS OUT THERE. KATIE: WE HAVE GOT GREAT WEATHER FOR FATHER'S DAY. IF YOU ARE TAKING DATA OUT TO THE LIKE, IF YOU ARE BARBECUING, THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE GOOD FOR MOST OF YOUR EVENTS. KEEP AWARE THAT AFTERNOON THINGS MIGHT START TO CHANGE.
As is a longstanding tradition among our blog community, this is the OPEN THREAD and The Temptations - "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" is the song of the day . . .