A quick peek at the most important headlines right now from the perspective of pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the wold . . .
Kansas City Tech Happy Talk
There are more than 3,000 jobs open in the Kansas City area, the KC Tech Council said Wednesday. Despite a wave of layoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic, the group emphasized in a virtual job fair that tech remained an attractive and thriving industry. "Tech is still hiring," said Haley Regan of the KC Tech Council.
Show-Me Burger Solidarity
Who would have thought Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeting Whataburger that he wanted a store in Kansas City might make that happen. I mean, we've all done something like that. I told Portillo's, my favorite hot dog and beef sandwich joint around Chicago, that they should come to Missouri.
USA Counts On Kansas Harvest
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US - Weekend rains initiated a harvest pause in central and eastern Kansas June 19-21 after two weeks of hot, dry weather afforded a strong start to harvest in the nation's top winter wheat production state.
Supreme Obamacare Ruling
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to wipe out Obamacare, arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must be struck down with it. The late-night brief, filed Thursday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, carries major implications for the presidential election.
Tucker Shares GOP Warning
Fox News host Tucker Carlson spent the first half of his program on Thursday night warning President Donald Trump that he is on pace to lose re-election unless the Trump administration starts rounding up protesters and charging them with terrorism.
China Cover Story
Limits on John Bolton's China revelations go beyond simply not covering the matter: there is evidence of discussion of the book being censored on two of the biggest platforms on the Chinese internet.
Four years on from the UK's Brexit vote, a majority of British voters would now opt to remain inside the European Union, says new research. According to the European Social Survey (ESS), a pan-European poll carried out every two years, 56.8% of respondents in the UK indicated that they would vote to remain inside the bloc, an increase from 49.9% the last time the survey was published in 2018.
Retail Remains Dead
NEW YORK, United States - sells $5,000 dresses and $900 pumps out of its Fifth Avenue flagship. But with Covid-19 keeping shoppers away, and nine years left on its lease, the Italian luxury brand is crying poverty.
Fashion Hotness Revealed
MODEL Alexina Graham raises her arm as well as the temperature in a red hot photo-shoot for lingerie brand Barbara Paris. The Victoria's Secret Angel, 30, shows off her fine body of work and her signature red locks in a skimpy ensemble for the French company for their Spring/Summer collection taken in 2017.
Sign Of The Times: Writing On The Wall Across State Line
Black Lives Matter mural painted by artist Rodney "Lucky" Easterwood and his daughter, Anita. The mural is located at N. 18th St and Quindaro Blvd. in Kansas City, KS. // Photo by Travis Young. While many were signing petitions, signal-boosting social media, and participating in peaceful protests following the murder of George Floyd, local artist Anita Easterwood and her father...
Kansas City Upscale Artsy Talk
caption id=attachment_49599 align=alignright width=150] Danny Beckley / Photo by Randall Baughn[/caption] The continued health of the arts in Kansas City has long been uppermost in our collective consciousness, and for months COVID-19 has kept us all preoccupied. Meanwhile, what is perhaps the most significant decision of the decade for our cultural future is already underway.
Weekend Storm Watch
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Partly to mostly sunny, windy, hot, and humid. Thunderstorm chances increase by evening and overnight.
Doja Cat - Like That is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .