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Local Navy Connection
The United States Navy is commissioning Kansas City's namesake ship at noon Saturday in San Diego. The USS Kansas City is a littoral combat ship - designed to hunt submarines - that will be the fastest in the Navy.
Raytown Shooting Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man is in the hospital following an overnight shooting in Raytown. Police responded to a shots fired call around 12:30 a.m. at a residence in the 10000 block of East 79th Street. When they arrived, they found an adult male who had been shot.
City Hall Voter Payout
Kansas City will offer its employees up to two paid days off to work at polling locations in time for Missouri's August primary and this fall's presidential and gubernatorial elections, the City Council decided Thursday. Members voted 10-1 in favor of legislation offered last week by Mayor Quinton Lucas and Councilwoman Katheryn Shields.
Show-Me Senator Stands Up For Confederacy
Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt moved this week to slow a push to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.At issue was a bill from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen.
Kansas Guv Kelly Champions Even More Hot Air
Governor Laura Kelly says Enel Green Power has started construction on a new 199 MW addition to the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County. Governor Kelly says the $281.4 million expansion will consist of 74 wind turbines, will be responsible for over 250 temporary jobs and will add 5-10 permanent operations and maintenance positions.
Heartland Corona FAIL
As Kansas And Missouri Reopen, New Research Says States Still Lack Enough Contact Tracers To Slow CO
Health experts say that contact tracers-health care workers whose job it is to reach out to individuals who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to instruct them to isolate-are essential to keep COVID-19 from spreading. But updated research shows that both Kansas and Missouri lack adequate numbers of contact tracers even though both states have been gradually reopening for weeks.
Prez Trump Rally 2nd Guess
White House insists coronavirus is 'still a priority' as Trump prepares for rally that could spread it
The White House insisted Friday that Covid-19 is "still a priority" for the administration, even as President Donald Trump prepares for a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma that could spread the disease.
Beware Of Boogaloos
A senior DHS official forwarded the assessment to security stakeholders on Friday, noting that "while it identifies Washington D.C. as an attractive target, the boogaloo ideology is not restricted to a specific region and those who wish to cause division are routinely using peaceful protests as means of cover.
Fashion Forward Note
In cities as diverse as Paris, Los Angeles, New York, London and Milan, fashion icons regularly share their favorite looks on social networks, offering a bird's-eye view of emerging trends. While some are posting images of trendy and chic outfits for a return to normal life, others are still focused
Home Team Works Through Ongoing Pandemic
For KC Royals fans, the past few months have been fairly dull. This can likely be said for fans of sports in general as there hasn't been much live or new content to be seen. There have been plenty of past events shown, and some more interesting sports, such as cornhole, shown on various channels, but nothing that fills the void of the on-hold sports.
New Gear Amid Pause
Hide Transcript Show Transcript LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IN VIRGINIA. THE KANSAS CITY MAVERICKS RELEASED ITS NEW JERSEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. A NEW LOOK FOR THE MAVS. YOU'LL NOTICE THE BLUE IS GONE, AND THERE IS NO ORANGE SWEATER. THE MAVS HAVE THE GREY, THE BLACK, AND THE DARK GREY UNIFORMS. THE ECHL USUALLY BEGINS ITS SEASON IN EARLY TO MID OCTOBER.
Soggy Weekend Ahead
Hide Transcript Show Transcript KATIE: ANYBODY WHO HAD A CHANCE TO MEET HIM WILL NEVER FORGET THAT OPPORTUNITY. WE HAVE RAIN NOW MOVING CLOSER TO THE CITY. 73 DEGREES. WIND IS CALM. RELATIVE HUMIDITY 84%. FIRST OF ALL, A BROADER VIEW. WE WANTED TO POINT OUT THUNDERSTORMS EAST OF TRENTON.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .