History is quickly changing in the midst of the ongoing pandemic and continued civil unrest . . . Accordingly, we're doing our best to keep up with this collection of pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Small Crowd Supports KCPD
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While there was big news on the City Hall steps involving the Kansas City Police Department, there was also support for the department just across the street. A group rallied around the department Thursday. Hymns and prayers were heard on the steps of Police Headquarters.
3rd District Testing Cont’d
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The coronavirus is nowhere near gone, and the increase in positive cases proves that. On Thursday, several organizations teamed up to provide free testing in one of Kansas City's COVID-19 hotspots.
Kangaroo Tuition Break
Workers laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for a free semester of graduate school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The scholarship would pay for the fall semester of a graduate program within the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, according to a release from UMKC.
Country Name Game Signals Changing Times
The Dixie Chicks will now be called, the Chicks.
Prez Trump Message Fades
Aides insisted there would be no change in White House strategy to fight the pandemic, and no additional money or new resources given to states dealing with spikes in cases. "In only 3 percent of the counties across the country are we seeing an increase in cases," said a senior administration official.
Markets Prep For Biden
Finance executives are now bracing for Joe Biden to potentially win the presidency as Donald Trump slides in national and swing-state polls. Various current and former Wall Street financiers, analysts, lobbyists, lawyers and political advisors with banking clients spoke to CNBC about how the industry is bracing for a possible Biden win.
Friends With Benefits
The United States has removed key ally Saudi Arabia from its list of the worst offenders on human trafficking after just a year.
Hong Kong Kaput
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Support for year-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has slipped, now getting the backing of a slim majority, as the city braces for the imposition of Beijing-drafted national security legislation, a survey conducted for Reuters showed. Protests escalated last June over a since-withdrawn bill that would have allowed extraditions of defendants to mainland China.
Local Restaurant Game Serves More Inclusive Fare . . .
Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed a major reckoning across the country following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as protesters have taken to the streets and monuments have toppled.
Show Must Go On . . .
The show will go on at Town Center Plaza & Crossing.Town Center Plaza announced Thursday it will still have its free family-friendly concert series, but with a few modifications because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kansas City Competes For Donations Dollars
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Hot Weekend Ahead
Temperatures will only drop to the low 70s overnight. Things will quickly heat up Friday. Look for a high near 92 degrees.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .