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The Great Kansas City Eat Out Continues With Corona
Paris is famed for its charming sidewalk cafés. The "Paris of the Plains" is more famous for having the most miles of highways per capita - and 40,000 downtown parking spaces - than its walkability or vibrant street life.
Legal Moves To Free Kylr
A Kansas City police officer is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a witness in two high-profile metro area murders. Kylr Yust is charged with murdering Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions. Investigators found the remains of both victims in a rural Cass County field in 2018.
Park Protects International Students From La Migra
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The pandemic has put higher education institutions in a tough spot. Moving to online-only classes would mean all international students would be required to leave the country, according to Immigration Customs Enforcement.
Fight For Narrative Continues Betwixt MSM & Prez
Mainstream media 'crossed the Rubicon' with flagrant lies about Trump's Mount Rushmore speech, WSJ columnist says
The mainstream media "crossed the Rubicon" with flagrant lies about President Trump's Mount Rushmore Independence Day address, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) columnist Holman W. Jenkins Jr. wrote Tuesday. In his op-ed, Jenkins argued that liberal members of the press distorted the president's July 3 speech, inserting their own narrative about an "unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of White domination."
Veep Shares Slogan
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent. Mr Biden said his $700bn (£560bn) plan would be the biggest investment in the US economy since World War Two.
Prez Trump Tactics Decried
There is no plan.
Canada On Top Of Corona
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn't sugarcoat it. In a news conference on Wednesday, the 48-year-old Canadian leader said his country has controlled coronavirus "better than many of our allies, particularly including our neighbor," Reuters quoted the man whose country borders just one other nation.
Corona Lesson Plan Confused
Jeanne Norris is a teacher, the wife of a teacher and the mother of an 8-year-old in St. Louis. She'd love to send her son back to school in August. But, she says, "I feel like my government and my fellow citizens have put me in a position where it's not really in the best interests of our family."
Brookside's annual sidewalk sale is back. Business owners hope it's enough to keep them afloat during the pandemic.Shoppers are back in Brookside but you can hardly say things have been a breeze lately. "We face new challenges every day," said Jan Buerge, of World's Window.
Sharing Kansas City Weekend Hipster Plans
Them virus numbers aren't great, folks, so despite that we're all over it and maybe even bored of the relentlessly bad news, the virus isn't going away. The sorta bright side: There are a few ways to get out and enjoy some food and drink in Kansas City in the general proximity of others without making this whole problem worse.
Local Storm Close Call
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man is lucky to be alive today after a giant tree crashed through his ceiling and landed in his bed as he slept. "Right through the roof, into my bedroom and onto my bed," John, the owner of the home, said.
Sunny KC Summer Day Ahead
Hide Transcript Show Transcript MOKAN.AFAPARENTS.ORG. 5:49. IF YOU ARE A RUNNER OR WALKER OR OUTSIDER, TODAY MIGHT BE YOUR DAY. NICK: IT FEELS ON THE COOLER SIDE. DOES NOT FEEL HUMID. I DID FIND A LITTLE FOG I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER NEAR THE DOWNTOWN AIRPORT. BUCK O'NEIL BRIDGE. 65 DEGREES.
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