AND WE'RE BACK!!!
Just like our favorite old school barber, we try to take it easy on Monday but we return with a bevy of info for our most dedicated readers . . .
Right now hottie EmRata and her fashion promo inspire a peek at pop culture, community news and this extended glance at headlines in this cowtown and around the world . . .
KANSAS CITY RODEO SUFFERS COVID-19 SHUT DOWN!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The American Royals made the decision to cancel the 2020 Pro Rodeo due to COVID-19. The event was scheduled for Sept. 25-26 in Kansas City.
Kansas City Chief Keeps Up Fight Against Coronavirus
Kansas City, MO - Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will opt-out of the 2020 NFL Season to focus on providing healthcare using his medical doctorate. "This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life but I must follow my convictions and do what I believe is right for me personally.
Local Foodie Help Offered
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People will have the chance to receive free food this Wednesday, July 29, through a large mobile food distribution, Harvesters announced Monday. The event is sponsored by a company called North Point and will be held at Park Hill High School. The event will start at 10 a.m.
Cheeky Haute Couture Debuts
Emily Ratajkowski is her own best advertisement when it comes to promoting her fashion line. The 29-year-old stunner slipped her slim frame into the skimpiest of swimsuits to showcase her upcoming Inamorata Swim satin line with new Instagram posts on Monday. Donning a two-piece of her own design, the model and actress flaunted her perky derriere and six-pack abs.
Prez Trump Opts Out
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday he will not be attending memorial services for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis this week. Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol as part of six days of funeral proceedings, and the public will be allowed to visit later Monday and Tuesday.
GOP Free Money Revealed
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Republican coronavirus relief plan on Monday as Congress scrambles to respond to a pandemic still wreaking havoc across the country. The GOP outlined its plan after states stopped paying out the $600 per week enhanced federal unemployment benefit and a federal eviction moratorium expired.
Veep FAILS Taste Test
Former Bernie Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner offered a not-so-appetizing analogy when asked about voting for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Turner, who was a prominent surrogate for Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., during the 2020 Democratic primary, expressed her lack of excitement for the former VP to The Atlantic.
Rebuke Amid Pandemic
Front-line health workers and senior clerics in Brazil are adding their voices to the chorus of alarm about President Jair Bolsonaro's response to the coronavirus pandemic. With more than 87,000 deaths and 2.4 million registered infections so far, Brazil has suffered more cases than any other country except the United States.
Catholics Wisely Opt Out
The first presidential debate will move from Indiana to Ohio following the withdrawal of the University of Notre Dame as host, the Commission on Presidential Debates said on Monday.The debate will still take place as previously scheduled on Sept. 29, but it will now be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve
Great KC Eat Out Cont’d
For those getting restless and tired of cooking at home, there's some good news. Restaurants in the metro have pivoted to outdoor dining to help reduce the chance of spreading the coronavirus in confined spaces. "Based on what you hear in the news, patio dining is what you do," Katrin Heuser, who is Affäre's co-owner and sommelier, told Flatland last week.
Footballer Rescue Kansas City Housing Market???
"Hey, I really want to look into moving to Kansas City. How's the real estate there?" Said no one ever. Am I being a little hard on my hometown? Sure. But you get the gist: Kansas City isn't exactly a place outsiders have at the top of their lists when thinking about places to settle down and lay a foundation for the rest of their lives.
Kansas City Summer Hope: Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
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Kansas City COVID Fact Check
Who 'ya gonna call? The COVID-19 myth busters In navigating the worst global health crisis in more than a century, an anxious public - in Kansas City and beyond - has had to sort through an array of claims and concerns that aren't always rooted in reality Truman Medical Centers / University Health doctors Mark Steele, M.D.
Newsflash: Politicos Debate During Campaign Season
When three-term Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp quit abruptly in 2018 under a cloud of scandal, it never occurred to him that he might try to get his old job back. "I was done with politics," he recalled.
Great Mask Giveaway
With officials showing no plans to lift area mask orders any time soon, officials in Jackson County, Missouri, are holding three more drive-thru mask distribution events. Health officials, and members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department will be handing out masks to Jackson County residents in Raytown, Independence and Blue Springs this week.The Raytown event is scheduled from 4 p.m.
Opt Out Lesson
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - On Monday night, at least a dozen local school districts are meeting to discuss back-to-school plans. This all comes as parents around the metro are faced with tough choices about how their kids will be educated this fall.
Sleaze Scummit Continues Fighting Party Spreading
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Jackson County Health Department is trying to stop a potential COVID-19 outbreak stemming from a party in the Lakewood neighborhood of Lee's Summit. A drive through testing originally for people who were at the party, opened up to the community as well.
Old School Caution
KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV5) --- Former Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas is the second player to opt out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thomas opted out on Monday, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.
Local COVID Count Cont’d
We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Missouri and Kansas.The data shows the total number of COVID-19 cases along with the number of COVID-19 cases per day.
Celebrate Numbers Game
The Kansas City Chiefs, two-time Super Bowl champions, presently have 10 numbers officially retired by the franchise. Of those players, seven are enshrined in Canton in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here are the esteemed people to be formally and forever immortalized by the Chiefs organization.
Kansas City Aging Hipsters Trying Very Hard
Earlier in the month, I chatted with the two hosts of the podcast What a Hell of a Way to Die. The podcast is lead by two former Midwest dudes who are veterans that now espouse leftist ideologies. It probably shouldn't be such a surprise to find men who've served in the military who can accept progressive positions and react...
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