The insta salesmanship of hottie Sommer inspires this early update as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines for right now . . .
Kansas City Tech Scene Seyz: SEND MONEY!!!
Kansas City remains the "undisputed hub of startup activity in the area," according to a new ranking by M25 - putting the City of Fountains in an enviable position as tech and startup leaders in high-priced coastal areas look for new homes in the COVID-19 era of remote work.
KC Stays Losing Snail Mail
Despite Postmaster's Reversal, There's Not Enough Mail To Bring Back Sorting Machines In Kansas City
Taking a truckload of random mail and sorting it so that each piece gets to the right place is a huge job. That job happens on an industrial scale at the U.S. Post Office Processing and Distribution Center just off Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri.
Hipsters Closing Up Shop Signals Crossroads Fading
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The lights will soon shut off at Kansas City's first arcade bar, Tapcade. Owner Adam Roberts told 41 Action News the Crossroads staple can't endure any longer during the pandemic. "Waking up and just feeling so defeated. That's the problem we're all facing as small business owners is how do you stop feeling so defeated?"
Insta Hottie Influences NextGen
Fitness, but make it sexy. Former fitness model and influencer, Sommer Ray embodies that phrase with her social media presence. With millions of followers across different platforms, she has taken her fitness obsession and turned it into a whole brand that includes all kinds of products and her own clothing label.
Sleepy Joe Awakens?!?!
Chris Wallace says Biden blew 'a big hole' in Trump's 'mentally shot' claim with DNC acceptance speech
Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night with an "enormously effective" speech that "blew a hole" in President Trump's characterization of the former vice president, " Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace said.
Bunker Tactic Might Be Enough
Who's got time for a health care pitch when President Donald Trump is embracing QAnon?
No Deets From DNC
By the morning of the fourth day of the convention some Democrats I know started to privately worry that the party was blowing it. I heard a list of concerns: there wasn't a clear sense of what Biden would actually do as president, there was too much emphasis on his character, there wasn't enough outreach to moderates or Americans who don't identify with some of the protest movements that were celebrated each night.
Nasty Swap Talk
Donald Trump wanted to sell Puerto Rico or swap it for Greenland because he viewed the Caribbean territory as "dirty" and "poor", a former senior White House official has said.
Prez Trump Supporters Double Down Despite Media Onslaught
When Aaron Schatz surveys the wreckage of 2020, he finds himself doing surprisingly well. Profits on his Iowa dairy farm are up thanks to coronavirus. The pandemic feels a distant threat, and Schatz has yet to wear a mask. Black Lives Matter protests are an annoyance but really someone else's problem.
Kansas City Tragic Justice
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a deadly shooting victim, who was trying to stop a theft in progress, are relieved the suspected gunman is now in custody. Thursday was a bittersweet day for 33-year-old Michael Brown's loved ones. "It breaks my heart," his mother Jerri Noble said.
Thirteen months after his last big-league game, the Dark Knight returned to Major League Baseball. Matt Harvey made his 2020 debut Wednesday, this time with the Kansas City Royals. The last time we saw Harvey pitch in the majors, the results were quite bad.
Kansas City Sumer Redux
Clear skies to start your Thursday with mostly sunny skies expected today. Highs will climb back to near 84.
Drake - Laugh Now Cry Later is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .