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Kansas City Shares COVID Cash For Community Survival
Editor's note: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a financial sponsor of Startland News. This report was produced independently by Startland News' nonprofit newsroom. A new $100,000 fund is expected to help minority-owned Kansas City businesses - left out of initial rounds of COVID-19 relief - to build resiliency and come back stronger as the pandemic persists.
Fundraiser For Fam
ROELAND PARK, Mo. - A metro woman is selling signs to show support for the 3-year-old who prosecutors said died at the hand of her dad and his girlfriend. Her death motivated a stranger to begin a movement in her memory. Tragic, depressing, disturbing - those are some of the words Erica McNease used to describe Olivia's death.
Tigers Drop Standards
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri System will make standardized test scores optional in admissions applications for the 2021-22 academic year. The temporary shift in policy is in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many testing dates to be delayed or canceled.
Masks Working In Kansas
by: AP Wire Posted: / Updated: BELLE PLAINE, Kan. - Kansas counties that have mask mandates in place have seen a rapid drop in cases, while counties that only recommend their use have seen no decrease in cases, the state's top health official said Wednesday.
39-year-old Brazilian model Adriana Lima just blasted Instagram with the sultriest summer mood picture of hers, and Instagram is wondering what to do with all the heat. Best known for being the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angel, from 1991 to 2018, Lima is not slowing down and definitely not looking her age.
Social Media Juggernauts Discipline Prez Trump
Facebook removed a post shared by President Trump on Wednesday for breaking its rules against spreading harmful misinformation about the coronavirus. The post on Trump's personal Facebook page included a clip from a Fox News interview from Wednesday morning, in which the president urged schools to reopen, falsely claiming that children are "almost immune from this disease."
We All Make Mistakes
The Washington Post sparked massive confusion Wednesday evening after erroneously reporting that President Trump was banned from tweeting because of a claim he made about the coronavirus. Both Facebook and Twitter were cracking down on clips that were shared from the president's interview on "Fox & Friends" earlier in the day, where he continued his push for schools to be reopened in the fall.
Tech Crackdown Starts
The United States wants "untrusted" Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, calling out popular Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat. He also called for companies to limit their apps from phones made by Huawei Technologies.
The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snack foods to children - a measure aimed at curbing obesity. The bill to reform the state's children and adolescents' rights law proposed fines and the possible closure of stores for selling soft drinks and sweets to children.
Atomic Tragedy Remembered
Regular nosebleeds, three bouts with cancer and blinding cataracts. It's been 75 years since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima - marking the end of World War II and the dawn of the nuclear age - but survivors like Masaaki Takano still live with the consequences.
Local Park Redux
The 2019 Family Fun Day was coming to a close, but the kids were not ready to leave just yet. Esther Kershaw remembers them trying to buy more time on the inflatable bounce house, despite their parents telling them it was time to go.
Summer Returns To KC
Hide Transcript Show Transcript TO WORRY ABOUT FLOODING. GRILLING IS A GOOD IDEA. 77 BY 6:00 P.M. DOWN ONE DEGREE AN HOUR. FINITE :00, 72. WE SET A RECORD FOR THE LOWE'S THIS MORNING, IN THE 50'S, BUT WITH THE WIND TURNING TO THE SOUTHEAST, WE ARE NOT FALLING MUCH TONIGHT, CERTAINLY NOT IN THE 50'S.
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