To start Sunday we check pop culture, community news and top headlines for our most frequent blog readers.
Hipsters Claim Social Media Cures Kansas City Loneliness
Melody Rowell isn't a video game enthusiast. At least, she didn't used to be. But after cycling through a handful of pandemic hobbies, she was itching for something new. That's when pictures of her sister's character from Animal Crossing started appearing on her phone.
Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum The coronavirus pandemic is far from over but an icon of Kansas City is moving forward with reopening. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is opening its doors to the public on September 12, after being closed down since March 14, the organization announced in a press release on Tuesday.
Investing In Kansas City
Editor's Briefing: $84M project offers a chance to remake Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal
The 11-acre site for a new commercial project checks off several boxes for prospective tenants. It fronts one of the city's premier parkways, with a prime Brush Creek view. There's nearby highway access for workers commuting from elsewhere in the metro area, and easy car and public transit access for workers living in Kansas City.
Audio Against Prez Trump
Washington Post: President Donald Trump's sister calls him 'cruel' in audio secretly recorded by her niece Mary Trump
Maryanne Trump Barry called her brother President Donald Trump "cruel" and appeared to confirm her niece Mary Trump's previous allegations that he had a friend take his SATs to get into college, according to transcripts and audio excerpts obtained exclusively by the Washington Post.
Faith Matters To Voters
President Trump accused Democrats of deliberately removing the word "God" from the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic convention last week. "The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn't.
MEXICO CITY - While touring southern Chiapas state last month, Mexico's coronavirus czar took aim at a local vice he considers culpable for the country's ongoing pandemic problems: rampant Coca-Cola consumption.
Pandemic Stranger Danger Discounted At Box Store
Springfield police are looking for a man who allegedly gave a Walmart shopper a "Covid hug."
AOC Forgets Voting Demographics
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a swipe at the Democratic National Convention Friday, telling her fans on Instagram that the program had not been geared to progressives like herself. "Would I have done things differently? Of course. But as a young progressive Latina I know I was not the target audience for this convention.
Social Media Push Back
TikTok has said it will mount a court challenge to the Trump administration's crackdown on the popular Chinese-owned service, which Washington accuses of being a national security threat
Royals Prove Erratic
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the inconsistency of the Royals' hitters. Immediately after I did that the team got hot and it was easy to wonder if maybe they had figured it out after all.
Majestic Monarch Soars Through Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the temperatures begin to cool down and we are having thoughts of pumpkin spice latte's, be sure to be on the lookout for the monarch butterfly migration. Autumn brings streams of monarch butterflies headed for warmer temperatures through western Missouri.
Cowtown Summer Sizzles
Mostly dry and hot through Thursday with highs in the low 90s The humidity will climb each day as well KANSAS CITY'S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST The wind will stay fairly light Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny and more humid. Wind: S-SW 5-15 mph.
One Love - Bob Marley is the Sunday song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .