We start this morning with just a bit of glimpse at longtime pop culture divas getting weird and then quickly transition to a glimpse of community news and pop culture. Checkit:
Cowtown TV Drama Redux
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Kansas City police are in the national spotlight after a Vice News documentary about the department that has been viewed more than 130,000 times since it was posted last Friday. The mayor, the Jackson County prosecutor and some city council members are aware of the video, but not all have had a chance to watch it.
Alleged Summer Scam Busted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City landscaper FOX4 Problem Solvers has warned people about for two years is behind bars in Clay County. John Cazzell was arrested Tuesday on charges of defrauding his customers. "I don't want any pictures please," that was the last thing Cazzell said to FOX4 Problem Solvers after we tracked [...]
Teaching New Normal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before the pandemic, Sara Soseman and her husband operated a fully-staffed marketing firm in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District. Now with most of the firm's employees working from home, Soseman has repurposed her office space for a suddenly thriving industry.
Kim Gives Birth To Sis?!?
Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are the video vixens in the never-before-seen music video for "Feel Me." The collab by Kanye West and Tyga debuted three years ago, and director Eli Russell Linnetz is just now releasing the video. Linnetz posted it on Instagram and wrote, "I directed this three years ago.
Pricing Election Risk
Traders are ratcheting up bets on a particularly turbulent US presidential election on November 3, and a potentially messy aftermath. Futures contracts on the Vix volatility index - which uses options to derive an estimate of the future choppiness of the S&P 500 stocks benchmark - show what some traders call a "kink" around October and November, in a pick-up that exceeds previous contests for the White House.
Hairdresser Hot Mess Cont’d
Erica Kious, the owner of the e Salon SF, said she has received death threats in the wake of exposing the House Speaker's trip to her business on Monday Pelosi said Wednesday she fell for a 'set up' by the salon and is owed an apology But Kious said it
Boot To The Head For Biden
A KENOSHA Trump supporter was kicked in the head during a brutal brawl with a Black Lives Matter protester in a shocking public display just after the president left the violence-plagued city.
Prez Campaigns On Threats
President Donald Trump touched down in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday looking to make a point: The world falls apart without him. Whether the point is accurate or true or helpful or even worthwhile doesn't matter to Trump 62 days out from Election Day and down double digits in the polls.
American Alienation Spikes
Story Highlights Fewer than half rate relations between White and Black Americans "good" Current 44% is lowest in 20-year trend Both racial groups still hopeful problems will eventually be resolved WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' already tepid review of relations between White and Black Americans has soured since 2018 and is now the most negative of any year in Gallup's trend since 2001.
Locals Spin Nostalgia
Mills Record Company // photo credit Sherri Kauk Within two hours on Monday evening, I got screener links for two separate record store documentaries, and while they're both quite different in their respective perspectives, the ultimate takeaway from each film is celebratory in its own way.
Trading Cash For Tech Diversity
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 COVID-era resiliency fund that quickly closed applications after receiving a deluge of response from entrepreneurs in need has awarded microgrants to 23 minority businesses on both sides of the state line.
Erin Forecasts Pleasant Local Labor Day Weekend
Cloudy skies to start your Wednesday. Partly cloudy skies and highs near 84 this afternoon.
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .