Once again we look back at Sommer and her incredible body of work that inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines . . .
Frontline workers at The University of Kansas Health System could begin receiving their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as early as this Friday, the day after its approved by the federal government. "I think this is a game-changer for COVID-19," Dr. Matthias Salathe, KU's Chair of Internal Medicine, said Monday.
KCMO Bus Cuts Cont’d
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four RideKC service routes will shut down temporarily, effective Dec. 14, due to staffing shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced Monday. RideKC cited staffing shortages and increasing community spread of COVID-19 in announcing that the 9 9th Street, 15 Truman Road, 55 Universities-Crossroads and 233 Vivion-Antioch bus routes will be discontinued for an undetermined period of time.
Local News For The Troops
U.S. Senator Duckworth says military hunger issues uncovered in FOX4 investigation must be addressed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A FOX4 investigation that exposed widespread food insecurity among active-duty service members in Missouri has sparked concern and outrage by Iraq War Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator from Illinois Tammy Duckworth. FOX4's investigation revealed that 30% of Missouri students whose parents serve in the military qualified for free or reduced lunches [...]
Pop Culture Peek
SommerRay/Instagram Sommer Ray clocked herself an insane 100,000 likes in just 15 minutes today, bending over a glass-wrapped balcony and doing it in skin-tight leather shorts and high heels. The 24-year-old model and fitness face, dubbed "Not Your Average Instagram Model" by Forbes in 2018, was once again proving why she earned herself the moniker, going unusual with both her images and her caption.
Meet New Boss
Two people including a House Democratic aide said lingering concerns about Johnson's tenure in the Obama administration had improved Austin's standing among caucus members. Johnson has been criticized for his record on expanding family detention and accelerating deportations, as well as approving hundreds of drone strikes targeting civilians. Rep.
Prez Trump Presents Vaxx Bill
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday designed to ensure that U.S. efforts to assist other countries in vaccinating their populations against Covid-19 take on a lower priority than domestic inoculations, a senior administration official told NBC News.
Classic Cinema Juxtaposition
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made Dr. Anthony Fauci an offer he couldn't refuse Monday - anointing them the Al Pacino and Robert De Niro of the COVID-19 era. Cuomo compared himself and the nation's top infectious-disease doctor to the "Godfather'' Mafia-character actors at a press conference - where Fauci warned that January has the potential to be "a really dark time'' for the country amid the pandemic.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a challenge by Oregon parents to public school policies allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. By declining to hear the case, the justices preserved a federal appeals court's decision to permit transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity instead of their sex assigned at birth.
Hollywood Embraces MAGA???
Matthew McConaughey calls out Hollywood hypocrisy for mocking conservatives' refusal to accept Biden win
Matthew McConaughey last week took his Hollywood peers to task for their condescending attitude toward conservatives and Trump supporters who are refusing to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election. The "Beach Bum" actor made the comments during an appearance on Russell Brand's podcast, " Under the Skin."
Historic Local Hard Times
Hide Transcript Show Transcript ARE STAYING AFLOAT IN KANSAS CITY. IT IS LIKE A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER. MATT: AT THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM, 50% OF THEIR REVENUE COMES FROM TICKET SALES, WHICH HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF IN 2020. THIS YEAR HAD A MASSIVE IMPACT ON OUR VISITORSHIP.
The Pitch Blogs In Classic Form
Devils Den at Revolution Records in 2019. // Photo by Aaron Rhodes One of the stupidest, shittiest years in modern history is coming to a close. Among other tragedies, dorks like me were only able to witness one-fourth of the music concerts that would have occurred during a normal lap around the sun.
Weather Warmup Forecast
FOR THE REST OF US, HANGING OUT IN THE 50'S, AND A FEW 60'S. EVENING FORECAST, MOSTLY CLEAR FOR MOST AREAS, TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE 30'S BY 8:00 P.M., MID 30'S BY 10:00, 33 HEADING TOWARDS MIDNIGHT.
"December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy," President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously proclaimed. Americans on Monday will honor the 79th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The surprise raid on the major U.S. Navy base near Honolulu killed more than 2,400 Americans and left another 1,100 injured.
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