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Check-it . . .Kansas City COVID Recovery Rises With Balloon Glow
Kansas Citians took advantage of accommodating weather - and the lifting of COVID-19 precautions - to swamp the World War I Museum and Memorial grounds on Sunday for a hot-air balloon glow. Organizers say more than 30,000 people gathered to watch 12 hot air balloons inflate and illuminate their colorful fabric bags, called envelopes.
Growing Kansas City Good Deeds
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Somethings growing in the heart of Kansas City's Ivan Hoe neighborhood Fresh fruit and vegetables are sprouting right at the corner of 39th Street and Wayne Avenue. This urban farm was a hobby for the Young family, farmers say it's now a source for the community.
Urban Market Renaissance
The Black Pantry Kansas City has the best tag line - "Kansas City's Dopest General Store." Owner Brian Roberts saw the need in 2019 and 2020 for a one-stop-shop for consumers to find products sold by Black-owned and run businesses. "Wouldn't it be convenient to have one place to shop instead of looking all over town," he mused.
Ignoring Worthless Clicks
Humans love to assign value to things: the price of a gallon of milk ($3.55), the merit of a movie (89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), the worth of an hour's work ($15 minimum, in California).
Prez Biden Remembers Lost Son
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - President Joe Biden marked his first Memorial Day weekend as commander in chief by honoring the nation's sacrifices in a deeply personal manner as he paid tribute Sunday to those lost while remembering his late son Beau, a veteran who died six years ago to the day.
Texas Messing With Democracy
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the Texas House of Representatives on Sunday night to block one of the most restrictive voting laws in the U.S. from passing before a midnight deadline.
Searching For Pandemic Clues
Former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger said that he believes it is possible to ascertain the origins of COVID-19 during a discussion of the Wuhan lab origin theory on Sunday.
Prep For China Baby Boom
BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two to cope with the rapid rise in the average age of its population, a state news agency said Monday.
Nobody Wins Tequila Slap Fight
Kendall Jenner's tequila brand is facing cultural appropriation claims. Experts say it's complicated
Kendall Jenner has swapped her Pepsi for her very own beverage brand: 818 Tequila. The 25-year-old model's latest business venture, a new brand of "best-tasting tequila," was met with backlash from the Latinx and Mexican-American communities. The criticism?Another white celebrity cashing in on an industry and culture to which she has no proximity.
Growing Local Noodles
Every time a bag of wheat from Japan was delivered to the back door of Ramen Bowls, the restaurant I co-own in Lawrence, Kansas, I had the same thought: Wouldn't it make more sense for my business - not to mention the planet - if I could get my hands on some local heirloom wheat to mill and use to make wheat noodles for the ramen shop?
Kansas Faux Weed Sparks Sales
Legal substance that looks like weed, smells like weed but isn't weed flying off Kansas CBD store shelves
WICHITA, Kan. - Delta-9 is what we all know as marijuana and it's obviously illegal here in Kansas. The only molecular difference between legal Delta-8 and illegal Delta-9 is their chromosome structure and their potency. "It's about 50 to 75 percent weaker than the normal stuff, so you don't get high but you get all [...]
Katie Weather Smile Today!!!
Hide Transcript Show Transcript YEAH SO HOT. IT'S NOT AT ALL NOT YET TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK. YOU'LL SEE IT HERE IN THE NINE DAY FORECAST. DOES HEAT UP AGAIN, BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S COLD AND RAINY IN KANSAS CITY ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY. IT IS 60 DEGREES.
Maroon 5 - Memories is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.