Kansas City Morning News Link Roundup: Unmasked Weekend Ahead!!!

Because we really do like having an early view of the local news scene for our VERY BEST & BRIGHTEST readers . . . Right now we're inspired by hottie Alexis as we keep watching the pr0n game go mainstream and check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City Weekend Comeback

Weekend Possibilities | Underachiever's Run, Crossroads Wine Walk and Two Nights of The Mavericks

Two nights of The Mavericks, plus Jurassic Quest's Drive Thru at Arrowhead Stadium and Kearney's Strawberry Festival make for a May weekend chock-full of fun. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Art for the Animals, a fundraiser for Great Plains ASPCA, is now on display at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St.

Bidding On Baseball History

KC seeks proposals for redevelopment of Satchel Paige's historic home

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- KCMO has released a formal Request for Proposals to redevelop the Paige Home, which is associated with Satchel Paige -- a legendary pitcher for the Negro Leagues and MLB. The Paige home is located at 2626 E. 28th St., which is in the Santa Fe neighborhood.

Vaxxing Nextgen Ramps Up

Children's Mercy Hospital busy booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments for 12- to 15-year-olds

In Kansas and Missouri, nearly half a million people just became eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. They're 12- to 15-year-olds.Parents flooded the phone lines at Children's Mercy Hospital when appointments opened up Thursday morning. That's the response doctors were hoping for.Laura Henderson is a mother of two.

The Dotte Takes Vaxx To The Streets

Wyandotte County takes mobile clinics to neighborhoods to offer easier vaccine access

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Metro health departments are working to make vaccine access easier. This week, Wyandotte County is expanding its mobile vaccine clinics, taking the shots directly into neighborhoods. The health department doesn't want there to be any excuse for you not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

EPIC Education Opt Out

UCM to end sponsorships of all Kansas City-area charter schools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Central Missouri is moving away from sponsoring charter schools, which will affect seven schools in the Kansas City area. The university made the decision public on Thursday, saying it will end the sponsorships by June 30, 2022.

Show-Me Gun Rights Tough Talk

As Missouri Senate continues debate on controversial gun rights bill, some lawmakers report threats

JEFFERSON CITY - As lawmakers continued debate on a controversial gun rights bill Thursday, a top Senate leader said he was among those who were targets of threats because of the measure.

Kansas Jobs Almost Comeback

In-depth: Kansas employment forecast calls for modest second-quarter job growth

Wichita State's Center for Economic Development and Business Research projects a modest increase in Kansas employment during the second quarter 2021, according to its latest forecast. That job growth is expected to be even higher in the Kansas City region.

Show-Me Weed Achievement

Missouri medical marijuana patients near major milestone; many doctors still banned from certifying patients

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Missouri is seeing an increased interest in medical marijuana as dispensaries begin opening in the St. Louis area on an almost weekly basis. The latest data from the state shows 99,225 patients have been approved for medical marijuana cards.

Pr0n Game Crackdown

VR porn game featuring '3D clones' of real smut stars is blocked by Steam

ADULT apps that recreate "photo-realistic" versions of real porn stars have been blocked from popular gaming store Steam. In a recent blog post, Holodexxx announced that its suite of games had been rejected by the platform three times for breaching its adult content rules.

Plagued By Questions

CDC chief moves from 'impending doom' to no masks for the vaccinated in 45 days

In just about a month and a half, the leader of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has dramatically changed her tone on COVID-19 and mask mandates. Today, the CDC announced it has revised its mask guidance again, now enabling those who are fully vaccinated to forgo wearing masks both indoors and outdoors.

Hate In The Holy Land

Netanyahu warns against 'lynchings' as clashes between Arabs and Jews rock Israeli cities

As the Israeli military and Palestinian militants in Gaza exchange deadly airstrikes and rocket bombardments, rioting and violent clashes have also swept through several Israeli cities between Arab and Jewish citizens.

Ousted GOP Leader Blames Fox

Liz Cheney said Fox News 'especially' has an 'obligation to make sure people know the election wasn't stolen'

Rep. Liz Cheney said Fox News "especially" has an "obligation" to ensure Americans know the 2020 election wasn't "stolen." Cheney's remarks came after she was ousted from her leadership position by House Republicans a day earlier. Fox News host Bret Baier responded by saying Fox News has reported "numerous times" that the election wasn't stolen.


Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of 'verbal assault' on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for an ethics inquiry into a Republican for a "verbal assault" on another lawmaker. In the halls of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly accused New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of supporting "terrorist" groups. Ms Ocasio-Cortez later said her antagonist was the kind of person she used to throw out of bars.

Dealing With Royal Daddy Issues

Prince Harry blasts dad Charles' parenting: He passed on 'pain and suffering'

The Prince Harry saga has now gone from reality show to Game of Thrones. The renegade duke took his war with his family to a new level Thursday - as he claimed in a new interview that Prince Charles handed down a "cycle" of "genetic pain and suffering" to him, which he and wife Meghan Markle moved to Los Angeles to break.

KC Cuisine Comeback

Dish & Drink KC: Three big restaurant openings to keep an eye on this month

Photo by April Fleming Upcoming: Poi-O reopens in a brand-new location on May 25 Chef Carlos Mortera has been on a wild ride over the past several months. Like so many restaurant owners, he has faced immense challenges related to COVID.

Disgraced Hipster Joint Returns

With a new executive chef in the kitchen, Beer KC is starting a new chapter at Port Fonda in Kansas City

A new ownership team is kicking off a new chapter at Port Fonda. Beer KC partners James Westphal and Mark Kelpe, who own Beer Kitchen, Char Bar and Mickey's Hideaway in Westport, have announced they have acquired ownership of Port Fonda from chef Patrick Ryan and his partner Jamie Davila.

High Art Illustrates Inclusion

Kemper Museum Fosters Greater Diversity in Leadership and Funding | KC STUDIO

In February Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announced new trustees, changes to its governing board structure and new status as a public charity. The changes were initiated by the museum's 2017 strategic plan to thoughtfully reflect its diverse community.

KC Mag Designs Success

Hey, we won! A feature from our July issue just won a national award for magazine design

Photo by Samantha Levi Congratulations are in order to... Well, to us. Specifically, to Kansas City's hardworking and talented design team of Katie Henrichs and Julie Babcock, who won first place in a national magazine awards contest last week. We don't normally like to toot our own horn, but it's a big honor and our team couldn't be happier and more...

Northland Biz Stays Winning

Historic Platte County business persists through pandemic challenges

A historic business in Platte County is struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic as its current owner works to restore it."We've tried to keep the building as original as we possibly can," said Greg Trial, who bought Farley Mercantile two years ago. More than 140 years of history are tucked within the general store's walls.

Homeless Help & Head Check

City Union Mission offers safe place for recovery to homeless men with mental health illnesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David Berg lived in the woods for four-and-a-half years before finding a safe haven at L. Minor Care Center. "They understand that a mental disability is a disability," Berg said of City Union Mission's ministry.

Kangaroos Cope With Rain

Forecast downpour won't dampen mood for UMKC commencement at the K

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Potentially heavy rain this weekend could pour down on several college graduation ceremonies, including UMKC's commencement at Kauffman Stadium. Under sunny skies Thursday, lawn games acted as a small scale year-end celebration for a group of UMKC's academic tutors, but the big celebration is this weekend.

ILLENIUM & Nurko - Sideways (ft. Valerie Broussard) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.