This morning we continue to consider the Sunday news scene from a variety of angles up, including but not limited panty industry news, pop culture, community issues and top headlines.
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On Memorial Day in 2019, visitors browsed the solemn exhibits of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu surrounded by 2,390 six-by-eight-inch U.S. flags, each tagged with the name and duty assignment of a person who died in the attack that prompted the United States' entry into World War II.
Old Glory Tribute Emerges In JoCo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Overland Park Host Lions Club is doing their part to honor service members who died this Memorial Day Weekend by putting up American Flags along Metcalf Avenue and downtown Overland Park.
Show-Me COVID Freebies
At-home tests that check for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are now available for free to Missouri residents, the state health department announced Friday. Individuals who choose this option will order the free testing kit online, and the kit will be delivered to the home in two days.
Suburban Swim Scaled Back
Roeland Park Aquatic Center reopens for the summer on limited schedule, faces city-wide lifeguard shortage
ROELAND PARK, Kan. - Community pools in the Kansas City area are opening back up for the summer this Memorial Day Weekend, but many are doing so in limited capacities. One of them is Roeland Park Aquatic Center who reopened its newly renovated facility on Saturday on an abbreviated schedule.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican legislators have hatched a plan for returning the Kansas Statehouse's meditation room to its original spot after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly moved it to create more space for her staff. Senate President Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican, outlined the proposal this week during a meeting of top lawmakers.
Inclusive Hotness Debuts
The decision by L Brands , the owner of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, to split the businesses into two standalone, publicly-traded companies has come at a good time. While Bath & Body Works has gone from strength to strength during the pandemic Victoria's Secret's declining popularity meant that it had to reassess its whole raison d'etre.
Prez Biden Messes With Texas
President Joe Biden called a restrictive Texas voting bill edging closer toward passage "wrong and un-American" Saturday as he pressed Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation that has very little chance of passing in the evenly divided Senate.
Veep Confronts Mean Tweets
Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire Saturday for tweeting about Memorial Day, but without mentioning the significance of the weekend. "Enjoy the long weekend," Harris wrote, above a candid photo of herself smiling. Social media users condemned Harris' lack of tact reminding the vice president of the sacrifices the "long weekend" is meant to honor.
MAGA Vs. Mexicans Again
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) broke out what she called her "really bad Mexican accent" during a speech on Thursday night in Dalton, Georgia, and many on social media agreed: It was really bad. Greene, who has promoted QAnon conspiracy theories, claimed President Joe Biden and other Democrats were "in business of helping the cartels" in Mexico.
Artsy Revival For Po-Po Structure
Rising rents and property ownership changes have led to a shortage of affordable studios for Kansas City artists. In recent years, artists have been squeezed out of the Crossroads, Midtown and the River Market. But a new frontier may be opening up on Kansas City's east side - beginning with a space called Agnes Arts, which is scheduled to open this summer.
Royals Return To Losing Ways
Don't let the score fool you, the Royals should have been blown out in this game. The Twins had runners on base all day but managed to find ways to fail to score runs much like the Royals did during their losing streak a couple of weeks ago.
Still Cold On Sunday
RIGHT NOW KATIE WONDER A LOT OF FOLKS WONDERING IF THE BALLOON GLOW IS GOING TO BE DRY TONIGHT.
David Byrne - Take me to the river - Sessions at West 54th Street is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.