Our community news blogging mission continues even after scantily clad angels have been denounced by corporations. And so for Sunday midday we share pop culture, community news and top headlines.
Check-it . . .Historic Weekend Achieved
KANSAS CITY, Mo - Hundreds of people in the metro celebrated the first official Juneteenth holiday on Saturday. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday. It was passed in both the house and senate with bipartisan support. Juneteenth commemorates the true end of slavery in the United States.
Show-Me Fight For Healthcare
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The hearing on Missouri's Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit is set for Monday. The nation's new Juneteenth holiday pushed the hearing back as the courts were closed on Friday. Last August, 53 percent of voters in Missouri voted in favor of Medicaid expansion.
Kansas Anti-Police Tragedy
The suspect involved in the shooting was shot and killed. A police officer in Kansas is in critical condition after being shot multiple times while attempting to provide a welfare check. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m.
KCK Remembers History
by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - On June 20, 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to about 1,000 people in the then Sumner High School auditorium. He spoke for the Kansas City, Kansas branch of the NAACP.
Did Prez Biden Trump Vlad?!?
Some top foreign policy experts have warned that the U.S.-Russia summit may not have only been a perceived win for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could have actually emboldened China. The White House this week rejected the argument that the U.S. gained little diplomatic or national security advantages following the highly anticipated Geneva summit.
COVID Vaxx Demand Stalls As Fear Rises
With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden's 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that "two Americas" may emerge as the aggressive Delta variant becomes the dominant US strain.
GOP Rebukes Progressive Voting Bill
Graham: Dems' voting bill is 'biggest power grab' in US history, will not support Manchin compromise
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., fiercely opposed Democrats' proposed voting reform bill, telling " Fox News Sunday" that even a stripped-down version from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was unacceptable. The "For the People Act" aims to give the federal government significant control over elections by imposing standards on the states such as automatic and same-day registration, universal mail-in voting, and forbidding the requirement of voter identification.
Allies Regret Forever War Conclusion
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both.
Last Days Of The Angels Reported
Looks like someone is getting a makeover! After a hellish few years that saw sales slump, criticism mount, and a Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Victoria's Secret has decided it's time for a drastic rebrand. The lingerie behemoth is jumping on the Female Empowerment™ bandwagon and has pledged to become - wait for it - "the world's leading advocate for women."
Kansas Harvest Success
Triple-digit temperatures did not stop this year's wheat harvest in Kansas. In fact, the dry weather helped the harvest along. This past week, farmers in south-central Kansas hit the fields. On Monday, according to the Kansas Wheat Commission, wheat farmers in Labette and Wilson counties mounted their combines.
East Side Payback Benefit
One of Kansas City's biggest tech startups wanted to make Juneteenth a day of "action and awareness," the company said, quietly donating the emerging fintech giant's marketplace revenue Friday to three Kansas City organizations dedicated to equity, inclusion and opportunity.
Katie Forecasts Hotness
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