Kansas City 4th Of July News Links

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About Last Night

Thousands gather at World War I Museum in Kansas City for fireworks celebration

It was the first time in two decades the pyrotechnics were lit --- and Saturday's celebration offered more than just a show.

Landlocked Celebration

Navy Week underway in Kansas City, Missouri

Fox Nation's Abby Hornacek joins 'Fox News Live' to highlight the celebration of the United States Navy

Olathe Carbs For A Good Cause

Cop helps Waffle House customer who lost fantasy football bet, eats waffles to help reduce his 'sentence'

by: Juan Cisneros, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: / Updated: OLATHE, Kan. ( WDAF/NEXSTAR) - A few weeks ago, a man in Mississippi man made headlines for having to spend 24 hours in a Waffle House for losing his fantasy football league. Now, a Kansas man is suffering the same fate.

MAGA Talks Grievances

Trump Visits Florida to Whine About Arrests of Jan. 6 Rioters Amid Surfside Recovery Efforts

As a hurricane barreled towards the Sunshine State and recovery efforts in Surfside founder, the ex-president complained about the election, windmills, and arrests over Jan. 6. Donald Trump held a rally Saturday night in Sarasota, Florida, where he revived his long-running list of grievances about Joe Biden's "atrocious" administration and appeared to voice support for Jan.

GOP Against White House

Try and try again: GOP tests out myriad attacks on Biden

Republicans are testing out a myriad of attacks against President Biden Joe Biden Biden on Richardson suspension: 'The rules are the rules' There is no 'third way' for Iran diplomacy Republicans eyeing White House take hard line on immigration MORE , trying to turn public opinion against a popular president among key sectors of the electorate in hopes of boosting their chances in the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.

Former Prez Trump Attacks

Trump at Independence Day celebration: 'Biden is perhaps the most unpatriotic president in American history'

Former President Donald Trump questioned his successor's patriotism during an Independence Day celebration in Florida. Trump said President Joe Biden "is perhaps the most unpatriotic president in American history" because his administration canceled a planned Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota due to concerns about the transmission of COVID-19.

Sky Is Falling

Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere

The tiny town of Lytton has come to hold a grim record. On Tuesday, it experienced Canada's highest-ever temperature, in an unprecedented heat wave that has over a week killed hundreds of people and triggered more than 240 wildfires across British Columbia, most of which are still burning.

School Daze After COVID

Shouting matches, arrests and fed up parents: How school board meetings became ground zero in politics

When Barb Mozdzen opened last month's school board meeting in Chandler, Arizona, for public comment, she had a caveat. While many attendees indicated they were at the meeting to discuss "critical race theory," the topic was not actually on the agenda that day.

Save Brit Stalls

Britney Spears's Conservatorship Nightmare

How the pop star's father and a team of lawyers seized control of her life-and have held onto it for thirteen years. On June 22nd, Britney Spears's management team started getting nervous. Spears, who is thirty-nine, has spent the past thirteen years living under a conservatorship, a legal structure in which a person's personal, economic, and legal decision-making power is ceded to others.

Creative Local Treatment

Artist Shares The Healing Benefits Of Weaving With Young Patients At A Kansas City Hospital

From her home studio in Shawnee, Kansas, textile artist Debbie Barrett-Jones creates intricately woven artwork for homes, houses of worship and hospitals. And when life gets stressful, as it did during the pandemic, her craft becomes therapy. "It's like a heartbeat almost, you know," Barrett-Jones says, as she moves a wooden shuttle back and forth.

Swingers Club Exposed

The KC Royals and Home Run Derby through the years

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, which pits stellar players from the American and National Leagues against each other, has been an annual tradition since 1933. In addition to the All-Star match, there are other festivities fans are always eager to watch, including the Home Run Derby, which began in 1985.

Forecast For Now

Perfect night for fireworks in the Kansas City weather forecast


Martina McBride - Independence Day is the song of the day even though it's really about domestic violence and was ironically co-opted by the right wing

Either way, this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.