Tonight we share a quick collection of info for night owls and early morning denizens interested in our journey through community news, pop culture and top headlines.
Check-it . . .Prayers On Prospect
Images courtesy of Shana Kempton On Saturday, July 3, as many people were heading to the lake or beginning celebrations for Independence Day, over 100 people spread along ten miles of Prospect Avenue and spent an hour praying for peace.
Disaster Memorial Postscript
It is the worst accidental structural collapse in U.S. history. On July 17,1981, two skywalks collapsed at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, killing 114 people.Some emergency response workers are still living with the trauma of that night, including Mark Retzer.
More Deets On Old School Sewer Solution
What Happened To Kansas City Public Library's Plan To Build 10,000 Rain Gardens To Prevent Flooding?
What Happened To Kansas City Public Library's Plan To Build 10,000 Rain Gardens To Prevent Flooding? - Kansas City, MO - Rain gardens are shallow depressions with an abundance of native plants that are designed to catch and absorb stormwater runoff.
Divesting After Angels Leave
Victoria's Secret store. Shutterstock. By Bloomberg July 15, 2021 16:49 Leslie Wexner is unloading about $745 million worth of shares in L Brands Inc., the retailer which includes Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, bringing his stock sales in the apparel group he founded to $1.2 billion for 2021.
Unwanted Phone Friends Emerge
Military-grade spyware was used to hack the smartphones of dozens of journalists and activists, according to an investigation conducted and reported by 17 media organizations. The Pegasus spyware was created and leased by the NSO Group, an Israeli firm. It is designed to be used to track terrorists by military, intelligence agencies and law enforcement officials.
Debate Over COVID Delta Persists
Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said coronavirus mask guidance may be "premature" or "wrong" in the face of potentially dangerous new variants. Adams served as surgeon general under former President Donald Trump, taking a prominent role throughout the early phase of the pandemic.
Life After MAGA
Donald Trump soaked in the adoration as he commanded a rally stage inside a massive central Florida arena. I stewed in my seat and stopped taking notes. It was the third summer of Trump's presidency, and the event had been billed as the official kickoff of his reelection campaign.
Progressives Praise Cuban Socialism
1619 Project writer Nikole Hannah-Jones said in a podcast that she believes Cuba is the most equal country in the Western hemisphere and could serve as a model for its integration agenda. In a 2019 podcast with Ezra Klein of Vox and The New York Times, Hannah-Jones was asked whether there were candidates or places that she thought had a "viable and sufficiently ambitious integration agenda."
El PAPA RETURNS!!!
Two weeks after undergoing an operation to remove half of his colon, Pope Francis delivered his Sunday blessings to a crowd of several hundred gathered in St. Peter's Square. After ruminating on the importance of rest - "it is not enough to 'unplug' ourselves" he said, "we need to truly rest" - Francis turned to the turmoil and social unrest engulfing many parts of the world.
Home Team Stays Losing
Welp, for all of the optimistic folk out there that thought "the Royals are going to turn it around after the break because they start with the Orioles" I'm sorry that you got your hopes up because these last two days did anything but bring positivity and optimism to the Royals faithful.
Ladies Design Future
Ampersand Design Studio founders Carrie Kiefer and Morgan Georgie at the party to celebrate their new project/Katie HenrichsAmpersand Design Studio has been around for more than a decade, and licenses artwork to brands like Crate&Kids. The studio led by Carrie Kiefer and Morgan Georgie is now launching a new line of wall art, featuring fifty-plus designs suitable for framing.
Weather This Week
Clear skies and a light easterly wind will help send the overnight low into the mid to upper 60s. Monday will feature plenty of sunshine and moderate humidity with highs still below normal. Our weather stays quiet through most of the week before a cold front returns next Sunday.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight.