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For our KICK-ASS TKC denizens who want to take a deeper dive into the news scene we start with a peek at newsworthy fashion goodness from hottie Frida and then check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City Hits Highest Population Ever In Latest Census Data, But Suburbs Are Growing Faster

Kansas City's population has surpassed the half-million mark for the first time since the 1970s. More than 508,000 people now reside in the City of Fountains, according to 2020 data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau . It's the city's highest population on record.

Mayor Q In Charge

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas appointed as chair of national mayor's organization

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced he was appointed as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Criminal and Social Justice committee. According to a press release, Lucas will advocate for criminal just reform and public safety initiatives by working with Congress and the Biden Administration.

KCPD Hope To Help Local Dude

Missing: KC man with cerebral palsy may be in danger

Kansas City, MO, Police are looking for missing 31-year-old Jerome White.Officers say he has cerebral palsy and requires medicine, and he also gets confused easily; so they are concerned for his safety.White was last seen Friday night at around 10 p.m. near Truman Road and Brooklyn Ave.

Kansas City Talks New Money

KC tech guru talks cryptocurrency's value: 'History doesn't always repeat itself, but it often rhymes'

"We are essentially in the early 1990s of the internet. The same way we talked about the internet and email 20-some years ago, will be how people look back on how we talk about Bitcoin or crypto now," said Matthew Marcus, who founded Good KarMa Capital in June.

Angel Flexing Endures

Victoria's Secret Model Frida Aasen Does A Handstand In Yellow Bikini Bottoms

Many of her followers used the comments section space to remark on Aasen's incredible body and to engage with her message. Many others simply used the occasion to express their overall admiration for the model. "Love the shirt," one of her fans noted. "You should be happy no matter if that's all you have," replied another fan.


U.S. Embassy staff rushed to Kabul airport as Taliban close in

The movement comes as the last of the 3,000 American troops rushed to the city are arriving at the airport to help with the departure of American citizens, as the Taliban have pushed within 10 miles of the capital.

Right Wing Celebrates & Forgets Prez W Started War

Biden Admin Instructs Kabul Embassy To Destroy American Flags As It Braces For Global Embarrassment

Democrat President Joe Biden's administration has reportedly instructed embassy staff in Kabul to destroy American flags to minimize the embarrassment the administration will face through propaganda produced by the Taliban as the extremist group has rapidly seized large swaths of the country.

American Politics Unmasked

Biden admin targets DeSantis ban on mask mandates, offers cash to Florida school districts defying governor

The Biden administration this week offered federal financial support to Florida school districts defying Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on mask mandates as the coronavirus surges in the state, according to reports. U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote in a letter to DeSantis and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Friday that defiant districts that lose state funding would have federal funds available to them, according to Politico.

MAGA Retracts

Vast Stretches of America Are Shrinking. Almost All of Them Voted for Trump.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party he shaped represent the fading face of the United States, winning over an older, more rural, and overwhelmingly caucasian bloc of voters that reflected the country's past more than its more urban and diverse future.

Nasty GOP Scandal Cont'd

Teen arrested in connection with GOP strategist's alleged sex trafficking scheme

A 19-year-old college student has been arrested in connection with an alleged trafficking scheme involving a ​​ Minneapolis-based GOP strategist and PAC founder. According to jail records, Gisela Castro Medina was booked by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department in Florida, where a recent Instagram post revealed she had been vacationing.


Martha's Vineyard records COVID spike after Obama's birthday party, but officials caution connection - at least for now

Martha's Vineyard is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases one week removed from former President Barack Obama's extravagant 60th birthday bash, which took place on the island last Saturday.But health officials on the island are urging caution in making a connection between the party and spike - at...

Drawing On Data

On The Trail: Census kicks off a wild redistricting cycle

The U.S. Census Bureau has fired the starting gun on a chaotic sprint to draw new district boundary lines in what will be at once the most transparent and the most unfettered exercise in political cartography in half a century.

The Wall Returns?!?

Judge orders U.S. to reinstate Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy

A federal judge in Texas directed the Biden administration on Friday to reinstate the Trump-era policy of requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings, saying the program was illegally terminated. U.S.

New Job Skill: Vaxxing

Research: Job postings with vaccine requirements nearly double since July

The number of job openings posted on the Indeed Hiring Lab that required potential applicants to be vaccinated nearly doubled between the first weeks of July and August, according to research released Thursday by the company.

Juice Running Dry

Severe Drought Could Threaten Power Supply in West for Years to Come

As drought persists across more than 95% of the American West, water elevation at the Hoover Dam has sunk to record-low levels, endangering a source of hydroelectric power for an estimated 1.3 million people across California, Nevada and Arizona. The water level at Lake Mead, the Colorado River reservoir serving the Hoover Dam, fell to 1,068 ft.

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Tiësto Wants New Karol G Collaboration 'Don't Be Shy' To Be a Post-Isolation Anthem

The Netherlands-born producer explains that, because he isn't fluent in Spanish, "It's very hard for me to produce the right music for it, the right vibe. ... To do this in English was really the perfect combination when working with a Latin artist because I can do it in a language that I understand."

Kansas City Finds Creative Ways To Avoid Gentrification

Kansas City Artists Turn Historic Northeast Into 'Art Garden,' Hoping Development Won't Force Them Out

Colorful canopies line Brooklyn Avenue across from PH Coffee in Pendleton Heights. For the past five months about 40 artists have gathered here every Sunday to sell paintings, pottery and jewelry. They call it Art Garden KC, and it's a weekly pop-up run by a team of volunteer artists like Héctor Casanova, inspired by art markets in Mexico.

Summer Of Pride Cont'd

Announcing a pair of late-summer Pride festivals, plus a sneak-peek this weekend

It doesn't matter if you live in the Metro area, Wyandotte County, or Independence, KS-Pride is for everyone, and so is this pair of LGBTQIA+ festivals. From August 21-22, Kansas City's Pride Community Alliance is putting on the Show-Me Kansas City Pride Festival, which takes place at Frank A.

Helping Parents Gear Up

Kansas City Public Schools to give out thousands of free backpacks and supplies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of Kansas City Public Schools students will be getting free backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday. Summerfest: Drive-Thru Edition, will be held at East High School, where the "Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation is partnering with public health providers to ensure that our students are ready to engage in learning when classes start on August 23.

Katie Forecasts Local Calm

Calm, stable, beautiful weekend ahead


As we noted previously, Tiësto & Karol G - Don't Be Shy is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.