Kansas City Sunday Community News: First Afghans Arrive!!!

For what is technically the last Sunday of Summer we focus on community news, a bit of pop culture and top headlines.

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Meet New Friends!!!

First family of Afghan refugees arrives in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The first family of Afghanistan refugees has arrived in Kansas City as resettlement agencies in the area prepare for hundreds more. Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted that he was "proud" of the city for "welcoming all people" in announcing the family's arrival this week.

Tragedy Worsens On Local Streets

KC woman killed in hit and run, police still searching for suspect

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A 31-year-old woman died Friday after a car ran a stop sign and crashed into her vehicle. Police say Valeria Villa-Alvarado of Kansas City was killed when a Saturn SUV disregarded a stop sign and hit her Hyundai sedan near East 12th Street and Bales Avenue around 6 a.m.

Teachers Opt Out

COVID-19 pandemic leads to staff shortages at Kansas City-area schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to staff shortages at schools in the Kansas City area.Kansas City-area school districts say they are doing what they can to keep doors open, despite staffing shortages.COVID-19 has drastically affected the labor market across the United States.

Plague Tests Kansas City

COVID-19 testing surges at Children's Mercy Hospital as doctors brace for more patients

by: John Pepitone Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of patients currently receiving treatment at Children's Mercy Hospital remains high, as doctors say they are testing more kids than ever before for COVID-19. Doctors say they are bracing themselves for even more COVID-19 cases.

Nay, We Can Make It Through Hard Times!!!

Horses 4 Hope, Inc. providing therapy during the pandemic

Horses 4 Hope, Inc. provides comprehensive therapy for individuals affected by a wide range of health disparities including, but not limited to, physical disabilities, autism, PTSD, anxiety and depression. However, during the pandemic, Horses 4 Hope has given many families the comfort they need.

Class Warfare Turns Away Voters

After AOC's Met Gala stunt, I'm officially done with Democrats

WANTED: one honest, decent, middle-class politician who doesn't want to be a rich celebrity. Just imagine Bronx-born, feminist Democratic Rep. Bella Abzug showing up to a $35,000-a-plate dinner in a dress that cost more than some people in her district made a year?

Conservative Survey Seyz Public Approves COVID Crackdown

Fox News Poll: Majorities favor mask and vaccine mandates as pandemic worries increase

Majorities support mask and vaccine mandates advocated by the Biden administration, as the coronavirus pandemic remains a top concern, according to the latest Fox News poll. Three-quarters of registered voters are "extremely" or "very" concerned about the pandemic (74 percent), a 5-point increase from August when 69 percent were worried.

COVID Is No Joke

Chris Rock says he has Covid. 'Trust me you don't want this,' comedian tweets

Comedian and actor Chris Rock revealed Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19, and he is using the opportunity to urge others to get vaccinated against the virus.

Game Day Talking Points

Chiefs vs. Ravens: Five questions with the enemy

Editor's note: As we head into the week 2 Sunday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens , we welcome Kyle Barber of Baltimore Beatdown - our sister SBNation site covering the Baltimore Ravens - for Five Questions with the Enemy Be sure to check out the answers I gave to their questions by .

Local Honors

Kansas City Barbecue Legends Ollie Gates And Arthur Bryant Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Mark your calendars. Saturday will go down in history as the day the nation got hip to something that much of Kansas City already knew: Ollie Gates and Arthur Bryant are two of the most important figures in American barbecue history.

Final Act For Legend

In private ceremony, Hollywood actor Ed Asner buried with family in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Last month, Hollywood icon Edward Asner, who was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, died at the age of 91 in Los Angeles. Last Sunday, in a small private ceremony, Asner was buried alongside his parents and siblings at Sheffield Cemetery in Kansas City, according to Rickie Haith, Chair, Friends of Sheffield Cemetery.

Time Of The Season

Faith in KC: Discussing Jewish High Holy Days with Rabbi Stephanie Kramer

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - September is a very busy month for members of the Jewish community. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur may be the most well-known observances of this faith tradition, but they're not the only ones that happen in September. In this month's Faith in KC, KSHB 41 anchor Taylor Hemness speaks to Rabbi Stephanie Kramer.

Katie Shares Forecast Hotness

Hot and sunny Sunday, storm risk Monday

Things are looking hot, humid, and sunny for the last Sunday of summer. Highs in the upper 80s are about 10 degrees hotter than the normal yearly average. On Monday things will start out in a similar fashion, hot and humid, until the chance for storms roll in later in the day.

Feelin' Kinda Sunday by Nancy & Frank Sinatra is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .