Kansas City Tuesday Early News Link Rinse

This morning we start with tribute to hottie Keeley and her sorta local connection as we check a bevy of news, headlines and pop culture impacting this cowtown, the nation and the world.

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 Kansas City Still Off Track

Kansas City holiday tradition canceled for the second year

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City will be without a popular holiday tradition for the second year in a row. Kansas City Southern announced it will not operate its Holiday Express train due to the ongoing pandemic.

Show-Me Mask Up Cont'd

University of Missouri System extends indoor mask mandate through mid-October

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri system Board of Curators voted Monday to extend an indoor mask mandate until Oct. 15. The mandate applies to all four universities within the system. Masking is required in classrooms and indoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible regardless of vaccination status.

Kansas Confronts Prez Biden Rules

Kansas Chamber: Nationwide vaccine mandate is 'vast overreach'; Lawmakers weigh in

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - President Biden's coronavirus shot mandates for big businesses is stirring controversy among business officials and lawmakers in Kansas. On Friday, Alan Cobb, President and CEO of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, told the Kansas Capitol Bureau that the new requirements are "vast overreach" of the federal government.

Northeast Tradition Of Pain Endures

KC police: 'Independence Avenue bridge feasts again'

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Yet another truck has hit the Independence Avenue bridge and been torn apart. The Kansas City Police Department posted pictures on Twitter. They said, "Happy Monday Kansas City; the Independence Ave bridge feasts again...#undefeated." The police department did not mention any injuries.

Talker Denounces Crackdowns

Tucker Carlson: The degradation of our people is the real American crisis

The COVID vaccines aren't like other vaccines that you might be familiar with, so here are some things that we know about them. Unlike, say, the smallpox vaccine, which prevents you from getting smallpox, the COVID vaccines do not necessarily prevent you from getting COVID.

MAGA Redux Waiting Game

Will he or won't he? Why Trump's tease over 2024 suits him just fine

The date Saturday 9 October 2021 might go down in political history. Or at least that is what Donald Trump would like you to believe. That night, Trump will hold a rally in Iowa, the celebrated launchpad for US presidential candidates, the state that goes first in the major parties' selection process and that is already drawing potential contenders for the Republican nomination in 2024.

Fashioning New Policy

AOC wears 'Tax the Rich' dress to Met Gala

Well, isn't that rich. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - who is the face of the Democratic Socialists of America - showed up to the glitzy Met Gala wearing a political message seemingly aimed at her fellow partygoers.

Hometown Hero In Company Of EPIC Brit Hottie

Jason Sudeikis spotted on a hike with rumored girlfriend Keeley Hazell

Keepin' it casual. Jason Sudeikis and Keeley Hazell once again proved they enjoy spending time together, but we're told the cozy co-stars are still just friends. A source exclusively told Page Six on Monday that although the pair were spotted on a hike together in Los Angeles on Sunday, they are not in a relationship.

Vlad Bad At Plague

Putin's Anti-COVID Self-Preservation Bunker Is a Bust

MOSCOW- Russians have been gossiping about Vladimir Putin's health from the very start of the pandemic-and the Kremlin has always dismissed the flood of rumors as "absolute nonsense." But on Tuesday, Putin announced that he will be self-isolating due to several COVID-19 infections within his inner circle.

Country Diva Takes Cinematic Turn

The Story Behind Kacey Musgraves's Powerful (and Fashionable) New Film, 'Star-Crossed'

Kacey Musgraves isn't afraid to get real. The superstar singer-songwriter's music has always let listeners into her inner world, but her latest album, Star-Crossed, goes further. Penned while Musgraves was in the middle of a divorce, its exploration of love, grief, and self-discovery is boldly confessional.

Local Eat Out For Good Cause

'Food is Medicine Day' aims to break down barriers to healthy food access

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Food Equality Initiative, A Kansas City, Missouri, based organization, has declared Sept. 14 as "Food is Medicine Day." The goal is to bring attention to the challenges faced by people diagnosed with food allergies or Celiac disease.

Erin Shares Weather Peek

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Our evening skies will remain fair with only a few scattered thin clouds passing by while a stout southerly breeze stirs up little late summer sounds with the rustling of leaves on area trees. Temperatures are expected to stay rather warm through both the evening and overnight hours eventually slipping into the lower 70s by daybreak.

Kacey Musgraves - Simple Times is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.