Kansas City Morning News: MLK Day & Gunfire

As we try to get back on track we start our morning with more news than any other place in Kansas City as we check pop culture, community reporting and top headlines. 

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On Track For More Violence

Suspect on the run after deadly Amtrak shooting in Missouri, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WLS) -- One person was killed after shooting aboard and Amtrak train in Missouri Friday night. SEE ALSO | Chicago shooting: 2 shot, 1 fatally in Brainerd on South Side, police say A suspect was still on the run Sunday morning, police said.

Progressive DNC Talking Points Reported As Gospel Truth

Despite progress, advocates and lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri say voting rights are under threat

For the King family this year, a celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy isn't likely to happen on the national holiday reserved for him. Instead, members of King's family plan to lead a march across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., demanding action on federal voting rights legislation.

Rock Chalk Election Fights

HEART OF THE MATTER: Kansas legislators preview 2022 session

From tax cuts to Medicaid expansion to marijuana--state lawmakers in Topeka have a lot to decide in the newly-opened session of the Kansas State Legislature.

Show-Me COVID Slowing?!?

COVID case-fatality rate declining in Missouri as more infections, fewer deaths reported

As COVID case totals stay near record highs in Missouri, the state's case-fatality rate-the ratio of diagnosed cases ending in death-has declined over time as more people contract the virus and survive. However, it is important to understand that the increase in cases has also led to rapid growth in COVID hospitalizations, further straining the healthcare industry.

EVERYTHING Ends In Disappointment

Big Ben calls his career with Steelers 'an honor'

1:49 AM ET Jeff LegwoldESPN Senior Writer Close Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 KANSAS CITY, Mo.

Pr0n Life Exposed

I lost my job and had to flee Scotland when my adult star career was exposed

ONE of the UK's top porn stars has told how she's having the last laugh after being sacked and sent packing from Scotland when her X-rated career was exposed. Skyler McKay now lives a life of luxury as one of the country's most successful adult entertainers after two different stints in the adult industry.

MAGA Greatest Hits Denied

Trump's Arizona Speech Proves His Shock Comic Act Has Jumped the Shark

There was a time when Donald Trump made news with his rallies-when he said things that utterly shocked us. Who could forget the firestorm he started, for example, when he went after Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who knelt during the national anthem in 2017, or earlier that year when he called Barack Obama "the founder of ISIS"?

AOC Shares COVID Lockdown Deets With Fans

'Covid was no joke': AOC shares photos of her virus battle

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she had contracted Covid-19 in an Instagram post on Saturday, explaining that she has experienced debilitating symptoms even given the added protection provided by her vaccine.

NEXTGEN Masks Debated

Psaki claps back at Youngkin over school mask mandates

White House press secretary Jen Psaki Glenn Youngkin Glenn Youngkin Why our parties can't govern Some in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump Youngkin signs executive orders banning critical race theory, lifting mask mandate in Virginia public schools MORE (R) criticized a school district that pledged to flout his bid to make masking optional.

One Year Of Prez Joe Explained

Analysis: Biden will mark inauguration anniversary still beset by crises

Early in his term, President Joe Biden told the country that he had been elected to solve problems. As he marks the anniversary of his inauguration this week, there are growing doubts over whether he can fulfill this theory of his own presidency.

GOP Against Brandon

Attack, attack, attack: Republicans drive to make Biden the bogeyman

It seemed that Joe Biden would be bad for business in "Make America great again" world. In theory, the US president, a white man with working-class roots and moderate policy positions, was a more elusive target for Donald Trump's increasingly extreme support base than other prominent Democrats.


Trump claims white people are discriminated against for COVID-19 treatment: 'If you're white you go right to the back of the line'

Donald Trump said that white people are at the "back of the line" for COVID-19 treatments. At an Arizona rally, Trump claimed the left is "denigrating white people to determine who lives and who dies." Some states have published guidance that non-white race is a risk factor for severe illness and death from COVID-19.

Rocketman Sparks Worry

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 4th launch this year | AP News

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Monday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea's military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might amid paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border closures.

Top Doc Earns EPIC Cash

Dr. Anthony Fauci's financial disclosure shows $10.4M in investments

If this medicine thing doesn't work out, Dr. Anthony Fauci can always get a job on Wall Street. The president's chief medical advisor and his wife had $10.4 million in investments at the end of 2020, newly-released records show. That sum - including $2.3 million in unrealized gains - was held in various mutual funds.

Voting Line Redux

MLK Day Live Updates: U.S. celebrates legacy as civil rights leaders take aim at voter reforms

A series of films and documentaries - old and new - are airing on America's biggest TV channels today as part of MLK Day.

Winning Aftermath

8 winners and 3 losers from the Chiefs' Wild Card win against the Steelers

It's a formula we've seen before. The Kansas City Chiefs start slow in a playoff game, turning over the ball and falling behind. Then quarterback Patrick Mahomes steps up and starts carving them up. After the Pittsburgh Steelers scored the first touchdown of Sunday's Wild Card game on a fumble recovery, Kansas City scored touchdowns on six straight possessions en route to a 42-21 victory.

Hipster Uprising Sounds Off

The Freedom Affair with Grand Marquis, DJ Elgin Smith at recordBar

Nine-piece soul powerhouse The Freedom Affair teams up with Grand Marquis and DJ Elgin Smith for an evening of music at the recordBar on Jan. 28.

Considering A Much Better Kansas City Masterpiece

Artist J.R. Hamil, famous for his watercolors of Kansas City landmarks, dies at 84

Kansas City artist James R. Hamil, known for his Kansas prairie landscapes and Country Club Plaza watercolors, died on Friday at the age of 84. For decades, Hamil's watercolors of regional landmarks and landscapes were everywhere - in window displays on the Plaza and in Brookside, in shopping malls, and on the walls of area residents' homes.

KC Newsman Glory Relived

Ah, how sweet it used to be, having ready access to government and elected officials

Last week's start of the 2022 Iowa legislative session saw some hand wringing and gnashing of teeth by some members of the media because of a change in media policy by the Republican-controlled Senate. No longer would members of the media be allowed to watch, record and take notes from a "press bench" on the...

Forecast For Now

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Quiet weather in store for the rest of the night as temperatures return to the 20s overnight. Low clouds and fog could redevelop during the overnight hours into early Monday. Watch out for low visibility in spots. The rest of Monday looks partly sunny and warmer as temperatures climb into the mid to upper 30s.

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