Kansas City Monday Link Pool: Outlook This Week, Prez Biden Vs. Bezos & Melania Redux

Right now hottie Demi inspires us to take a quick peek around the world and consider pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Ahead Of The Local News Game

Nick's Picks | Kansas Congressional Map Goes Before Kansas Supreme Court

The fight over congressional maps moves to the Kansas Supreme Court today. The justices will hear arguments over whether the legislature violated the constitution by drawing up a map that splits Wyandotte County in half and shifts Lawrence into a mainly rural district that stretches to the Colorado border.

Solving Future Crime

Kansas City youth court aims to keep children out of justice system, promote future law careers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - In youth court, the kids are the defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges. They're the defendants, too. While it's a learning experience, the program also gives second chances. "They adjudicate cases of other juveniles charged with first-time minor criminal offenses.

Predictable Kansas Rerun

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly files for re-election to second term in Kansas - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Gov. Laura Kelly filed documents Monday required to seek re-election as Kansas governor and set up a showdown with Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt in November. Kelly, who defeated then-Secretary of State Kris Kobach in 2018, said she was proud of her work to fully fund K-12 public schools, invest in highway infrastructure, build a record of statewide economic development and upgrade the state's foster care system.

Show-Me Work For Good

Purple Peace Foundation, KC epilepsy advocates hopeful MO Gov. Parson will sign 'Will's Law'

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Most parents can hardly imagine sending a child to school knowing they could have a seizure at any moment, but that's what one Missouri mom had to do. However, the school had no action plan for her son, Will.

Kansas City Dodge-ball Crisis?!?

The Royals have an accountability problem

The Royals have the eighth-lowest payroll in MLB. The Orioles, Athletics, Pirates, Guardians, and Marlins make up the bottom five; they're all losers, but none of them are losing as many games as the Royals, and all of them are spending significantly less on their rosters.

Demi Does Hairdo

Demi Rose puts on a VERY busty display to flaunt her newly dyed hair

She is not one to shy away from sharing eye-popping posts on social media. And Demi Rose put on another busty display as she posed topless to flaunt her newly dyed brunette tresses in snaps shared to Instagram on Wednesday.

POTUS Delivers Internets Beef 

White House hits back at Amazon's Bezos after Biden inflation spat

The White House on Monday hit back at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos after he took a swipe at President Joe Biden in a series of tweets over the weekend for his comments on inflation. The exchange began on Friday when Biden tweeted, without directly referring to Amazon: "You want to bring down inflation?

Return To White House Glam

Melania Trump teases second term as first lady in first interview since leaving White House

In Melania Trump's first interview since leaving the White House, the former first lady hinted that there is a chance she could live there again as former President Donald Trump teases a 2024 reelection bid.

COVID Killed American Independent Spirit?!?

'Failure of an American ideology': why Covid has an outsized impact on the US

David Rosner continually talks to colleagues who are distraught about the American response to the Covid-19 pandemic. "When you are in a school of public health and a public health environment, people really feel when they are failing," said Rosner, who studies public health and social history at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

European Prediction

Ukraine can win this war, NATO chief says; Finland and Sweden move to join military alliance rattling Moscow

Ukrainian forces say they have pushed back the Russian military in the region around Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine, and near the border with Russia, continuing a counteroffensive that has prompted Russian troops to withdraw from around Ukraine's second-largest city. NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that "Ukraine can win this war" following an informal meeting of the group.

More Bedroom Drama Today . . . 

Amber Heard Issues Statement Before Being Cross-Examined by Johnny Depp's Lawyers

Amber Heard spoke out Monday morning prior to being cross-examined by ex-husband Johnny Depp's lawyers in court. A spokesperson for Heard said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, "There's an old saying by trial lawyers: When the facts are on your side, argue the facts; when the facts are not on your side, pound away on the podium.

Kansas City Country Time Coming Soon . . . 

Carrie Underwood making her way to KC's T-Mobile Center this fall

Time to get your pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive to Kansas City, Missouri, before you cheat yourself out of a chance to catch Carrie Underwood live at the T-Mobile Center. The country music star announced on Monday that she would be stopping in KC this fall as part of her 2022 Denim and Rhinestones tour.

Local Music Man Conversation

Tastemaker and A&R man Bruce Ravid on staying fresh

Bruce Ravid. // photo courtesy Bruce Ravid During his stint with Capitol Records as an A&R person in the '80s, Bruce Ravid helped the label sign The Knack and worked with the likes of Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Missing Persons, The Motels, Weird Al Yankovic, The Church, Thomas Dolby, Kraftwerk, Delbert McClinton, and The Undertones.

Hotness This Week . . . 

Warm and Sunny Monday Afternoon

Lots of sunshine today. High 78. Weather Impact Day Tuesday with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible in the morning and afternoon. High 79. Thunderstorms will become more numerous Tuesday evening and night with some potentially becoming strong or severe.

Nicky Youre, dazy - Sunroof is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.