Kansas City News Look: Body Positivity, Prez Biden Electricity, DOJ 'Re-Urge' & Ex-Con Day

In this collection of Friday news we notice negativity directed at hotness along with the grand schemes of our leaders as we peruse pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City Ex-Con Tribute 

Kansas City Council designates June 7 to honor wrongfully incarcerated Kevin Strickland

Strickland spent 43 years in prison for murders he did not commit. He said he hopes people use the day to honor all of those wrongfully convicted and urged people to do something to make the state of Missouri take responsibility for his wrongful incarceration.

Doubling Down Against Po-Po

National Urban League will 're-urge' Justice Department investigation of KC police

A police department where there is collaboration between the community and law enforcement is a more effective department in keeping communities safe, the president of the National Urban League told a Kansas City crowd Thursday night. "It's a means to an end.

Important Playtime For Troops

KC's Veterans Community Project adds play area for dogs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Veterans Community Project gets an update and it will benefit man's best friend. The organization officially opened its new play yard for dogs Thursday morning. The Doggie Play Yard was possible through a gift from Westlake Ace Hardware. Carpenters local 1127 donated time to build the play area.

Kegger Takes Apropos Meeting

Ryan Fitzpatrick first met Chiefs TE Travis Kelce over a game of beer pong

Longtime NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick retired this past week after 17 years in the league. A seventh-round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams out of Harvard in 2005, Fitzpatrick played for a number of NFL franchises during his career including the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Football Team.

Planning Pride Party Weekend

11 Things To Do This Weekend In KC: June 9-12 2022

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening as we celebrate Pride in Kansas City.


Why Sydney Sweeney's micromini outfit feels like a threat to body positivity: 'So coveted yet unachievable'

Sydney Sweeney had her toned midriff on full display at the MTV Movie and TV awards where she wore a micro-miniskirt paired with a super-cropped collared top by Miu Miu. While the low-rise trend has already been seeing a resurgence, the red carpet moment is triggering a response from people who'd like to leave it in the past.

Electric Powers White House?!?

Hurdles remain as Biden's EV push comes to life

President Biden's push for more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road and more charging stations around the U.S. is gaining fresh traction while Americans continue to face historically high gas prices at the pump. The president has been focused on an ambitious climate agenda, which has largely stalled in the Senate, but federal funding for...

Today's App Tirade

Trump takes to Truth Social to fire back at Jan. 6 committee

Former President Trump late on Thursday took to his Truth Social platform to condemn the prime-time Jan. 6 committee public hearing. "So the Unselect Committee of political HACKS refuses to play any of the many positive witnesses and statements, refuses to talk of the Election Fraud and Irregularities that took place on a massive scale,"...

Hard Times Here

The recession will hit in the first half of 2023 and the Dow is headed lower: CNBC CFO survey

CFOs are as worried about inflation as everyone else, and expect the economy to enter a recession during the first half of 2023, according to a CNBC survey.

MAGA Family Drama Exposed

Ivanka Trump says she does not believe father's claim 2020 election was stolen

Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump told the congressional panel investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021, that she does not believe her father's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him because of voting fraud.

Iran From Nuke Spy Tech

Iran could deal 'fatal blow' to 2015 pact after removing surveillance cameras from nuclear facilities: nuclear watchdog says

Iran will "basically" remove all cameras installed under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that were used to monitor nuclear facilities -- a move that could deal a "fatal blow" to the 2015 nuclear pact, the International Atomic Energy Agency's Director General Rafael Grossi said Thursday.

Plagued By Scarcity

America begins rationing COVID resources

With existing pandemic funds dwindling and no new money from Congress in sight, the Biden administration is redistributing $10 billion from testing and other preparedness programs to ensure new COVID vaccines and existing treatments remain available this fall.

On Brand: Woke To Love . . .

Rebel Wilson Reveals the New Love in Her Life: I Found My 'Disney Princess'

On Thursday, the Senior Year actress, 42, posted a photo on Instagram smiling alongside her girlfriend Ramona Agruma, revealing in the caption, "I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince... but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess 💗🌈💗 #loveislove."

Swedes Can Spin . . . 

Ikea announces record player that might actually make it to stores this time

Ikea, which has never been scared to dive into new product categories, has announced plans to release a record player as part of its new Obegränsad collection this fall. The record player was designed in collaboration with house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, and has a chunky design in line with a lot of the other consumer electronics Ikea has produced.


Chinese man fired for saying women should provide 'sex' to male coworkers for using childbirth as work excuse

Ningbo University in Zhejiang Province of eastern China terminated a male staff member after it was discovered that he had posted sexist comments on social media. The university released a statement on Tuesday on Weibo that the employee, surnamed Li, was fired on Monday following the discovery of his social media comments towards women.

Kansas City Nurses Share The Love

Saint Luke's East Hospital seeing baby boom among its staff

There's a baby boom in the maternity unit at Saint Luke's East Hospital, but it's not just the patients who are delivering.Fourteen members of the NICU and labor and delivery teams are also expecting.After making her entrance three weeks early, Hunter is going home."I just love her so much.

Upscale Hipsters Sound Off

Music in the Park at Westwood Park

The West Plaza Neighborhood Association presents Music in the Park - a day of music, arts, vendors, food trucks and other activities at Westwood Park. Fun and free for all! Music, makers & more.

Open House Weekend Debuts

KC Symphony Designers' Showhouse begins Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 52-year-old tradition continues this month in Kansas City, Missouri. The KC Symphony Designers' Showhouse opens to the public Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. The annual event, which was modified or canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allows the public to tour a home where interior and exterior designers have collaborated to display trending colors, themes, concepts and more.

Dutifully Serving East Side

On Vine Street, a Kansas City chef is building a new food community

Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant has a direct connection to the legacy at Kansas City's 18th and Vine District. Her dad, Mark McAfee, used to own a business in the area, called Riteway Magic Janitorial Supplies and Service. "This a place that, growing up, going to work there, I used to drive by this all the time," McAfee-Bryant said.

Spring Steam Ahead

Hot and humid weekend ahead

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will impact the region through 10 AM Friday. Mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 20% chance of a pop-up thunderstorm. If a storm does develop, it may produce hail and strong wind gusts. High 79. Becoming sunny, warmer and more humid Saturday. High 87.

The Afghan Whigs - The Getaway is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.