Kansas City Hawt Collection: Prez Awards Prizes, Bedroom Drama & Chinese Democracy

In this quick post we honor hottie Kim and also take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Reproductive Fear Worsened

Kansas City couple concerned abortion ban would lead to ban on IVF

KANSAS CITY, Mo - New abortion bans are creating confusion and legal questions about the practice of discarding embryos as a part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. During IVF, mature eggs are collected from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab.

East Side Stays Losing HUD Cash

Residents of Kansas City's historic Black housing co-op 'hoping for a miracle'

The historic but crumbling Kansas City housing cooperative, designed in the 1960s for Black families, faces a July 7 deadline to propose repairs. Without a plan, the Department of Housing and Urban Development could pull back on a $10 million loan it guaranteed.

Show-Me Much Needed Fix

Missouri farmer hopeful changes coming to dangerous railroad crossing

MENDON, Mo. - The U.S Department of Transportation Thursday announced $576 million in federal funding to eliminate dangerous railroad crossings. Mendon farmer Mike Spencer only wishes there was so much interest a week ago. As legal maneuverings begin in the fatal Amtrak Missouri crash. Spencer said there's no shortage of blame.

Rep. Pushes NextGen Care

KS Rep. Davids introduces bill to help LGBTQ youth with mental health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids is wanting to help LGBTQ+ youth when it comes to their mental health with a new bill. This comes as a new survey done by The Trevor Project wrote that nearly half (45%) of LGBTQ+ youth in the U.S.

Economy Crashes Golden Ghetto Plans For Future Buildings

Inflation spurs $3.7 million shortfall for Johnson County capital projects

OLATHE, Kan. - Rising inflation and construction costs could have Johnson County, Kansas facing more than a $3.7 million shortfall on capital projects. Thursday Assistant County Manager Joe Waters provided the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) with a financial update on three major projects from the county Public Building Commission (PBC) including the Shawnee Med-Act station, Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Lenexa Med-Act station.

Hottie Shares Good Life

Kimberley Garner puts on a cosy display with James Abercrombie

Kimberley Garner was joined by Australian multi-millionaire James Abercrombie as they arrived at the first day of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday morning. The Made In Chelsea star turned swimwear designer, 31, looked sensational as she showed off her incredible legs in a pink floral mini dress.

White House Works Goodwill

Biden announces Medal of Freedom for Denzel Washington, Steve Jobs, Simone Biles, John McCain, others

President Biden announced 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Friday. The Medal of Freedom is the highest civil award in the U.S. and is given to individuals who have made leaps in philanthropy, science, politics, art and other endeavors. The White House shared the lineup of honorees, both living and posthumous, in an official press release.

Hearsay Show Trial Convinces

Cassidy Hutchinson's Testimony Changed Our Minds about Indicting Donald Trump

But Tuesday's explosive testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, changed our minds. In particular, Hutchinson testified to hearing Trump order that the magnetometers (metal detectors) used to keep armed people away from the president be removed: "I don't fucking care that they have weapons, they're not here to hurt me.

Midwest Against Vlad

Ernst takes on Putin, global food shortage in push to de-mine the Black Sea

EXCLUSIVE: Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is leading the push in Congress to renew training efforts to de-mine the Black Sea and allow passage of merchant ships as concerns surrounding a global famine mount.

Market Guru Fact Check

'We are in a recession': Long-time bull Cathie Wood warns investors about the 'big problem' in the economy. Here's what she likes today

The official GDP estimate for Q2 won't be available until later next month, but many experts - including Ark Invest's Cathie Wood - are calling for a recession. "We think we are in a recession," Wood says in a recent CNBC interview.

Economy Still Tumbling

Stock futures slip after the S&P 500's worst first half since 1970

U.S. stock futures fell Thursday night after the S&P 500 closed out its worst first-half performance in decades. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 67 points lower, or 0.2%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also dipped 0.2% each.

Hints From The Upper-Class

Here's how America's millionaires are positioning themselves for a recession ⁠- if you're doing something different, you might want to think twice

With the U.S. economy showing some signs of stalling, talk of a recession is heating up. But it's not just average Americans who are fretting about what that might mean for their finances. Even those with at least seven figures in their bank accounts are concerned, according to CNBC's Millionaire Survey.

China Freedom Crackdown Redux

Xi Jinping says Hong Kong experienced 'true democracy' only after handover to China, which has brutally cracked down on dissent

President Xi Jinping claimed Hong Kong had never experienced "true democracy" until it was transferred from Britain to China, which has in recent years changed the city's laws to crack down on virtually all forms of dissent. Xi made the remarks in a speech in Hong Kong to mark the 25-year anniversary of the city's handover to China.

Blame Game Out Of This World

North Korea claims 'alien things' at the border caused COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea -- Authorities in North Korea have instructed its people to avoid "alien things" falling near its border with South Korea. North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a news report on where the COVID-19 virus came from and pointed the finger at materials that flew in from South Korea.

Holy Land Politics Persist

Rise of Arab-Israel axis spurs Iran to redouble nuclear talks push

DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) - The spectre of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle East balance of power further away from Iran is driving the Islamic Republic to pursue nuclear talks with world powers with renewed determination, officials and analysts said.

Learn To Code Stays Losing: Zuck Warns Of Job Cuts

What to Watch: Meta, Kohl's and GM

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to cut the hiring pace, Kohl's ends talks, and GM gives an inventory update. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly said that the company has cut its plans to hire more engineers to roughly 6,000 from 10,000 for the year and has warned of an economic downturn.


'Friends' Creator Donates $4 Million Due to 'Guilt' and Embarrassment Over Show's Zero Diversity

" Friends" creator Marta Kauffman told the Los Angeles Times that she's so "embarrassed" by and feels such "guilt" over the lack of diversity on her classic NBC sitcom that she's donating $4 million to create the Marta F. Kauffman '78 Professorship in African and African American Studies at Brandeis University.

Targeting Po'Folk Amid Hard Times

Predatory lenders are making money off rising gas and food prices. Here's what experts are seeing

More people are pawning items to buy gas and pay bills, shop owners sayIn the last few months, Yumekia Jones, a legal assistant at the Mississippi Center for Justice's Indianola office, has fielded an unusually high number of calls - a roughly 400% spike - from people in dire need of immediate financial assistance.Most want to avoid payday loans, which offer quick cash against future paychecks without a credit check and come with an interest rate above 500%.

Higher Ape Doesn't Care If He's Cancelled

Orangutan Grabs Woman's Breasts at Zoo, Kisses Her on Video

Play video content Viralpress A tourist's photo-op with an orangutan turned super intimate when the chimp started grabbing both of her breasts and kissing her cheek ... and it's all on video. The wild interaction went down June 27 at Safari World in Bangkok, Thailand ...

South Side Sausage Fest Delights

The wurst trips in the southland

There's nothing quite like a bratwurst on a grill during summer. But why be boring? A trip outside the city limits will open your taste buds to a new bratwurst experience. Combinations such as burnt-end brats, bacon cheeseburger brats, and apple gouda brats help make an easy, all-encompassing decision for what's for dinner.

Royal Promises Amid Stadium Building

Owner John Sherman: "Status quo is not acceptable"

It has been a tough season for the Royals, and the strain of losing has been evident from the players, coaches, and front office. Owner John Sherman discussed the frustrating season with Josh Vernier on 610 Sports today, acknowledging that this season was a step back, and that "the results are disappointing" and "status quo is not acceptable."

Coach Earns Off-Season Win

Arrowheadlines: Andy Reid named NFL's best coach

2022 NFL head coach rankings: Andy Reid reigns supreme, Sean McVay overtakes Bill Belichick | CBS Sports 1. Andy Reid ( Chiefs) Season: 10th with Chiefs, 24th as HC Career record: 233-135-1 (.633) | Playoffs: 19-16 (1-2 in Super Bowls) Almost 25 years into the job, Reid still isn't immune to clock miscues or slow starts, and his post-Philadelphia renaissance certainly has something to do with Patrick Mahomes.

Artsy Interlude

Our Man in KC: KCAI Art & Design Auction, West 18th Street Fashion Show, + More! - In Kansas City

Paddles Up Retiring president of the Kansas City Art Institute, Tony Jones, welcomed friends of KCAI to their first major in-person event in three years-their much-anticipated Art & Design Auction. Given that the event takes place only every other year, it's something that many Kansas Citians-myself included-look very forward to.

Weather This Weekend

Scattered storms possible Friday evening


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