Kansas City Saturday News Layout: Dreaming Of Prez Biden Exit Strategy & Recession Relief

Right now, inspired by hottie Syd, we take a gentle weekend glimpse at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Rolling With The Heat

Kansas City road works push through blistering temps to keep roads safe, smooth

KANSAS CITY, Mo - The latest stretch of toasty temperatures in Kansas City have provided another test for road crews working to keep streets safe and smooth. On Thursday, crews with the city of Kansas City, Missouri were hard at work fixing potholes near 24th Street and Prospect Avenue.

Local Symbol Scarcity

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

WASHINGTON (AP) - The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling numbers. "It's just a devastating decline," said Stuart Pimm, an ecologist at Duke University who was not involved in the new listing.

Artsy Politics Explored

Kansas City's Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby are Using Their Musical Platform as a Political One

Musicians Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, and Kevin Morby are using their voices to defend abortion rights in Kansas.

The Dotte Provides Shelter

Advocates combatting homelessness to build 22 permanent tiny homes in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A new tiny home community is underway in Kansas City, Kansas. A group of homelessness advocate leaders from Overland Park are rehabbing land in KCK through private dollars. On Friday, Terry Claudell, the president of Eden Village-Kansas City, was boarding up a crumbling mobile home village for a new vision.

Everybody Loves Buck

FINALLY! Fans arrive to Cooperstown for KC legend Buck O'Neil Hall of Fame induction

You can feel the buzz in Cooperstown, New York, as baseball fans gather for the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction. Fans and baseball greats come from all over the world for the weekend, but it's one name that's on the top of everyone's lips: Buck O'Neil. "It's all buck, right?

Hottie Sells Breathable Skivvies

Sydney Sweeney's racy Cotton On campaign

Fans know Sydney Sweeney as the breakout star of HBO's Euphoria and The White Lotus. And now the 24-year-old's growing fame has led to her becoming the new face of affordable Australian fashion brand Cotton On. In a short commercial shared to Sydney's Instagram page this week, the blonde beauty stuns as she models racy activewear.

Progressive Send Hint

Analysis: As Biden ponders 2024, here's why some presidents quit

While it seems almost inconceivable that a president today might consider bowing out after one term, that hasn't always been the case. Here's what a presidential historian had to say about presidents and reelections.


Trump and Pence duel in Arizona in fight for Republican future

ddie Palazuelos drove 200 miles and lined up for five hours under the baking sun to to see Donald Trump at a campaign event for candidates he is backing in the forthcoming Arizona Republican primaries. It's the fifth Trump rally the 27-year-old has attended since the former president lost the White House in 2020 - because Palazuelos vehemently believes the election was stolen.

Deplorable Earns Federal Misdemeanor

Steve Bannon guilty of criminal contempt of Congress

Washington - Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's one-time top campaign aide and chief White House strategist, has been found guilty of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony issued by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Wrist Slap Political Violence

Man Accused of Attack on GOP Rep. Zeldin Immediately Released after Being Charged with Felony

A 43-year-old man accused of attacking Representative Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) with a sharp object at a campaign stop in upstate New York on Thursday evening was charged with a felony and released from custody just hours after his arrest, police said.

New Plague Announced

Monkeypox declared a global emergency by WHO

The World Health Organization declared on Saturday that monkeypox, which has spread to more than 70 countries, is a global emergency. Why it matters: The declaration by the U.N. health agency could lead to investment in treating the disease, but it could also lead to a shortage for already-scarce vaccines, AP writes.

MSM Wishful Thinking Imagines Alternate Reality

Recession may not come after all, economists say

As recession forecasts have grown dire in recent months, they've faced one complication: Strong economic data. The U.S. showed robust job growth last month, defying expectations of a slowdown and keeping the unemployment rate at a near-historic low of 3.6%.

Pandemic Scare Persists

Scientists are narrowing in on why some people keep avoiding Covid. BA.5 could end that luck.

Most people in the U.S have had Covid-19 at least once - likely more than 70% of the country, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha said on Thursday, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many have gotten infected multiple times. In a preprint study looking at 257,000 U.S.

European Man Won't Quit

Zelenskyy downplays potential for ceasefire; Biden signs off on more weapons for Ukraine

The Pentagon will send additional drones to the fight in Ukraine in the latest security assistance package. The Phoenix Ghost drones are manufactured by Aevex Aerospace in Solana Beach, Calif., and were described by then-Pentagon spokesman John Kirby as "rapidly developed by the Air Force, in response, specifically to Ukrainian requirement."

EPIC Money Still Out There

Mega Millions jackpot swells to $790 million after no lottery ticket drew all 6 winning numbers

The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to a whopping $790 million after no ticket matched all six winning numbers in Friday night's drawing.

Disney Remains Under PC Spell

Disney swaps 'fairy godmother' role at parks for gender-neutral 'apprentice'

Employees at Disney's famed Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will get a more gender-neutral title. Boutique cast members, who help children dress up as their favorite Disney characters, will now be called "Fairy God Mother's Apprentices" instead of "Fairy God Mother's in Training" to allow workers who do not identify as women to be a part of the magic.

Some Things Hotties Won't Do

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Kansas City Keepsake

'Here for Buck' buttons sell big at Hall of Fame Weekend for Buck O'Neil

Vintage gloves, handmade baseballs, and other collectibles are all part of the hall of fame weekend experience in Cooperstown, New York.But one little red button that reads "Here for Buck" has been selling big as KC legend Buck O'Neil is finally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame."It's just a long time coming," said William Peeples, founder and maker at Huntington Baseball Co., who has been making the buttons.

Golden Ghetto Fancy Digs Debut

Shop Local KC gets minimalist makeover as local maker retailer opens Leawood store

Owner Katie Mabry van Dieren hopes the new Johnson County location will provide a shopping spot for customers reluctant to venture to Shop Local KC's Midtown store, which is partially blocked amid ongoing construction and KC Streetcar preparation on Main Street.

Hipsters Talk With Kansas City Cultural Institutions

Streetwise podcast rewinds the tape on Making Movies, walk the runway on 18th Street

This week on the Streetwise podcast we bury the sound of Chicago sirens, enjoy a reading of Brock Wilbur's story on Making Movies, jam to Drew Black's track "You Almost Burnt Me Down," and grab a bonus reading of Emeline Hutton's coverage of the 18th Street Fashion Show.

Foodies Forgo Aesthetics

Turning Ugly Food Waste into Delightful Meals - Flatland

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Katie Forecasts Scorcher

Conditions top out at 100 on a sunny Saturday

Hazy sunshine begins the day in KC on Saturday. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs will be all the way up to 100, with the heat index even higher.

ODESZA - Light Of Day (feat. Ólafur Arnalds) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.