Kansas City Sunday News Look: Prez Slides, MAGA Redux, Taxes & Ice Cream

Right now, for close readers of the blog and those trying to avoid the heat of the day . . . We take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City woman turns her life around thanks to Second Chance program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Emma Guthrie is a prime example of just how influential the Second Chance program can be for someone who is willing to put in the work. Second Chance is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission and helps people who have been incarcerated get back on their feet and stay on the right track.

Rock Chalk Winning Contract

Former KU Ochai Agbaji officially signs with Cavs

CLEVELAND, - Former Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that the 22-year-old rookie signed to a standard rookie-scale contract Saturday. Agbaji was selected with the 14th overall pick by Cleveland in the 2022 NBA draft.

Local Living Space

Residents at Kansas City apartments in struggle between health department, new property owners

With a leaky ceiling and a lease termination, Dorothea Johnson needs a new place to live. Johnson said the new property managers, Iron Door Management, are trying to force her and others out.

Show-Me Tax Fight Ahead

Parson calls for special session to cut Missouri income tax

Missouri lawmakers will be returning to Jefferson City in the near future with the goal of passing a permanent income tax cut. Gov. Mike Parson on Friday called for a special session to pass tax relief after he vetoed a bill authorizing a one-time, nonrefundable income tax credit.

Kansas Voting Showdown

Election officials in Kansas prepare for big jump in turnout for August primaries

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansans will head to the polls in a little more than a month for the primary election, and for many, the stakes are high. Voter registration across the state and in Sedgwick County continues to increase and local officials say this year's turnout could be much higher than normal.

South Side Demands Access

Funding Blue River Road should be a top priority for the city

The three largest umbrella neighborhood organizations in south Kansas City jointly have requested the city to prioritize funding to allow the reopening of closed portions of Blue River Rd. as soon as possible.

4th Fizzles

Inflation hits fireworks stand, leaves customers with less bang for their buck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For more than 20 years, The Dotte Fireworks stand has sat at the corner of 38th and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The owners have had decades of good business, despite some difficulties in recent years. It began in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic and was followed by supply chain issues.

Taste Local Good Life

Food Critics: The best frozen eats and treats in Kansas City for summer 2022

Summertime in the Midwest is prime frozen treat season, but you don't have to make do with mass-produced popsicles pulled from the depths of an industrial freezer. Food writer Liz Cook prefers to explore the options at Baba's Pantry, on 63rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

At Least Angels Were Honest

Opinion: How Victoria's Secret Misses the Mark on Inclusion

How can you keep pace with an accelerating marketing ecosystem? Join us at Brandweek Sept. 12-16 in Miami alongside leading CMOs, founders and change makers from Gatorade, Marriott, Alo Yoga, Campbell's, Uncommon James and more. Book now . During a week of anxiety for many women in the United States, Victoria's Secret launched its latest campaign devoid of angels, glamour and wings.

Favor For Prez Falls On 4th

Biden's political standing a 'steep slide' from last July 4, Associated Press reports

The Associated Press reported Sunday that President Biden's speech on July 4, 2021 "marked a crossroads" for his presidency and described his current political standing as a "steep slide" from the previous year. "As Biden approaches his second Fourth of July in the White House, his standing couldn't be more different.

MAGA Teases Comeback

Trump: Maybe This is a Good Time to Tell People I'm Running Again

The Jan. 6 committee's public hearings have led to a slew of bad headlines for Donald Trump. Most recently, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's explosive testimony detailed the former president's alleged attempt to seize the wheel from his security detail to attend the insurrection, as well as a lunch-throwing meltdown over the Justice Department's failure to find election-altering fraud in the 2020 election.

GOP Still Fighting Insurrection

Not prosecuting Trump for Jan. 6 would fuel a 'much graver threat,' Liz Cheney says

The Justice Department should not avoid prosecuting Donald Trump in relation to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack if a prosecution is warranted, Rep. Liz Cheney said in an interview with ABC News' "This Week" co-anchor Jonathan Karl.

Even On Sunday, Money Talks

Some experts say a recession is coming. Here's how to prepare your portfolio

Months of stock market volatility, surging inflation and rising interest rates have left many investors wondering if a recession is coming. The stock market tumbled again on Thursday, with the S&P 500 capping its worst six-month start to a year since 1970. In all, it's down more than 20% year to date.

Vlad Marches Forward

Russia claims capture of pivotal city in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia's defense minister said Russian forces took control Sunday of the last major Ukrainian-held city in Ukraine's Luhansk province, bringing Moscow closer to its stated goal of seizing all of Ukraine's Donbas region.

Ladies Work To Saves Lives

'The Pro-Life Generation': Young Women Fight Against Abortion Rights

Many American women mourned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, but for others it is a moment of triumph and a matter of human rights. Kristin Turner, the communications director for Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising. Some relative newcomers to the anti-abortion movement include young women whose activism is not connected to religious belief.

Racists March In Bean Town

What we know about the Patriot Front march through Boston

About 100 people associated with the Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, marched through downtown Boston on Saturday carrying police shields and flags bearing the group's emblem. Driving the news: Police received a call around 12:30 p.m. that a group of protesters were marching through the city, though their route was unknown, CNN reported.

Sky Fall En Italia

Glacier collapses in Italian Alps, killing at least six

ROME, July 3 (Reuters) - Parts of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps on Sunday amid record temperatures, local authorities said, killing at least six people and injuring eight. The Trento provincial government said rescue operations were in progress after a large "ice avalanche" involving hikers, adding that there was likely to be a "heavy toll".

El Papa Welcomes Tech Leader

Elon Musk and 4 of His Sons Meet Pope Francis - E! Online

Watch: Elon Musk Weighs In on Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial Elon Musk returned to Twitter after a brief hiatus to share a rare family photo. On July 1, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX tweeted a pic of himself with sons Griffin, 18, and 16-year-old triplets Kai, Damian and Saxon posing with Pope Francis during a recent trip to Italy.

Catholics Confront Scrutiny & Hard Times In The Big Easy

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press.

Kansas City Keeps Rolling

Bike Depot opens in Waldo

As gas prices rise and Waldo potholes widen, Bicycle Depot KC owner Dave Reinert is betting on one of humanity's most enduring designs: the bicycle. Reinert first opened up shop in a space at 220A W 75th St on March 15 with the help of veteran mechanic and friend Bruce Homstad, formerly of Family Bicycle, another neighborhood shop that went out of business in early 2020.

Royals Win!!!

A SUNDAY VICTORY! Royals 7, Tigers 4

It was an unusual game and an even more bizarre viewing experience on Sunday afternoon, but the Royals picked up just their third Sunday victory of the season, beating the Detroit Tigers, 7-4 at Comerica Park. Let's start with the broadcast. It was an "announcer-less broadcast," or at least, that's what it was dubbed by Peacock in the description.

Kansas City Camel's Milk Coming Soon

243: Camel Culture

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by Joseph Williams, sales representative with Camel Culture, a brand that brings a taste of home to immigrants and refugees from all over the world. With a camel dairy right here in Missouri, Northeast businesses owned by Somali, African and Asian refugees can share the culturally appreciated and often dearly missed drink with their customers.

JoCo Celebrates Troops

Olathe artist creates a military-themed mural

OLATHE, Kan. - Buck Arnhold has painted hundreds of murals for schools and even grocery stores. But his latest creation is a military-themed mural on an American Legion Hall in Russell, Kansas. "We are commemorating World War I, World War II, Vietnam and the Gulf War.

Sun Soon To Scorch Kansas City

High in the upper 80s, and dangerous heat on the way


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