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Kansas City Pastime Pioneers
In March 1950, four Black men placed their fees on the counter of the whites-only Swope Memorial Golf Course and left to tee off. Slashed tires, broken windows and a decade-long battle to assert the right for equal play on Kansas City's golf courses ensued.
Dead-Tree Reports Springtime Survey
Missouri law lays out in general language the qualifications the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners will need to consider as it weeds through candidates in its quest to hire the city's next police chief. Among those qualifications, initially written in 1939, is being under 60 years old at the time of their appointment, being a U.S.
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) --- Since January 2021, both the Republican and Democratic parties in Kansas have lost thousands of members. Meanwhile, the number of unaffiliated voters grew by thousands. Numbers provided by the Kansas Secretary of State's Office shows that in January 2021, there were 874,555 registered Republicans in the State of Kansas.
Show-Me Historic Fuel Spike
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline broke records repeatedly during the first two weeks of May, according to the American Automobile Association.
Angels Exposed Again
Victoria's "secret" is getting out. Hulu's latest docuseries "Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons," out July 14, will expose the dark history behind the "t-ts and glitz" persona of the label. Directed and produced by Altimeter Films' Matt Tyrnauer ("The Reagans," "Studio 54"), the latest doc tells the tale of the lingerie brand and its longtime CEO, the larger-than-life, enigmatic billionaire Les Wexner.
Progressive Remorse Emerges
Three people - a Black man, a trans woman and a homeless mother - all regret voting for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, each with unique reasoning. "I feel like I've been lied to by the media telling us Biden is the answer to all the country's problems," Mikaela Stekly told Fox News.
Ladies In Waiting & Angry
A day after President Biden signed an executive order that takes incremental steps to protect abortion services, hundreds of protesters sat outside the White House. The Women's March protesters said they want the White House to do more to support abortion rights around the country.
MAGA ATTACKS ELON!!!
Trump offers scathing rebuke of Elon Musk during Alaska rally with Sarah Palin: 'He's another bull---t artist'
Former President Donald Trump included a number of stinging rebukes during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday night, specifically naming U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden and Elon Musk. "Elon. Elon. Elon. He's not going to buy Twitter," Trump said after encouraging those in attendance to use a competing social media platform, Truth Social.
New Axis Or Bad Diplomacy?!?
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday he had discussed Russian aggression in Ukraine during more than five hours of talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and raised concerns over Beijing's alignment with Moscow.
El Papa Vs. The Church
VATICAN CITY, July 8 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has acknowledged that there is resistance by some national Catholic Churches on implementing measures to protect children from sexual abuse by clergy but said that there is no turning back on an "irreversible" path.
Soccer Surprise Victory
CF Montreal grabbed an early lead but Sporting Kansas City bounced back to steal a 2-1 Major League Soccer victory at Stade Saputo Saturday night. Romell Quioto scored for Montreal (9-8-2) but goals from Roger Espinoza and Remi Walter gave Sporting Kansas City (5-11-4) all three points.
Forecast For Now . . .
Quiet weather continues this evening as skies remain mostly clear. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees by daybreak on Sunday. The afternoon does get a bit warmer though as highs soar near 90 degrees for many locations.
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