Kansas City Saturday: Taiwan Tension, Prez Biden Beats COVID Again, MAGA Redux Likely

Only for close readers and with love for CharMac and her body of work . . . We share this Saturday peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Free Float . . . 

A beginner's guide to paddling Kansas City rivers, lakes and waterways

Kansas City is built where two mighty rivers meet. For thousands of years, people navigated these waterways for trade, food and transport. But these days, it's harder to see the connection between the waterways and our way of life. The Mighty Mo' may bisect the city, but bridges carry us over it and urban expansion takes us away from it.

We All Text Empty Promises

12 Kansas lawmakers plan to close text messaging 'loophole' for ballot initiatives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Twelve Kansas lawmakers say they will work to close a loophole in state law that does not require campaign text messages for ballot initiatives to disclose who sent them. Their comments to the KSHB 41 I-Team come on the heels of a misleading text message sent to Kansas voters Monday about Amendment 2.

Show-Me Slim Chances

Democrats have slim chance of winning Missouri US Senate seat, expert says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Senate field has been dramatically narrowed down since Tuesday night. Republican voters chose Attorney General Eric Schmitt while Democratic voters chose Anheuser Busch heiress Trudy Busch Valentine. University of Missouri-St. Louis Political Science Chair David Kimball said Republican voters made their job in November easier by electing Schmitt to be their nominee and not former Gov.

Dude From The Dotte Didn't Save MAGA

Kansas City, Kansas, man arrested, charged for entering U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man was arrested and charged for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Kasey Hopkins is charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or ground, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Ballers Share Sunshine

4 takeaways from Day 9 of Chiefs training camp

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman was in rare form after practice on Saturday. He had a lot of fun with the media, speaking in metaphors and asking them some fun questions as well. When asked about his role on special teams as a punt returner, he described himself as the Amazon Prime option and everyone else as the regular Amazon option.

CharMac Shows Off

Charlotte McKinney flaunts assets in busty bikini while stretching out in the sun

Charlotte McKinney got in touch with her summer side as she posed for some photos while wearing a revealing bikini. The 28-year-old blonde bombshell model sneaked some pics into her Instagram stories section for the start of the workweek, leaving her fans wanting more with her swimwear shots.

Far East Showdown Underway

Taiwan says China is rehearsing invasion attack

Taiwan is warning that China's recent military drills are a rehearsal for a real invasion. The disputed island has, in recent days, been surrounded by Chinese military vessels and shows of strength on behalf of Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party has been openly irate that a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island last week.


Senate on track to take key vote Saturday to advance Democrats' sweeping health care and climate bill

The Senate is on track to take a key vote on Saturday to advance Democrats' sweeping health care and climate bill toward final passage -- and the package could pass the Senate as soon as this weekend.

Infowars Conspiracy Unravels 

Jury awards $45.2 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook trial

Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages - on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages already awarded - for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury decided on Friday.

Commander-In-Chief Fights COVID & Wins For A Change

Biden tests negative for Covid, will continue isolation, doctor says

President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid Saturday but will continue to isolate until he tests negative a second time, his doctor said in a letter. "The President continues to feel very well," White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote, a week after Biden, 79, tested positive again in a "rebound" case.


At CPAC, some Trump supporters aren't totally in love with the idea of a 2024 run

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Donald Trump's ongoing legal and political issues might be too much baggage for some conservative voters. During the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas this week, some attendees said all the controversy following Trump could be a liability as they weigh who could possibly run against President Joe Biden in 2024.

Salvy Homers Wasted

Offense misses opportunities, pitchers struggle in 7-4 loss to Boston

Royals pitchers combined to give up 13 hits and 7 runs in a 7-4 loss to Boston on Friday evening. Vinnie Pasquantino was the only Royals hitter with a multi-hit game, collecting the first three-hit game of his career. MJ Melendez walked twice and hit a single and double, but also misplayed a fly ball to left field.

Newspaper Covers Condiments

Royals nearly got Mustard on them in dugout after Hot Dog Race contestant wiped out

The trouble could be traced back to the route this Hot Dog Race contestant chose Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. A person in the Mustard costume tried to ride the rail to the finish line, until he or she began to flounder by the photographers.

Scorching Tuesday Update

WEATHER ALERT: Another hot weekend, but relief is coming soon

Saturday is a StormTrack5 Weather Alert Day with intense heat and humidity building across the area this afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon, with heat index values between 105 to 108 degrees. We could see an isolated shower or storm pop up today or Sunday.

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