Kansas City News Smile: Prez Politics, Hurricane Trump & Farmer's Market Deets

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Cowtown Feast Deets Shared

New 2023 food vendors at KC's nationally recognized farmers market

Last year, the Overland Park farmers market was voted the #1 Farmers Market in the nation. Here is their 2023 new food vendors.

Congressman Reconsiders Saving Planet

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver wants the federal government to throw out Missouri's regional haze plan

Environmental organizers and two of Missouri's congressional representatives want the federal government to step in and regulate regional haze coming from the state. Reps. Cori Bush, D-St. Louis County, and Emanuel Cleaver, D-Kansas City, released a letter last month calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Missouri's State Implementation Plan for regional haze and implement their own.

Keeping Safety On Track

Kansas faces grim spike in train-pedestrian deaths. We can do more than label victims 'trespassers' - Kansas Reflector

At age 85, John Speece was using a walker the afternoon of May 4 to cross the triple railway tracks on Commercial Street in downtown Emporia. He was struck and killed by an eastbound BNSF freight, one of 80 trains that pass through the city day and night, at speeds of up to 40 mph.

Newspaper Bully Pulpit Used For Puppers

Independence can save taxpayers $200,000 right now. Repeal the useless pit bull ban | Opinion

The Overland Park, Sugar Creek and Kansas City, Kansas, city councils repealed their pit bull bans without petitions or public votes. Only three of the 90-plus cities and counties in the metropolitan area still have bans: Kearney, Leawood and Independence.

Care For NextGen Considered

As affordable and available child care is scare in Kansas City, here's what to look for in a good provider

A Johnson County, Kan. child care plans to reopen next week after having it's license suspended. After visiting the Children's Lighthouse Learning Center in Olathe in April, the state of Kansas suspended its license. The center had several complaint allegations back in March.The facility manager tells KMBC it made all the corrections necessary, and filed it with the state.

Angel Snuggles Singer

Harry Styles getting 'close' to Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel: report

Sorry darling, Harry Styles may be off the market again. The "Watermelon Sugar" crooner, 29, has reportedly "grown close" to model Candice Swanepoel, according to the Sun. "Harry is one of the world's biggest music superstars so it's not surprising supermodels are lining up to date him," a source told the outlet.

Money Talks

Biden to call McCarthy to discuss debt ceiling after G7

President Joe Biden asked his team to set up a call with Speaker Kevin McCarthy for Sunday morning to discuss the debt ceiling negotiations "following his meetings at the G7," a White House official said Saturday night.

MAGA Storm Rising

Hurricane Trump Is Coming - And Washington Hasn't Bothered to Prepare

In many ways, the book was the culmination of a conversation that preoccupied Washington during the Trump years, briefly turning members of the Beltway's legal-ethics and good-government commentariat into local celebrities: How to shore up a system that depends on the observation of fast-fraying American political norms? Goldsmith and Bauer, with long tenures in and around government, may have produced the highest-profile laundry list, but they were hardly the only ones planning for a new age of political reform.

Americans & Rich Dude Reject Victimhood

Elon Musk praises 'great' anti-victimhood presidential campaign ad from GOP Sen. Tim Scott

Republican Sen. Tim Scott's presidential campaign got a huge boost within hours of its launch - as the world's highest-profile billionaire praised the South Carolina senator's message of personal responsibility. "Great statement by @votetimscott!" Twitter CEO Elon Musk cheered Friday, as he tweeted out a Scott campaign ad decrying America's victimhood obsession.

Vlad Denied Victory?!?!

Zelenskiy says Bakhmut still in Ukraine's hands

HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 21 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Sunday that it was still fighting for control of the eastern city of Bakhmut, after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had said earlier that the city remained "only in our hearts." Asked before a meeting with U.S.

South Of Border Tragedy Update

At least 9 dead in stampede at soccer stadium in El Salvador

At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured when stampeding soccer fans pushed through one of the access gates at a quarterfinal match in the Salvadoran league Saturday. The National Civil Police said in a preliminary report via Twitter that nine dead were confirmed at the match between clubs Alianza and FAS at Monumental Stadium in Cuscatlan, which is about 25 miles northeast of the capital.

Fight For Science In The Americas

Thousands protest Mexico's new science law

Researchers are preparing to march against legislation that some say could harm basic science. More than 14,000 people have signed a letter protesting the approval of a new science law in Mexico on 29 April. Researchers are organizing a march against it later this month and even calling for a strike.

Irish Nationlists Stay Winning

Sinn Féin poised to become biggest party in Northern Ireland councils

Sinn Féin is on track to become the biggest party in Northern Ireland local government after sweeping gains in council elections. With counting still under way on Saturday the party was poised to overtake the Democratic Unionist party ( DUP) and become the first nationalist party to hold the most council seats.

Far East Flexes On Funny Man

A costly joke: China slaps comedy firm with $2 million fine for military gag

China on Wednesday slapped one of the country's best-known comedy companies with a 14.7 million yuan ($2.13 million) penalty, accusing it of "harming society" after a military joke made by one of its comedians drew strong public criticism.

Catholic Political Considerations

POTUS and Pope are at odds, but it's not the fight conservatives wanted

POTUS and the Pope today are badly, maybe even fatally, divided on three of the most pressing geopolitical and diplomatic issues of the day.

Home Team Plays Hurt

Kansas City Royals' Brad Keller shares insight on shoulder injury and KC season outlook

Right-hander Brad Keller wasn't surprised when he was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday by the Royals. Keller lasted just 3 2/3 innings in Monday's start at San Diego, walking a season-high eight batters and throwing just 39 of 94 pitches for strikes. "I kind of knew," Keller said of a possible IL stint.

Spring Temps Spike

FOX4 Forecast: Slow warming trend

Gorgeous weather continues for the second half of the weekend! Clear skies tonight will allow for temperatures to drop to upper 40s/lower 50s by sunrise Sunday. But sunshine continues with highs a bit warmer in the middle 70s. A slow warming trend continues into the week ahead with highs in the low to middle 80s.

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