Kansas City Fade: New Friends, Transit & Stolen Kiss Consequences

We didn't want to wear ourselves out from trying to put up a decent morning update. So far right now we're just gonna share some worthwhile news items for late night denizens of the discourse as we consider more than a few items from pop culture, community news and pop culture.

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Welcome New Cowtowners

400 new US citizens celebrate Friday at Kauffman Stadium

All of them, including their family and friends, gathered at the Kauffman Stadium for a naturalization ceremony.

Careful On Local Streets

Motorcyclist in critical condition following I-70 crash

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash on I-70 Highway Friday night.

G-Men Aren't Known For Sharing

Feds have investigated racism in KC fire department for 2 years. Why wasn't public told?

Mayor Quinton Lucas said officials held public discussions about race and gender discrimination within the fire department, but acknowledged the public was not made aware of the Justice Department investigation.


Fueling Kansas City's future: The integral role of public transportation in community development - Kansas City Business Journal

When people live near public transportation, they can shift their financial resources away from transportation and towards activities that foster prosperity - whether that's education, healthcare, or personal growth.

Here's How Kansas City Coped

Outdoor Workers Make Adjustments to Survive Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is forcing employers and their outdoor workers to make adjustments in order to maintain health while keeping the economy running.

Celebrity Turnabout 2023

Kendall Jenner puts on VERY cheeky display in thong bikini on a yacht

Kendall Jenner showcased her enviable physique in a tiny, snake-print bikini while vacationing with her best friends Hailey Bieber and Lori Harvey.

White House Wants More Vaxx

Biden to request funds for another COVID vaccine amid rising cases

President Joe Biden on Friday said he plans to ask for more funding from Congress for the development of a new coronavirus vaccine. "I signed off this morning on a proposal we have to present to the Congress a request for additional funding for a new vaccine that is necessary, that works," Biden, who is...

Politics Is Just Another Measuring Contest

Four-Times-Indicted Donald Trump Is Still Lying About, of All Things, His Weight

He is not 6'3" and 215 pounds, let me tell you.

Hard Times For MAGA

Judge denies bond to only Trump co-defendant being held in Georgia jail

Only one of former President Donald Trump's 18 co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case has been jailed as a result of the charges.

Social Contagion Or Liberation???

Gender-affirming surgeries in US nearly tripled from 2016 to 2019, study finds | CNN

The number of gender-affirming surgeries done in the United States nearly tripled between 2016 and 2019, a new study shows.

Rising Star Doesn't Vote?!?

GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is an 'unaffiliated' voter, records show

Vivek Ramaswamy is listed as unaffiliated with a party in his home state because he has not participated in recent Republican primaries there.

Former Prez Rules Forever???

Dems tap Obama for crucial redistricting push

The party sees shifts in five states before the end of the year.

European Allegations Emerge

Former Ukraine prosecutor makes explosive claims against Joe and Hunter Biden in new interview

EXCLUSIVE: Former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin told Fox News he was fired in 2016 to prevent him from probing Burisma, the company where Hunter Biden worked.

Free Markets Need Free People

Why China's economy won't be fixed

An increasingly autocratic government is making bad decisions | Leaders

No Shame In His Game

Spanish soccer president faces general assembly amid reports he will resign for kissing a player

The president of the Spanish soccer federation is facing an emergency meeting of its general assembly amid media reports that he will hand in his resignation following an uproar for kissing a Women's World Cup champion.

Dead-Tree Equity Denied

Media giant Gannett sued by workers over 'reverse racism' policy

'Gannett executed their reverse race discrimination policy with a callous indifference towards the welfare of the workers, whose lives would be upended by it,' court papers says.

Tinsel Town Trash Talk Rises

IATSE Offices Close After Worker Makes 'Strike-Related' Threat

IATSE Local 80 closed its offices Friday after receiving a threatening letter that purported to be from an out-of-work grip. The letter, which was postmarked on Wednesday, appeared to be related to...

More Deets On JP

66-year-old scooter rider killed after hit-and-run crash in Kansas City

A 66-year-old scooter rider injured in a hit-and-run has died weeks after the crash in Kansas City, police say.

Big Picture

Hubble Space Telescope "Catches" Boomerang Nebula

Hubble has revealed the intricate details of the Boomerang Nebula, a near-absolute zero temperature nebula 5,000 light-years away, showcasing significant matter ejection over millennia. The Hubble Space Telescope has "caught" the Boomerang Nebula in these spectacular images taken with the Advance

At Least One Royal Winning

The breakout season of Bobby Witt Jr. explained in three stats

Hittin' homers while striking out less? Seems good.

Meet Cowtown Cash Queen

Author Chloe Elise goes deeper than money with The Pitch Questionnaire

Chloe Elise from Deeper Than Money shares business advice, bts of book writing, and favorite things about KC in this Pitch Questionnaire.

Old School Inspiration

91-year-old crossing guard braves heat for job she loves

A 91-year-old woman serves as a crossing guard at Cedar Creek Elementary and loves her job whatever the temperature.

Home Team Comes Up Short Again

Royals battle, but fall to the Mariners 7-5

The Royals had a chance at the end, but couldn't pull it out.

Historic Scorcher

Kansas City hits 100 degrees for first time in over a year, hottest day in 11 years

On the final day of a weeklong Excessive Heat Warning, Kansas City hit triple digits, recording 100 degrees at KCI Airport.

Heatwave Postscript?!?!

The excessive heat (finally!) leaves Kansas City

The excessive heat that's been in the metro for a week will leave the area!

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.