Kansas City Pool: Summer Treats, Women At War & Swiftie Jet Set

This morning we remember that reality celeb and hottie Kim has been in the game for a minute yet she still inspires our peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

From Cowtown To China & Then Back Again . . . 

KC based businesses pitch products to Walmart during their open call

Walmart, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and The Latino Coalition held a session for local businesses to pitch their products for a chance to end up on the shelves of the biggest retailer in the world.

Rock Chalk Skimping

Kansas will see major tax cuts but the relief for home owners isn't seen as enough

Kansas legislators have approved major tax cuts and ended a political stalemate with Gov. Laura Kelly. Yet some of them sounded frustrated as they were doing it.

Show-Me Action Against Hater

Missouri GOP files appeal in hopes of striking 'honorary KKK member' from ballot * Missouri Independent

The Missouri Republican Party is continuing its effort to remove an "honorary KKK member" from the primary ballot for governor.

South Side Needs Veggies

Three Trails Farmer's Market coming to KC: 'We hope to nourish the neighborhood'

A new monthly farmer's market coming to KC promises to bring fresh fruits, vegetables and other goods to the surrounding neighborhood.

Meth Town Sweet Treat Explained

Meet the ice cream lovers at Clinton's Soda Fountain in Independence

Clinton's Soda Fountain has been a pillar of the Independence community since the 1980s for its ice cream and nostalgic feel. As a teenager, President Harry Truman worked in the same building at a different ice cream shop.

Old School Style Offered Expertly

Kim Kardashian Hit the Beach in Peekaboo Granny Panties and a Sports Bra

Kim Kardashian shared a photo of herself on the beach wearing a white crop top and Miu Miu granny panties. See the photo here.

Crime Bill Backlash Cont'd

Joe Biden's Most Infamous Law Still Haunts Him. For All the Wrong Reasons.

Thirty years after it passed, it's still totally misunderstood.

MAGA Deuce Debated

Analysis: Pence's ordeal isn't deterring Trump's potential ticket mates | CNN Politics

Being Donald Trump's vice president didn't end well for Mike Pence - but there's no sign his painful split from the ex-president over his anti-constitutional demands is scaring off any of the hopefuls keen to slip into his shoes.

Girl Power For Realz?!?

Firestorm erupts over requiring women to sign up for military draft

Senate Democrats have added language to the annual defense authorization bill to require women to register for the draft, prompting a backlash from Republicans and social conservatives and complica...

Hurricane Season Starts

Tropical Storm Alberto blamed for several deaths as it nears Texas and Mexico

Tropical Storm Alberto headed toward northeast Mexico with heavy rains that left several people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

Guest Charged With Tragic Crime

Sickening details emerge in migrant man's alleged rape of teen in Queens park as he gets held without bail

Christian Inga, who allegedly raped the teen at knifepoint, told police after his arrest that he began recording the assault midway through as he became more "comfortable" attacking her, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Left Coast Pops Off

Multiple people shot during Juneteenth celebration in Oakland

The incident occurred in the area of Euclid and Grand avenues on the north side of Lake...

Activist Vandalism Underestimates Public Opinion

2 climate activists were arrested after spraying orange paint on Stonehenge

The group Just Stop Oil took credit for the Wednesday afternoon action, which they said was a call on the United Kingdom to stop the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

Taylor's Plane Suffers Protest

Climate Protestors Target UK Airfield Hosting Taylor Swift's Private Jet

The activists sprayed orange paint on two jets parked at the airport but it is unclear if Swift's jet was affected.

Axis Deal Sparks European War Zone Competition

South Korea blasts Russia-North Korea deal, says it will reconsider issue of providing arms supplies to Ukraine

South Korea blasts Russia-North Korea deal, says it will reconsider issue of providing arms supplies to Ukraine

Holy Land Hot Mess Cont'd

Israel and Hezbollah play with fire but neither wants another war

On Israel's northern border, the line between deterrence and desire for war is getting harder to see.

Grid Goes Down South Of Border

Ecuador hit by nationwide blackout, leaving 17 million in the dark

Ecuador was hit with a nationwide blackout on Wednesday, leaving the South American nation's 17 million people without power.

Summer Fun Arrangement

This is the sex position most likely to help you sleep, according to a new study

This type of sleep is also thought to help consolidate our memories and regulate our mood

Home Team FAIL Update

Baseball blogger bypasses bedtime but bored by bad ballgame. Boys in blue beaten 5-1

The bullpen stunk, but it's not their fault the offense couldn't cobble together runs.

Tasteful Local Hipster Update

LGBTQ-owned coffee shop holding Pride Month pop-ups for queer small businesses, creators

During Pride Month, Anchor Island Coffee will host various pop-ups of local small businesses and artists, like Erika Sakata.

Kansas City Scorcher Warning

We are getting you prepared for a stretch of hot and humid weather

Slim chance of pop-up showers or a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening

Madonna - Secret was a 1994 #1 hit and serves as the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.