Kansas City News Walk: Local Faith Rally, Reform & Prez Awaits Divine Inspiration

Right now the eternal legacy of angel Candice inspires our Sunday sort through pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Toy Train Anticipation Peaks

Riders eager for new connectivity as Kansas City Streetcar expansion nears completion

The highly anticipated Kansas City Streetcar extension, stretching from downtown to the Country Club Plaza, is now 90% complete, streetcar officials announced Friday.

Local Biz Lady Inspiration

'It's OK to start small': She knew nothing about decorating cookies; a year later this baker quit her full-time job to scale up

Karissa Todd - who worked at Hallmark for 20 in corporate communications before freelancing - was at a career crossroads in 2018 when a friend suggested she start selling her sugar cookies. "That one little nudge sparked that thing that has always been in the back of my mind," she said.

Faith Community Rallies

Thousands to gather for Jehovah's Witness event at Cable Dahmer Arena

The 10th annual Jehovah's Witness convention is back in Kansas City, where more than 12,000 people are expected to attend the event across the three weekends it takes place.

Kansas Reform Rolling

After years trying to recover his car, man welcomes changes to Kansas law

This week, the state's civil asset seizure and forfeiture law changed following years of work trying to balance law enforcement and people's rights.

Show-Me Rising Tide Warning

Coast Guard temporarily shuts down boat travel on Missouri River

The U.S. Coast Guard has temporarily shut down traffic on the Missouri River across almost the entire Show-Me state due to high water levels and levee conditions.

Community Artsy Reporting

346: Art as Mentorship Prepares for AMERIK'ANA Fest - Northeast News

Join us on this week's Northeast Newscast as we sit down with Juliana Chi and Art as Mentorships' Erika Noguera - a local, non-profit, music-driven organization. With its founding band "Making Movies" at the forefront, this program works to bring musical and artistic education to youth within the Northeast community.

Tasty Tribute . . . 

Kansas City's oldest barbecue joint celebrates 90 years of tradition

Kansas City's oldest barbecue restaurant celebrated 90 years of tradition with a holiday weekend rib special.

Angel Shares Another Glance

Candice Swanepoel, Kate Upton and Daiane Sodre pose for V cover

Candice Swanepoel is V magazine's newest cover star, alongside fellow models Kate Upton and Daiane Sodre. All three have worked for Vivtoria's Secret.

Embattled Prez Tempts Fate & Demands Sign From Above

Only the 'Lord Almighty' could compel me to quit - Biden

The president dismisses suggestions he may end his re-election bid, as a fifth House Democrat calls on him to quit as the party's nominee.

MAGA Wins In Court For Once

Trump wins delay in classified documents case

His legal team has requested more time to submit supplemental briefing on the immunity claim.

Dems Fight For Power

All eyes on Jeffries as Democrats weigh Biden's future

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) has found himself at the center of the storm as Democrats weigh the wisdom of keeping President Biden at the top of the ticket following his disastrous debate performance in Atlanta last month. The Democratic leader is being squeezed between two powerful but opposing forces.

US Against Nature

Beryl bears down on Texas, where it is expected to hit after regaining hurricane strength

Beryl is hurtling across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a collision course with Texas. It is currently a tropical storm but is forecast to regain hurricane status before nearing the coast Sunday and making landfall the following day.

More Proof: War Is Hell

In Ukraine, Killings of Surrendering Russians Divide an American-Led Unit

A German medic said he was so troubled that he confronted his commander. Others boasted about killings in a group chat.

Holy Land Hope?!?

Hamas says it's waiting for Israeli response on ceasefire proposal

Hamas is waiting for a response from Israel on its ceasefire proposal, two officials from the Palestinian group said on Sunday, five days after it accepted a key part of a U.S. plan aimed at ending the nine-month war in Gaza.

Right Turn For Europe . . . 

France's political future hangs in the balance as votes cast in final round of snap election

French voters are heading to the polls on Sunday for the second and final round of voting in a snap parliamentary election.

Hollywood Against MAGA Redux

Minnie Driver Says Donald Trump 'Deserves to Be in Prison' and She Refuses to Live in a Red State if He Is Re-Elected

Minnie Driver said 'of course' Donald Trump 'deserves to be in prison,' and that she couldn't live in a red state if he is re-elected.

Catholics Live & Die By Rules

Papal arch enemy Archbishop Vigano found guilty of schism and excommunicated

A fierce ultra-conservative, the archbishop branded the pope a "false prophet" and a "servant of Satan," and accused him of representing an "inclusive, immigrationist, eco-sustainable, and gay-friendly" Church.

El Papa Considers Republic

Democracy is in bad health, Pope Francis says

Democracy is not in good shape, Pope Francis said on Sunday, urging politicians to shun populism and instead work together to build stronger societies and tackle voter apathy.

Celebrate Golden Ghetto Offerings

Hummus and Pita

One of my favorite cuisines is Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. I love discovering a new falafel restaurant or one that has a great dinner platter. Most of this is because I have adhered to a vegetarian restaurant for decades and this cuisine is very vegetarian friendly.

Show-Me Fun Time Precautions

All Missouri State Fair dairy cows must be tested for bird flu, state orders

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that dairy cows exhibited during the fair, which runs through August 8-18 in Sedalia, must test negative.

Forecast For Sunday . . .

FIRST WARN FORECAST: Minimal storms tonight, First Warn in place Sunday

The rest of our evening remains dry, but we are watching a line of thunderstorms that should decay as they get into our viewing area after 9-10 PM.

Robbie Williams - Angels is HORRIBLE but, nevertheless, right now it is the Sunday song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.