From a now defunct Brit magazine we remember hottie Rosie & Holly frolicking and pillow fighting throughout the night and that inspires us to take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines to start the day . . .
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Pain At The Pump Worsens
Memorial Day weekend gas prices more than $1 more per gallon in Kansas City compared to last year
If you’re traveling by car for Memorial Day weekend you may want to budget a bit more money for gas. AAA reports the national average for a gallon of regular gas is about $3.04, and the average in Kansas and Missouri is about 20 cents cheaper.
Chilly Swim Today?!?!
These local swimming pools are opening across the Kansas City area on Memorial Day weekend
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Schools are out, summer is here and swimming pools are opening up this Memorial Day weekend across the Kansas City metro. But with lifeguard shortages and some cities still taking COVID-19 restrictions into consideration, not all city pools across the area are opening up.
Local Labor Market Unguarded
Lifeguard shortage could keep area pools closed
ROELAND PARK, KS (KCTV) — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer with cookouts, family gatherings, and outdoor pools opening. But many outdoor pools may not open this year, because of problems finding staff. Roeland Park just finished up renovation of a new pool. In 2019, the city approved $1.5 million worth of updates.
KANSAS CITY HELP WANTED!!!
Now Hiring! Where are all the unemployed workers?
Is it Boomers retiring in droves? Parents stuck at home with kids? Folks enjoying their COVID-19 unemployment benefits until the money ends in September? Other folks still too afraid of the pandemic to interact with the public? All of the above, say economists and business owners when asked why “help wanted” signs are popping up all over Kansas City.
MAGA Tough Talk Questioned
Marjorie Taylor Greene may be politically safe, but her conservative Georgia constituents have concerns about her tactics
Marjorie Taylor Greene has turned herself into one of the most visible Republicans in the country — stoking an endless stream of controversies that has caused headaches for a defeated party trying to find its footing while she rakes in campaign cash without fear of consequences.
MSM Name Game Rebuked
CNN, AP, Daily Beast headlines refer to illegal immigrant convicted in Mollie Tibbetts murder as ‘farm worker’
The media appeared to have downplayed the migrant status of the murderer who was convicted in the brutal 2018 killing of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts. Cristhian Bahena Rivera was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday after a two-week trial in Davenport, in a case that drew national attention because of the suspect’s immigration status.
Former Prez Vs. Former Speaker
A time for abusing: Trump nukes Paul Ryan’s Reaganesque vision for GOP
After Ryan suggested that the conservative movement was about more than fealty to the defeated president, Trump called the former House speaker a “RINO” and a loser. And then Trump, the rare Republican who has criticized Reagan himself, went after Fred Ryan, chair of the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
Snail Mail Sticks It To Customers
Postal Service raises stamps to 58 cents as part of restructuring plan
The U.S. Postal Service on Friday announced plans to raise the price of first-class stamps from 55 to 58 cents, the latest step in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Louis DeJoy Lawmakers request investigation into Postal Service’s covert operations program Postal Service sees chance to turn the page after tumultuous year Senators unveil Postal Service reform bill that could defeat filibuster MORE ‘s 10-year plan to make up for billions in financial losses within the agency.
KANSAS CITY FASHION COMEBACK!!!
Grab your tickets now for the much-anticipated West 18th St. Fashion Show
West 18th Street Fashion Show. // Designed by Mark Serrano & Gabby DeFonso After a decidedly unfashionable year, the West 18th St. Fashion Show returns to Crossroads on Saturday, June 12. This year’s theme is ‘Summer Tableau’-the event marks Kansas City’s first independent outdoor fashion production since 2020.
Accelerating COVID Recovery
Kansas Speedway offers laps at the track to those who get vaccinated, tested for COVID-19
The Kansas Speedway is offering laps on its track to people who take part in the Race to End COVID-19 event June 4-5.Speedway officials said fans who get a free COVID-19 test and/or COVID-19 vaccine on those days can enjoy an opportunity to drive two laps around the speedway.
Royal Comeback Begins
Offense finally backs Bubic in 8-3 win over Twins
First off, let me start with this: it’s always good to beat the Minnesota Twins. I typically give a little shtick in every Royals/Twins game I recap talking about the boring irrelevance of the Minnesota Twins. Joe Mauer got 251 hits in his career against the Royals and I cannot remember a single freaking one of them.
Weekend Sorta Warms Up
Sunshine in store for Saturday, afternoon showers possible Sunday
Hide Transcript Show Transcript EVENTUALLY HAVE SUNSHINE, BUT I’VE GOT YOUR WEATHER ALREADY QUEUED UP IN THE NINEAY D FORECAST DON’T ‘IVE UP ON IT YET. YOU’LL HAVE YOUR DAYS. WE HAVE GOT MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES OVER THE CITY RIGHT NOW.
Marshmello x Carnage – Back In Time is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.
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