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Marc LaVoie
June 24, 2019 - 5:25 am
The Kansas City area is going through the wettest year on record, having received almost a year's worth of precipitation before the end of June. The rain continued Friday through Sunday. "Over that three-day period we picked up 5.56 inches of rain," said Ryan Cutter, meteorologist at the National...
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June 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October. Beau Buffier, a lawyer for New York state's attorney general, told a judge at a...
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June 21, 2019 - 10:58 am
St. Louis, MO (AP) - Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a...
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Rebecca Crockett
June 21, 2019 - 7:46 am
Kansas City, MO - A large percentage of children in the U.S. have little or no ability to swim, an important lifesaving skill. Sixty-four percent of African-American children cannot swim, according to the USA Swimming Foundation. A study shows that 45 percent of Hispanic/Latino children and 40...
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Bill Grady
June 21, 2019 - 6:56 am
Kansas City, MO - Traffic cops across the country are changing their patrol activities as marijuana laws change. Driving while stoned is not the same as having a few too many drinks. The testing is different. There is no equivalent of a breathalyzer to determine if a motorist is over the limit with...
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Marc LaVoie
June 20, 2019 - 8:42 am
After resisting the idea, the Lee's Summit Board of Education voted in favor of paying for racial equity training that will begin in the fall. The training had been proposed by the district's superintendent, Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter. Some teachers in the district were insulted by the idea that they...
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June 20, 2019 - 8:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - State universities will not be increasing tuition this fall for undergraduate students from Kansas. But the state Board of Regents on Wednesday approved tuition increases for some Kansas graduate students and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students. The regents...
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Rebecca Crockett
June 20, 2019 - 7:47 am
After several frightening incidents involving fans injured by foul balls, some Major League Baseball teams are looking at improving safety measures. The Chicago White Sox announced in the past week that Guaranteed Rate Field would be the first MLB to extend safety nets all the way to the foul poles...
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Rebecca Crockett
June 19, 2019 - 7:39 am
President Donald Trump's Monday evening Tweet in which he announced plans to deport millions of people in the country illegally stirred up immigration advocates from coast to coast. Mira Mdivani of Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm believes Trump's presidency symbolizes a wave of change in...
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June 19, 2019 - 6:53 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons. The streaming service announced Tuesday that the fourth season will debut July 19. The eight episodes were shot in the Kansas City area, where last season the stars revamped a...
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