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Kansas lawmakers tweak tax plan, mull school aid proposal.

- Education Week - US

Kansas struggles for budget fix on anniversary of tax cuts.

- Education Week - US

Kansas lawmakers still struggling on taxes, school funding.

- Education Week - US

Kansas lawmakers' work stalls on undoing Brownback tax cuts.

- Education Week - US

State panel OKs enrollment jump for Arkansas online school.

- Education Week - US

Top Kansas Democrats seek $600M boost in education funding.

- Education Week - US

Kansas lawmakers unsure sales tax should be in budget fix.

- Education Week - US

Man finds 2.78-carat diamond at Arkansas state park.

Several park visitors have found large stones in recent months.

- ABC News - US

Shocking video shows how guards at for-profit prison left sick prisoner to die despite pleas for help.

A shocking new video shows guards at a for-profit Arkansas prison roughed up a prisoner who tried to warn them about his assorted medical conditions , and then left him to die in his cell despite his repeated pleas for their help. The prisoner in question, an Arkansas father of four named Mich...

- The Raw Story - US

Kansas City nonprofit taps into an innovative idea to solve global water crisis.

Kansas City native Gary White has been chasing clean water and rudimentary toilets for more than 30 years. You see, much of the world's poorest populations live without them even now.

- PhysOrg - NL

Will Democrats regret ignoring Rob Quist in Montana?.

The assumption that Montana is an impenetrable Republican stronghold has held Democrats back from heavy spending on their candidate in the state, the folk-singing populist Rob Quist. "Our polling indicates that Donald Trump is still very popular here. It's not like the races in Georgia or Kansas, where Trump only won by 1 ...

- The Week - US

Montana special election an uncertain testing ground for 2018

Montana goes to the polls Thursday to vote in a special election for the House seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. On the ballot is Democrat Rob Quist, a folk singer, and Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte, who has consistently led the polls despite Quist's recent gains. The race, described by Gianforte ...

- The Week - US

Brickbat: Hold On

When Kansas City, Missouri, comic book store owner James Cavanaugh was knocked down by a shoplifter, friends called 911. And they say they were placed on hold for 17 minutes. Cavanaugh died. A police department spokesman says they are looking into the matter.

- Reason.com - US

Army court rejects latest appeal by convicted murderer Ronald Gray

Ronald Gray was convicted in a series of rapes and murders in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg more than 25 years ago and has been confined at the U.S. Army Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since he was sentenced to death.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Insurer's Obamacare exit could strand thousands

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is exiting Obamacare in 2018, possibly leaving nearly 19,000 Missouri residents without coverage option next year.

- CNNMoney - US

The Latest: Evacuations lessened at state tourism spot

The Latest on a wildfire that started at an old log-storage site near Leavenworth, Washington : 4:05 p.m. Officials have made changes to wildfire evacuation orders near a Washington state hiking and skiing destination, reducing the number of people in homes and cabins needing to leave immediately.

- FOX News - US

The latest test for the anti-Trump movement rests on a banjo-playing Montanan

Bobby Caina Calvan/APOn Thursday, the anti-Trump movement will face it's latest test — this one in Big Sky Country. Rob Quist, a locally famous bluegrass musician running on the Democratic ticket, is facing off against a multimillionaire tech company founder, Republican Greg Gianforte, in the race for Montana's sole House ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Records suggest years of abuse for Kansas boy

TOPEKA, Kan. " The Latest on the case of a 7-year-old Kansas who was murdered and fed to pigs :3:10 p.m.Newly released document show that Kansas received reports that a boy who ultimately was murdered and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The latest test for the anti-Trump movement rests on a banjo-playing Montanan

Tomorrow, the anti-Trump movement will face it's latest test — this one in Big Sky Country. Rob Quist, a locally famous bluegrass musician running on the Democratic ticket, is facing off against a multimillionaire tech company founder, Republican Greg Gianforte, in the race for Montana's sole House of Representatives ...

- Business Insider - US

The future of Obamacare suffers another huge blow as the worst-case scenario looms in one state

Larry Downing/ReutersBlue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City announced Wednesday that the company is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges in the states of Missouri and Kansas, dealing a huge blow to that market and sending a worrying signal about the future of the law. The insurer, also known as Blue KC, cited ...

- Business Insider - US

'Fight for 15' targets McDonald's shareholder meeting

The demonstrators were part of a larger, nationwide protest organized by the labor group "Fight for 15," which has regularly targeted McDonald's calling for higher pay and union rights for workers. Dozens of protesters also rallied outside of United Airlines shareholder meeting in downtown Chicago. "I saw my mother, who ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Fires targeting property of police, firefighters in Arkansas

Authorities in a small Arkansas town say local police and firefighters are being targeted by suspicious fires and vandalism.

- FOX News - US

Man charged in shooting of Kansas City church greeter

A Kansas City man has been charged with shooting into a south Kansas City church, injuring a greeter.

- FOX News - US

Fires targeting property of police, firefighters in Arkansas

- Townhall.com - US

'It wasn't as scary as we thought': 3 real couples share how they talk about money

For married couples, the period after the honeymoon is often when the rubber meets the road. And often, the real-world strains revolve around around money. In fact, according to a survey by SunTrust Bank, money is the No. 1 cause of stress in relationships, and having financial arguments is the top predictor of divorce, a ...

- Business Insider - US

Walmart racist calls black woman a 'n****r' and tells Latino to 'leave America'

The bigot lost her temper while shopping at a Walmart store in Bentonville, Arkansas.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

It wasn't as scary as we thought': 3 real couples share how they talk about money

For married couples, the period after the honeymoon is often when the rubber meets the road. And often, the real-world strains revolve around around money. In fact, according to a survey by SunTrust Bank, money is the No. 1 cause of stress in relationships, and having financial arguments is the top predictor of divorce, a ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Kansas clarifies time of contact with slain boy

The Latest on the case of a 7-year-old Kansas who was murdered and fed to pigs : 3:10 p.m. Newly released document show that Kansas received reports that a boy who ultimately was murdered and fed to pigs was being physically abused years before his death.

- FOX News - US

SEC suspends some in-house court cases over hiring of judges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended some of its pending in-house court cases, after a Denver-based federal appeals court found the agency had violated the Constitution in how it hired its administrative law judges. In an order dated May 22, the SEC said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Kansas child-welfare chief 'deeply saddened' by boy's death

The head of Kansas' child-welfare agency says she's "deeply saddened" by the slaying of a 7-year-old boy whose remains were fed to pigs, and that state case workers did what they could.

- FOX News - US

Kansas child-welfare chief 'deeply saddened' by boy's death

- Townhall.com - US

A spiritual adviser describes what it was like to help an Arkansas death row inmate prepare to die

Arkansas Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERSJust before his execution in Arkansas on April 24, Jack Jones ate a final meal of fried chicken, potato logs with tarter sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake, and fruit punch—or at least that's what was reported in the news. But it's not ...

- Business Insider - US

Research reveals insights into optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures

University of Arkansas researchers have helped define the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures, work that could lead to improved sensors in security and biomedical devices, and have applications in solar cells. The research team in the Department of Physics recently published its findings in the journal PLOS ONE.

- PhysOrg - NL

Despite partisanship surrounding voter ID, most voters don't believe it suppresses turnout

Most Americans—even average Democrats—do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.

- PhysOrg - NL

Tour Kansas City's historic City Market

The 180 outdoor stalls overflow with locally grown produce and plants, plus artisan food.        

- USA TODAY - US

What it was like waiting for death with one of the 4 men executed in Arkansas in April

Just before his execution in Arkansas on April 24, Jack Jones ate a final meal of fried chicken, potato logs with tarter sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake, and fruit punch—or at least that's what was reported in the news. But it's not true. According to the only person who sat with Jones as ...

- Business Insider - US

Kansas struggles for budget fix on anniversary of tax cuts

Kansas legislators marked the fifth anniversary of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment Monday by drafting...

- Deseret News - US

Boy fed to pigs was beaten, confined to shower for months

A slain Kansas boy, whose remains were fed to pigs, died after escalating abuse ended with him being beaten for "stealing food" and locked naked in a shower stall for months as a closed-circuit surveillance camera recorded his deteriorating condition, according to affidavits and search warrants released Monday.

- FOX News - US

EXCLUSIVE – Mike Huckabee to Trump: Ignore Detractors and Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Speaking to Breitbart News during a trip here in Israel, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee hailed President Trump's historic trip to Israel and urged the president to fulfil his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem despite pressure against such a move.

- Breitbart - US

Awareness of controversial Arizona immigration law influenced male students' classroom behavior

U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration-enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher.

- PhysOrg - NL

Kansas City church greeter shot in head while welcoming parishioners, police say

Greeter Montell Bruce was hurt in the Sunday shooting at the House of Refuge Family Worship church in south Kansas City, Missouri.

- FOX News - US

8 live music spots in Kansas City

The city where jazz grew up has music in its bones—but there's far more to KC than just jazz. #HowWeDoKC

- Matador Network - US

'History witnessed the hand of God moving'

Former Arkansas governor speaks at special event, hosted by Arutz Sheva and Dr. Joseph Frager, celebrating 50 years of a united Jerusalem.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings.

- New York Times - US

Watch: Huckabee prays at Joseph's Tomb

Former Arkansas governor joins group of 5,000 worshipers at Joseph's Tomb, says Jews shouldn't be forced to pray in the dead of night.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Milk, milk products-only iftars by RSS Muslim wing in UP

The RSSs Muslim wing will organise iftars on Fridays in Uttar Pradesh this Ramzan and serve only cow milk and its products to drive home the message of save the cow and that consumption of its meat invites diseases.Mahiraj Dhwaj Singh, national co-convenor of Muslim Rashtriya Manch for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, said it ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

GOP Sen. Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile in a visit to Iowa at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

- WRAL.com - US

Judge who blocked Arkansas lethal drug retracts probe plea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " A judge who blocked Arkansas' use of an execution drug, effectively blocking the state's lethal injections, has retracted his request for a professional conduct investigation of state Attorney General Leslie...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kellogg's Latest Mass Layoffs Hit Kansas City

The latest round of mass layoffs for cereal maker Kellogg's has hit Kansas City, where nearly 200 workers will lose their jobs, the company says.

- Breitbart - US

GOP's Cotton in Iowa: 'I'm ready for that new beginning.'

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton declared Americans "ready for that new beginning" in Iowa Friday, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

- Billings Gazette - US

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