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New EPA chief’s cozy ties to fossil fuel industry detailed in thousands of emails

In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations and spoke to conservative political groups about what they call government” overreach,” according to emails. The emails highlight an often-chummy relationship between Pruitt’s office and Devon Energy, a major oil and gas exploration and production company based in Oklahoma City. The correspondence makes clear that top officials at the company met often with Pruitt or people who worked for him.

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Mayor Sly James addresses need for terminal overhaul at KCI

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated 35 years at KCI. Airline officials declined to comment about the future, but Mayor Sly James made it clear he wants a new terminal built at KCI in the not-too-distant future, to carry the airport forward for the next 35 years.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
Mayor Sly James addresses need for terminal overhaul at KCI 3:37

Mayor Sly James addresses need for terminal overhaul at KCI

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Woman does cartwheels for cops during a sobriety test

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Surgeon surprised when a coyote followed him into work

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Harrison Ford mistakenly flies plane over airliner at California airport