Government & Politics

Mayor James pushes open carry ban for Kansas City

Following Mayor Sly James’ lead, the Kansas City Council’s public safety committee on Wednesday endorsed a measure banning the open carry of firearms in the city limits. The full Council votes July 31. But if the state legislature overrides a governor’s veto in September, it could void any new city law.

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Courts issue split rulings on health care law subsidies

A federal appeals court ruled that financial help could be offered only on a state-run insurance exchange, not HealthCare.gov. A different court reached the opposite conclusion. The decision may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court. For now, no one faces the immediate loss of subsidized insurance and enrollment for next year will proceed as planned.

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