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Day care deaths
Unlicensed day cares have come under scrutiny after a 7-month-old Lenexa boy died at one. Tony Rizzo reports that Johnson County officials are unsure how many day care providers are operating illegally.
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Health bill vote
Eric Adler and Bryan Lowry report on Kansas Citians’ reaction to the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passing a health care bill to replace Obamacare on Thursday. Some complained of expensive premiums under Obamacare, while others wondered how they could afford insurance without subsidies.
The Star’s editorial board writes that the House’s vote came before ample analysis. And it excoriates the GOP for voting to rip health insurance from 24 million Americans.
Jason Hancock reports the Missouri Senate struck a budget deal that preserves in-home and nursing home care assistance for disabled and elderly Missourians. Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget called for saving $52 million by requiring proof of more severe disabilities to qualify for assistance.
The Royals had the bejeezus beaten out of them, Sam Mellinger writes, on an otherwise lovely School Day at The K.