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Missouri lawmakers debate abortion bill
It’s been six weeks since Gov. Eric Greitens called state lawmakers back into session to enact new regulations on abortion. The Missouri Senate will return to the Capitol on Monday to debate a wide-ranging bill, Jason Hancock reports. The bill up for debate Monday is just one vote away from the governor’s desk.
Burns & McDonnell’s exclusive contract deals for KCI project
Burns & McDonnell confirms that it has signed minority- and women-owned business contractors to exclusivity contracts on the Kansas City International Airport project, which could narrow the pool of qualified candidates to work on proposals with other competitors. Kansas City’s solicitation encourages such contractors to work with multiple proposals, but doesn’t forbid exclusive deals, Steve Vockrodt reports.
Thousands in KC area still without power Monday
Nearly 100,000 people woke up without power Sunday morning after severe storms swept through the Kansas City area Saturday night, downing trees and power lines, Robert A. Cronkleton and Joe Roberts report. The outages stretched into Monday with 28,000 still waiting for the lights to come on.
Northland neighbors object to affordable housing project
A $30 million federal grant calls for Kansas City to provide some affordable housing in the Northland, but residents of neighborhoods near the proposed site vehemently object, Lynn Horsley reports.
Rolling Moss gathering momentum for Royals
With his ninth career walk-off RBI on Sunday in the Royals’ 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox, Brandon Moss continues stepping out of the void and doing what the Royals had hoped he would, Vahe Gregorian reports.