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Government & Politics

Despite Trump’s pledge, governors expect little federal spending on infrastructure

President Trump again said Monday he was preparing to “spend big” on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders are telling governors to expect little for new federal investment in public works. Instead, the administration plans to spur public-private partnerships, such as toll roads and transmission lines, by loosening environmental reviews and removing other red tape.

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Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause

The Mercy Seat Tattoo shop in Kansas City's Crossroads district held a benefit Sunday for the American Civil Liberties Union. Proceeds from a menu of tattoos went to the ACLU.
Robert A. Cronkleton The Kansas City Star
Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause 2:18

Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause

Bernie Sanders: 'I was … told that Kansas was a Republican state' 1:02

Bernie Sanders: 'I was … told that Kansas was a Republican state'

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KC Fire Department demonstrates measures to prevent cancer

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A firefighter's widow believes job led to his death from cancer

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