After weeks of discord in the Missouri Senate that has paralyzed the chamber, Democratic Sen. Kiki Curls of Kansas City and Republican Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield sing "Kumbaya" during debate on May 3, 2017.
In this promotional video produced by California Assembly Republicans on May 16, 2016, lawmakers advocate for Assembly Bill 797, which would allow people to break dogs out of hot cars. From left, they are Assembly members Kristin Olsen of Riverbank, Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar and Marc Steinorth of Rancho Cucamonga.
Missey and Greg Smith of Overland Park, Kan., discuss the U.S. House’s failure to pass the Kelsey Smith Act, a bill named after their daughter who was abducted and murdered in 2007. The couple traveled to Washington, D.C., for the May 23 vote, thinking it would be the culmination of an almost decade-long quest to get the bill passed. The legislation would require cell phone companies to quickly provide the location of a wireless phone if police think the phone’s owner is in serious danger.
With their eyes protected by eclipse glasses, students at Winnwood Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District, watched the solar eclipse together with their teachers from the playground of their school on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 4531 N.E. 44th Terrace in Kansas City. The once-in-a-lifetime event provided a hands-on learning experience for the students who have been studying the eclipse for the past month. The eclipse on Monday is the first total solar eclipse to cross the breadth of the continental United States in 99 years.