Kansas City has seen a spike in shootings and homicides during a bloody August, with more violence than usual in a single month, according to police. Morris Clay, a one-time sports radio director, was among the victims.
Trapped in an individual health insurance plan with high-co-pays and deductibles, Hattie Saltzman contemplated dropping out of the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a semester so she could afford to buy insulin. She was one of many Missourians facing difficult choices due to health care costs.
Lisa Benson, a reporter already suing NBC affiliate KSHB for race discrimination, says she was fired for sharing on Facebook a Guardian article about white privilege. The Guardian writer also tweeted about it.