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Here’s what you need to know for Friday.
Buck O’Neil Bridge
Tensions are rising on the Kansas City Council over what to do about the deteriorating Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge. At least $150 million is needed to replace it. And the Missouri Department of Transportation jolted the region when it found the bridge is in worse shape than previously thought.
Preservationists are organizing to fight apartment developments proposed in Westport. The area has no historic designation, leaving those who want to preserve its older buildings with few options. A coalition, Help Save Old Westport, started a GoFundMe campaign as a first step to push for a historic district designation.
McCaskill: Missourians feel ‘forgotten’
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Trump voters “feel pain” and “wanted a disruptor” during a town hall at Park University Thursday. She touched on many topics: her vote in favor of the controversial Keystone Pipeline (she wants to create jobs), the failed Republican-backed health care bill and other topics.
McCaskill also sat down with The Star’s editorial board, furthering the discussion on Trump, the future of the Supreme Court and offering her thoughts on her favorite Missouri baseball team.
Oh, and the senator can dab.
Benedictine scrubs ‘yoga’
The Catholic college will rename its yoga classes because of concerns the word suggests Hindu mysticism. The class — soon to be known as “lifestyle fitness” — will likely be taught the same way, just minus the apparently threatening two-syllable word.
Jason Vargas kept A’s batters off balance, helping the Royals to a 3-1 victory Thursday.
The ‘Player or Primate’ scoreboard segment — in which fans are asked to determine if close-up images of hair belong to a Royals player or to a primate — was pulled after criticism.