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Morning Rush: Plea to Greitens to veto discrimination bill, KCI poll, Sessions testimony

Bill would make discrimination and harassment lawsuits against employers difficult

Pat Rowe Kerr had filed a lawsuit accusing her former employer of age and gender discrimination and was awarded nearly $3 million. Senate Bill 43 will make it harder for people to sue and win an employment discrimination case. Missouri Gov. Eric G
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Pat Rowe Kerr had filed a lawsuit accusing her former employer of age and gender discrimination and was awarded nearly $3 million. Senate Bill 43 will make it harder for people to sue and win an employment discrimination case. Missouri Gov. Eric G

Welcome to The Kansas City Star’s Morning Rush, where we get you ready for the day ahead.

Here’s what you need to know:

Missouri discrimination bill

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will decide whether to sign a bill that would make proving discrimination by employers more difficult. A friend of Greitens’, Pat Kerr, told The Star’s Jason Hancock how the governor helped her win a discrimination trial last July. She said Greitens “helped me achieve justice.”

Greitens signed on Monday legislation that will bring Missouri into compliance with the Real ID Act.

Here are the answers to your questions, including "Do I need to run out get a new driver's license?"

New KCI poll

A new poll indicates support for a new single terminal at KCI is at 38 percent, about the same level of support as one year ago, Steve Vockrodt reports. Forty percent opposed the single terminal, while 22 percent were unsure.

The Kansas City Council took public comments Tuesday on the proposal by Burns & McDonnell to build a single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.

Sessions’ testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face sharp questions Tuesday in testimony beore the Senate intelligence committee. The testimony should yield Sessions’ most extensive comments to date on questions regarding the Russia probe.

Topgolf at Arrowhead

Arrowhead Stadium will be turned into a Topgolf site, Pete Grathoff reports. The Topgolf Crush activity, which takes place temporarily in stadiums, will be open July 27 to 30 from 9 a.m. to midnight each day.

This is an explainer for what Topgolf Crush looks like. Topgolf Crush will be at Arrowhead Stadium in July.

Rifles protecting students?

In light of news that the Shawnee Mission School District has armed resource officers with semi-automatic rifles, columnist Melinda Henneberger makes a case against such firepower in schools. “How much protection do those Smith & Wessons really offer against what’s still, thankfully, an incredibly unlikely danger?

“Making sure kids wear sunscreen every day would be far more likely to save some lives.”

The Shawnee Mission Schools director of safety and security explains the 2015 purchase of semi automatic rifles for school police.

Max Londberg: 816-234-4378, @MaxLondberg

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