Local

Morning Rush: GOP leader of Congress shot, questions of Greitens’ ethics, KCI deadline

Congressman Steve Scalise is the House Majority Whip and represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana. He was reportedly shot Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice.
Congressman Steve Scalise is the House Majority Whip and represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana. He was reportedly shot Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice.

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:

Congressman shot at baseball practice

During a congressional baseball team practice, Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire, according to reports. Two Capitol police officers were also injured. The shooting occurred in Alexandria, Va.

Questions about Greitens’ ethics fine

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, fined $1,000 in April for not disclosing his campaign obtained a list of donors to his charity, The Mission Continues, is still dogged by questions surrounding the fine. Experts say either the charity gave the donor list to the campaign, a federal prohibition, or the list was stolen from the charity, Jason Hancock reports.

The Mission Continues, a charity formed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens before his election, would have been violating a federal prohibition if it provided its donor list to the Greitens campaign.

KCI proposal deadline extended

The Kansas City Council put the finishing touches Tuesday on a revised request for proposals for firms to design, build and privately finance a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, Lynn Horsley reports. The process now calls for all interested engineering firms with airport expertise to submit qualifications by July 27 and financing details by Aug. 10.

The Star’s editorial board agreed with the council’s decision to extend the deadline, writing that the new deadline is more reasonable than the original cutoff, which was June 20.

Kansas City Councilwomen Katheryn Shields and Jolie Justus give thumbs-up to the extension of a deadline for proposals to build a new terminal at KCI.

Investigation of child’s death

Police are investigating a child’s death. A young child was found dead Tuesday afternoon in the 5800 block of North London Avenue in Kansas City, Toriano Porter reports.

Max Londberg: 816-234-4378, @MaxLondberg

  Comments