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:
Chiefs fire Dorsey
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he felt it was best to make a change in announcing the firing of GM John Dorsey, Terez Paylor reports. The decision came after “thorough examination of the entire football operation.”
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Read Sam Mellinger’s theory on what motivated the decision.
Roach infestations in area food operations
Nine establishments in Kansas and Kansas City were cited for roach infestations, Joyce Smith reports. See if the operations include one you’ve been to here.
Big Slick surprise
Celebrity hosts gave Children’s Mercy Hospital staff a surprise thank-you performance Thursday, Aaron Randle reports. David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Rob Riggle led the event with standup comedy and a comedic Q&A. Plus everything you need to know about the Big Slick weekend events.
Plight of rural hospitals
The Star’s editorial board writes that Medicaid cuts called for by the American Health Care Act would exceed $800 million over 10 years. “It would decimate millions of Americans’ access to health care, particularly in rural areas,” the board writes.
Alternative to brain surgery
Research Medical staff unveiled a new $3 million machine scheduled to receive its first patients Monday. The machine uses gamma rays to shrink brain tumors as an alternative to open-skull surgery, Andy Marso reports.