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Victims of chlorine leak had diverse backgrounds | News – Aiken Standard

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The nine people whose lives were lost because of the train derailment in Graniteville on Jan. 6, 2005, had backgrounds in communities as far-flung as Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Overland Park, Kansas, according to reports in the Aiken Standard. Six Avondale Mills employees were among the casualties. The victims were as follows:

• Steven W. Bagby, of Augusta, was one of the Avondale workers. A native of Germany, the 38-year-old had become a father 10 days before the train wreck, and was described by a relative, in a January 2005 Aiken Standard article, as “a…

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Sprint Stock’s Performance Features Softbank’s Son Wearing the Dunce Cap – Investorplace.com

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Every year, a once-proclaimed genius winds up wearing a dunce cap.

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In 2017 it was Jeff Immelt of General Electric (NYSE:GE). His resignation revealed a host of mistakes that took GE out of the Dow 30 after 130 years.

In 2018 it was Brian Krzanich of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) bounced after an affair, but then also revealed to have been a great destroyer of shareholder value.

In 2019 the award must go to Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank Group (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) and head of the $100 billion Vision Fund, investor in Slack (NASDAQ:WORK), Uber Technologies (NASDAQ:

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Briefly Noted: Governor to lead budget listening session in Westwood – Shawnee Mission Post

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly was the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s Stand Up, Speak Out event.

Governor to lead budget listening session in Westwood. Gov. Laura Kelly will lead a Kansan to Kansan Budget Listening Session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Westwood Atrium at the University of Kansas Health System Westwood Campus, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway. The governor will hear about Kansans’ priorities for next year’s state budget. Following brief remarks from the governor, attendees will be divided into groups to discuss their thoughts and ideas on the budget. Doors open at 5…

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US-Mexico-Canada trade pact announced – Dodge City Daily Globe

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact on Tuesday.

Pelosi said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a significant improvement over the original North American Free Trade Agreement.

“There is no question of course that this trade agreement is much better than NAFTA,” Pelosi told The Associated Press, saying the pact is “infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration.”

Trade with Canada and Mexico reached $1.4 trillion in 2018 and currently supports 12 million jobs in the U.S.,…

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Developer Buttry & Brown Pledges $50 Million to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool for Future Growth – PRNewswire

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Prominent real estate developer Buttry & Brown Development, LLC pledges $50M in funds to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool to further its national expansion plans.

Prior to their recent pledge, Buttry & Brown has already invested approximately $65 million to build and develop 14 LSP preschools across the county. This includes projects located in Austin, San Antonio, Southlake TX; The Woodlands TX, Lakeway TX, Gilbert AZ, Broomfield CO, Alpharetta GA, Roswell GA, Granite Bay CA, Overland Park KS, Chesterfield MO, and…

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Tanya Tucker Announces 2020 CMT Next Women of Country Tour Dates – Taste of Country

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Tanya Tucker will lead a small army of rising women in country music on tour in 2020. The country legend just announced 36 upcoming dates for the 2020 CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour.

For four months from early February to mid-June, Tucker will headline shows from Virginia to Washington state. Aubrie Sellers, Erin Enderline, Brandy Clark, Hailey Whitters, Madison Kozak and Walker County are among the current or former CMT Next Women of Country who will join the tour for select dates.

Shooter Jennings will also appear on select dates. Currently, he’s only slated for a…

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Overland Park planning commission unanimously approves controversial arboretum expansion – WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park city planning commission unanimously approved a controversial plan to significantly expand the city’s arboretum.

The commission welcomed a packed house to Monday’s meeting. Those supporting the arboretum’s expansion plans see the proposal as critical to growing what’s considered a jewel of Johnson County.

“Think about the future to think about all the people that come to the arboretum and what they take away about the city of Overland Park because of it,” one…

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What’s the Matter With America? – CounterPunch

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To impeach or not to impeach.  A lot of decent voters don’t know what to think.  Kansas is no exception, but Kansas has a number of exceptional role models for our troubled times, leaders who demonstrated that it’s okay to change one’s mind in politics.  In fact, it’s a mark of true character.

Changing Sides: Emporia’s Improbable Progressive 

When Donald Trump entered the White House three years ago, the nation entered unknown territory.  Think of it as a real-life  Land of Oz where the surreal characters are not figments of a writer’s…

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‘There needs to be some relief’: Kansas farmers paying price for trade wars and inaction – Kansas City Star
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‘There needs to be some relief’: Kansas farmers paying price for trade wars and inaction – Kansas City Star

Farmers and ranchers have enough of their own challenges — fickle weather, food labeling concerns and how to cater to consumers’ evolving tastes, just to name a few. What they don’t need are additional woes from Washington, D.C. But that’s what they’re getting, in bulk supplies. In what should be a banner year for Kansas farmers, with plentiful rain and high production, they tell The Star that prices and profitability have been sharply and artificially depressed due to trade wars and legislative lethargy.
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Bystander tries to save victims in triple-fatal crash in Butler County – KWCH

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BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a triple-fatal crash late Saturday.

It happened around 9:40 p.m. near southwest 50th and Haverhill Road.

Deputies say two vehicles collided head-on and burst into flames. The three victims were the only ones in the vehicles at the time.

BJ Brown says he came across the crash and tried to save anyone he could.

“If I see it again right now, I would do the same thing, but I did…

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Kansas man says he was fired from restaurant due to being diagnosed with HIV – WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

A Kansas man claims he was fired from a restaurant in Overland Park after he was diagnosed with HIV, and a lawsuit was filed in federal court. Mark Dugan is the attorney representing the man who used to work as a server at a Big Biscuit restaurant. “It’s, at the minimum, disability discrimination, or discrimination based on the perception of disability,” Dugan said. “I think it’s likely discrimination based on the stigma and negative perception about HIV.”
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More than half of top US newspapers failed to cover Trump’s anti-LGBTQ foster care and adoption rule – Media Matters for America

Most of the top 50 newspapers in the U.S. failed to cover a proposed anti-LGBTQ rule from the Trump-Pence administration’s Department of Health and Human Services that removes language protecting people from discrimination in HHS grant programs, including protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  The proposed rule, introduced on November 1, will allow federally funded adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to work with prospective LGBTQ parents.
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Letter to the Editor: Passage of the Not Invisible Act would help reduce violence against indigenous women – Tulsa World

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Hesci (Hello), I am a proud member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I am writing on the heels of Indigenous People’s Day, which was recently celebrated in Tulsa and other communities across the U.S.

As a native woman, I am proud to see native people being acknowledged. While there is so much beauty in our culture, there is also a more insidious crisis in present day Indian Country: missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Native women are more likely to be victims of violent acts and murder than any other demographic in the U.S. When native girls and…

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Kansas Senate GOP leader’s Medicaid plan a tough sell for some fellow Republicans – Kansas City Star

After years spent opposing past efforts to expand Medicaid, Kansas Senate Republican Leader Jim Denning now has a plan of his own. But the Johnson County lawmaker’s proposal drew tough reviews from both Democrats and members of his own party. Denning unveiled a plan Wednesday that could ultimately extend health coverage to thousands of Kansans and would raise tobacco taxes to help offset costs.
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U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids Tours ARJ Infusion Services – Benzinga

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Kansas City’s woman-owned specialty pharmacy provides infusion therapy and nursing services for children and adults with rare and complex conditions

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Today chronic diseases account for a significant portion of healthcare costs and require unique patient support and care coordination.

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids’ visit to ARJ Infusion Services will include an in-depth look at the treatment protocols and logistics of specialty infusion care for children and adults with rare and chronic disorders. Davids will tour the Kansas City-based…

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Brenda Lucas: Community News column for Monday, Oct. 7 – Huntington Herald Dispatch

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TEACHERS: Huntington High School teachers go “back to school” to learn the day-to-day operations of a fast food industry during the HHS McTeacher night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Hal Greer Boulevard location. Twenty percent of the restaurant’s profits are donated to the school for academy programs. Contact Deborah Chapman, HHS, 304-528-6441.

WISHES: Barry Wyant of Huntington has a master mind, especially in the managerial administrative field. Recently retired as administrator of the cardiology department at Marshall Health, Barry…

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1A Across America: The Impeachment Inquiry And How It Affects Kansas Politics – WWNO

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The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is moving quickly.

And it is affecting every level of the Republican party. Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts said the impeachment inquiry is “political theater.” His colleague, Republican Jerry Moran, denounced the inquiry in addition to several other Kansas congressmen, according to KCUR..

One notable exception? Democratic Congresswoman Sharice Davids, who said she supports beginning an impeachment inquiry.

“Congress being compelled to open an impeachment inquiry is nothing to celebrate,” Davids said in a statement. “This…

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