Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Kansas City Love Day News Cleanup

Readers who have made this this far today are undoubtedly our favorite kind of news hounds. Accordingly, we're sharing some of the stories that are still important and deserve another look . . .

The Kansas City Cannabis Game

Months Before Medical Marijuana Is Available In Missouri, Clinic Opens Its Doors In Kansas City

Medical marijuana is not yet available for purchase in Missouri, but patients may be able to jump start the process and get it with the help of a newly opened clinic. The Green Clinic opened for business in a loft in the River Market in Kansas City on Wednesday afternoon, with two full-time doctors on staff to determine whether patients qualify to obtain medical marijuana.

Show-Me Prison Crisis Solution???

Missouri Aims To Boost Correctional Officers' Low Pay To Help Fill Vacancies

Missouri ranks just behind Mississippi for the lowest-paid correctional officers in the country. The average annual pay for a correctional officer in Missouri was $30,870 in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, well below the national average of $47,600.

Saving The NextGen

As Kansas Youth Suicide Rises, State Pushes Prevention Training For School Workers

Simplistic crisis plans and missing mandatory training by some Kansas schools led the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday to reinforce its suicide prevention requirements. Suicide rates in the United States have been going up for years, but the rates have risen faster in Kansas.

Show-Me Road Warrior

Missouri Gov. Parson promoting proposed infrastructure plan

ST. LOUIS ( -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will be in St. Louis, St. Clair and Phelps County Thursday to promote his proposed infrastructure plan that would fix 250 of Missouri's bridges that are in poor condition. This week, the governor is visiting five of those 250 bridges.

Rock Chalk Weed Game Winning

Lawrence considering sharp reduction in marijuana penalties

Lawrence city commissioners appear open to a proposal to significantly reduce the fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city.During a work session Tuesday, the commission reviewed a draft ordinance that proposed reducing the minimum fine for possessing 32 grams or less of marijuana from $200 to $50 for first-time offenders.

Show-Me Healthcare For None???

Shrinking Medicaid Rolls In Missouri Raise Flag On Vetting Process

Tangunikia Ward, a single mom of two who has been unemployed for the past couple of years, was shocked when her St. Louis family was kicked off Missouri's Medicaid program without warning last fall. She found out only when taking her son, Mario, 10, to a doctor to be treated for ringworm.

Rock Chalk Readjustment

Kansas Governor's School Funding Plan Is In Pieces, Literally

Gov. Laura Kelly has said she has an easy solution for funding schools. Just renew the finance plan the Kansas Legislature agreed to last year and fold in an adjustment for inflation. But over in the Senate, lawmakers are picking that proposal apart.

Kansas Money Review

Documents raise questions about Kansas child welfare grants

TOPEKA, KS (AP) -- Kansas awarded millions in grants to a troubled Florida agency to provide child welfare services, even though it earned low scores in an internal review and didn't apply for some of the work.

Our Somewhat Namesake

Max's Kansas City Reborn for Los Angeles Art Fair

StyleS Q&A A pop-up of the infamous New York clubhouse welcomes visitors to the city's first Frieze fair. Is Los Angeles ready for the inaugural Frieze art fair this weekend? Some 70 galleries, including local favorites like the Night Gallery and global powerhouses like Gagosian, will have booths at Paramount Pictures Studios from Feb.

More Deets On The Snowpocalypse

Accumulating snow expected starting Friday morning

The metro could see anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow

Developing . . .

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