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Nixon Asks for Probe Unto Lottery Money
July 23, 2014

(AP) – A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by Missouri’s General Assembly that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open carry for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

KCMO’s Ban on Openly Carrying Guns Advances
July 23, 2014

(AP) – A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by Missouri’s General Assembly that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open carry for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

Moran Says Wichita VA Med Center “Begging” & “Borrowing” to Avoid Shortages
July 23, 2014

(AP) – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to “begging, borrowing and manipulation” just to obtain vital surgical equipment.

Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair. The Kansas Republican senator says the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans’ lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

Moran cited whistleblower complaints and 177 pages of internal documents, including meeting minutes, budgets and equipment request lists.

The VA medical center Wichita confirmed it had received the letter a day earlier but was still reviewing it Wednesday

Moran Says Wichita VA “Begging” & “Borr”
July 23, 2014

(AP) – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to “begging, borrowing and manipulation” just to obtain vital surgical equipment.

Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair. The Kansas Republican senator says the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans’ lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

Moran cited whistleblower complaints and 177 pages of internal documents, including meeting minutes, budgets and equipment request lists.

The VA medical center Wichita confirmed it had received the letter a day earlier but was still reviewing it Wednesday

Wolf Claims Roberts is Behind Latest Look at X-Rays
July 23, 2014

Kansas Senate candidate Milton Wolf is accusing incumbent Pat Roberts of using his state political connections to smear him at the last minute.
Tuesday, the Topeka Capital Journal reported the Kansas Board of Healing Arts is opening an investigation into Wolf, who is a radiologist by trade.
The probe deals with some on-line postings by Wolf before the campaign.
The postings were removed before Wolf got into the Senate race.
In one of them, Wolf posts a set of x-rays that show the victim a gunshot wound to the back.
One caption reads, “My guess a jealous husband or jilted lover”
Another posting on the same page reads, “This is my 2nd favorite gunshot wound of all time”.
In an interview with KMBC, broadcast Tuesday, Wolf blames Roberts for the investigation because he has political supporters on the state board.
“He claims I violated patient privacy. He knows I didn’t. He claims I released photographs of patients. He knows I haven’t. Anonymous x-rays,” said Wolf..
“And if anyone is offended by the commentary that came along with it, I apologized at the time, and I apologize now,“ Wolf said in the interview.
The Capital Journal broke the story about the x-rays last winter. The newspaper said it became aware of the inquiry by the Board of Healing Arts because they asked the newspaper for some of their files regarding the story.
The Roberts campaign blasted Wolf after the latest newspaper story was published.
In a statement, the campaign stated, “In the unlikely event Wolf would become the Republican nominee, he would enter a general election seriously damaged as a candidiate.“.

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