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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-18

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TAX PLAN VOTE

  • Top Republicans say they expect to pass their tax overhaul this week.  GOP leadership insists it has the votes, despite the fact that Arizona Senator John McCain will miss the vote while still battling an aggressive brain tumor.  McCain, who was being treated for a viral infection, has returned to Arizona for physical therapy and rehabilitation.

TRUMP ON MUELLER

  • President Trump says he is not going to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  Rumors he was considering such a move surfaced after the president's legal team claimed emails Mueller's team reportedly has from Mr. Trump's transition team were acquired illegally.  A spokesman for Mueller, who's looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, says all documents have been obtained through normal means.

TRAVEL CAR PREPS

  • AAA anticipates around a 3% holiday travel volume increase over last year and travelers in the Four States are expected to face a blast of cold.  The car part expert at AutoZone in Joplin recommends you make sure you have a gallon of Anti-Freeze wind shield wiper fluid, check your tire pressure, and windshield wipers.
     
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  • Joplin Takes On Pilot Program Hopefully Adding Low Income Housing Options

    Joplin Takes Pilot Program Which May Add Low Income Housing Options

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-01-18 04:24:29 GMT

    Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...

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    Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...

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  • Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

    Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-01-18 00:30:20 GMT

      The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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      The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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  • Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:57 PM EST2018-01-17 01:57:16 GMT

    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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