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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-14

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FREE NEEDLES

  • The Missouri House advances a bill would allow organizations to provide free needles to drug users.  House members on Tuesday gave the bill initial approval in a voice vote.  Republican Representative Holly Rehder says organizations already pass out clean syringes to drug users.  But state law bans possessing drug paraphernalia, putting those needle exchanges in murky legal waters.

PARSONS CLEANUP

  • A lot of residents in Parsons, Kansas are cleaning up their acts by cleaning up their yards.  The city's building inspector and code enforcer has been cracking down on houses with junk in their yards, excessive brush piles, and inoperable vehicles.  When a complaint is filed, residents have 10 days to take care of the problem.  If they fail to comply, city employees will fix the problem, and send a bill to the violator.

IMMIGRATION REFORM

  • Senate lawmakers continue to work to reach a deal on immigration reform.  On Tuesday, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer objected to an amendment that would crack down on so-called sanctuary cities.  Democrats are demanding any immigration solution include protections for nearly 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
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  • Neosho School District Makes a Big Change to Their Drug Testing Policy

    Neosho School District Makes a Big Change to Their Drug Testing Policy

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:38:07 GMT

    With the kickoff of the 2018-2019 school year, Neosho School District students who apply for a school parking pass will enter themselves into the district's pool of students eligible for random drug testing. 

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    With the kickoff of the 2018-2019 school year, Neosho School District students who apply for a school parking pass will enter themselves into the district's pool of students eligible for random drug testing. 

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  • Miami Schools Adds Classes for 3&4 Year Olds; Competition for Daycare

    Miami Schools Adds Classes for 3&4 Year Olds; Competition for Daycare

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:47:05 GMT

    Miami school district is adding classes for three and four year olds  to help retain both teachers and students. 

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    Miami school district is adding classes for three and four year olds  to help retain both teachers and students. 

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  • Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

    Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:47:50 GMT
    Anders Shoes (7/10/18)Anders Shoes (7/10/18)
    Anders Shoes (7/10/18)Anders Shoes (7/10/18)
    The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o...More >>
    The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o...More >>
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