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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 3-15

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STUDENT WALKOUT

  • Joplin High students join a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence and school shootings.  Five coordinators made impassioned speeches to about 175 students.  They were required to have a parent's permission to participate.  Signs said "never again", "fear has no place in schools"-- and others focused on gun control.  Some students didn't walk out, saying the problem is bigger than guns.

PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION

  • A clear winner has yet to be decided in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.  Following Tuesday's special election, Democrat Connor Lamb leads republican Rick Saccone by just a few hundred votes.  President Trump won the district by 20 points in 2016.

WHITE HOUSE SHAKEUP

  • President Trump is back at the white house, where he will host the Irish Prime Minister.  On Wednesday the President Trump picked CNBC commentator, Larry Kudlow, to be top economic adviser...replacing Gary Cohn.  After firing secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mister Trump suggested more staff changes were on the way.
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  • Happy 107!

    Happy 107!

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:26:42 GMT

    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

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    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

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  • Don't Ask for Bongs in this Joplin Store on 4/20...or Any Day...Despite What You See

    Don't Ask for Bongs in this Joplin Store on 4/20...or Any Day...Despite What You See

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:41:59 GMT

    "You're outta here."

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    "You're outta here."

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  • Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:13:34 GMT
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
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