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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-2

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YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANTS

  • Senator Roy Blunt visited Missouri Southern State University to discuss higher education funding yesterday.  The focus of the discussion was re-instating the Pell Grant as a year-round grant.              Students and staff from Crowder College also had the chance to meet with Senator Blunt at Missouri Southern.

MISSOURI MEDICAL MARIJUANA

  • The Missouri House votes to legalize medical marijuana.  The house bill would allow anyone over age 18 with a terminal disease to use smokeless medical marijuana.     People with Alzheimer's disease, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and several other conditions would also be eligible.  The bill now heads to the senate.

MIKE POMPEO

  • The president will formally swear in Mike Pompeo as his new Secretary of State later today.         Secretary Pompeo addressed state department employees for the first time Tuesday, since taking on his new role.  He was confirmed by the Senate last week.

SEVERE WEATHER

  • Parts of the country are bracing for severe thunderstorms.  The powerful storm system is already bringing strong winds, hail and tornadoes to Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.  Another round of severe weather is likely to hit the Midwest and Southwest on Thursday.
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  • Parsons Upsets Pratt in First Round of State Baseball

    Parsons Upsets Pratt in First Round of State Baseball

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:09:10 GMT

    The 7th-seeded Vikings topped #2 Pratt 5-2 to move on to Friday's semifinal round. 

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    The 7th-seeded Vikings topped #2 Pratt 5-2 to move on to Friday's semifinal round. 

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  • Iola Advances in 4A-DII State Tournament

    Iola Advances in 4A-DII State Tournament

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:05:10 GMT

    Iola will face Anderson County in the state semifinals on Friday morning. 

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    Iola will face Anderson County in the state semifinals on Friday morning. 

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  • Joplin Family Looks for Assistance After Apartment Fire

    Joplin Family Looks for Assistance After Apartment Fire

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:22:25 GMT

    According to neighbors, the man who started the fire got into an altercation with his significant other.

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    According to neighbors, the man who started the fire got into an altercation with his significant other.

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