KC Star reports on Claire McCaskill’s RV tour of Missouri.
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A study points to Kansas City as a hotspot for measles. KC Health Department Director Rex Archer told KC Star some people cite religious exemptions because they think vaccines are dangerous.
Archer said he’s not against religious exemptions, but he thinks most people aren’t actually exercising them for religious reasons because few mainstream faith groups oppose vaccination.
“Unfortunately, a researcher who was dishonest 20 years ago published a study that was sensational and tried to link certain conditions with vaccines,” Archer said. “And that’s been universally rejected by every major medical body since then.”
KCUR reports on issues with Medicaid work requirement in Kansas.
“If they actually work enough to meet the requirement they’ll be over the Kansas income limit and they’ll still lose their coverage.”
Greitens, Parson blocked people on social media. Parson says he’s stopping now.
World Cup events could occur in Kansas City.
Arrowhead has experience with Major League Soccer events, having hosted the Kansas City Wizards — now known as Sporting Kansas City — for 12 years and the U.S. Open Cup Final in 2004. The stadium has also hosted World Cup qualifying games in the past. If it’s selected, Kansas City would host quarter-final games and possibly the third-place game.
KMUW reports minority populations drive population growth in Kansas.
“The urban areas of our state have seen some increase in the white population,” says Steve Coen, head of the Kansas Health Foundation, which commissioned the report. “Every county in the state has seen an increase in diverse populations, people of color. Every single county.”
On a related note, KCUR reports on a new accent in southwest Kansas due to immigration.
The brief is a regular roundup of stories from St. Joe Post and around the web. Kansas News Service contributed to this report.