Missouri’s voter ID law encounters hurdles.
Judge rejects portion of Missouri’s voter ID law, but allows most to continue. State will appeal, but it’s unknown what effect the ruling will have for Nov. 6 https://t.co/RIH1TH9cGy pic.twitter.com/UdWv6bI7AI
— KCUR (@kcur) October 10, 2018
The law, which took effect in June 2017, allows voters to present documents like utility bills or college IDs. But those voters then had to sign a statement that they “do not possess a form of personal identification approved for voting” — which Callahan called “contradictory and misleading.”
“The affidavit plainly requires the voter to swear that they do not possess a form of personal identification approved for voting while simultaneously presenting to the election authority a form of personal identification that is approved,” Callahan wrote Tuesday. Implying that a photo ID is required to vote, he said, “is an outright misstatement of law.”
More drama occurs in the race for U.S. Senator from Missouri.
During a couple hour span yesterday: Star finds event page. Star asks Hawley camp about it. Hawley camp promotes event. Hawley camp says event is canceled (20 minutes after promoting it). #mosen #moleg https://t.co/ZH47kodgCL
— Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3) October 10, 2018
More recently, Barton compared LGBT rights activists to Nazis on his radio show in 2017 after a trip to Poland.
“The evil that’s there, it still works in the same deceptive means today, it still has that nice smiling face and, you know, a homosexual lifestyle, it’s such a wonderful lifestyle, yeah?” Barton said. “Why don’t you look at the medical stats and see if that’s really true? And so it always disguises itself in different ways, it comes through different means. We see it all the time.”
Kansas schools can’t find enough qualified applicants for teacher positions.
— Kansas News Service (@ksnewsservice) October 10, 2018
There are more than 600 vacant teaching positions in Kansas, nearly 100 more than in the fall of 2017. Special education and elementary positions have the largest number of vacancies.
“I have calls from superintendents that say, ‘Man, what’s going to happen to me if I don’t get a person in this position?’ ” said Susan Helbert, the assistant director for teacher licensure at the Kansas State Department of Education. “Well, actually nothing is going to happen except I need to know that so we can address those issues.”
Scooters injuries take off in Kansas City.
— KCUR (@kcur) October 9, 2018
Dr. Aaron Kaus, an emergency room physician at Saint Luke’s Hospital, said the most common injuries involve the face and head. So far, he said, none of the injuries have involved collisions with other vehicles.
“I’ve heard from ones who, more or less, lose control of the scooters when they hit either a pothole or a crack, or transition from the sidewalk to the street,” he said.
The Brief is a daily roundup from St. Joe Post and around the web. The Associated Press contributed to this report.