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Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

By JOHN HANNA (TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — Kansas’ attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state’s most…

Ebola patient’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees

(DALLAS AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room — a fever that was flagged with an…

Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

(OMAHA, Neb., AP) — The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West…

Rand Paul raising money for Show-Me Institute

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is coming to Missouri to raise money — not for himself, but for a free-market think tank. The Republican senator from…

McCaskill says no need for pricey consultants

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is warning colleges and universities against hiring expensive consultants to revamp sexual discrimination policies. The Democratic senator told reporters Tuesday…

Home where Ebola patient stayed disinfected

By DAVID WARREN and JAMIE STENGLE (DALLAS, AP) — After days of scrutiny about their treatment, a family that was living in the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying…

Commissioners consider health insurance increase

By AMBER WARD (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The Johnson County Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss future health care options for their employees but ended up postponing the decision. Lisa Shore,…

Kids who had contact with Ebola patient monitored

(DALLAS, AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored. Perry says health officials learned…

County Commission will discuss health care plans Tuesday

By SABRA HOEPPNER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Johnson County Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the county’s health care premiums for 2015. The meeting is open to…

Ferguson officer enlists police union attorney

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — The suburban St. Louis County police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old has enlisted a police union attorney who has spent…