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The tributes and remembrances of Sen. John McCain continue to flow. His relationship with the media wasn’t always friendly, but it was one of cooperation and mutual respect. We’ll remember him on this week’s program.

Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post: “NBC cuts to awkward ‘Talent’ scene after solemn McCain report

Kansas City residents will vote in August on whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Kansas City Council agreed Thursday to comply with a Missouri Supreme Court order and put the petition initiative on the Aug. 8 ballot.

The Kansas City Star reports the proposal would increase the current $7.70 minimum wage to $10 per hour by Sept. 1 and gradually to $15 per hour by 2022.

The initiative is backed by civil rights activists, urban core ministers and other social justice advocates.

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Missouri Democrats are asking Gov. Eric Greitens to support their efforts to force the new leader of the state's consumer watchdog agency to resign.

House Democrats are pushing for the ouster of Dave Minnick, who was appointed last week by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to head of the secretary of state's securities division.

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The Kansas City Star has apologized for a guest column about women reducing the risk of rape by not drinking too much, saying the column "should never have been published."

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Updated at 11:59 am with information from Overland Park PD, Overland Park City Hall

Martin Manley, 60, reportedly committed suicide in front of a police station just south of Kansas City, Kansas yesterday morning. The Overland Park police department did confirm that a suicide happened "Thursday morning" in the "vicinity" of the police department.  But they would not confirm if the suicide was Martin Manley or not.