- Advocates for open government argue Kansas Senate leaders went too far when they closed the chamber to quell a protest in May. The state attorney general’s office now says that did not violate the open meetings act. Stephen Koranda of the Kansas News Service has more.
- About one in 10 Kansas women between the ages of 15 and 44 don’t have health insurance … on par with the national rate.
- The two likely candidates for Missouri governor are supporting stricter background checks and so-called “red-flag” laws to address mass shootings. St. Louis Public Radio’s statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll spoke to Governor Mike Parson and Auditor Nicole Galloway at the Missouri State Fair Thursday about several key issues… one being gun control.