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Kansas counties could make governor’s mask order toothless

MISSION — Gov. Laura Kelly's planned order requiring Kansas residents to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus could be toothless in many parts of the state because counties can exempt themselves and even those that don't might not enforce it. Officials in some counties already ...

KCMO mayor called racist slur after requiring masks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s Black mayor said Monday that he was called a racist slur and told he should “swing from a tree” after he announced mandatory face masks in the Missouri city. Mayor Quinton Lucas on Twitter shared a screenshot of the texts, which came after he announced ...