Morning Minutes: July 31

President Barack Obama dined at barbecue joint Arthur Bryant's during his visit to Kansas City. | Pete Souza/The White House
President Barack Obama dined at barbecue joint Arthur Bryant’s during his visit to Kansas City. | Pete Souza/The White House

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Obama talks jobs, knocks Congress in Kansas City speech

President Barack Obama touted reports of growing high school graduation rates, dropping unemployment numbers, and increased manufacturing and exports while suggesting Congressional Republicans were holding Americans back from achieving even more.

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NorthPoint developing distribution park near Cerner campus in south KC

NorthPoint’s new park in south Kansas City will have buildings covering a total of about 1.2 million square feet at an expected cost of about $45 million.

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Ballot Briefing: Amendment 5 and gun rights

Missouri’s constitution states that the right of citizens to keep and bear arms, “shall not be questioned.” Now, the state is calling on voters to decide if the language regarding that right should be made even stronger.

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Missouri casinos to allow gambling on credit

The Missouri Legislature quietly passed the law this year, and it was enacted without Gov. Jay Nixon’s signature. It will go into effect Aug. 28.

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Carondelet’s KC-area senior care facilities join new national network

Carondelet Health’s three senior care facilities in the Kansas City area will join a new nationwide network of 34 senior care facilities run by Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic, nonprofit health system.

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