Morning Minutes: Sprint abandons ‘Framily,’ KC residents happy with city

Downtown Kansas City at twilight
Downtown Kansas City at twilight

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Sprint scraps ‘Framily’ plan, looks to compete with data pricing

Sprint Corp. is scrapping its “Framily” plan in favor of new pricing aimed at luring customers by offering twice the data that other wireless carriers offer their users.

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H&R Block rolling out new accounting service for small businesses

H&R Block Small Business has launched a new service providing small businesses help with bookkeeping, payroll, tax accounting and more. The service will be offered only in the Kansas City area at first, and then it will expand nationwide.

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Some Ferguson businesses put protection in their own hands

Many merchants along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson said Monday that customers continued to stay away, but some area merchants are taking matters into their own hands to try to ensure the continuation of business as usual amid protests and violence.

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House speaker hopes to rally Republicans for veto session overrides

Following special elections earlier this month, there are again 110 Republicans in the Missouri House of Representatives. That gives the GOP a veto-proof majority for next month’s veto session — if all the republican House members are present and support the vetoes.

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Survey shows spike in Kansas Citians pleased with city’s image

Kansas City is a good if not excellent city to call home, according to 3 out of 4 residents who responded to a recent survey. A smaller proportion of Kansas Citians — but still a majority — is pleased with the city services provided.

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