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News to Know (5/12/21)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A federal judge dismisses the NRA’s bankruptcy case. The ruling said the gun rights group’s petition had not been filed in good faith. He said it was an attempt to avoid a civil lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s governor announces his state will no longer participate in the program that gives unemployed Americans an extra 300 dollars in unemployment benefits. The program was set to expire in September, but will now end in mid-June for Missourians. Like Arkansas’ governor, who made the same announcement last week, Governor Parson cited a job market that’s struggling to find workers.

NEOSHO, Mo. – With the emergency authorization of the Pfizer covid vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15, schools and health departments are figuring out their next step. The Newton County Health Department says it’s preparing for a number of possible plans to get vaccines to that age group. Health department administrator Larry Bergner says they recently offered an on-site vaccination clinic for meningitis for graduating seniors, and he believes they could easily arrange something like that for for covid vaccine aimed at the new age group.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The SEK Humane Society takes in dogs after the state removes them from a local home. Earlier this week, the Kansas State Department of Agriculture removed nine dogs from a Cherokee county home. The department says the owners had more than 20 dogs, which is the limit before a dog owner needs to get a license. Now, the dogs are at the SEK Humane Society just outside of Pittsburg. The director there say the dogs have a long way to go before they’ll be adoptable.

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