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Battleship Texas leaving San Jacinto Battleground for good over decline in visits

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Battleship Texas, a 107-year-old relic of both World Wars, is set to pull up its anchors and depart from the San Jacinto Battleground.

Visitors have until the end of the year to book tours of the historic battleship before it is moved permanently from the Houston area.

Bruce Bramlett with the Battleship Texas Foundation said the main reason for the move is because it doesn't have enough paid visitors to maintain the ship.

"We need to get somewhere where there's a lot of people," Bramlett said.

https://abc13.com/5320537/?fbclid=IwAR2kF2i2jD7QtEM7FB8A5IY8YFiY35OzT-ZPjb8emq5SbRTSobDbXneGxe4

What Closing Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Will Mean For Neighboring States

As the last abortion clinic in Missouri warned that it will have to stop providing the procedure as soon as Friday, abortion providers in surrounding states said they are anticipating an uptick of even more Missouri patients.

At Hope Clinic in Granite City, Illinois, just 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Deputy Director Alison Dreith said Tuesday her clinic was preparing for more patients as news about Missouri spread.

“We’re really scrambling today about the need for increased staff and how fast can we hire and train,” Dreith said.

And at a Trust Women clinic in Wichita, Kan., that already has to fly in doctors, staff didn’t know what it would mean for their overloaded patient schedule.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-closing-missouris-last-abortion-clinic-will-mean-neighboring-states

Cleanup Of Toxic Bannister Federal Complex Is Ahead Of Schedule, Developer Says



Redevelopment of a portion of the former Bannister Federal Complex site in south Kansas City, Missouri, could begin as soon as late this year, according to the firm handling the project.

Most of the buildings have been demolished, and environmental mediation and flood mitigation work continues ahead of attracting possible tenants.

“Most federal facilities would sit abandoned, closed for 15, 20 years,” Kevin Breslin, principal owner of Bannister Transformation and Development, said during a briefing and tour of the site Wednesday.

“Obviously, they begin to deteriorate over time, nobody can keep up these old structures. ... This is the better way to do it, by addressing it immediately after the federal facility was abandoned.”

https://www.kcur.org/post/cleanup-toxic-bannister-federal-complex-ahead-schedule-developer-says

Cleanup Of Toxic Bannister Federal Complex Is Ahead Of Schedule, Developer Says

Redevelopment of a portion of the former Bannister Federal Complex site in south Kansas City, Missouri, could begin as soon as late this year, according to the firm handling the project.

Most of the buildings have been demolished, and environmental mediation and flood mitigation work continues ahead of attracting possible tenants.

“Most federal facilities would sit abandoned, closed for 15, 20 years,” Kevin Breslin, principal owner of Bannister Transformation and Development, said during a briefing and tour of the site Wednesday.

“Obviously, they begin to deteriorate over time, nobody can keep up these old structures. ... This is the better way to do it, by addressing it immediately after the federal facility was abandoned.”

https://www.kcur.org/post/cleanup-toxic-bannister-federal-complex-ahead-schedule-developer-says

The I-70 Speedway Can't Reopen Soon Enough For Business Owners in Odessa, Missouri

Updated at 11:48 a.m. with commission's approval — Chris Payne had hoped that there would have been Memorial Day Weekend racing at a new motorsports complex like there was with the Indianapolis 500, the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix.

That wasn’t the case. But there are signs that it will be a reality in 2020 at the old I-70 Speedway. On Wednesday, after months of haggling, the Lafayette County Commission approved the operation of the I-70 Motorsports Park under Kansas City businessman Chris Payne’s ownership.

It’s a project that both Payne and business owners in nearby Odessa hope will bring new life into the small town.

The track that’s along Interstate 70 has been closed since 2008. Yet, the rusted I-70 Speedway sign is close to being replaced. And, once approved, Payne can begin reconstructing the site, which will have a dirt oval track, a motocross course and a drag strip.

https://www.kcur.org/post/i-70-speedway-cant-reopen-soon-enough-business-owners-odessa-missouri

Andrew Yang Policy on MAKE IT EASY FOR AMERICANS TO MOVE FOR WORK


Many Americans live in areas where there are few available jobs. However, they also don’t have the means to move to an area with better job prospects. And frequently, professional licenses don’t travel to different localities or states.

In order to help people move to areas with more jobs, the federal government should subsidize the moving costs for Americans who are relocating for work. It should also work with state licensure boards to increase the mobility of individual licenses.

"Americans are moving less than ever, which is bad for our labor market, our economy and our culture. Moving is an act of optimism that leads to adaptability and positive change. We need to get America moving again for new opportunities."

"Direct the IRS to create a program to refund up to $1,000 of moving expenses for any American relocating for work.
Push to reevaluate which professional licenses are actually necessary, and remove the requirement that federal contracts go to people with those licenses when they are deemed to be unnecessary.
Work with licensure boards to increase the mobility of professional licenses.
Universal Basic Income will help address this as well by giving more Americans the financial resources to move."

https://www.yang2020.com/policies/get-america-moving/

Andrew Yang Policy on MAKE IT EASY FOR AMERICANS TO MOVE FOR WORK

Many Americans live in areas where there are few available jobs. However, they also don’t have the means to move to an area with better job prospects. And frequently, professional licenses don’t travel to different localities or states.

In order to help people move to areas with more jobs, the federal government should subsidize the moving costs for Americans who are relocating for work. It should also work with state licensure boards to increase the mobility of individual licenses.

"Americans are moving less than ever, which is bad for our labor market, our economy and our culture. Moving is an act of optimism that leads to adaptability and positive change. We need to get America moving again for new opportunities."

"Direct the IRS to create a program to refund up to $1,000 of moving expenses for any American relocating for work.
Push to reevaluate which professional licenses are actually necessary, and remove the requirement that federal contracts go to people with those licenses when they are deemed to be unnecessary.
Work with licensure boards to increase the mobility of professional licenses.
Universal Basic Income will help address this as well by giving more Americans the financial resources to move."


https://www.yang2020.com/policies/get-america-moving/

Andrew Yang Policy on MODERNIZE MILITARY SPENDING


Our soldiers are our bravest Americans, and they comprise the finest fighting force on the planet. Often they are not being put in a position to succeed, either at home or abroad.

Many soldiers are returning home with issues or injuries and aren’t receiving the right support or opportunity. We need to invest more money and resources in treating our soldiers with the care that they deserve.

Today, loose nuclear material, cyberterrorism, misinformation and other unconventional attacks pose a grave threat to America, and these are less impacted by manpower and equipment on military bases. Money and resources should be redirected to places where it can do the most to protect us from the actual threats we’re facing today.

"We need to build a military designed for the challenges of 2020, which are going to be determined as much by technical superiority and resilient systems as they are manpower and artillery. We have massive needs here at home that our men and women of the military can help us meet that will also help them develop valuable skills. Whatever we do, we should be investing resources to adequately equip and care for our men and women in service and afterwards."

"Invest in the treatment of veterans, and ensure that soldiers are treated with care and respect upon returning home by a system that recognizes them as assets and contributors.
Direct the Secretary of Defense to identify areas where military spending is going to programs that aren’t making us safer in the context of modern warfare that can be eliminated or are redundant.
Rechannel 10% of the military budget – approximately $60 billion per year – to a new domestic infrastructure force called the Legion of Builders and Destroyers. The Legion would be tasked with keeping our country strong by making sure our bridges, roads, power grid, levies, dams, and infrastructure are up-to-date, sound and secure. It would also be able to clear derelict buildings and structures that cause urban blight in many of our communities and respond to natural disasters. The Legion would prioritize projects based on national security, economic impact, and regional equity. Its independent budget would ensure that our infrastructure would be constantly upgraded regardless of the political climate. The Commander of the Legion would have the ability to overrule local regulations and ordinances to ensure that projects are started and completed promptly and effectively.
Appoint a new Secretary of Cybersecurity to lead our efforts to secure our country’s vital systems from cyberterrorism, which is one of the leading threats to our ongoing prosperity.
Invest heavily in counterproliferation efforts to identify and secure sources of weapons-grade nuclear material, including offering to buy such material for exorbitant prices."


https://www.yang2020.com/policies/rechannel-military-spending/

Andrew Yang Policy on MODERNIZE MILITARY SPENDING

Our soldiers are our bravest Americans, and they comprise the finest fighting force on the planet. Often they are not being put in a position to succeed, either at home or abroad.

Many soldiers are returning home with issues or injuries and aren’t receiving the right support or opportunity. We need to invest more money and resources in treating our soldiers with the care that they deserve.

Today, loose nuclear material, cyberterrorism, misinformation and other unconventional attacks pose a grave threat to America, and these are less impacted by manpower and equipment on military bases. Money and resources should be redirected to places where it can do the most to protect us from the actual threats we’re facing today.

"We need to build a military designed for the challenges of 2020, which are going to be determined as much by technical superiority and resilient systems as they are manpower and artillery. We have massive needs here at home that our men and women of the military can help us meet that will also help them develop valuable skills. Whatever we do, we should be investing resources to adequately equip and care for our men and women in service and afterwards."

"Invest in the treatment of veterans, and ensure that soldiers are treated with care and respect upon returning home by a system that recognizes them as assets and contributors.
Direct the Secretary of Defense to identify areas where military spending is going to programs that aren’t making us safer in the context of modern warfare that can be eliminated or are redundant.
Rechannel 10% of the military budget – approximately $60 billion per year – to a new domestic infrastructure force called the Legion of Builders and Destroyers. The Legion would be tasked with keeping our country strong by making sure our bridges, roads, power grid, levies, dams, and infrastructure are up-to-date, sound and secure. It would also be able to clear derelict buildings and structures that cause urban blight in many of our communities and respond to natural disasters. The Legion would prioritize projects based on national security, economic impact, and regional equity. Its independent budget would ensure that our infrastructure would be constantly upgraded regardless of the political climate. The Commander of the Legion would have the ability to overrule local regulations and ordinances to ensure that projects are started and completed promptly and effectively.
Appoint a new Secretary of Cybersecurity to lead our efforts to secure our country’s vital systems from cyberterrorism, which is one of the leading threats to our ongoing prosperity.
Invest heavily in counterproliferation efforts to identify and secure sources of weapons-grade nuclear material, including offering to buy such material for exorbitant prices."


https://www.yang2020.com/policies/rechannel-military-spending/

St. Joseph's Psychiatric Museum Lets Visitors Pretend To Be Detectives Like On TV

Skulls and bones have a lot to say.

Among the most basic pieces of information they hold are the gender, age and sometimes cause of death of their former user.

"It's all recorded on the bones. All we have to do is teach people how to interpret those markers left on bone," says Ashley Burns-Meerschaert, who is headed to the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri to teach forensics classes.

Burns-Meerschaert is director of education at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and has been teaching groups of curious people how to interpret those markers at the museum’s locations in Oklahoma City and Orlando.

https://www.kcur.org/post/st-josephs-psychiatric-museum-lets-visitors-pretend-be-detectives-tv
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