Frank Morris

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Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.


Investigation Continues Into Baton Rouge Police Slayings

Monday, July 18, 2016

Authorities are working to understand the motive of the man who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday.


Baton Rouge Rocked By Shooting Deaths Of 3 Police Officers

Monday, July 18, 2016

In Louisiana, Baton Rouge is mourning 3 police officers who were shot and killed Sunday. The shooting comes after days of protests in response to video of police shooting and killing Alton Sterling.


Truckers Take The Wheel In Effort To Halt Sex Trafficking

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A group called Truckers Against Trafficking is helping states enlist truckers to spot and report forced prostitution. The effort has sent traffickers to prison and liberated hundreds of sex slaves.


Low Prices, Foreign Oversupply Hurt U.S. Wheat Growers

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The U.S. used to be the leading exporter of wheat but some countries are growing more than enough for themselves and exporting huge quantities. Americans watching gluten have softened demand at home.


In Many School Districts, Transgender Bathroom Access Is The Norm

Saturday, May 14, 2016

A White House directive issued yesterday lays out what it says schools need to do under existing federal law to accommodate transgender students. We went to schools in California, Kansas and Alabama.


Missouri's Proposed Religious Freedom Amendment Sets Old Allies At Odds

Friday, April 22, 2016

The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.


Before It Was Dangerous, Lead Was The Miracle Metal That We Loved

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Lead, the "useful metal," was the pride of the Romans. For the last 5,000 years, it was used in products ranging from water pipes and makeup to wine — until we discovered how poisonous it is.


Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

Monday, March 28, 2016

More Americans are looking for a second home — on wheels. After crashing hard in the recession, RV sales have rebounded and are on track to approach record levels this year.


Americans' Opinions Are Divided Over Whether Apple Should Unlock Shooter's Phone

Monday, February 22, 2016

The FBI and Apple are sparring over the agency's request that Apple help it unlock the cell phone of a terrorist. iPhone users have differing views on who's right.


Rubik's Cube-Solving Robot Set To Break Guinness World Record

Monday, February 01, 2016

Some Kansas City software developers built what they believe is the world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot. They built it in their spare time, partly because one of the guys wante...


Transmitting Wind Power To Customers Is A Quixotic Challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Some wind resources are hundreds of miles from potential customers. Projects to build high voltage lines to carry that power to where it's needed are regularly stymied by the regulatory environment.


Dealers Reluctant To Welcome New Gun Control Measures

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

President Obama's new measures on gun sales would create a more level playing field for licensed dealers, but those dealers are loath to endorse anything that smacks of gun control.


In America's Heartland, Building One Home For Three Faiths

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Three faith communities in Omaha, Neb. — one Christian, one Jewish, one Muslim — are leaving their old places of worship and building a new, single campus for their mosque, synagogue and church.


Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren't Always In It For The Long Haul

Monday, December 14, 2015

The U.S. has a chronic shortage of truck drivers — by one estimate, the trucking industry is short almost 50,000 drivers. If that number doubles as predicted, shipping disruptions will ensue.


Mizzou Ends Turbulent Week With BYU Football Game

Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A shortage of line workers raises the question: How do you entice millennials into tough electric utility work, when "you can't get a kid to lick a stamp, much less climb a pole" these days?


How Racial Incidents Sparked Change At The University Of Missouri

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

There was a turn of events in Columbia, Mo., on Monday, when the chancellor of the university there, and the president of the entire University of Missouri system announced they would resign.


University Of Missouri President Resigns After Protests

Monday, November 09, 2015

Tim Wolfe resigned Monday morning following mounting pressure over racial animosity on campus. The protests included a hunger strike and a boycott by some of the school's football players.


Missouri Football Players Demand University President's Ouster

Monday, November 09, 2015

Amid escalating protests over complaints of racial bigotry at the University of Missouri, the school's football team says it won't play until the university president resigns or is replaced.