Brief: McCaskill Heimlich; KS GOP Debate; Nugent and Kobach

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin performed the Heimlich maneuver on Senator Claire McCaskill.

McCaskill at a Hearing on tariffs:

Headline from St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Trade tensions send waves through Missouri, offering a possible opening for McCaskill

Also from St. Louis Post-Dispatch: McCaskill faces a familiar political problem: her own wealth

The Wall Street Journal reports Harley-Davidson is suffering from tariffs at home and overseas.

Other factories are falling victim to the declining demand for motorcycles in the U.S. Dave Rogers, a 50-year-old with two children in college, will be losing his job at Harley-Davidson’s Kansas City, Mo., factory, which will soon close its doors . He joined the company in April 2017 “thinking this is the last job I’m going to have to get.” He expects to find work once Harley cuts him loose, but it is hard to replace the high-paying manufacturing jobs that old unionized producers offer.

Senator Roy Blunt spoke to the Senate about apprenticeships. Video below.

“200 years ago were the way everybody learned to do whatever it was they learned to do. If you were going to learn a skill, you were going to learn it as an apprentice. This is a program where it really gives the employers the tools they need to develop the workforce they would like to have.”

Blunt is Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS)

KC Star reports on ease of voting after a court ruling against Kansas’ law on voter registration.

Instead, all she and the other newly registered voters had to do was write down their names and addresses and attest to their new status as citizens. “It takes five minutes or less, and it’s done,” said Christine Hutchins, a member of the Johnson County chapter of the League of Women Voters.

The Wichita Eagle reports on child trafficking victims in Kansas’ jails.

One in five possible child victims assessed by rapid response teams from 2014 to 2018 were in juvenile detention, according to Kansas Department for Children and Families data obtained by The Eagle. In eastern Kansas, juvenile detention was the most frequent housing option for possible trafficking victims.

MoDot reminds us to be careful in work zones. No injuries.

If you have 90 minutes, here’s the Kansas Gubernatorial debate from Saturday.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach held a fundraiser with Ted Nugent. 175 people attended.

The Brief is a daily roundup from St. Joe Post and around the web. The Associated Press contributed to this report.