News Briefs: Oct. 6


Early Sunday morning, four people were killed and five wounded in a shooting at Tequila KC in Kansas City, Kansas. The motive of the two shooters is unknown. According to the Kansas City Star, there is no suspect information available and names of the victims have not been released.

In an effort to curb immigration, the Trump administration will require visa applicants to supply proof of health insurance or ability to pay medical expenses. “The United States government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their health care costs,” President Donald Trump wrote in the proclamation. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our health care system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.” The proclamation takes effect Nov. 3.

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced it will hear a challenge to Louisiana law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. According to the New York Times, the challengers of the law say there is only one doctor in the state that meets this requirement. This will be the first abortion case heard by the court since Trump’s appointment of two right-leaning justices: Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I have been the assistant news editor and the managing editor. I have also interned for the Manhattan Mercury and the Colby Free Press. I grew up in Colby, Kansas, and I am a junior in journalism and English. Through the Collegian, I aim to provide the K-State community with quality news coverage while we learn to serve our campus.