2016-17 News Feed Compilation: Issue 5

Current events from around the world, country, state, and city.


U.S. President Donald Trump displays one of the executive orders he signed during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. Trump signed executive orders related to domestic security and beginning the process of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. photo courtesy of Tribune News Service

by Julia Kerrigan, Staff Writer

In the world

The Indian Supreme Court issued a ban on the sport of jallikattu, where a bull is released into a crowd and the men must see who can hang on the longest in order to win prizes. The sport has been criticized as being cruel to animals, which led to the ban. Protesters gathered on beaches in support of their sport as part of their culture, and these protests became violent when the police attempted to remove them.

In the US

Within his first week of presidency, Trump made an executive order to build a 1,000 mile long wall across the 1,900 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico. President Trump has estimated the cost to be between $10 to $12 billion, and insists that Mexico will pay. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto claims that they will not. This executive order also calls for stricter enforcement of existing immigration laws.

In Missouri

A new bill has been proposed in Missouri by Democratic Rep. Bruce Franks that would require firearm owners to report the loss of a gun within three days or face a fine of $100 for their first offence and $1,000 for their second. This aims to keep guns out of dangerous hands.

In Kansas City

The Roasterie Cafe plans to open a drive-through location with patio seating at 2663 Southwest Blvd. It is set to open at the end of March. This space has previously been a junkyard and salvage yard, but Roasterie owner Danny O’Neill hopes to make it a bright spot in the community. “We like to be part of the neighborhood and bring something positive into what we’re doing,” O’Neill told the Kansas City Business Journal.