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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. Anxiety over GOP health bill grows in Missouri, Kansas as it approaches Senate vote — 6/20. The secretive process frustrated voters in Missouri and Kansas who are concerned with how the bill would affect people with disabilities. — Kansas City Star
  2. ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Goes On Trial — 6/26. Former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio was voted out of office in November and now faces a criminal trial. — NPR
  3. Koch network to Trump administration: “You are never going to win the war on drugs. Drugs won.” — 6/25. In Colorado Springs, the Koch network takes a stance on marijuana legalization that puts them at odds with the Trump administration. — Denver Post
  4. North Dakota’s last Democrat? — 6/22. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., says she has a better relationship with President Donald Trump than she did with President Barack Obama. — Politico
  5. Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A. — 6/23. The law enjoyed bipartisan support and gives Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin broader power to reform the agency. — New York Times

READ MORE: 5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time (June 20)