MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From Planned Parenthood’s funding threatened to record heat in August, here are the four stories to know for Friday, Sept. 18.

Planned Parenthood’s Funding Threatened

The U.S. House will be voting on a bill that would cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

It comes after videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for fetal tissue from abortions.

Democrats say Republicans are using this as an excuse to shut down the government when the federal budget expires at the end of this month.

Some conservatives said they will refuse to approve any spending bill to keep the government open unless Planned Parenthood is defunded.

Minnesota One Of The Least Tax-Friendly States

Sorry, Minnesota, we can’t always be the best when it comes to lists.

A new analysis of taxes from Kiplinger finds Minnesota as one of the least tax-friendly states. The data came from income, sales and gas taxes in all 50 states.

Minnesota was the 9th least friendly.

The No. 1 tax-friendly state? Delaware.

Record August Heat

Feeling hotter outside than usual? That’s because it is!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today says last month was the planet’s hottest August on record.

And that’s not all. We’ve had the hottest summer and the hottest first eight months of the year as well.

Scientists say we’re smashing records because of human-caused climate change and natural El Niño.

Lynx Breakfast

Celebrate the Lynx’s playoff run by treating yourself to a donut or cookie this morning.

The team is handing out free goodies until 9 a.m. at the Target Center Skyway in downtown Minneapolis.

The Lynx open the playoffs Friday night against the Los Angeles Sparks at 8 p.m.

With home court throughout the playoffs, the Lynx look like a favorite to reach their fourth WNBA Finals in five years.

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