The Missouri River is home to the endangered pallid sturgeon. A pick up in housing is leading to more demand for pickup trucks. A group of educators has filed suit over language used in a ballot initiative on teacher tenure.
The United States Attorney General challenged a new Kansas gun rights law. And Ford finally announced how many new jobs are coming to its Kansas City plant. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
North Kansas City Hospital and city leaders are meeting today to resole their differences. Jobs at the Ford plant in Claycomo will nearly double. The Missouri House votes to repeal the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote a letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback saying that the state’s new gun law is unconstitutional.
A federal investigator testified befor a Missouri Senate committee about why he asked for a list of conceal carry permit holders. Kansas City’s Channel 2 is going digital. The founders of the Kemper Museum step down from the board.
Kansas attempts to repopulate rural counties with financial incentives for new residents. The job growth rate in Kansas is rising but could be hindered by global economic conditions. Missouri legislators took votes on a gun rights, malpractice, and criminal codes bills.
A Missouri Senate committee puts restrictions on doctors who prescribe Ru-486 or other drugs that induce abortions. The Missouri House rejects the state Senate’s budget. A local couple makes a $2.5 million gift to KU Hospital for patient support.