HIV advocates are wary of an infectious disease bill that now on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s desk. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addressed a rally of Medicaid supporters. ATF and Social Security both requested conceal carry weapons list from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
A Missouri house committee looks at revoking public assistance for those waiting on documents to prove they are here legally. More companies are turning to private labels to make a profit. Injuries from gun accidents have risen in Kansas City over the past decade. These stories & more from KCUR.
Missouri House Committee Looks At Revoking Public Assistance For Some Immigrants
Plans for a new airport terminal moved ahead. And Kansas Citians got to meet the man who played Branch Rickey., Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford, Celebs Boost Negro Leagues At “42” Showing
Harrison Ford fans and baseball fans were out in force to see the star outside Thursday's special pre-release showing of the movie “42” about how Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball.
Missouri Senators grill the heads of the state Department of Public Safety and the Highway Patrol over the release of a concealed-carry list. Kansas City council endorses a plan for an airport redesign.
Missouri Senators Grill Public Safety Officials Over Releasing Conceal-Carry List
The President includes funding for NBAF in his budget. Kansas City recycles human waste as fertilizer. The Missouri Senate gives first round approval to a bill that would ban the state revenue department from scanning source documents when people apply for a driver’s license or conceal carry license.
Kansas prepares to move the state agriculture department from Topeka to Manhattan. A Missouri Senate committee has wrapped up work on a new criminal code, but it may be too late to get it passed by the legislature. A missing five-year-old girl was found unharmed. The Kansas City Royals win their home opener.
More than a half million Missourians will qualify for federal subsidies to help them buy health insurance according to a recent report. The tax deadline is looming for most people, but farmers face an unusual situation this year.
Report Finds 525,000 Missourians Will Be Eligible For Insurance Subsidies
Wyandotte County elected a new mayor. Kansas City voted “yes, yes and no.” And a council committee voted to give wings to plans for a new airport. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
A proposal to move to a single terminal at KCI moves through the city council. Sales tax collection could extend to vehicles bought outside of Missouri. The American Heartland theater is closing in August.
The Kansas City council looks at tightening rules for funding events. Local crime fighting efforts will get an assist from the federal prosecutor. The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and it has strong ties to the Kansas City area.
A proposed law in Missouri would require labeling of genetically engineered meat or fish even though no genetically modified meat is on the market. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. It’s election day find out what’s on the ballot.
Election Day: What's On The Ballot?
Voters go to the polls for Election Day on April 2, 2013 in many cities across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Decisions will be made about bond issues, school board and mayoral races, and more. Find out what’s on the ballot around the area here.
A New Frontier In Genetically Engineered Food
Over the last year or so, at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require labeling of genetically modified food. Some of these proposed laws – including one in Missouri – take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish. But while genetically modified grains may be part of an animal's diet, there are no genetically engineered animals on the market for human consumption. Read more here.
Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. This spring, more than 360 public schools are taking part in a pilot program to test out a new assessment system for kids in grades 3 through 11. Learn more here.
Kansas Prosecutors Given More Time To Prosecute Sex Crimes
Tomorrow is election day across the area. We have reports about the race for mayor in Kansas City, Kansas and on Question 3 in Kansas City, Missouri. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says same-sex marriage should be left up to states.
Kansas City talk radio pioneer Walt Bodine died at 92. And police made quick work of a robbery and homicide near the Plaza. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Two people have been charged in the murder of a UMKC student in a house near the university. Community members speak out about proposed hospital sales in Kansas City, Kansas and Leavenworth. A Kansas City Council committee takes up the so-called “Ban the Box” proposal.
Johnson County faces challenges despite being one of the driving forces in the Kansas economy. The Kansas House passed a bill requiring the University of Kansas Medical Center to start a center focusing on stem cell research. The Missouri House approves a budgets but rejects Medicaid expansion.
A new hydroponic greenhouse project will be built near the Kit Bond Bridge on the Missouri River. The Missouri House is ready to begin debate on the state budget. The Missouri GOP floats an alternative Medicaid proposal. The Kansas House considers revamping court docket fees.
Long-time journalist, author, and talk show host Walt Bodine died early Sunday morning at the age of 92. The Kansas House and Senate prepare to negotiate budget and tax bills. KU moves on to the Sweet 16.
Six JJ's Restaurant employees sued the gas company. Two area airport control towers were on the federal closing list. And Mayor Sly James stayed calm under surprise attack. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
A rescue is unsuccessful after a father and daughter jump into the Missouri River from the Kit Bond Bridge. The Kansas City Mayor and some council members are wary of the overuse of sales tax districts. A Heartland Men's Chorus explores love in Germany before and after the Holocaust.
Kansas House rejects a proposal to reduce property taxes paid by Kansans. Some students will be spending spring break...in school. And, Kansas City hosts a special screening of "42," a film about Jackie Robinson.
Find out more about a disturbance at Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ State of the City address. A Clay County judge has blocked the sale of North Kansas City hospital until the lawsuit is over. There are now two polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo, and zookeepers are hoping they’ll bring another polar bear to the city.
A federal judge overturns a Missouri law that challenging the provision of the federal healthcare law requiring insurers provide no-cost coverage for birth control. The Kansas house looks at overhauling the state’s civil service system.
KU gets the number-one seed and to play the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament in Kansas City. The Kansas House and Senate have differences over a sales tax in budget talks. Monsanto responds to Whole Foods push to label all genetically modified foods.
A judge let streetcar plans roll ahead but a regional transit plan got put on hold. And the Kansas City Fire Department made a significant policy change after releasing its report on this month's tragic Plaza fire. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
The Kansas City Fire Department released a report on the explosion that happened at JJ's restaurant in February, and Missouri launched a new campaign to discourage meth "smurfing." These stories & more from KCUR.
Over objections from Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri Senate has passed a tax overhaul that would cut income taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars annually for residents and businesses. It would also boost sales taxes.
The legislation is promoted by supporters as the most dramatic change to Missouri’s tax policies in decades. It’s prompted by a desire to compete with sweeping income tax cuts in Kansas.
Declining membership, and increased operating expenses lead to the closing of three area YMCAs. A veteran Superintendent takes the leadership job in the Shawnee Mission School District. Those stories and more on KCUR.
A Kansas City cardiologist examines the health of mummies. Attorneys gear up for a conference call with Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to discuss the Kansas school funding case. Those stories and more on KCUR.