headlines http://kcur.org en KCUR's Top Stories Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/kcurs-top-stories-2013 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 130%"><a href="http://kcur.org/term/plaza-fire"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>Broken gas main triggers disastrous Plaza fire</b></font></font></a></p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 14:22:16 +0000 Steve Bell 48967 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-376 <p><b style="font-size: medium; line-height: 100%;">KCI Public Vote Group Falls Short, Tries Again</b></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:28:09 +0000 Steve Bell 48694 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-375 <p></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:28:27 +0000 Steve Bell 48336 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-374 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>Concussion lawsuit filed against KC Chiefs</b></font></font></font></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:15:02 +0000 Steve Bell 47956 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-373 <p></p><p align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 100%; widows: 2; orphans: 2"><font size="3"><b>Court deals heavy blow to red-light cameras.</b></font></p><p align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 100%; widows: 2; orphans: 2"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span style="font-style: normal">On the day the city council was to vote on changes to save Kansas City's red-light-cameras from one court decision, a second decision cast doubt on whether that could be done, </span></font></font></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:56:50 +0000 Steve Bell 47597 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-372 <p><font color="#000000" style="line-height: 100%;"><font size="3"><b>Phase II </b></font></font><b style="line-height: 100%;">streetcar expansion corridor defined</b></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">The city council approved further study of three extension routes for the downtown streetcar system. </font></font></p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:04:44 +0000 Steve Bell 47289 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-371 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 130%"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>Missouri to honor same-sex joint income tax returns</b></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 130%"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that Missouri would honor joint tax returns of same-sex couples who married in states where those marriages are recognized.</font></font></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 13:35:11 +0000 Steve Bell 46938 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-370 <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-right: 0.27in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.14in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">The Chiefs made it nine in a row. Kansas City won a big convention. And Jackson County turned down the idea of a sales tax for medical research. Those are some of the stories we revisit on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Steve Bell 46566 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-369 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A school funding lawsuit by Shawnee Mission District parents survived a dismissal attempt. Kansas City bought four streetcars. And former Congressman Ike Skelton died. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</p><p><strong>Long-time Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton dies</strong></p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:05:29 +0000 Steve Bell 46203 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-367 <p></p><p style="margin-right: -0.91in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.14in"><font size="3"><span style="font-weight: normal">The Chiefs set a record. Phill Kline indefinitely lost his Kansas law license. And a Maryville rape case got national attention, thanks to Kansas City reporters. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.</span></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.14in"><font size="3"><b>Special prosecutor to reopen Maryville teen rape case </b></font></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:08:00 +0000 Steve Bell 45468 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-365 <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.14in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">The Kansas Supreme Court listened to arguments on school funding. Overland Park voters extended a sales tax. And tax incentives were approved for Kansas City&#39;s biggest office complex ever. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR&#39;s Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 45105 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-362 <p></p><p></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">The legislature overrode 10 Jay Nixon vetoes, but couldn't reverse the vetoes of tax cuts and gun rights bills. And sentencing day came for a former priest who took lurid pictures of little girls. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid">&nbsp;</p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><b>Former priest Ratigan gets 50 years</b></font></font></p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 43636 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-360 <p></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font size="3"><span style="font-weight: normal">The Hall Family Foundation pledged a big grant with strings attached and leaders listened as area citizens spoke their mind on a WalMart, a retirement home and military involvement in Syria. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review. </span></font></p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 43246 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-359 <p></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Kansas City got a $20 million grant for the downtown streetcar system. And the Kansas City city council decided on a slightly scaled back new crime lab. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>Council approves bonds for compromise-size crime lab</b></font></font></font></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 42889 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-357 <p></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">A city councilman fessed up to sexting. A rodeo clown sparked a nationwide controversy. And a federal agency blamed the JJ's Restaurant fire on a drilling contractor. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories.</font></font></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><b>Contractor Cited in Plaza Blast And Fire</b></font></font></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 42115 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-356 <p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><span style="font-weight: normal">Ford put another 900 workers on the Claycomo line. And challengers of Kansas City's downtown streetcar system were rebuffed by another court. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories.</span></font></font></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>Judges reject streetcar tax challenge</b></font></font></p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 41735 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-355 <p></p><p></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Cerner Corporation announced plans for a major redevelopment of the old Bannister Mall site. And the city reveled in the glory of another All-Star Game. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>MLS All-Star Game makes its point: KC is a big soccer town</b></font></font></font></p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:10:00 +0000 Steve Bell 41340 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-354 <p></p><p></p><p align="LEFT" style="font-weight: normal; page-break-inside: avoid; widows: 1"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">George Brett went back to the front office. Governor Brownback called a special legislative session. And President Obama came Warrensburg. Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></p><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>President pitches his priorities in Warrensburg</b></font></font></p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:50:53 +0000 Steve Bell 40945 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-353 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">The emerald ash borer reared its greenish head in Johnson County. And finally, city officials had a citizen satisfaction survey they could smile about. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><b>KC citizen satisfaction scored best in years</b></font></font></p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 40530 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-352 <p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 100%; text-indent: -0.02in;">Kansas became eligible for federal arts matching funds again. And hundreds of area residents showed up for a forum on whether to replace the 3-terminal system at </span>KCI<span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 100%; text-indent: -0.02in;">. </span>KCUR's<span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 100%; text-indent: -0.02in;"> Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.</span></p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Steve Bell 40109 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-351 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Police said a Kansas City gunshot detection system is reducing crime. And the veto of a Missouri “states' rights” gun bill appeared to be headed for an override vote. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 06:01:45 +0000 Steve Bell 39673 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-350 <p></p><p style="margin-right: 0.02in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 100%" align="LEFT"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Missouri's governor held back $400 million in spending. A Kansas judge blocked parts of a new abortion law. And the Sprint-Softbank-Clearwire triangle ended with a betrothal. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 01:19:23 +0000 Steve Bell 39321 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-349 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Regents approved Kansas tuition increases. And Kansas City ended up in the middle of the debate over privacy and national security. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><b>FBI says Kansas City man was involved in NYSE bombing plot</b></font></font></font></p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:18:24 +0000 Steve Bell 38952 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-348 <p></p><p style="margin-right: -1.88in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font size="3"><span style="font-weight: normal">The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that kids can transfer out of unaccredited school districts. And Governor Sam Brownback welcomed more Kansas income tax cuts. Those are two of the top stories on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</span></font></p><p style="margin-right: -1.88in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font size="3"><b>Brownback signs tax cut bill in Overland Park</b></font></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 38548 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-347 <p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Missouri's governor vetoed a bill raising sales taxes and lowering income tax rates. And the Kansas Legislature ignored the governor's entreaties not to cut higher education spending. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 01:05:35 +0000 Steve Bell 38156 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-346 <p style="margin-right: 0.05in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.14in" align="LEFT">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-right: 0.05in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.14in" align="LEFT"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">George Brett was back down in the dugout – as a coach. And the Kansas Legislature extended its session into June for the first time since 1861. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 05:29:00 +0000 Steve Bell 37737 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-345 <p style="margin-right: -0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">Red-light traffic cameras got a contract renewal. And even a single-party's super-majority didn't produce agreement on a tax plan for Kansas. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.</font></font></p><p style="margin-right: -0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"> Sat, 25 May 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Steve Bell 37354 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-343 <p></p><p class="western" style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">Two convicts holed up in the Northland. And volunteers searched for but did not find a missing toddler whose mother was murdered. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.</font></font></font></p><p></p><p class="western" style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 05:38:00 +0000 Steve Bell 36565 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-342 <p style="margin-right: 0.05in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 100%" align="LEFT"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">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.</font></font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.05in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal; line-height: 100%"> Sat, 04 May 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Steve Bell 36176 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-340 <p style="margin-right: -0.91in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font size="3"><span style="font-weight: normal">Sprint got a second suitor. And two Kansas Cities became partners in studying a streetcar line expansion. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.</span></font></p><p style="margin-right: -0.91in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:24:13 +0000 Steve Bell 35398 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week