unemployment http://kcur.org en Brownback Signs Drug Testing Bill http://kcur.org/post/brownback-signs-drug-testing-bill <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law that allows drug testing for people receiving some &nbsp;types of state assistance or unemployment payments.</p><p>People receiving certain assistance payments could be tested if there’s suspicion they’re using drugs. If they test positive, they would have to complete drug treatment and job training. If they don’t comply, they lose benefits. A second positive test would mean losing benefits for at least a year. Governor Brownback says the goal of the bill is fighting drug use in Kansas.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:17:49 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35238 at http://kcur.org Unemployment In Missouri At Four-Year Low http://kcur.org/post/unemployment-missouri-four-year-low <p>Missouri’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point in four years. </p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:53:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29224 at http://kcur.org Unemployment In Missouri At Four-Year Low KC Civil Rights Summit http://kcur.org/post/kc-civil-rights-summit <p>On this Monday&#39;s<strong><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em> Central Standard</em></a></strong> we speak with <strong>Ayanna Hightower-Mannon</strong> and <strong>Paul Pierce</strong>, who work in<a href="http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/CityManagersOffice/HumanRelationsDivision/CivilRightsEnforcementSection/index.htm"><strong> Kansas City&#39;s Civil Rights Division</strong></a>.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:01:58 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 16415 at http://kcur.org KC Civil Rights Summit Top Of the Morning News: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-april-10-2012 <p>Falling unemployment leads to the long-term unemployed Misosurians to lose some benefits.&nbsp; McCaskill calls for an investigation into refinery capacity.McCaskill.&nbsp; A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:26:36 +0000 Maria Carter 15735 at http://kcur.org KC Region Tops Nation In Jobless Decline http://kcur.org/post/kc-region-tops-nation-jobless-decline <p>The Kansas City metro area, both sides of state line, has shown a remarkable decline in its unemployment rate, better than any metro district in the nation.</p><p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:45:17 +0000 Dan Verbeck 14759 at http://kcur.org KC Region Tops Nation In Jobless Decline Top Of The Morning News: Monday, December 19, 2011 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-december-19-2011 <p>A daily digest of headlines heard on KCUR.</p> <p>Family Offers $10,000 Reward In Search For College Student<br /> Low Unemployment To End Extended Unemployment Program In Kansas<br /> Students May Find It Difficult To Transfer To Accredited Districts<br /> Ag Takes A Back Seat In Iowa</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:41:45 +0000 Maria Carter 9263 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Monday, December 19, 2011 Unemployment Rates Soar For African Americans http://kcur.org/post/unemployment-rates-soar-african-americans <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cdfabe87cf9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cdfabe87cf9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cdfabe87cf9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-912908.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The NAACP wraps up its national convention in Bartle Hall today. The group's resolution condemning racism in the Tea Party movement on Tuesday drew widespread attention. But one of the most pressing issues discussed at the convention hasn't generated as many headlines.</p> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:31:16 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6833 at http://kcur.org Unemployment Rates Soar For African Americans