Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.
Kansas City, MO – In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Alex Smith paid a visit to one of Irish Kansas City's oldest institutions - Browne's Market. It's on 31st street in Midtown across the street from Penn Valley Community College. KCUR's Alex Smith talked to owner Kerry Browne.
Kansas City, MO – About a quarter million Medicare beneficiaries in the Kansas City area will no longer be able to purchase certain durable medical equipment, like walkers, wheel chairs, and oxygen machines from just anywhere. Instead, they'll have to get equipment from specific suppliers contracted through Medicare.
Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is planning to join a Mississippi suit against stricter national ozone standards approved by the Environmental Protection agency in March.
The Kansas City, Missouri council gave final approval to an ordinance to crack down on scrap metal thieves yesterday.
The University of Kansas has launched phase one clinical trials of a cancer drug that scientists at the university actually developed and tested themselves.
The Wilders are a raucous Kansas City-based bluegrass quartet, but their latest album, Someone's Got to Pay, strikes out into new territory. As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, it tells the story of a man on trial for first-degree murder.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to join a suit trying to stop federal ozone restrictions for the entire country. Doyle Childers, the DNR director, is miffed that the state attorney general won't agree to take the lead in the fight. Childers says that Jay Nixon's staff has asked for more information. However, time is too short and the timing to join the lawsuit is critical.
Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.
Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser hsd announced his choice to replace Frances Semler on the Parks Board. Semler, who resigned over the controversy surrounding her membership in the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, was from the Northland. The woman he wants to replace her with, Meghan Conger, bridges the river.
Conger herself also emphasized city unity, saying: "Our parks, boulevards and other amenities need to serve all residents in all parts of Kansas City."
Kansas City, MO – After a few last-minute tweaks, the council passed an ordinance Thursday requiring metal recyclers to register with the city and keep records on who sells them metal other than scrap iron or aluminum cans.
Westwood, KS – Nanotax is a broken down, reformulated version of a commonly used cancer drug. KU researchers say it lacks many of the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy. Phase I clinical trials of the drug officially begin this week at KU hospital's new Cancer Center in Westwood, Kansas. Deputy Director, Karen Kelley, says the trial represents KU's first bench to bedside project.
Kansas City, Mo. – Prisons aren't quite as full as they have been around the country for the first half of this year. The Missouri court system claims the state is lone in the nation with a prison decline over 18 months. Numbers purport to come from a double attack on the phenomenon of repeat offenders, showing a dramatic 2.9 percent prison force decline in fiscal 2006.
Kansas City, MO – About a hundred Kansas City, Missouri teachers packed the board conference room at district headquarters yesterday evening. They were protesting the upcoming termination of their contract on June 30th.
CIAFULLO: They need to know that this is the worst time to have a labor dispute in this community.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art preparators Jason Myers and Christopher Bell discuss the arduous task of installing Chakaia Booker's large-scale, sculptures created from salvaged rubber tires in her exhibition.
Kansas City, MO – A group of young people, mostly teens, is involved with an urban restoration project in Kansas City, MO. The project is named for the scripture that inspired it: "Matthew 25."
Jeff Buscher, campus minister at William Jewell College, is supervising the renovations at four homes in the urban core. Buscher heads the Matthew 25 project, aided by cooperation from the city, the Local Investment Corporation and the Community Cadet Club.