News

Pages

KCUR News
11:49 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

KC Voters Face Another Light Rail Initiative

Kansas City, MO – On November 7, voters in Kansas City will decide whether to approve Question 2, which calls for a $975 Million dollar light-rail transit system. This is the seventh light-rail proposal put forward in the last nine years by activist and former Kansas City resident Clay Chastain. Some local transit advocates say the measure could harm existing transit services. KCUR's Lee Ingalls reports.

Read more
KCUR News
11:45 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

Political Club Freedom, Inc Gears up for Election

Kansas City, MO – In a recent interview with the Kansas City Star, 5th district Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, who's also up for re-election, said the Senate race will be determined by the African American turnout in Kansas City and St. Louis. For 46 years, the black political club Freedom Incorporated has made endorsements and helped get out the vote--the organization now covers 90 polling sites in Kansas City's 12 primarily African American wards.

Read more
KCUR News
11:04 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

McCaskill Answers Questions from Kansas City's Black Community

Read more
KCUR News
3:25 am
Sat November 4, 2006

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –

Bush stumps for Talent, Ryun.
Kline gets abortion records.
Stephan joins call for Kline funding audit.
Urban League study: minorities trailing in metro.
Supermarkets, Kansas counties offer prescription discounts.
Shields announces for mayor, Citizens Association backs Glover.

Read more
KCUR News
10:05 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Soccer Plan Heads to Voters

Drawing of the proposed fields in South Overland Park. Johnson County residents will vote on a $75 million bond measure to pay for the 24 tournament quality fields on Tuesday, November 7th.

Read more
KCUR News
3:35 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Tobacco Tax Supporters Making Final Campaign Push

Read more
KCUR News
1:31 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Two Women in Race for Johnson County Commisson Chair

Read more
KCUR News
11:52 pm
Thu November 2, 2006

Candidates Run Low Key Race in Missouri Fifth

Kansas City, MO – He's easy to spot. In his freshly pressed suit and smart green tie, Jacob Turk doesn't look like the other men gathered around the small plastic McDonald's table. Turk looks like a man running for congress, but he's as new to the game as his opponent is seasoned.

Read more
KCUR News
10:05 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Missouri Voters Consider Raising Minimum Wage

Kansas City, MO – Many people support the idea of giving a raise to workers making the minimum wage, especially those trying to support families on $5.15 an hour. But some economists say that while raising the minimum wage would help most low-wage workers, it would cause serious hardship for others.

Read more
KCUR News
9:59 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Missouri Voters Weigh Minimum Wage Hike

Kansas City – Many people support the idea of giving a raise to workers making the minimum wage, especially those trying to support families on $5.15 an hour. But some economists say that while raising the minimum wage would help most low-wage workers, it would cause serious hardship for others.

Read more
KCUR Arts
8:07 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Arts Incubator Celebrates Five Years

Arts Incubator Founder and Executive Director Jeff Becker
Photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

The nonprofit Arts Incubator
provides an opportunity for artists to get their careers started with low-cost studios and exhibition space.

Read more
KCUR News
6:36 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Grant to Help Native Americans Quit Smoking

Read more
KCUR News
1:59 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Missouri Considers Minimum Wage Hike

Kanas City, MO – Many people support the idea of giving a raise to workers making the minimum wage, especially those trying to support families on $5.15 an hour. But some economists say that while raising the minimum wage would help most low-wage workers, it would cause serious hardship for others.

Read more
KCUR News
1:55 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Missouri Considers Minimum Wage Hike

Kanas City, MO – Many people support the idea of giving a raise to workers making the minimum wage, especially those trying to support families on $5.15 an hour. But some economists say that while raising the minimum wage would help most low-wage workers, it would cause serious hardship for others.

Read more
KCUR News
12:15 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Voter Registration Fraud Charges for ACORN Workers

Kansas City, MO – Four voter registration workers for the ACORN community organization in Kansas City were indicted on voter registration fraud charges Monday after they submitted what prosecutors say were fraudulent registration cards to the Kansas City Election Board.

Read more
KCUR News
9:24 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Urban League's State of Black Kansas City

Urban League President Gwen Grant and Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Kay Barnes hear results from the report.

Kansas City, MO – A new quality of life index for the metro area sets African Americans at about 73 percent of white Americans in a set of indicators including economics, health care and education. The Urban League of Greater Kansas City worked with researchers at the University of Missouri Kansas City to analyze data from Wyandotte and Jackson Counties in a new State of Black Kansas City report. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

-----

Read more
KCUR News
3:32 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Amendment 3 Proposes Increasing Tobacco Taxes

Read more
KCUR News
3:04 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Blue Activists in Red States

Read more
KCUR News
10:32 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Gardner Debates Annexing Intermodal Site

A map of the proposed intermodal development near Gardner.
Read more
KCUR News
3:39 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Four Candidates in MO Auditor Race

The front-runners: Democrat Susan Montee and Republican Sandra Thomas.
Campaign photos

Kansas City, MO – With current auditor Claire McCaskill bowing out to run for the Senate, the race features a Republican and a Democrat who say they can conduct the office in a nonpartisan manner and a Libertarian and a Progressive who say only someone from a third party can do that.

Read more
KCUR News
3:33 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Considering Ballot Question to Protect Stem Cell Research

Read more
12:01 am
Tue October 31, 2006

KC CURRENTS 10-29-06

Kansas City, MO – A short show this week: Missouri Senator Jim Talent campaigned in Kansas City this week, specifically reaching out to black voters in the metro area. Across the state, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Sylvester Brown Jr. wrote in September that McCaskill, and the Democratic party in general, have not done much to engage African American communities. Soon after the column came out, McCaskill's campaign approached him for a meeting.

Read more
KCUR News
11:15 pm
Mon October 30, 2006

Black Voters and the Missouri Senate Race

Read more
KCUR Arts
2:14 pm
Mon October 30, 2006

Regional Art at New H&R Block Headquarters

Blown art glass from Vernon Brejcha's "FenceLine."
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Two years after groundbreaking, a grand opening was held Tuesday (10/24/06) for the new $138 million H&R Block headquarters at 13th and Main in downtown Kansas City.

Read more
KCUR News
4:54 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Counties Offer Discount Drug Card

Kansas City, MO – A new discount prescription drug card is available to Kansas residents in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

- - - - -

Read more
KCUR News
1:42 am
Sun October 29, 2006

Missouri Democrats Try to Match GOP in Hi-tech Ground War

Kansas City, MO – The Ground Game has always been a key part of the election cycle, and in recent years Republicans have taken it to new levels using advanced, data mining methods to locate hard to find voters, and to approach them with the issues they care about most. Now, Missouri Democrats, fueled by money pouring in for the US Senate election, are trying to match Republicans' high-tech get out the vote efforts.

Read more
KCUR News
2:56 am
Sat October 28, 2006

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –

Kline ads, campaign financing under fire.
K.C. Star challenges Talent ad as deceptive.
Amendment 2 opponents demonstrate at Stowers.
Student loan agency board chair resigns over asset sale.
$4 Wal-Mart prescriptions to Missouri, Kansas.
Chastain says goodbye... again.

Read more
KCUR News
3:33 am
Fri October 27, 2006

Amendment 2 Foes Picket Stowers Institute

Rally leader Jeannie Burlsworth addresses the \"No On Amendment 2\" rally at the Stowers Institute.
Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – The Stowers Institute campus in Kansas City saw the largest demonstration in its history Thursday when about 300 foes of Missouri Amendment 2 assembled at the corner of Volker and Rockhill. KCUR's Steve Bell was there and filed this report.

The demonstrators called the Stem-Cell Research Protection Amendment "deceptive" and decried the use of human embryos as unethical.

Read more
Corrections
9:15 am
Thu October 26, 2006

Correction: Kansas Attorney General Ad

A story in this morning's newscast made reference to "charges" of sexual harassment against Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison, who is the Democratic candidate for Kansas Attorney General. A former employee sued Morrison twice in federal court and both cases were dismissed. The allegations should, in fact, be referred to not as criminal "charges" but as "claims."

Read more
KCUR News
9:51 am
Tue October 24, 2006

StoryCorps in KC: Jay Jackson and Jeremy "Miles" Jackson

Photo: Ryan Murdock/StoryCorps
Read more

Pages