Kansas City, MO – To a neighborhood's relief, the federal government is backing off from the idea of making the Bannister Road federal complex a toxic waste storage site after the defense plant there closes
The Kansas Bioscience Authority announced more than 4 million dollars in new investment aimed at the bioscience industry in Kansas.
Lawmakers are looking at ways of filling a projected $400 million hole in the Kansas budget.
A new site-based installation at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art called "Springtime in Winter" envelops visitors in a color-saturated landscape. The large work stretches 20 feet along each of the three walls, and it's nearly 11 feet tall.
Kansas City, MO – The old Bannister Road Honeywell site is not the Department of Energy's favored location for storing toxic mercury. Another facility near Andrews, Texas comes out on top in the DOE's report. Seven cities were on the original list. Residents around the Bannister location had opposed the idea, saying the site is in a flood plain and not a suitable place to store hazardous material. Listen for more stories
Olathe, Kan. – It hasn't been unusual for Johnson County Kansas to farm out its jail inmates to places as far away as the Colorado line. An era ended this week as all prisoners were moved back to home base.
For lack of local space prisoners were contracted to other counties around Kansas. The practice lasted more than twenty years. A fleet of vans was almost constantly moving with inmates. It cost the county some $30 million in this decade alone.
Lawrence, Kan. – In college basketball, first place in the Big 12 Conference was on the line last Monday in the game between the University of Kansas and Missouri. KU also has the nation's longest home-court winning streak.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri's budget picture remains bleak, as lawmakers begin to consider Governor Jay Nixon's spending plan and come up with their own.
State Budget Director Linda Luebbering reminded the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday that revenue collections will continue to lag. But she also said Missouri is expected to receive $300 million in federal dollars that can be used for state expenses.
GOP Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia expressed concern that the Nixon Administration is depending on money that may not come.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City is off the hook for frozen TIF projects. Though the lawsuit goes on, Jackson County allays council fears by freeing the city to pursue development projects already in the hopper. Listen for more stories.