KANSAS CITY, MO – KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 29 sec)
The Shawnee Mission School Boards chose a long time employee as its new superintendent. Gene Johnson will take over in July.
First Amendment advocates are asking Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would protect reporters from having to identify confidential sources. At least 34 other states already have reporter shield laws on the books.
Kansas Legislators sent Gov. Kathleen Sebelius a bill creating a program that allows care facilities to donate unused pharmaceuticals from patients.
The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would put various measures in place designed to make public schools safer.
Cross-over traffic deaths along Missouri's interstate highways have dropped dramatically, and state officials are crediting the installation of steel cables inside the highway medians.
The Missouri Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill requiring the use of biodiesel.