Top Of The Morning News: April 19, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: April 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

The Kansas City council gives the go ahead for a joint study about expanding a streetcar line into North Kansas City.  Kansas Regents will keep a concealed weapons ban on state universities and colleges but will study the issue.  The Wolf Creek Nuclear power plant has been rated as degraded but operated safely last year.

Council Moves On Streetcar Expansion And Seat Belts

Kansas City, Missouri and North Kansas City are exploring extending the forthcoming downtown streetcar line into the Northland. Both city councils have now signed off on the collaboration.  The city council also gave a final “yes” vote to a plan to make failure to use seat belts an offense that drivers could be pulled over for.  Read more here.

Kansas Regents To Study Allowing Guns On Campus

Kansas Board of Regents members say they will study the issue of allowing guns on campuses, but for now they'll continue barring concealed weapons. A bill signed into law this week by the governor would allow legally carried concealed weapons in most public buildings, but universities can exempt themselves from the requirement for four years.  Find out more here.

Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant “Degraded” But Making Progress

After a series of problems, the operators of the only nuclear power plant in Kansas say they're making progress toward satisfying the concerns of federal regulators. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, says Wolf Creek operated safely in 2012, but its performance was rated as “degraded”.  Learn more here.

Federal Prosecutor Defines Her Role

The chief enforcer of federal law over all of western Missouri is barely three months into the role  and will have her formal investiture on April 19th. KCUR’s Dan Verbeck had a conversation with her on the eve of the ceremony.  Listen here.