Top Of The Morning News: April 26, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs make offensive lineman Eric Fisher the first pick in the NFL draft. The Kansas City council votes down proposal to privatize airport buses. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback stops at KU Medical Center on a tour to promote higher education funding.
The Chiefs Pick Fisher First
The Kansas City Chiefs made Eric Fisher, an offensive lineman from Central Michigan, the NFL’s first overall selection. Four of the top seven picks in the NFL draft were offensive lineman. Read more about the pick here.
Council Turns Down Airport Bus Privatization
A Kansas City council that is nodding yes on airport officials' study of a new single terminal concept at KCI was not impressed with a plan to privatize the bus service at the airport. Find out more here.
Governor Brownback Calls For Keeping Higher Education Funding Steady
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has been on an all-out tour of state universities this week, calling on lawmakers to extend a sales tax and maintain funding for higher education in the coming budget. He stopped at KU Medical Center. Learn more here.
Missouri House OKs Allowing Guns In Cars Parked At Businesses
The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State. Read more here.
Composer Ingrid Stolzel Takes Charge Of Music Program At Park University
The new director of the International Center for Music at Park University says the young musicians who study in the program often arrive with the same dream. But Kansas City-based composer and the center’s new director, Ingrid Stölzel, says the International Center for Music at Park is still one of the region’s best kept secrets. Listen to and watch the story here.