Top Of The Morning News: August 1, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: August 1, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

The Major League Soccer All Stars fall to AS Roma 3-1 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. A crowd packs a hearing in southern Mo. over the federal Blueways designation.  The Kansas City council passes a bullying ordinance.

Roma Defeats MLS All-Stars, But Kansas City Still Wins

AS Roma defeated the MLS All-Star team Wednesday night 3-1 in the MLS All-Star game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.  The MLS team included three players from Sporting Kansas City, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi.

Crowd Packs Hearing Protesting Federal 'Blueways' Designation

The term “Blueways” has some Ozarks residents seeing red. At least, that was the case at a Congressional field hearing Monday in West Plains over the “National Blueways Program.” That’s a designation the US Department of Interior bestowed upon the White River Watershed earlier this year with little or no say from local and state leaders. 

Bullying Ordinance Puts Onus On Parents

A city council committee has endorsed an ordinance that would outlaw bullying throughout Kansas City, Missouri.As with the city's youth curfew, the onus falls on parents.

Missouri Among Top States Using Cost-Benefit Data

A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Missouri is in the top ten states when it comes to using cost-benefit analysis of taxpayer money.  Cost-benefit programs analyze the cost of public programs and the benefits they provide taxpayers, and they can be a very effective tool when drafting new laws or policy.

Blunt Co-Sponsors Bill to Streamline Government Regulations

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri introduced a bill Wednesday he says will streamline some government regulations and do away with others altogether. The bill would have Congress create a new commission, which would take input from the public on which regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too much of a burden.