Top Of The Morning News: August 2, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: August 2, 2013

Aug 2, 2013

The Kansas City, Missouri council votes to join the race for the GOP convention. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is looking at separate rules for voting in state and federal regulations. Missouri is letting people choose to ban themselves from winning the lottery.

Kobach Considering Rule To Create Two Classes Of Voters

Voter registration applications for more than 12,000 people in Kansas are on hold because of missing documents that could prove U.S. citizenship. A state law that took effect this year requires people who register to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's considering a rule change that could allow some of those voters to cast ballots in certain elections.

Kansas To Offer Sessions On Affordable Care Act

The Kansas Insurance Department is planning meetings to help educate people about the Affordable Care Act. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says people are confused about the Affordable Care Act, because there’s been so much misinformation about it.

New Missouri Self Ban In Place For Lottery Addicts

The Missouri Lottery agency will now allow problem gamblers to put themselves on a lifetime-ban list.  The ban deals with collecting winnings, not buying lottery tickets. Missouri’s Lottery Executive Director said  there are too many sale outlets to keep anyone from buying tickets once they’re on the ban list. 

Council Joins Quest For GOP Convention

Kansas City, Mo. made it official Thursday, the city is going after the 2016 Republican National Convention. The city council resolved to support the efforts of an independent group that began working to land the convention more than five months ago.

How Secure Is The Fort Knox Of Seeds?

When unapproved genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon earlier this year, it didn’t take long for accusations about how it ended up there to start flying. A flurry of initial finger-pointing cast potential blame on a federal seed vault in Fort Collins, Colo., which housed the same strain of wheat, developed by Monsanto. The facility's been cleared of wrongdoing since then.