Top Of The Morning News: February 25, 2013

Feb 25, 2013

Kansas City, Kansas mayoral candidates debate the issues.  Many residents and hospital staff came to a town hall meeting about the possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital.  A settlement with the Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America doesn’t deliver the expected reform.

KCK Mayoral Candidates Debate Blight, Bureaucracy, And Windfalls.

On Tuesday, voters in Wyandotte County will narrow the field of candidates for the Mayor/CEO of Unified Government.  The number running will be reduced from five to two, going into the April general election.  KCUR’s Dan Verbeck reports on candidates’ backgrounds and issue- positions that have appeared since the campaign began in earnest only a month ago.  Find out more about the candidate here.

Talks Of North Kansas City Hospital Sale Draws Protests

Emotions ran high at a town hall this weekend, over the possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital. More than 100 residents and hospital staff packed North Kansas City’s high school auditorium to protest any such proposal.  Find out what hospital staff and North Kansas City residents are saying here.

Dairy Settlement Doesn't Deliver Reform

When a group of small farmers in the southeastern U.S. banded together to sue a powerful dairy cooperative a few years ago, many hoped that the case would bring big changes to the milk industry.  But the recent settlement of the case involving Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America Inc., resulted in little long-term reform, even as the farmers received some monetary damages.  Find out more here.