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Fri April 13, 2012
Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 13, 2012
Public hearings on NBAF start in Washington, D.C. The city council approves a new development deal for the Antioch Shopping Center. These stories and more from KCUR in a daily digest of headlines.
Public Hearing In Washington D.C. Looks At Alternatives For NBAF
In its first public hearing today in Washington , D.C. a new panel of the National Reserach Council will discuss alternatives for the National Bio and Agro -Defense Facility -- or NBAF. The committee will not look at risk, or location, as a separate NRC committee is taking on those questions. Find out more about the hearing here.
Council Approve New Antioch Development
A nearly $60 million plan to revive the old Antioch Shopping Center in the Northland moved ahead Thursday, as the city council approved a deal to partner with developers. Read more here.
Kansas Grain Elevator Cited for Serious Violation
A federal workplace safety watchdog agency is proposing fines of some $400,000 fine be levied against owners of an Atchison, Kansas grain elevator that exploded last October, killing six men working there. Find out more about the investigation and Bartlett Grain company’s response here.
Medicaid Reorganization Moves Forward
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says his plan to overhaul Medicaid is underway, since a deadline for lawmakers to reject the order has passed. The order will shuffle the state agencies that oversee Medicaid. The administration also plans to hire private contractors to run a managed care program for Medicaid recipients. Learn more here.