Top Of The Morning News: Friday, July 13, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, July 13, 2012

Jul 13, 2012

The Kansas City Council approves $2 million in streetcar funding. KU Cancer Center achieves a national designation, furthering cancer research and patient care. That & more news from KCUR.

Council OKs Streetcar Funding

The Kansas City city council approved about $2 million in spending on a proposed downtown streetcar line Thursday, declaring that enthusiasm has not been dampened by failure to get a $25 million federal grant.  Find out more here.

KU Achieves Cancer Center Designation

Leaders from the University of Kansas, politicians and health officials, including U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, gathered  at the University of Kansas Medical Center to formally announce KU Cancer Center becoming a National Cancer Institute designation.  Read more here.

Governor Nixon Vetoes Contraceptive Refusal Bill

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill designed to thwart President Obama’s contraceptive mandate in Missouri.  The bill would have given employers the right to refuse contraceptive coverage, if providing such coverage violated the employer’s religious beliefs.  Learn more here.