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Fri June 15, 2012
Top Of The Morning News: Friday, June 15, 2012
Changes are proposed at KCI. Kansas City police are staying quiet about a new program. Missouri expands its no-call list. It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.
KCI Proposes To Replace Terminal A
The Kansas City council heard a report on possible money-saving changes to plans for a new terminal at KCI airport. Aviation Director Mark Van Loh was talking major savings – up to 1/3 of the estimated cost of replacing the three existing terminals with a single more modern one. Van Loh told the transportation and infrastructure committee that by moving the terminal from the planned greenfields site to the site of the present Terminal A", costs could be reduced by about $5 million. Read more here.
Kansas City Police Keep NoVA Under Wraps
Kansas City Police will continue to offer few specifics about the new No Violence Alliance, NoVA. Critics who want to know more about how it will operate and who are the most violent criminals it will target will have to wait. Learn more here.
Missouri Expands No-Call List To Cell Phones
Missouri cellphone users can now register their numbers on the state’s no-call list under a bill signed by Governor Jay Nixon Thursday. The law prohibits telemarketers from calling or texting those who sign up and gives the attorney general’s office the power to punish violators. Find out how to sign up here.
State Contracts In Missouri Will Face New Scrutiny
A new temporary committee has been created in the Missouri House to examine how the Governor’s Office of Administration awards government contracts. The committee, called the Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting, came about in the wake of last year’s controversy involving Syncare, which lost its state Medicaid contract after numerous complaints over its handling of home care services. Read more here.