Top Of The Morning News: January 10, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: January 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Joe Reardon will step down at the end of his term.  Kansas City, Missouri moves closer to renewing the city’s health levy.  Missouri lawmakers kick off the legislative session. 

KCK Mayor Joe Reardon Won’t Run Again

The Mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Joe Reardon, announced today he would not seek reelection for a third term this spring. Find out more about his decision here.

Kansas City Health Levy Moves Toward Renewal Vote

Residents of Kansas City may soon decide whether to renew a tax to support area health services. The city’s finance committee has moved the proposal to the full council.

Missouri Legislative Sessions Starts

Missouri’s 2013 legislative session is underway. Legislative leaders kicked things off by laying out more details on what they want to pass this year.  Find out what’s on the agenda for Democrats and Republicans here.

Bagpipes And Drum Form Winter Storm

Bagpipers and drummers from across North America and the U.K. hope to stay on the beat and in tune this week in Kansas City while competing in the annual Winter Storm piping and drumming contest.  One challenger, Joe Cameron, plays bass drum with the Kansas City-based Tullintrain West Pipe Band.  Listen to the story here.