Top Of The Morning News: January 7, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: January 7, 2013

Jan 7, 2013

Climatologists take a look at the prospects, or lack thereof, for a break in the drought in the Midwest.  Mo. Governor Jay Nixon pushes for lawmakers to renew an open records exemption for public building security plans. 

Drought Takes Head Start Into 2013

2012 was a drought year for the record books. It was the warmest year ever recorded in Des Moines, IowaTopeka, Kan., and Columbia, Mo. and the driest ever in Grand Island, Neb.  The question is whether 2013 will be any different.  Find out more here.

Missouri Governor Wants To Continue Open Records Exemption

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is pushing for the reinstatement of some exemptions to Missouri’s Sunshine Law. The exemptions were added to the state’s public records law after the September 11th attacks. They allow schools, hospitals and other public facilities to keep their security plans and procedures private, along with information that private companies share with local police departments.  Read more here.

Kansas City Sees Low Gas Prices

It looks like drivers in and around Kansas City will continue to see some of the lowest gas prices in the country this year.  That’s  to a surplus of crude oil in the area.  Learn more here.