Top Of The Morning News: July 26, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: July 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013

The Kansas City council votes to prevent the city pension funds from investing in gun manufacturers.  George Brett steps down as hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals but will keep his position in the team’s front office.  A Shakespeare Camp encourages girls to find their own voice the help of the Bard and swords.

Council Votes To Restrict Investments In Firearm Companies

The Kansas City city council is asking city pension fund boards not to invest in companies that manufacture guns – and will request that the Board of Police Commissioners consider the same policy for police retirement funds.

Even Without Expansion, Obamacare Still Means Changes For Medicaid

Kansas policymakers have decided not to expand the state's Medicaid program or to create a Kansas-specific exchange for consumers to buy individual health insurance policies. But the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will bring some changes to the Medicaid program, whether the state's political leaders want to cooperate, or not.

Brett Leaves Dug Out For Front Office

Kansas City Royals legend George Brett is returning to the front office after almost two months as temporary hitting coach for the team.

Shakespeare Camp Encourages Girls To Find Their Own Voices

In a high-ceilinged room with stained-glass windows in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kan., fourteen girls are wielding fourteen swords. For 18 of its 21 seasons, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival has been running summer camps for kids in conjunction with the play or plays in Southmoreland Park. This summer, camps were held at nine different locations, where a three-week session called Shakespeare Unbound is reserved exclusively for girls ages eight to 15.