Top Of The Morning News: May 22, 2013
A site in Iola, Kansas is added to Superfund list. Heart to Heart International, based in Olathe, helps out in Moore, Oklahoma. A Lee’s Summit legislator will not resign despite two of his bills not making it through the House.
Lawmaker Who Threatened Resignation Changes His Mind
A Lee’s Summit lawmaker who threatened to resign unless one or both of his key bills survived the last day of the 2013 legislative session is staying put, even though both bills failed to make it out by Friday's deadline. Find out why he’s staying here.
Kansas Organization Heads To Oklahoma Tornado Scene
Olathe-based humanitarian relief agency Heart to Heart International intends to stay with its medical volunteers as long as they are needed in Moore, Oklahoma. A team was heading to the EF- 5 tornado scene within hours of the devastation, according to the chief executive. Read more about their efforts here.
Iola Site Added To Superfund List
The Superfund National Priorities List now includes nine new sites-one of them where a smelter used to operate on the east side of Iola. The EPA says the soil on hundreds of residential and commercial properties in and around Iola is contaminated with lead, arsenic, cadmium and zinc. Find out more about the contamination here.