Top Of The Morning News: May 23, 2013

May 24, 2013

The Kansas City council votes to extend the red light program but puts off a vote on a new ethics code.  The Kansas City Ballet name Devon Carney as its new artistic director.  Officials will break ground for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility next week.

Council Extends Red Light Cameras, Delays Ethics Code Vote

The full Kansas City council followed through on plans to extend the red-light camera program for another five years Thursday, but a vote on a new city ethics code will wait till next week.  Find out more here.

A New Artistic Director For The Kansas City Ballet

After an extensive search process, the Kansas City Ballet has a new artistic director. Dancer, choreographer and teacher Devon Carney begins his new post in July. Carney succeeds outgoing artistic director William Whitener.  Find out why the group’s leadership feels Carney is the right person here.

NBAF Groundbreaking Scheduled For Next Week

The official groundbreaking for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility will take place next Tuesday, May 28, on the site in Manhattan.  The first phase of the project is to construct a utility plant and emergency power capacity dedicated to the top security labs.  Read more about the project here.