Top Of The Morning News: Monday, July 16, 2012

Jul 16, 2012

Voter turnout could be important in Kansas Senate primaries. Missouri’s elk herd is doing well.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Voter Turnout Could Be Key In Kansas Republican Primaries

A handful of incumbent Republican state senators are facing primary challenges in Kansas, and the leadership of the Senate hangs in the balance. The goal of some Republicans in Kansas is to defeat the current moderate leadership in the Senate.  Find out more about what could affect the primaries here.

Missouri’s Only Elk Herd Is Thriving

Missouri’s elk population appears to be settling into their new home state, according to state conservation officials.  Thirty-four elk were imported from Kentucky in May of last year.  The herd lives within a small preserve in rural southeastern Missouri, and each animal has a radio collar so it can be tracked.   Read more here.