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Top Of The Morning News: November 15, 2012

Northland ambulances are slow to arrive. Kansas considers whether cursive writing should be taught.  Those stories & more from KCUR.

Data Shows Worst Ambulance Response Times In Northland

Kansas City’s elected leaders are now able to compare how well  city ambulance service makes timely arrival at emergencies.  Ambulance District Number One in the northern parts of the city had the worst response times.  Life support crews arrived in acceptable time for only 68 percent of calls late last summer.  Find out more about the numbers here.

Kansas Takes A Look At Cursive

The Kansas Board of Education could develop a set of recommendations for teaching cursive writing in Kansas schools.  The Board of Ed discussed the issue at a meeting in Topeka. Cursive writing is not required to be taught in Kansas, but some members have heard from their constituents about it.  Find out more here.

Missouri Transportation Officials Consider Health Insurance

A special committee of transportation officials is still reviewing the amount of money MoDOT workers and State Troopers pay for health insurance.   Most of the committee members are leaning towards a proposal from the Highway Patrol, which would have the state pay 60 percent of the cost and the individual employee or retiree 40 percent.   Read more here.