Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Kansas City School Board presents an accreditation plan to the city council. Council committee votes against putting anti-nuclear weapons parts plant measure on ballot. That and more headlines from KCUR.
KC School Board Presents Accreditation Plan
President of the Kansas City school board and interim superintendent Steve Green went to the city council Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday with a plan for restoring accreditation to the Kansas City district. School board president Airick Leonard West told a council committee that the focus is on consistency, supporting good teachers and motivating students through their interests. Find out more here.
Council Committee Votes Against Ballot Measure
After a contentious hearing today, a Kansas City Council Committee is recommending against full council approval of a measure to block city involvement in companies that make nuclear weapons parts. The proposed ordinance declares the city must remove itself from any financial investment in making nuclear components. Read more here.
Kansas House Passes Religious Freedom Bill
A bill that supporters say protects religious freedom has won first-round approval in the Kansas House. Conservative Republicans drafted the bill to protect Kansans from laws they say infring on rights to religious freedom. But critics argue the bill would allow discrimination under the guise of protecting religious beliefs. Find the full story here.
Rally At Missouri Capitol Opposes Limbaugh’s Hall Of Fame Status
Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol today to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into theHall of Famous Missourians. Limbaugh has come under fire for calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute" on his nationally-syndicated radio program. Fluke had testified in favor of President Obama’s birth control policies before Congressional Democrats. Learn more here.