Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Floods leave mark on farmlands. Kobach pushes for state lawmakers to finish redistricting. KU Hospital restarts heart transplant program. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Historic Flood Leaves Mark On Farmland
Hundreds of thousands of acres were flooded in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri during last years floods. A study for the Nebraska Farm Bureau estimated crop losses of $105 million across 14 counties. In Iowa, a similar study estimated crop losses at $162 million. Now it’s planting season. And farmers are unsure what to expect. Read more here.
Kobach Pushing Lawmakers To Finish Redistricting
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is urging lawmakers to finish the redistricting process. He says any more delays could trigger what he calls a “constitutional crisis.” Listen to the story here.
University Of Kansas Hospital Restarts Heart Transplant Program
After shutting down its heart transplant program in 1995, the University of Kansas Hospital is preparing to restart the program. Find out more here.