Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Kansas falls to Kentucky in NCAA Championship, ballot lists few candidates for the board of Kansas City Public Schools, deadly bat disease found in Missouri, and more news from KCUR.
Jayhawks Dig Hole Too Deep Against Wildcats
Kansas couldn't come all the way back this time. The gritty team that had walked a tightrope all the way to the national championship game finally fell off against mighty Kentucky. An 18-point deficit against a team full of future NBA draft picks was too much for the Jayhawks, who fell 67-to-59 Monday night. Learn more here.
Few School Board Candidates Listed On Ballot
As Kansas City School District voters go to polls today to elect new school board members they'll be part of an historic effort to preserve local control of the system. Despite this, only two names will appear on the ballot. Those candidates went through the signature collection petition process, but there are another dozen campaigning with varying degrees of rigor. Read more here.
Missouri Treasurer Reaches Agreement With Bankers Association
State Auditor Tom Schweich (R) has announced an agreement with the Missouri Bankers Association over access to bank records. The agreement comes after a nearly year-long battle which started when Schweich subpoenaed the state’s Division of Finance to determine whether bank regulators were doing their jobs properly. The division eventually agreed to allow some records to be examined, but the Bankers Association objected and filed suit, citing privacy concerns for their clients. Read more on the agreement here.
Bat Disease Confirmed In Missouri
A disease that has killed millions of bats across the eastern U.S. has been confirmed in Missouri for the first time. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) received confirmation that “white-nose syndrome” has been found in three bats from two public caves about 50 miles northwest of St. Louis. Find out more here.