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Tue December 20, 2011
Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
- Boeing Says No Decision On Wichita Plant
- Search For Missing Student Continues
- Few Problems Found With Oversight Of Sports Complex
- Kansas Families Worry About Medicaid Changes for Developmental Disability Care
Boeing Says No Decision On Wichita Plant Yet
Boeing says it's still reviewing its Wichita operations and won't make an announcement about any work moving elsewhere until late this year or early next year. That comes after U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo said Monday that a senior Boeing official told him the modification work on the Air Force refueling tankers will be done its plant in Washington state rather than Kansas. He wouldn't name the official. The company said last month it was studying whether to close the facility, which has 2,100 employees and specializes in modifying commercial aircraft for military or government operations.
Search For Missing Student Continues
Overland Park Police are at a loss to explain the disappearance of 19-year-old Aisha Khan. The Johnson County Community College student vanished from the K.U. Edwards campus where she was studying for a class. Police have searched for miles around the 126th and Quivira campus. Click here for more from KCUR’s Dan Verbeck.
Few Problems Found With Oversight Of Truman Sports Complex
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich has given good marks overall to the panel that oversees Kansas City's publicly-owned Truman Sports Complex, home of the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium and the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium. But in a report. Schweich also says the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority has occasionally strayed from Missouri's open meetings law. Schweich's audit found on several occasions, the authority's governing board said it was closing a meeting to discuss one topic but then discussed others not allowed under the state of Missouri's Sunshine Law. Read the complete audit.
Kansas Families Worry About Medicaid Changes for Developmental Disability Care
Last month, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s administration unveiled a proposal to reform the state’s Medicaid program. Family members and caregivers of Kansans with developmental disabilities are not happy with the new plan, which would include them in a new managed care approach to Medicaid services. Listen to the story here.