Tue February 28, 2012
Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Missouri Supreme Court Hears House Redistricting Suit, Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant Remains Offline & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Troost Corridor Revitalization Effort Kicks Off
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has targeted the job as one of its top five goals. The first area of work has just been identified. The area to be addressed will be between 23rd and 51st Streets, Troost to Highway 71. Find out more here.
Missouri Supreme Court Hears House Redistricting Suit
The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the new State House redistricting map. The map’s opponents raised similar objections as those who’ve challenged the congressional and State Senate district maps drawn up last year: Like the Senate map, plaintiffs claimed, in written statements, that the six-judge panel that drew up the House map did so behind closed doors and thus violated the state’s Sunshine law. Read more here.
Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant Remains Offline
The only nuclear power plant in Kansas remains out of service following a malfunction more than six weeks ago. Learn more here.
Some Lawmakers Criticize Brownback's Involvement In Redistricting
Kansas lawmakers will continue to work on redistricting. Some legislators are criticizing Governor Sam Brownback’s involvement in the process. Brownback’s chief of staff testified before a Senate committee, saying Leavenworth County should be put entirely in one state Senate district. Listen to the story here.