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10:20 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 17, 2013

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HIV advocates are wary of an infectious disease bill that now on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s desk.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addressed  a rally of Medicaid supporters.  ATF and Social Security both requested conceal carry weapons list from the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill

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5:44 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

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9:30 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Top of The Morning News: April 15, 2013

Outside the emergency room at Truman Medical Centers. In 2002, there were 43 reported emergency room visits (by city residents at ER's throughout the region) due to the unintentional use of guns. By 2010, that had more than doubled to 90 reported visits.
Elana Gordon KCUR

A Missouri house committee looks at revoking public assistance for those waiting on documents to prove they are here legally.  More companies are turning to private labels to make a profit.  Injuries from gun accidents have risen in Kansas City over the past decade. These stories & more from KCUR.

Missouri House Committee Looks At Revoking Public Assistance For Some Immigrants

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6:57 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

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Plans for a new airport terminal moved ahead. And Kansas Citians got to meet the man who played Branch Rickey., Han Solo and Indiana Jones.

 

 

Harrison Ford, Celebs Boost Negro Leagues At “42” Showing

Harrison Ford fans and baseball fans were out in force to see the star outside Thursday's special pre-release showing of the movie “42” about how Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball.

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10:24 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 12, 2013

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Missouri Senators grill the heads of the state Department of Public Safety and the Highway Patrol over the release of a concealed-carry list.  Kansas City council endorses a plan for an airport redesign.

Missouri Senators Grill Public Safety Officials Over Releasing Conceal-Carry List

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9:41 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 11, 2013

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The President includes funding for NBAF in his budget.  Kansas City recycles human waste as fertilizer.  The Missouri Senate gives first round approval to a bill that would ban the state revenue department from scanning source documents when people apply for a driver’s license or conceal carry license.

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10:20 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 9, 2013

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Kansas prepares to move the state agriculture department from Topeka to Manhattan.  A Missouri Senate committee has wrapped up work on a new criminal code, but it may be too late to get it passed by the legislature. A missing five-year-old girl was found unharmed.  The Kansas City Royals win their home opener.

Kansas Moves Agriculture Department

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9:37 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 8, 2013

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More than a half million Missourians will qualify for federal subsidies to help them buy health insurance according to a recent report.  The tax deadline is looming for most people, but farmers face an unusual situation this year.

Report Finds 525,000 Missourians Will Be Eligible For Insurance Subsidies

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2:40 am
Sat April 6, 2013

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Proposed new KCI airport at night
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Wyandotte County elected a new mayor. Kansas City voted “yes, yes and no.” And a council committee voted to give wings to plans for a new airport. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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9:53 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: Monday April 5, 2013

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A proposal to move to a single terminal at KCI moves through the city council.  Sales tax collection could extend to vehicles bought outside of Missouri.  The American Heartland theater is closing in August.

Single Terminal KCI Plan Advances

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9:56 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 4, 2013

The Kansas City council looks at tightening rules for funding events.  Local crime fighting efforts will get an assist from the federal prosecutor.  The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and it has strong ties to the Kansas City area.

Mayweather Gaffe Spawns Tighter Funding Rules

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9:44 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 2, 2013

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A proposed law in Missouri would require labeling of genetically engineered meat or fish even though no genetically modified meat is on the market.  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts.   It’s election day find out what’s on the ballot.

Election Day: What's On The Ballot?

Voters go to the polls for Election Day on April 2, 2013 in many cities across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Decisions will be made about bond issues, school board and mayoral races, and more.  Find out what’s on the ballot around the area here.

A New Frontier In Genetically Engineered Food

Over the last year or so, at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require labeling of genetically modified food. Some of these proposed laws – including one in Missouri – take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish.  But while genetically modified grains may be part of an animal's diet, there are no genetically engineered animals on the market for human consumption.  Read more here.

Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts.   This spring, more than 360 public schools are taking part in a pilot program to test out a new assessment system for kids in grades 3 through 11. Learn more here.

Kansas Prosecutors Given More Time To Prosecute Sex Crimes

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10:14 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: April 1, 2013

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Tomorrow is election day across the area.  We have reports about the race for mayor in Kansas City, Kansas and on Question 3 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says same-sex marriage should be left up to states.

Kansas City, Kansas Foes Battle For Mayor

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12:33 am
Sat March 30, 2013

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Kansas City talk radio pioneer Walt Bodine died at 92. And police made quick work of a robbery and homicide near the Plaza. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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10:28 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 28, 2013

Northland Health Care Access is one of several health clinics that receives funding through the temporary health levy. The levy, up for a renewal vote on Tuesday, also funds ambulance services and care for the uninsured at Truman Medical Centers.
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Two people have been charged in the murder of a UMKC student in a house near the university.  Community members speak out about proposed hospital sales in Kansas City, Kansas and Leavenworth.  A Kansas City Council committee takes up the so-called “Ban the Box” proposal.

Kansas City Voters To Decide Health Tax

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10:16 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 27, 2013

Johnson County faces challenges despite being one of the driving forces in the Kansas economy.  The Kansas House passed a bill requiring the University of Kansas Medical Center to start a center focusing on stem cell research.  The Missouri House approves a budgets but rejects Medicaid expansion.

Johnson County An Economic Engine With Challenges

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10:08 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 26, 2013

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Dan Verbeck KCUR

A new hydroponic greenhouse project will be built near the Kit Bond Bridge on the Missouri River.  The Missouri House is ready to begin debate on the state budget.  The Missouri GOP floats an alternative Medicaid proposal.  The Kansas House considers revamping court docket fees.

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9:39 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 25, 2013

Walt Bodine with his co-host.

Long-time journalist, author, and talk show host Walt Bodine died early Sunday morning at the age of 92.  The Kansas House and Senate prepare to negotiate budget and tax bills.  KU moves on to the Sweet 16.

Walt Bodine Dies At 92

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1:50 am
Sat March 23, 2013

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Six JJ's Restaurant employees sued the gas company. Two area airport control towers were on the federal closing list. And Mayor Sly James stayed calm under surprise attack. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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9:44 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 22, 2013

View of the Missouri River, where a man and woman went missing Thursday.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

A rescue is unsuccessful after a father and daughter jump into the Missouri River from the Kit Bond Bridge.  The Kansas City Mayor and some council members are wary of the overuse of sales tax districts.  A Heartland Men's Chorus explores love in Germany before and after the Holocaust.

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9:41 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 21, 2013

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Kansas House rejects a proposal to reduce property taxes paid by Kansans. Some students will be spending spring break...in school. And, Kansas City hosts a special screening of "42," a film about Jackie Robinson.

Kansas Property Tax Plan Rejected

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10:30 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 20, 2013

Mayor Sly James answers media questions outside Tuesday's State of the City address.
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Find out more about a disturbance at Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ State of the City address.  A Clay County judge has blocked the sale of North Kansas City hospital until the lawsuit is over.   There are now two polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo, and zookeepers are hoping they’ll bring another polar bear to the city.

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9:34 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 19, 2013

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A federal judge overturns a Missouri law that challenging the provision of the federal healthcare law requiring insurers provide no-cost coverage for birth control.  The Kansas house looks at overhauling the state’s civil service system.

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10:06 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 18, 2013

KU gets the number-one seed and to play the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament in Kansas City.  The Kansas House and Senate have differences over a sales tax in budget talks.  Monsanto responds to Whole Foods push to label all genetically modified foods.

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1:51 am
Sat March 16, 2013

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A judge let streetcar plans roll ahead but a regional transit plan got put on hold. And the Kansas City Fire Department made a significant policy change after releasing its report on this month's tragic Plaza fire. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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8:11 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 14, 2015

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KCFD is changing its gas leaks policy, and a proposed one-cent sales tax to fund transportation advanced in the Missouri Senate.

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9:52 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 14, 2013

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The Kansas City Fire Department released a report on the explosion that happened at JJ's restaurant in February, and Missouri launched a new campaign to discourage meth "smurfing." These stories & more from KCUR.

Explosion Probe Incomplete

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9:47 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Top Of The Morning News : March 13, 2013

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Missouri Senate Passes Tax Overhaul

Over objections from Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri Senate has passed a tax overhaul that would cut income taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars annually for residents and businesses. It would also boost sales taxes.

The legislation is promoted by supporters as the most dramatic change to Missouri’s tax policies in decades. It’s prompted by a desire to compete with sweeping income tax cuts in Kansas.

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10:01 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 12, 2013

Declining membership, and increased operating expenses lead to the closing of three area YMCAs. A veteran Superintendent takes the leadership job in the Shawnee Mission School District. Those stories and more on KCUR. 

Changes Afoot for the YMCA

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8:20 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 11, 2013

In Atkinson, Neb., a semi rolls past the NEDAK plant, which shut down when corn prices peaked during the summer of 2012 and new demand from E15 failed to materialize.
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A Kansas City cardiologist examines the health of mummies. Attorneys gear up for a conference call with Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to discuss the Kansas school funding case. Those stories and more on KCUR.

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