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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Missouri and Kansas lawmakers passed bills to expand gun rights. And Missouri Republicans said to compete with Kansas the state has to jump on the tax cut bandwagon. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
A proposed change to Kansas alcohol laws would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and liquor. A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that is aimed at removing any state subsidies for abortion, even tax credits or exemptions.
Questions Linger About Gas Company's Evacuation At JJ's
The Missouri Supreme Court hears a case involving unaccredited school districts. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas says his bill would improve SNAP and save billions of dollars. The ‘Flying Dutchman’ comes to the Lyric Opera.
The recent snowstorms made some farmers and ranchers happy providing needed precipitation. Some 2,000 people get free dental care in Wichita. The Kansas Senate look,s at making cuts in the governor’s budget.
Final numbers are still being tallied, but close to 2,000 people received free dental care Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum, near Wichita.
Close to 500 dental professionals and at least that many other volunteers took care of the crowds that began gathering Thursday morning in the Kansas Coliseum parking lot. Suzanne Wikle, who heads the Kansas Dental Project, says the Mission of Mercy is great, but it will never be enough.
The Kansas Supreme Court stayed a lower court order for more school funding. Conflict continued over the possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital. And Kansas City got another major snow storm. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Emergency responders came together from across the region to respond to the JJ’s explosion and fire. The Kansas City council bans paying for liquor license signatures. The Missouri House votes to align workplace discrimination standards with federal guidelines and to exempt schools from the prevailing wage requirement.
Kansas City, Kansas mayoral candidates debate the issues. Many residents and hospital staff came to a town hall meeting about the possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital. A settlement with the Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America doesn’t deliver the expected reform.
A major storm dropped a foot of snow on Kansas City, and an explosion and fire on the Plaza spawned an OSHA investigation. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
Kansas City digs out from under record snowfall. A bill regulating how evolution would be taught moves through the Missouri House. Figuring out the cause of the explosion and fire at JJ’s restaurant is expected to take time.
A Kansas Senate Committee cuts budget money for a new building at KU Medical Center. Missouri Democrats have filed a bill to expand Medicaid in the state. A group of reproductive health bills spark debate on a Missouri Senate committee.