The nature of methamphetamine labs in the area is changing. A council committee advances a proposal to update Kansas City’s ethics code. Missouri’s Medicaid director leaves but no is saying whether he was fired or resigning.
More breweries look to the local food movement for inspiration. A bill creating an exemption for maintenance work under Missouri’s prevailing wage law died after a Democratic filibuster in the state Senate. A Missouri bill limiting labor unions’ ability to deduct dues and fees from public employees’ paycheck heads to Governor Nixon.
A new farm bill may lead to less money for a conservation program for farms. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon criticizes several bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback raises awareness about foster care needs in the state.
Two convicts holed up in the Northland. And volunteers searched for but did not find a missing toddler whose mother was murdered. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Charges Filed In Ottawa Murders; Toddler Believed Dead
There were deep concerns about 18-month-old Lana Bailey from the time the bodies of her mother and two men were on a farm near Ottawa Tuesday.
Programs for HIV and AIDS face an uncertain future as the federal healthcare overhaul goes into effect. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon threatens layoffs over an ongoing dispute with the legislature about the DMV. The mother of a missing toddler was identified as one of three murder victims found on a farm near Ottawa, Kansas.
The investigation continues into three bodies found on an Ottawa Farm. The Missouri legislature considers tax cuts and approves a final version of the state budget. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback calls for extending a sales tax to pay for higher education.