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9:53 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 8, 2013

A Missouri Senate committee heard two proposals about a prescription drug monitoring system for the state.
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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

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10:31 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 6, 2013

The 'Flying Dutchman,' an early Wagner opera, comes to the Lyric.
Julie Denesha KCUR

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.

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10:04 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 4, 2013

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.

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9:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Almost 2,000 Receive Free Dental Care in Wichita

olunteers provided dental care at the 2013 Kansas Mission of Mercy.
Byrle Gross

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.

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12:58 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

Frank Morris KCUR

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.

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10:17 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: March 1, 2013

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.

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10:33 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 28, 2013

Composer makes music for the Martian Chronicles.  Kansas City Mayor Sly James pushes for Angel Investment tax credits.  A “paycheck protection” bill is still stalled in the Missouri Senate.

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10:50 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 27, 2013

Crews are still working to clear roads in the Kansas City area. Missouri Republicans make a market-based Medicaid proposal.  The Missouri Senate irons out a tax credit bill. 

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10:06 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 25, 2013

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.

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11:15 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

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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.

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10:02 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 22, 2013

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.

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9:43 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 21, 2013

The biggest snow storm in two years arrives in Kansas City.  Officials outline a timeline of the explosion at restaurant at JJ’s restaurant.  Local hospitals provide injury updates about the victims.

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8:26 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 19, 2013

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.

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9:20 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 18, 2013

Harvest Public Media explores how corn, soybeans, and other crops are genetically modified.  This summer is expected to be a little wetter and cooler. 

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7:05 am
Sat February 16, 2013

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The parents of a handcuffed teen rescued from a Northland basement were charged with child abuse. Missouri's budget committee said “no” to Governor Jay Nixon's Medicaid expansion proposal. And Governor Sam Brownback's plans to offset income tax cuts hit bumpy roads. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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10:17 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 15, 2013

Kansas struggles with change trying to define itself as a pro-business state.  Local luthiers hand-build top quality string instruments.  Another health exchange deadline draws near.

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10:33 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 14, 2013

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Missouri lawmakers give first round approval to a pair of photo ID bills and raise question over the purchase of an airplane.  Metropolitan Community College-Business and Technology uses 3D printing and other technology at its Fab Lab.

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10:08 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 13, 2013

The largest identity theft case in Missouri is being taken to court.  The Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a fix for the state’s Second Injury Fund.  A Missouri Senate committee hears testimony on a bill that would eliminate the prevailing wage law.

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6:34 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 12, 2013

A bill being considered by the Kansas legislature would bar local governments from using tax money on lobbying.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon calls for more money for the state’s 30 drug taskforces.  Missouri lawmakers are looking at a bill that would redefine workplace discrimination.

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9:36 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 11, 2013

Kansas City Board of Trade prepares for a move.  The Kansas City area has been hit hard by the flu but there are some positive signs.  Kansas GOP leaders are trying to wrap up the legislative session in 80 days, but some Democrats are worried that won’t be enough time.

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7:05 am
Sat February 9, 2013

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The Missouri Senate took another step toward a takeover of Kansas City schools. Kansas City police worried about a possible serial killer. And some Kansas legislators were hopping mad over a court order to spend more on schools. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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10:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 8, 2013

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Wyandotte County gets its first community contribution from Hollywood Casino.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon again pushes for Medicaid expansion.  Art is sometimes seen in unusual places, but now customers at one midtown laundromat will be able to check out art exhibits while waiting for their clothes dry. 

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10:18 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 7, 2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stops in Springfield to push for his plan for state colleges and universities.  Missouri lawmakers hear debate about a proposed right-to-work bill.  The University of Kansas in Lawrence is changing its core requirements.

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10:41 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 6, 2013

A bill for a decade-long, one-cent sales tax for transportation has been introduced into the Missouri Senate.  Local CEOs look to take off the pounds in a city challenge.  A Kansas Senate Committee holds off on looking at a tax plan because of publishing error. 

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10:06 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 5, 2013

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Missouri looks at proposals to monitor prescription drugs.  A Kansas Senate committee considers school funding lawsuit.  A new formula to fund higher education in Missouri is proposed.

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7:21 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 4, 2013

Missouri lawmakers want IDs to be required at polling places. Voter advocates think the new standards would be unfair.
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Kansas City takes a look at the future of arts.  A voter advocacy groups says a Missouri bill requiring voters to show a photo ID is unfair and unconstitutional.  Kansas Democrats are questioning the cost of amending the state’s Constitution.

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7:05 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

One of the week's top stories was the death of Kansas City philanthropist Adele Hall, pictured here on the right with her husband Donald, at the age of 81.
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Kansas moved toward changing the way Supreme Court members are appointed. The philanthropist some called “Kansas City's first lady” died. And the GM Fairfax plant was notified of a sizeable expansion. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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10:08 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: February 1, 2013

Missouri Senators are more open to tax credits than in previous years.  Kansas State University sign football coach Bill Snyder to a five-year contract extension.  Medicaid advocates deliver letters of support to Missouri House committee members.

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10:09 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 31, 2013

The Kansas City council plans to crack down on businesses selling so-called bath salts and other synthetic drugs. A new crime approach to fight crime is launched amid a rash of murders.  Sporting KC’s Kei Kamara to go on loan to the Norwich City in England.

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10:13 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 30, 2013

A Missouri House committee hears opposition to proposed photo ID measures for voters.  A bill in the Kansas House would limit collective bargaining for teachers in hopes of improving efficiency.  Composer Kirke Mechem is a Topeka native who went on to compose the opera “Tartuffe” and more than 250 other works.

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