Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to keep funding levels study and increase support for clinics that help those most at risk. Kansas City has appointed a local to fire chief after a nationwide search. The Prairiefire development breaks ground in Overland Park. Politicians spar over whether the Missouri Governor can appoint a lieutenant governor.
Climatologists take a look at the prospects, or lack thereof, for a break in the drought in the Midwest. Mo. Governor Jay Nixon pushes for lawmakers to renew an open records exemption for public building security plans.
A new report finds Missouri is missing out on $2 billion in tax revenues because it does not tax internet purchases. Clay Chastain presents an ultimatum and threatens to petition for a recall of the mayor.
Kansas City got started on a streetcar line. The balance of Kansas politics changed for years to come. And a remark made in a Missouri Senatorial race became the bane of the GOP nationally. KCUR's Steve Bell guides through a tour of the top area stories of 2012 on KCUR’s Year-End News Review.
Sam Brownback is hopeful Congress will extend a wind energy tax credit, but a Congressman doesn’t think it will happen. Police say a man is charged with assault on an officer after trying to run over a KC police officer.
Winter arrived with power outages and canceled flights. Another area couple won a $50 million Powerball jackpot. And the shooting of 20 school children in Connecticut spawned radically different ideas on gun control. Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
The KC metro area experienced its first winter storm. Missouri Senators weighed in on legislation to curb gun violence. Kansas tied for last when it comes to public health preparedness. Those stories & more from KCUR.
City leaders weigh in on what’s at stake for Kansas City with the “fiscal cliff” and looming spending cuts. UMKC's Chancellor confirms 2 proposed sites for a possible downtown arts campus. Those stories & more from KCUR.
Some public employees were charged with a $300,000 wellness incentives scam. Kansas Libertarians were up in arms about open carry bans. And after many false starts, a Kansas City streetcar project got rolling. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
A plea deal exposes the extent of a driver’s license scheme in St. Joseph. In a health survey, Kansas ranked at the middle but Missouri came in near the bottom of the pack. These stories & more from KCUR.
Kansas got final permission to privatize Medicaid. And Kansas Citians agonized over the story of murder, suicide, and an orphaned child. Those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Liberty Memorial gets past another hurdle in the process to become the nation’s official World War One memorial. Campaign staffers look back at the presidential election. Those stories & more from KCUR.