The CEO of General Motors will announce details of a major expansion at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is slated address education, mental health, and Medicaid in his State of the State address this evening. City leaders in Kansas City will host several public meetings this week, aimed at strengthening arts and culture in the region.
Rev. Stan Archie, president of the Missouri State Board of Education, resigned Friday after allegations of sexual abuse. Kansas' governor spoke out against abortions and property tax deductions. Missouri's governor took heat from the legislature about the purchase of an airplane. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
A bill in the Missouri Senate would require parents to report if they own a gun to their kids schools. Jackson County executive Mike Sanders is pushing to put a one cent sales tax to pay for a transit plan on the August ballot.
Anti-abortion advocates gather on the grounds of the Statehouse in Topeka to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A bill in the Missouri House would restore tax credits for food pantries and some other groups. The Missouri House fast-tracks a bill to fill vacancies in statewide offices.
Kansas City will ask the federal government for more federal money for flood control. Kansas lawmakers may seek more budget cuts. A Missouri lawmakers wants some genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Sporting Kansas City and the Livestrong charity came to a parting of the ways. Governor Sam Brownback laid out a plan to end Kansas income tax. And once again a Kansas court said the state is not spending enough on schools. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
The full council looks at putting the health levy on the ballot again. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the President is taking the wrong approach on gun policy. Smoking only allowed in some offices in the Missouri House.
Sporting KC dumps Livestrong connection. A Missouri House committee passes a bill requiring a special election to fill statewide vacancies. A light rail plan for Kansas City is found unconstitutional by the courts.
Sporting KC Ditches Livestrong Name
The partnership between the Sporting Kansas City soccer club and the Livestrong Foundation is over. The stadium will now be simply known as Sporting Park. Learn more about the breakup here.
Kansas recently overhauled the state’s Medicaid system but it’s unclear what effect those changes will have. Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was legally intoxicated when he shot his girlfriend and then committed suicide. John Dorsey takes his “dream job” as general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs name a new general manager. Barge shippers are breathing easier after contractors deepen a particularly troublesome stretch of river. A Missouri businessman challenges the federal health care law, saying a provision the company health plan provides free contraceptives violates his religious freedom.
Governor Sam Brownback promoted a mental health solution to mass shootings. A court called out the governor and legislature for cutting taxes while not adequately funding schools. And one of Kansas City's most successful politicians wasn't running for a third term. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
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.