Kansas prepares to move the state agriculture department from Topeka to Manhattan. A Missouri Senate committee has wrapped up work on a new criminal code, but it may be too late to get it passed by the legislature. A missing five-year-old girl was found unharmed. The Kansas City Royals win their home opener.
More than a half million Missourians will qualify for federal subsidies to help them buy health insurance according to a recent report. The tax deadline is looming for most people, but farmers face an unusual situation this year.
Report Finds 525,000 Missourians Will Be Eligible For Insurance Subsidies
Wyandotte County elected a new mayor. Kansas City voted “yes, yes and no.” And a council committee voted to give wings to plans for a new airport. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
A proposal to move to a single terminal at KCI moves through the city council. Sales tax collection could extend to vehicles bought outside of Missouri. The American Heartland theater is closing in August.
The Kansas City council looks at tightening rules for funding events. Local crime fighting efforts will get an assist from the federal prosecutor. The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and it has strong ties to the Kansas City area.
A proposed law in Missouri would require labeling of genetically engineered meat or fish even though no genetically modified meat is on the market. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. It’s election day find out what’s on the ballot.
Election Day: What's On The Ballot?
Voters go to the polls for Election Day on April 2, 2013 in many cities across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Decisions will be made about bond issues, school board and mayoral races, and more. Find out what’s on the ballot around the area here.
A New Frontier In Genetically Engineered Food
Over the last year or so, at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require labeling of genetically modified food. Some of these proposed laws – including one in Missouri – take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish. But while genetically modified grains may be part of an animal's diet, there are no genetically engineered animals on the market for human consumption. Read more here.
Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. This spring, more than 360 public schools are taking part in a pilot program to test out a new assessment system for kids in grades 3 through 11. Learn more here.
Kansas Prosecutors Given More Time To Prosecute Sex Crimes