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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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10:27 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 29, 2013

Civic leader Adele Hall, right, shown with then-future-husband Don Hall, died at 81.
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants the state to invest more in education and to expand Medicaid.  General Motors announces a plant expansion in Kansas City. Civic Leader Adele Hall has died.

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8:22 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 28, 2013

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.

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1:51 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

Rev. Stan Archie resigns as president of the MO State Board of Education.
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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.

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9:59 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Top Of the Morning News: January 24, 2013

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.

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9:27 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 23, 2013

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.

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9:44 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 21, 2013

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.

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6:48 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

Sporting KC's stadium dropped the 'Livestrong' from its name this week.
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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.

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9:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 18, 2013

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KCK wants to train more people in CPR.  The Kansas City Council sends healthy levy renewal to voters.  Kansas City home builders had a good year in 2012. Those stories & more from KCUR.

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9:32 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 17, 2013

Republican members of the Missouri House who smoke will still be able to, while Democrats won’t.
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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.

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10:39 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 16, 2013

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.

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9:13 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 15, 2013

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.

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9:56 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 14, 2013

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.

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6:58 am
Sat January 12, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
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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.

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9:40 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 11, 2013

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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. 

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9:51 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 10, 2013

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Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Joe Reardon will step down at the end of his term.  Kansas City, Missouri moves closer to renewing the city’s health levy.  Missouri lawmakers kick off the legislative session. 

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9:51 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 8, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs officially introduce Andy Reid as their head coach.  Kansas officials are warning that eating too much locally caught fish may not be good for health.  It’s the news from KCUR.

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9:25 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 7, 2013

2012 brought a record-breaking drought to the midwest.
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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. 

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8:18 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Top Stories Of The Week

Andy Reed signs his contract as Kansas City Chiefs head coach.
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Liberty Memorial got a new designation for the nation’s World War I centennial. And a new era began for the Kansas City Chiefs. Those and other top stories of the week on the Saturday News Review.

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9:35 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 4, 2013

Marva Whitney.

Chiefs and General Manager Scott Pioli break up.  Singer Marva Whitney is remembered in Kansas City.  Task Force recommends strengthening reporting requirements for child sexual abuse. 

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9:37 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Top Of The Morning News: January 3, 2013

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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.

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9:31 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Top Of the Morning News: January 2, 2013

Romeo Crennel, former Chiefs head coach, learned Monday that he was fired.

More tax changes could come to Kansas.  Chiefs players respond to head coach Romeo Crennel’s firing. 

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8:10 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 31, 2012

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Missouri Senator differ over changing Senate rules.  Falling water levels on the Mississippi could force barge traffic to stop.  It’s a daily news from KCUR.

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8:05 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Top Stories Of 2012

2012 retirees Walt Bodine and Patty Cahill
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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.

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11:30 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 28, 2012

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Missouri lawmaker wants to close gun show loophole.  Missouri wildlife thrived through tough conditions in 2012.  Former Jackson County Prosecutor Albert Riederer passed away.

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9:38 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 27, 2012

Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback.
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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.

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9:24 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 26, 2012

More Kansas horses suffered from pigeon fever this year due to the drought.
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More horses in Kansas suffered from pigeon fever because of this summer’s drought.  That story & more from KCUR.

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10:06 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 24, 2012

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Gun shows, Missouri Medicaid expansion & more: Your morning news from KCUR.

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6:00 am
Sat December 22, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

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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.

 

Ideas, Leaders Clash On Gun Control

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9:27 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 21, 2012

A array of illegal guns, such as these, have been seized by Kansas City Police. The City Council joins the Mayor seeking tougher gun controls for some weapons.
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Thursday morning's snowstorm disrupted flights, schools and power, but by Friday Kansas City is getting back on track. That & more news from KCUR.

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