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
Tomorrow is election day across the area. We have reports about the race for mayor in Kansas City, Kansas and on Question 3 in Kansas City, Missouri. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says same-sex marriage should be left up to states.
Kansas City talk radio pioneer Walt Bodine died at 92. And police made quick work of a robbery and homicide near the Plaza. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Northland Health Care Access is one of several health clinics that receives funding through the temporary health levy. The levy, up for a renewal vote on Tuesday, also funds ambulance services and care for the uninsured at Truman Medical Centers.
Two people have been charged in the murder of a UMKC student in a house near the university. Community members speak out about proposed hospital sales in Kansas City, Kansas and Leavenworth. A Kansas City Council committee takes up the so-called “Ban the Box” proposal.
Johnson County faces challenges despite being one of the driving forces in the Kansas economy. The Kansas House passed a bill requiring the University of Kansas Medical Center to start a center focusing on stem cell research. The Missouri House approves a budgets but rejects Medicaid expansion.
A new hydroponic greenhouse project will be built near the Kit Bond Bridge on the Missouri River. The Missouri House is ready to begin debate on the state budget. The Missouri GOP floats an alternative Medicaid proposal. The Kansas House considers revamping court docket fees.