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9:17 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, August 23, 2012

KCMO City Council changed direction on a billboard tax proposal Wednesday.
City of Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City, Missouri Council changes plans for billboards and anti-nuke measure. The Charlotte Street Foundation names fellows.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:34 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, August 20, 2012

Kansas schoolchildren will be eating healthier lunches thanks to a new federal act.
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Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's comment about pregnancies caused by rape causes controversy.  Kansas Governor Brownback says he thinks a tax cut bill he supported will stand.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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6:32 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

A council committee postponed a vote this week on a plan to privatize the operation of the KCI airport parking lot buses.
KC Aviation Department

All remaining criminal charges filed against Planned Parenthood by Phill Kline were dropped. The cause of the Joplin mosque fire remained a mystery. Those & other top stories of the week.

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9:55 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations Downtown

Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
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Several downtown office buildings near 11th and Main in Kansas City, Mo. have been evacuated. 

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9:20 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, August 17, 2012

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin says he opposes federal money for school lunches.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

A Johnson County school is closed due to an as-yet-undetermined illness. Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin says he opposes federal money for school lunches.  It’s a daily wrap up of headlines from KCUR.

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8:41 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Shawnee County Board of Canvassers has ordered a limited re-vote in Topeka after a mix-up at a polling place.
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Some voters in Topeka will need to head back to the polls because of an Election Day mix up.  The debate over mid-level dental providers continues.  It’s a daily round up of headlines from KCUR.

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8:38 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, August 13, 2012

The Republican River basin provides irrigation for millions of acres of farmland in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. Management of the river is governed by a compact signed by the states in 1943.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

An ongoing dispute over the Republican River, which stretches through Nebraska & Kansas, intensifies as the drought worsens. Kansas officials met with local leaders about ways to save water. That & more news from KCUR.

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5:30 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

The Catholic Diocese released a report this week on sexual abuse and boundary violations.
The Catholic Key

The Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese released a report on sexual abuse. Kansas Citians voted to raise their taxes – a little. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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9:15 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, August 10, 2012

A mix-up at a polling place in Topeka could affect the outcome of two Republican primary elections for seats in the Kansas House.
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Catholic Diocese reports finds seven church-related sexual abuse incidents.  At least 80 voters in Topeka received the wrong ballot, throwing doubt into two Republican primaries.

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8:38 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Don "Red Dog" Gardner leads a morning workout in Lawrence, Kan.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Kansas officials are resubmitting a request to federal officials to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program.  Missouri transportation officials consider insurance changes for workers. It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.

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9:21 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, August 6, 2012

Mo. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's decision not to run for a third term opened the door for seven other candidates.

Voting starts tomorrow morning in the primaries in Kansas and Missouri. One of the races drawing people in will be the Republican primary for the Secretary of State’s office. It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.

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9:31 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, August 2, 2012

The winner of the GOP Senate race between John Brunner, Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin will face Democrat Claire McCaskill in November.

Missouri gets docked in corruption center.  Missouri Republicans vie for U.S. Senate seat.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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8:36 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

An Ameritram streetcar visited Kansas City's Union Station last year. A similar vehicle would be used on Kansas City's proposed streetcar system, if it is approved by voters.
KCTRANSIT.com

The fate of Kansas City's downtown streetcar taxing district now rests in fewer than 500 votes. Candidates face off in debates as primary season hits its final stretch. It’s a daily roundup of news from KCUR.

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9:49 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Farmers and livestock producers are applying for water assistance through an emergency government program.
Frank Morris KCUR

Douglas County begins issuing its own photo IDs to help voters with a new state law.  Missouri farmers and ranchers continue to apply for help to get water.  It’s a daily roundup of news from KCUR.

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4:37 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

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Google finally announced that its fiber network is coming soon... and what it will cost. But the story that affected the most people was the drought that's already here... and likely will be for weeks to come.

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9:09 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, July 27, 2012

Eric Baker KCUR

Google lets Kansas City in on its plans for high speed internet.  Kansas City settles to provide better access to those with disabilities.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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7:27 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Actors from the play "BINGO!" also dabble in other artistic fields.
Shane Rowse American Heartland Theatre

Google plans ultra-fast broadband announcement today. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says the state is fiscally healthy. Local actors talk about their other jobs. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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8:17 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A subdivision in the Northland had a close call yesterday when a large grass fire burned to within 50 feet of homes before it was controlled by firefighters from several departments.
Kansas City Fire Dept.

The ongoing drought has led to fire hazards, including a grass fire in the Northland.  Listen to the story of one woman living with HIV in Kansas City.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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6:37 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

Kansas City Fire Chief Smokey Dyer announced this week that he'll retire July 30th.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Kansas City revised its billboards ordinance. Fire chief Smokey Dyer announced his retirement. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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8:28 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, July 20, 2012

Rehearsing for "Pilgrimage," which shows Saturday, July 21 through Saturday, July 28, at Lyric's Opera Center, as part of the Kansas City Fringe Fest.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Arts hold steady in the economic downturn.  Artists take a chance for KC Fringe.  Seminars promote open government.

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9:58 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Waiting in line for TEDxKC tickets.
Laura Spencer KCUR

TEDxKC is the fastest selling ticket at the Kauffman Center.  An audit blasts safety at a Topeka juvenile facility.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:30 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Missouri farmers are eligible for federal assistance based on the state's drought disaster designation.
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Missouri gets a disaster declaration for an ongoing drought. Homeland security takes a look at government buildings in Topeka. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:20 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon raised $2.1 million between April and June, and had over $7.6 million in his account as of July 1.
KCUR

Murder charges filed in Edgerton, Mo. Deaths.  Missouri Governor take in more than $2 million for his war chest.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:21 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, July 16, 2012

The goal of some Republicans in Kansas is to defeat the current moderate leadership in the Senate.
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Voter turnout could be important in Kansas Senate primaries. Missouri’s elk herd is doing well.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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7:00 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

The long-awaited Kansas City Major League Baseball All-Star game was played. Plans for streetcars rolled ahead. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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9:28 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, July 13, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill designed to thwart President Obama’s contraceptive mandate in Missouri.
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The Kansas City Council approves $2 million in streetcar funding. KU Cancer Center achieves a national designation, furthering cancer research and patient care. That & more news from KCUR.

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6:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Media Critics: Fake Bylines, Anderson Cooper & An Ecdysiast Reporter

Anderson Cooper recently outed himself as gay in an email: "The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

These days, it's hard to tell if you're reading a celebrity tabloid or the day's headlines.

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10:00 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

Top Stories Of The Week

Kansas City will host Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10.
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Kansas City was getting ready for the All-Star Game. UMKC announced possible locations for a proposed downtown arts campus. And, need we be reminded?... it was hot. Those and other top stories of the week.

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9:00 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: July 6, 2012

It’s a wrap up of news from around the Kansas City area.

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10:07 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A death from fireworks emphasizes children’s vulnerability.  New veteran’s court opens in Kansas City.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from Kansas City.

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