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8:42 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Kansas City shifts strategies on how to deal with violent crime.  Missouri lawmakers take on everything from workers’ compensation to keeping the Jayhawk off of Missouri license plates.  That and more from KCUR.

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Missouri Statehouse
3:39 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Legislative Measure To Bar Jayhawks Specialty Mo. License Plate

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The Missouri House has approved language designed to bar the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate. The measure was added onto a larger higher education bill passed by the House Tuesday.

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Headlines
8:03 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Despite a tax bill headed to the governor’s desk, tax negotiations continue in Kansas.  Rush Limbaugh is inducted to the Hall of Famous Missourians.  Report critics floor management on the Missouri River.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:20 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, May 14, 2012

Missouri and Kansas lawmakers wrap up their legislative sessions.  Corn farmers are expecting record breaking crop.  Missouri agriculture officials work to create a buzz about bees.  It’s a roundup of daily headlines from KCUR.

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Missouri Statehouse
11:17 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Missouri Representative Explains 'Don't Say Gay' Announcement

A Republican member of the Missouri House came out of the closet this week during a press conference on a bill that would limit public schools from discussing sexual orientation in the classroom. 

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Missouri Statehouse
1:14 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

VIDEO: Kirksville Republican Comes Out, Denounces 'Don't Say Gay'

Mo. State Representative Zachary Wyatt told fellow members of the House of Representatives that he is gay this morning, according to the Kirksville Daily Express. He spoke out to denounce House Bill 2051, which would ban discussions of homosexuality in public schools.

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Vacant Homes In KC
11:10 am
Tue May 1, 2012

City Officials Banking On Vacant Homes To Help Neighborhoods

David Park is director of Kansas City's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.
Sylvia Maria Gross KCUR

The foreclosure crisis hit some of Kansas City 's neighborhoods hard, particularly neighborhoods that were already struggling with crime, disinvestment and people moving out.

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Headlines
8:12 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Storm chasers cause problems for emergency crews.  Budget negotiations continue in the Missouri Statehouse.  Kansas legislators look at budget changes to avoid deficits.  It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Missouri Statehouse
7:26 am
Tue May 1, 2012

House Rejects Senate Budget Bills

The Missouri House rejected most of the budget bills passed last week by the Senate.  The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations. 

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Missouri Statehouse
7:24 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Nixon Wants Money For Vets’ Homes, Blind Pensions

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund veterans’ homes, pensions for the blind and other specific needs in the still-unfinished state budget. 

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Up to Date
1:02 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Kansas City, Mo Schools: State Takeover Or Start Over?

Southwest High School, Kansas City, Mo.

After years of short-term superintendents, attempted re-inventions and restarts, failing state test scores, and the loss of accreditation, opinions are flying every which way on what to do with the KCMO School District.

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Missouri Statehouse
11:16 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Mo. Senator Pushes For New State Slogan

A Missouri lawmaker wants tourism officials and government agencies in the Show-Me State to start using another slogan he believes tells more about the state's heritage and attractions.

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Headlines
8:26 am
Wed April 25, 2012

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

The Missouri Senate passes a budget restoring money to blind pensions and giving raises to some employees.  The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
7:31 am
Fri April 20, 2012

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

The Kansas City, Mo. Council revives a truancy curfew measure.  A Kansas City teen is charged with texting while driving in a fatal accident.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:19 am
Tue April 17, 2012

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

Kansas City leaders look at the role of the city health care tax, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and House GOP leaders negotiate over workplace discrimination and workers’ comp bills, and more.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:20 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Missouri House advances a workers’ comp bill that includes a fix for the state’s Second Injury Fund, and the Missouri Senate approves a bill allowing more charter schools in the state.  It’s  a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:27 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Top Of The Morning news: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Missouri Senators propose fix for blind pension funding.  A Missouri House committee hears a stripped-down version of a workplace discrimination bill.  Advocacy groups call for Missouri to raise more revenue with a bake sale.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from  KCUR.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Long Legislative Session Expected In Kansas, House Committee Approves Congressional District That Splits Topeka, Public School Bill On Hold In Missouri House, and more news from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:16 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, March 8, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  •     Santorum Says Kansas Caucuses Matter
  •     Fast Food At Home In A Hospital?
  •     Committee Advances Streetcar Zoning
  •     House Budget Reverses Cuts To Colleges At Expense To Program For Blind

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Headlines
7:32 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
Possible Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest, Kansas Lawmakers Could Slow Brownback’s Medicaid Plan & more top headlines.

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Headlines
7:36 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, February 24, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
State Resumes Advising Kansas City School District, KC Parks Board Warns Of Fallout From Budget Cuts & more top headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:18 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Health
5:15 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Birth Control Restriction Bill Passes Out Of Senate Committee

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A State Senate committee has passed legislation that would allow employers in Missouri to refuse insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations – that is, if providing coverage for those services would violate the employer’s religious beliefs.

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Headlines
7:24 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  • Audit Questions Bioscience Authority’s Former President
  • Anti-Abortion Activists Rally At Kansas Statehouse
  • Missouri Lawmakers Look At Workplace Discrimination
  • Mental Health Care Leader Retires

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Up to Date
11:29 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Snips, Cuts And Slashes In Missouri

Higher education is on the chopping block once again in Jefferson City.

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Missouri Redistricting
3:43 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Court Scraps Districts, Questions Cleaver Boundaries

Three decisions from the Missouri Supreme Court today leave the state in Congressional redistricting limbo. Two of the rulings say lower court decisions rejecting suits over the boundaries two districts were wrong and the suits must be considered. The two districts were Representative Emanuel Cleaver's 5th Distrct and one in eastern Missouri.

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Missouri Statehouse
8:59 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Nixon's State Of The State On KCUR

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will give his fourth State of the State address tonight, during which he's expected to outline his plan for making more budget cuts without raising taxes. 

KCUR will carry the speech from Nixon, who's running for reelection this year, live beginning at 7 p.m. Coverage will include both the Governor’s speech and the Republican response. 

Headlines
7:10 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, January 5, 2012

Opinions differ on the effects of the Wichita Boeing shutdown, the Missouri Legislature talks K-12 budgets, KU defeats K-State & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Government
3:26 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Preview: Missouri Legislative Session

Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City on Wednesday for the start of this year’s legislative session. 2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s handling of the state budget.

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Headlines
7:33 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, December 9, 2012

The KC Council's new redistricting map, KU's new football coach, inside "The Nutcracker," & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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