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Kansas Redistricting
3:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Last-Minute Filing Scramble In Kansas Draws To A Close

The new map for Kansas' Congressional districts.
redistricting.ks.gov

The Kansas Secretary of State officially brought a chaotic filing period to an end today at noon.

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Headlines
8:17 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 11, 2012

Political candidates rush to get their names on the primary ballot in Kansas, and construction starts on Interstate 70 this week.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Tracking NBAF
1:57 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Redrawn District Adds To Animal Lab Concerns

The site designated to become the home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, is on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

The beleaguered National Bio and Agro-Defense facility could face yet more challenges as a result of new congressional parameters released today by a three-judge panel.

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Kansas Redistricting
10:52 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Kansas Redistricting Maps Spark Huge Political Shake-Up

The new map for Kansas' Congressional districts.
redistricting.ks.gov
  • Above: Listen to Frank Morris interview Steve Kraske of Up To Date & The Kansas City Star about Kansas' redistricting shake-up.

A three-judge panel set new electoral maps for Kansas' congressional, state House, state Senate and Board of Education districts in a ruling last night, according to the Kansas City Star / AP.  

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KC Currents
4:19 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About Kansas Redistricting

Current electoral map for the Kansas State Board of Education.

Last week, the Kansas legislature adjourned after a tumultuous year.  Lawmakers passed Gov. Sam Brownback's dramatic tax cut plan, which could reduce the state budget by more than $2 billion over the next five years. 

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Wed May 23, 2012

U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder

U.S. Capitol grounds in Spring
National Archives

Congressional representatives are back in their districts for a work session, which gives Up to Date the perfect opportunity to catch up with U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D, MO-5) and Kevin Yoder (R, KS-3).

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Headlines
8:20 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Redistricting maps in Kansas could be decided in the federal courts.  The Missouri Senate passes a tax credit Bill.  It’s a daily digest of headlines form KCUR.

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Kansas Statehouse
2:52 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Redistricting Could Be Headed To Federal Court

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Kansas lawmakers have failed to make much progress this session on drawing new legislative and congressional district maps.

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Kansas Statehouse
4:04 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Senate Committee Introduces Plan To Overhaul Redistricting Process

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A committee in the Kansas Senate is proposing a constitutional amendment that would change the redistricting process. The amendment would create a commission that would draw redistricting maps.

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Headlines
8:43 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: May 3, 2012

Hiding big political donations is easy in Missouri.  A Republican lawmaker comes out. Kansas House members kill a Senate redistricting map.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
7:42 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Missouri Supreme Court Hears House Redistricting Suit, Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant Remains Offline & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
7:31 am
Thu February 23, 2012

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

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
Redistricting Agreement For Missouri Senate Reached, Council Delays Decision On Anti-Nuke Initiatives & more top headlines.

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Headlines
7:36 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 9, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Kansas Statehouse
2:46 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Senate Committee Approves Redistricting Map

The map approved by the Senate committee moves Manhattan from the 2nd District to the 1st and moves Lawrence entirely into the 2nd.

A Kansas Senate committee has approved a map that reconfigures the state's congressional districts.

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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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Headlines
7:46 am
Fri January 13, 2012

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

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:

  • Missouri Supreme Court Hears Redistricting Lawsuits
  • Brownback’s Budget Proposal Restores Some Arts Funding
  • New Play Tackles Bullying and Disability

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Headlines
7:36 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A delay in the Kansas City schools transfer case, a start to Kansas lawmakers' redistricting effort, a new head coach for the Chiefs & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

The Chiefs Pick Romeo Crennel As Head Coach

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Council Redistricting
2:16 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Council Approves Redistricting Map, Tax Breaks

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Kansas City, Missouri has a new council district map. The full city council has approved the map recommended by a citizens' redistricting commission without further revisions.

Some neighborhoods in south Kansas City were unhappy that the citizens commission's map split them up. But only councilman John Sharp proposed revisions. He would have kept Bannister Mall and the South Patrol station in the 6th District.

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Redistricting
12:59 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

City Council Endorses Redistricting Map

A redistricting plan has been approved by the Kansas City, Missouri city council.

The changes in council district boundary lines are in most cases very slight. But large enough to produce more than three hours of discussion and debate on the two final maps at City Hall today.

Tthe map finally adopted splits the Brookside-Waldo area at 75th street, moves a two-block strip along Troost into the fifth district, and still splits the Hickman Mills-Ruskin area.

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KCUR News
2:46 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Redistricting Committee Will Present Two Alternatives to KCMO Council

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Missouri's redistricting committee members decided they will choose two maps to present to the city council in its final meeting tomorrow. Yesterday's meeting brought out strong support for keeping some district boundaries intact.

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KC Currents
3:11 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Redistricting Explained

Kansas City, MO – The latest battle raging in Kansas City's council chambers has been over district boundaries. According to the charter, the city is supposed to re-draw the district map after every three general elections, which means about every 12 years, or whenever the population shifts dramatically. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross and Steve Bell talk about what's at stake.

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KCUR News
1:43 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Council Overrides Redistricting Veto

Councilman Ed Ford argues in vain that sending the voters the charter change will be divisive and undermine efforts to renew the public safety sales tax.
Photo courtesy of KCCG, Channel 2. Click to enlarge.

Kansas City, MO – The mayor's veto did not stand. The Kansas City city council voted yesterday to put a measure changing the city's redistricting schedule on the November ballot.

Northland members and the mayor who had opposed moving now to tie the redistricting schedule to the release of census data argued that the council was rushing to enact something that wouldn't make any difference for twenty years... and could undermine efforts to renew the public safety sales tax.

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KCUR News
1:51 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Council Moves for Redistricting "Plan B"

Councilman John Sharp holds one proposed redistricting map that he says would disenfranchise African-American voters.
Photo courtesy of KCCG, Channel 2.

Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser came out on the losing side of two significant council votes yesterday.

The first defeat for the mayor was the override of his veto of the council's renewing the appointment of the chairman of the Port Authority, which the mayor has said needs more of an "international flavor."

Then the mayor voted with the four Northland council members on a move to send a charter amendment to voters that could delay redrawing council district boundaries if the council deadlocks on the issue.

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KCUR News
4:59 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Council Moves to Delay Redistricting

Councilman Terry Riley warns the Finance and Audit Committee about redistricting without current racial and ethnic data.
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Kansas City, MO – The newly appointed panel charged with recommending a redistricting plan for Kansas City, Missouri held a lengthy first meeting yesterday, but it's possible the real decision making won't start until April.

The city charter mandates that redistricting be in place by the March election, but that would require a second effort after new census data is released, probably in April.

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Redistricting
5:01 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Boundary Issues: The Politics and Practice of Redistricting

Kansas City, MO –

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Redistricting
3:07 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Council Slows Redistricting Pace

Urban League president Gwen Grant tells the council if it redistricts without data on ethnic distribution it will face a voting rights lawsuit.
Photo courtesy of KCCG, Channel 2.

The Kansas City, Missouri City Council put the brakes on its last minute rush to redistricting Thursday.

Cathy Jolly spoke for the majority of the council early in the first public hearing on charter-mandated redistricting when she said: "I really believe that it's quite ridiculous, to be honest with you, that we are sitting here today at the last minute telling the public to come down here and put something together with an election looming."

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KCUR News
1:06 am
Fri July 16, 2010

Redistricting Planning Prompts Council Clash

Council members Sanders-Brooks, Curls and Johnson clash over how redistricting should be handled.
Photo courtesy of KCCG, Channel 2. Click to enlarge.

Kansas City, MO – A necessary redistricting sparked a contentious hour-long argument in Kansas City's city council Thursday.

Population changes in the 12 years since Kansas City's council districts were redrawn require shrinking the growing northland districts and expanding the third district.

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Kansas Statehouse
6:29 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Kansas Begins Redistricing Process

Kansas lawmakers are starting the years-long task of redrawing the lines for both national and state political offices. An advisory group began meeting this week in Topeka to look at the redistricting process.