kansas city http://kbia.org en Kansas City gunman at Jewish center has history with hate groups http://kbia.org/post/kansas-city-gunman-jewish-center-has-history-hate-groups <p>On Sunday, Frazier Glenn Miller was arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three people at two Jewish Centers in Kansas City. Here's a look at some of his background, with connections in Missouri and North Carolina.&nbsp;</p><p>This story was first published on <a href="http://wilmingtonfavs.com/2014/04/14/10-responses-jewish-center-shooters-ties-nc-hate-groups/">Wilmington Faith &amp; Values</a>, an affiliate of our media partner, Columbia Faith &amp; Values.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:25:28 +0000 Amanda Greene 51288 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Passes 'Border War Cease-Fire' Bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-border-war-cease-fire-bill <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed legislation aimed at declaring a "cease-fire" in the so-called economic "border war" between Missouri and Kansas.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1646&year=2014&code=R">House Bill 1646</a> would ban Missouri from offering tax incentives to businesses in Douglas, Johnson, Miami and </span>Wyandotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> counties in Kansas, all within the greater Kansas City area. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:30:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49103 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Passes 'Border War Cease-Fire' Bill House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce http://kbia.org/post/house-approves-bill-proposing-missouri-kansas-business-truce <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A proposed truce in the Kansas City business battle between Missouri and Kansas has gained another endorsement in Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:43:50 +0000 Associated Press 49057 at http://kbia.org House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce Legislation for truce between Missouri and Kansas business passes Senate http://kbia.org/post/legislation-truce-between-missouri-and-kansas-business-passes-senate <p>Missouri&nbsp;senators have passed legislation proposing a truce with&nbsp;Kansas&nbsp;in the battle for&nbsp;businesses&nbsp;in the&nbsp;Kansas&nbsp;City area.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:14:07 +0000 Associated Press 48870 at http://kbia.org Legislation for truce between Missouri and Kansas business passes Senate DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools http://kbia.org/post/dese-hears-pleas-keep-public-charge-public-schools <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Attorney William Douthit speaks during a public hearing on unaccredited schools on Feb. 5, 2014. " data-attribution="Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:41:33 +0000 Dale Singer 47752 at http://kbia.org DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools Missouri Lawmakers Try To End 'Border War' Between Kansas And Missouri http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-try-end-border-war-between-kansas-and-missouri <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two bills that would each try to end the so-called "border war" among business interests in the Kansas City area were heard Wednesday by two Missouri legislative committees.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1646">House Bill 1646</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27780121">Senate Bill 635</a> are identical bills. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:30:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47740 at http://kbia.org Missouri Lawmakers Try To End 'Border War' Between Kansas And Missouri KC business leader support KCI changes http://kbia.org/post/kc-business-leader-support-kci-changes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City business leaders told an advisory group that Kansas City International Airport has become outdated and gives visitors a mediocre first impression.</span></p><p>Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce president Jim Heeter told the KCI Terminal Advisory Group on Tuesday that many chamber members want a more modern airport that will appeal to businesses.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:52:56 +0000 Associated Press 47363 at http://kbia.org KC business leader support KCI changes Kansas City coalition releases plan for improving schools http://kbia.org/post/kansas-city-coalition-releases-plan-improving-schools <p></p><p>The Kansas City school district has released a school-improvement plan that was developed with a local coalition.</p><p>The plan's submission Tuesday to the State Board of Education comes one day after a consultant released a competing proposal. The consultant's plan calls for a state-run entity to recruit community groups and educators to operate schools in failing districts.</p><p>Unlike that proposal, the new plan calls for the unaccredited Kansas City districts to be designated as provisionally accredited. That would stop students from taking advantage of a state law to transfer to accredited schools. Instead, schools would be accredited individually. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:13:23 +0000 Associated Press 46669 at http://kbia.org Kansas City coalition releases plan for improving schools Missouri lawmakers to confront student transfer law http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-confront-student-transfer-law <p>Missouri lawmakers are facing pressure to address a student transfer law and unaccredited school districts.</p><p>The law requires school districts without state accreditation to cover the costs for students who want to attend an accredited district within the same county or a bordering one. It makes no exceptions for those without room for new students.</p><p>Missouri now has three unaccredited districts. About 2,000 students have transferred from two districts in St. Louis County and transfers could start soon in Kansas City. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:24:51 +0000 Associated Press 45895 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers to confront student transfer law St. Louis, Kansas City rank high in volunteerism http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-kansas-city-rank-high-volunteerism <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new report says the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are among nation's most generous metro regions when it comes to volunteering.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:22:35 +0000 Associated Press 45396 at http://kbia.org St. Louis, Kansas City rank high in volunteerism Kansas City considers red-light camera law change http://kbia.org/post/kansas-city-considers-red-light-camera-law-change <p></p><p>The City Council in Kansas City is considering changes to the city's red-light camera law that will try to address concerns raised in a recent Missouri Court of Appeals ruling.</p><p>The City Council's Public Safety Committee endorsed the changes Monday. The Kansas City Star reports that if the council approves the proposed changes, the new law would take effect 10 days after that and red-light camera enforcement could resume. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:55:53 +0000 Associated Press 44408 at http://kbia.org Kansas City considers red-light camera law change Planned Parenthood announces CEO's retirement http://kbia.org/post/planned-parenthood-announces-ceos-retirement <p>Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced the retirement of current president and CEO, Peter Brownlie, this week. Brownlie spent 15 years advocating for women's health care rights. He said he will retire from the organization in the Spring of 2014. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:32:02 +0000 Caitlyn Gallip 43470 at http://kbia.org Planned Parenthood announces CEO's retirement Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited http://kbia.org/post/kansas-city-schools-remain-unaccredited-0 Public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, will remain unaccredited.<p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/stateboard.html">State Board of Education</a> on Tuesday chose to take no action on a request by <a href="http://www.kcpublicschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1">Kansas City Schools</a> Superintendent R. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:02:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42552 at http://kbia.org Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited Missouri man to be sentenced for al-Qaida support http://kbia.org/post/missouri-man-be-sentenced-al-qaida-support <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Kansas City businessman who pleaded guilty more than three years ago to providing financial support to al-Qaida is finally being sentenced in federal court.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:20:58 +0000 Associated Press 41684 at http://kbia.org House Rep. LaFaver does not plan to contest drug charges http://kbia.org/post/house-rep-lafaver-does-not-plan-contest-drug-charges <p>A Missouri House member charged in August with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia says he doesn't plan to contest the allegations.</p><p>Democrat Jeremy LaFaver, of Kansas City, told the Columbia Daily Tribune&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1bcDlZM">in a statement</a> Wednesday he publicly admitted his guilt when he was arrested. He's scheduled to appear before a Boone County judge on Friday.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:11:06 +0000 Associated Press 41101 at http://kbia.org House Rep. LaFaver does not plan to contest drug charges