kansas http://kbia.org en 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 Missouri tax cut backers, foes both cite Kansas cuts http://kbia.org/post/missouri-tax-cut-backers-foes-both-cite-kansas-cuts <p></p><p></p><p>Supporters and critics of&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;tax cut plans both are pointing to the results of recent tax cuts in Kansas.</p><p>Several business groups testified during a Senate committee hearing Thursday that&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;must cut taxes to discourage employers in the Kansas City area from moving across the state line.</p><p>But opponents said Kansas revenues and education funding have suffered as a result of its tax cuts.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:39:45 +0000 Associated Press 46756 at http://kbia.org Missouri tax cut backers, foes both cite Kansas cuts Missouri Governor Calls For Truce In Economic Border War http://kbia.org/post/missouri-governor-calls-truce-economic-border-war <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcur/audio/2013/11/1112013_Dan_Nixon_Borderwar_PM.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon called for a temporary halt to what’s known as the economic “border war” between Kansas and Missouri Tuesday, in an address to the Greater Kansas City Area Chamber of Commerce.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Gov. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:22:26 +0000 Dan Verbeck 43710 at http://kbia.org Missouri Governor Calls For Truce In Economic Border War With waiver expired, some Kansans will have to work for food stamps http://kbia.org/post/waiver-expired-some-kansans-will-have-work-food-stamps <p></p><p></p><p> This week, Kansas let a 2009 government waiver expire that provided food stamps for the unemployed. Now, able-bodied Kansans between 18 and 49 who do not have dependents, have to work or be in a job training program to have access to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.</p><p>Kansas currently has about 318,000 food stamp recipients. Advocates for low-income people say this change will create a dangerous hole in an already thin safety net.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 41851 at http://kbia.org With waiver expired, some Kansans will have to work for food stamps Cerner says thousands of new employees could be housed on new KCMO campus site http://kbia.org/post/cerner-says-thousands-new-employees-could-be-housed-new-kcmo-campus-site <p><a href="http://www.cerner.com/">Cerner</a>, one of the largest employers in Kansas City, announced Thursday afternoon it intends to purchase about 237 acres at the site of the former Bannister Mall, which it hopes to use to build a new campus to house thousands of new employees.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:39:20 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38135 at http://kbia.org Nixon hammers home flaws in tax-cut bill; seed vault tour http://kbia.org/post/nixon-hammers-home-flaws-tax-cut-bill-seed-vault-tour <p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:29:21 +0000 Kristofor Husted 38065 at http://kbia.org Nixon hammers home flaws in tax-cut bill; seed vault tour Bob Dole celebrates 90th birthday http://kbia.org/post/bob-dole-celebrates-90th-birthday <p>Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole celebrated his 90th birthday Monday, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence is celebrating his life of public service.</p><p>The event Monday will be held at the Dole Institute of Politics where the former Republican U.S. senator's archives are housed. The institute opened in 2003. Dole is not expected to attend.</p><p>Dole served in the U.S. Senate from 1969 until 1996, when he retired to run for president but lost to Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton. Dole is a World War II veteran who served in Europe, where he was severely wounded in battle in Italy.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:17:51 +0000 Associated Press 37482 at http://kbia.org Bob Dole celebrates 90th birthday Missouri, Kansas see increase in drowning deaths http://kbia.org/post/missouri-kansas-see-increase-drowning-deaths <p>Drowning deaths have risen dramatically in both Missouri and Kansas this year.</p><p>State officials say that before this weekend, 24 drownings had been reported this year in Missouri, four more than all of last year. And in Kansas, 12 drownings had been reported before this weekend, double the average for an entire year.</p><p>The Kansas City Star reports officials in both states say the pleasant summer weather likely has contributed to the increase, with more people venturing out to the states' waterways.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:03:53 +0000 Associated Press 37123 at http://kbia.org Missouri, Kansas see increase in drowning deaths Immigrant farming; Indpendence goes green; Missouri's tax situation http://kbia.org/post/immigrant-farming-indpendence-goes-green-missouris-tax-situation <p></p><p>Our neighboring city of Independence, Mo., is going green with its lighting over the few years.&nbsp;</p><p>At the 81st annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas last past weekend, Independence announced its plans to partner with Philips Lighting on an energy and maintenance saving project.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:52:08 +0000 Kristofor Husted 36135 at http://kbia.org Immigrant farming; Indpendence goes green; Missouri's tax situation Rural Kansas tries to entice businesses; Community rallies to stop fort's job cuts http://kbia.org/post/rural-kansas-tries-entice-businesses-community-rallies-stop-forts-job-cuts <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="" caption=" Photo 3: Members of the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood gathered Tuesday to discuss the U.S. Army proposal to remove troops from the fort. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:23:13 +0000 Kristofor Husted 33011 at http://kbia.org Kansas seeks turning point for rural communities http://kbia.org/post/kansas-seeks-turning-point-rural-communities <p></p><p>When the Homestead Act of 1862 made land in the Great Plains virtually free, people rushed in to settle rural Kansas. But 150 years later, the dust has truly settled. Between 2000 and 2010, more than half of Kansas counties declined in population — many by 10 percent or more.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 21:46:55 +0000 Justine Greve 33004 at http://kbia.org Kansas seeks turning point for rural communities Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March http://kbia.org/post/columbia-will-not-be-reimbursing-american-airlines-march <p>The American Airlines announced that the Columbia Regional Airport reached its revenue goal for the month of March. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:41:19 +0000 Joshua Teasley 32600 at http://kbia.org Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-tax-cut-legislation-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/" target="_blank">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to a phased-in tax overhaul designed to help the Show-Me State compete with neighboring Kansas, which recently slashed its tax rates.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:54:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30033 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations http://kbia.org/post/mo-airports-reopen-several-cancellations <p></p><p>Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.</p><p>American Airlines flight 3215 from Columbia to Dallas was canceled this morning, but the remaining flights are scheduled to take off and arrive as planned.</p><p>Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:15:48 +0000 Kristofor Husted & Associated Press 29314 at http://kbia.org Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations KU license plate ban on the way to Nixon http://kbia.org/post/ku-license-plate-ban-way-nixon <p>Language that would ban the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate in Missouri is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon. Thu, 17 May 2012 13:59:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14308 at http://kbia.org KU license plate ban on the way to Nixon Newscast for May 9, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-9-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>University of Missouri-Kansas City considers a name change</li><li>Dred Scott honored at Missouri Capitol ceremony</li><li>Mo. House backs pregnancy center advertising bill</li></ul> Wed, 09 May 2012 23:01:36 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 13875 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 9, 2012 Alert systems help avoid severe weather damage http://kbia.org/post/alert-systems-help-avoid-severe-weather-damage <p>Storms caused multiple outbreaks of severe weather most of Sunday from Kansas to Minnesota. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:46:55 +0000 Associated Press 12464 at http://kbia.org A potential border war between state legislatures http://kbia.org/post/potential-border-war-between-state-legislatures <p>A House committee reviews a bill that gives Kansas an ultimatum. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:13:17 +0000 8923 at http://kbia.org A potential border war between state legislatures HPM: Is the NBAF worth the risk? http://kbia.org/post/hpm-nbaf-worth-risk <p>Kansas political leaders and top officials at Kansas State University are united in support of a plan to bring the nation&#39;s premier agricultural disease laboratory to the K-State campus. But many people remain uneasy about bringing dangerous pathogens into the nation&rsquo;s heartland -- pathogens that could devastate the livestock industry and possibly harm humans as well. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:56:47 +0000 8873 at http://kbia.org HPM: Is the NBAF worth the risk? Business Beat: February 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-february-8-2012 <p>This week: Farmers buying up grain bins to help play the market. Plus, how refineries in Kansas and Iowa could help find another source of bio fuel. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:32:12 +0000 Nick Adams 8444 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: February 8, 2012 A new source of biomass http://kbia.org/post/new-source-biomass <p>Corn has been the engine behind the ethanol industry for years, and that food vs. fuel debate doesn&#39;t look to end anytime soon. &nbsp;But as researchers work to unlock the biofuels potential in crop residue and other biomass, a refinery is being built in Kansas may help take the industry to another level. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:41:53 +0000 KCUR-FM: Eric Durban 8445 at http://kbia.org A new source of biomass How One Hospital Entices Doctors To Work In Rural America http://kbia.org/post/how-one-hospital-entices-doctors-work-rural-america Recruiting doctors to live and work in rural America is a chronic problem. Most health centers try to attract workers with big salaries and expensive homes.<p>Shots previously reported that one center in Maine was <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/08/26/129451748/maine-wants-med-students-who-study-there-to-stay" target="_blank">trying to lure medical students</a> to the countryside for their final two years with the hope that they stick around.<p>The Ashland Health Clinic, a tiny hospital in southwest Kansas, is trying a different tack — a reverse-recruitment model. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:29:09 +0000 Peggy Lowe 8081 at http://kbia.org How One Hospital Entices Doctors To Work In Rural America