Kansas City, MO – If you're taking a walk through Gillham Park on a Thursday evening you might stumble across what looks a little like a high school football practice.
Complete with cracking helmets, conditioning drills and a coach who's less than pleased. But as helmets come off for a quick water break you might find yourself feeling a little surprised by the sight of twenty or so women donning full football pads.
Kansas City, MO – Food, Inc., a documentary film about the modern agricultural industry, is a hit with big-city movie reviewers, small-scale organic farmers and vegetarians. Full of disturbing scenes depicting chickens, hogs and cattle being crowded into confined areas, the movie argues that large-scale agriculture produces inexpensive meat and vegetables at a high cost to the environment - as well as Americans' health.
Jefferson City, MO – Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have repealed most of Missouri's motorcycle helmet law. Marshall Griffin reports.
Motorcycle riders in Missouri still have to wear helmets. A bill that would have allowed them to ride helmet-free if they're at least 21 years old has been vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon. The bill would have still required helmet use on interstate highways. Tom Holloway with the Missouri State Medical Association says he applauds the governor's veto.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have repealed most of Missouri's motorcycle helmet law. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have repealed most of Missouri's motorcycle helmet law.
Missouri Governor Nixon also signed a bill allowing people to drink at outdoor events in Westport and other entertainment venues.
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has cut most state spending by 2 percent to help fill another shortfall in the budget.
Kansas City, MO – Environmental officials have announced that sludge from a St. Joseph Tannery does not in fact pose any public health hazard. A recent lawsuit had alleged a link between several brain tumors in area residents and the tannery sludge.