Top Of The Morning News: July 18, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: July 18, 2013

Jul 18, 2013

A Kansas City council committee has approved a measure opposing gun violence at least symbolically. A state law that prohibits smoking in most public places is still popular in Kansas. Summer Youth Theatre in Lawrence tackles all of Kansas history in less than an hour.

Kansas City Council To Consider Slap At Gun Makers

If the Kansas City council agrees, city pension system funds will  not be invested in companies that make guns. The police commission retirement board will be asked to do the same. The resolution passed a Council Committee with one dissenting vote.

Clean Indoor Air Act Remains Popular In Kansas

Three years after taking effect, the Clean Indoor Air Act remains overwhelmingly popular among Kansas voters, according to a statewide public opinion poll. It finds that 78 percent of Kansas voters approve of the law that prohibits smoking in most public places. 

'Complete History Of Kansas' Shrunk To Sixty Minutes At Lawrence Arts Center

For more than 35 years, the Lawrence Arts Center has run Summer Youth Theatre, an intensive theater arts program for kids in grades three through 12. This summer, the troupe has already tackled Macbeth and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Opening this weekend is a newly commissioned play that, as its title implies, claims to present The Complete History of Kansas in Sixty Minutes.