© 2024 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

KCUR News 7-28-09

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Kansas' future as home of a National Bio-Agro-Defense Facility is threatened by a report from the Government Accountability Office. The draft report questions how the Department of Homeland Security determined the safety of six sites for the proposed animal disease research lab when it chose Manhattan, Kansas as the site for the NBAF.

Scott Roeder, the man accused of killing Dr. George Tiller in Wichita two months ago may enter a plea in court today. Tiller was one of the few doctors in the country who provided abortions in the last months of pregnancy, and a long-time target of abortion foes.

It was 61 years ago this week that President Harry S. Truman ordered an end to segregation in the U-S military. The Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, marked the anniversary of Executive Order 9981 on Monday.

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and award-winning podcasts.
Your donation helps keep nonprofit journalism free and available for everyone.