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Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  • Rifle Target Stickers Found At Missouri Lawmaker Offices
  • Missouri House Committee Passes Voter ID Bill
  • Small Contractor Incubator Under Construction

Rifle Target Stickers Found At Missouri Lawmaker Offices

Stickers with rifle target crosshairs printed on them have been found in the office doorways of several Missouri lawmakers.  They were discovered Tuesday afternoon outside the offices of five Democratic State Senators and one Republican State Representative.  Read more here.

Missouri House Committee Passes Voter ID Bill

Legislation that would require Missouri voters to show photo identification at the polls has passed a State House committee. Voters who don’t have a photo ID would be required to use provisional ballots, which would be counted once their identities are correctly verified.  It passed 7 to 3 on a straight party line vote, with every Republican on the House Elections Committee voting “yes” and every Democrat voting “no.”  Find out more here.

Small Contractor Incubator Under Construction

The community development corporation Blue Hills Community Services has been working to rebuild the Blue Hills neighborhood for the past 38 years.  And they've just begun construction on their latest project:  a $3 million energy-efficient renovation of a building at 50th and Prospect. The new center will house the organization's headquarters, and provide office space and training for about a dozen small-time contractors at a time.  The contractor incubator will be the first of its kind in the Kansas City area.  Read more here.

 

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