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Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, March 8, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  •     Santorum Says Kansas Caucuses Matter
  •     Fast Food At Home In A Hospital?
  •     Committee Advances Streetcar Zoning
  •     House Budget Reverses Cuts To Colleges At Expense To Program For Blind

Santorum Says Kansas Caucuses Matter

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum stopped in Lenexa Wednesday.  Santorum says his campaign will continue and says he’s not called on rival Newt Gingrich to drop out of the race.  Learn more about his stop here.

Fast Food At Home In A Hospital?

Truman Medical Center is on the front lines of health care in Kansas City, treating nearly 100,000 patients last year.  But lately, hospital leaders have been trying to figure out ways to prevent people from becoming patients.  CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and battling junk food. So, find out here what a McDonald’s is doing right inside the main entrance.

Committee Advances Streetcar Zoning

Still racing to meet a March 19th deadline for federal grant applications, a city council committee has endorsed rezoning the area around a proposed downtown streetcar system.  Read more here.

House Budget Reverses Cuts To Colleges At Expense To Program For Blind

Budget writers in the Missouri House have approved their version of the 13 bills that make up the state’s budget for next year.  Committee members eliminated $28 million for a program that aids the blind, but then put $6 million back into it from another source.  Find out the details here.



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