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Top Of The Morning News: Monday: March 19, 2012

Kansas and Missouri Receive C's For Integrity, Abortion Bill Could Affect KU Med & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Kansas and Missouri Receive C’s For Integrity

No state got an “A” in a study of government transparency and corruption risk released by Public Radio International. Kansas ranked fairly high for safeguards, at number 9. Missouri finished at number 21.  Both received “passing grades,” but with lots of room for improvement.  Read more about the grades here.

Abortion Bill  Could Affect KU Med

Abortion legislation has focused attention on the University of Kansas Medical Center. A bill in the House would bar any state employee from performing an abortion during work, except to save a woman’s life. Officials at KU say that could endanger the school’s accreditation because medical residents are considered state employees, and they say accreditation requires the school to offer abortion training.  Find out more here.


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