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Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lays out plans for an oil pipeline that would cut across part of Missouri.  Kansas City police say red light cameras are cutting down on accidents. It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Nixon Pushes For Oil Pipeline Across Missouri

Missouri’s Governor used a forum sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute to promote a pipeline  planned to traverse  the state to carry Canadian crude oil.  The Kansas City program fit a larger industry strategy of holding dozens of meetings in communities that are or will be affected by pipelines.  A map of the line shows it entering far Northeast Missouri, passing through Cass County before swinging southward.  Learn more here.

Kansas City Police Say Red Light Cameras Work, Planning For More

Kansas City police say their most recent analysis shows that red light cameras are reducing accidents. And based on that data, they plan to add more of the cameras.  Find out more here.

Sanders Presents Regional Transit Plan To State Commission

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders spoke at the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission meeting regarding the progress hisproposed regional transit system.  The train network would run along I-70, US-71, and Route 291.  Read more here.

Companies Push For Small Nuclear Reactors

Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse executives gave a presentation to the state Public Service Commission on their plans to build small modular nuclear reactors, also known as SMR’s.  The two companies are pursuing up to $452 million in federal grants to build up to five SMR’s atAmeren’s Callaway County plant near Fulton. Find out the details here.

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