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Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Kansas National Guard heads to Colorado.  Another kind of shelter opens up at domestic violence agency.  Kansas works on national science standards but some are still concerned about teaching evolution.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Kansas National Guard Lifts Off To Battle Colorado Wilfdfire

A helicopter from the Kansas National Guard's Black Hawk unit headed to Colorado this afternoon to help battle the wildfire that has consumed more than 64 square miles outside of Fort Collins.  The Kansas National Guard received a request through a multi-state network for one of its helicopters with a 660-gallon bucket for transporting water to the flames.  Read more here.

Rose Brooks Opens Another Kind Of Shelter

One of Kansas City’s main domestic violence agencies is opening a new shelter today. But it's not for women. At least not the human kind.  Rose Brooks has started a pet shelter.  Find out more here.

Kansas Helps To Set National Science Standards But Evolution Still Concerns Some

Kansas education officials are working with 25 other states to develop new science standards that could serve as a model for the rest of the country.   But one conservative on the State Board of Education says he’s concerned the new standards will put too much emphasis on evolution.  Read more here.


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