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Top Of The Morning News: December 7, 2012


Liberty Memorial gets past another hurdle in the process to become the nation’s official World War One memorial. Campaign staffers look back at the presidential election. Those stories & more from KCUR.

Wind Energy Credits Under Fire From Budget Challenges

U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo says the fate of a wind energy tax credit could be tied to the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations.  Learn more here.

Campaign Staffers Look Back At 2012

Political strategists, journalists and presidential campaign staff are on the University of Kansas campus to reflect on the 2012 election. Campaign staff for both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talked about the race during a roundtable discussion at the Dole Institute of Politics. Find out more about their thoughts on the presidential elections here.

Bill Designating Liberty Memorial As National Monument Moves Along

Kansas City Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver says he feels good about the designation of Liberty Memorial as the nation’s official World War One Memorial. The bill made it out of committee this week without any House opposition, but similar measures have had a checkered history.  Find out more here.

University of Missouri Proposes Tuition Increase

Students on the four campuses of the University of Missouri system are facing another two percent increase in tuition next year. The proposed increase part of the preliminary budget presented to the Board of Curators and is similar to those of each of the last five years.  Find out more about the proposed budget here.

City Council Changes Ambulance Board, Charity Race Ordinances

Seeking more input on ambulance response times, the Kansas City Council increased the number of members on the ambulance service advisory board yesterday and gave that board more authority on recommendations. The charity race ordinance would raise permit fees and hire a coordinator to help prevent tie ups with local businesses.

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