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Top Of The Morning News: June 21, 2013

The Kansas City Council approves an ordinance that could lead to more microbreweries.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the border is the key to immigration law change.  Union Station opens a new exhibit about pirates.

Council Hopes For Microbrewery Boom

A proposed new micro-brewery for Waldo has led to an ordinance that some council members hope will encourage a growing industry composed of small businesses.   The new ordinance exempts facilities that produce alcoholic beverages from those density rules if they meet the proper standards and sell only alcoholic beverages they manufacture at that location.

Border Seen As Key To Immigration Law Change

As the U.S. Senate wrestles with immigration law changes, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the measures are doomed to fail without real border security.  Kobach is noted for his positions on immigration.  The Kansas Republican says key to change that will pass Senate and perhaps the House is something that stops illegal passage at borders.

Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates'

The remains of a sunken pirate ship found off of Cape Cod, Mass. in 1984 form the ballast of the traveling National Geographic exhibit Real Pirates, opening June 22 at Union Station. The exhibit also features some 200 artifacts found nearby on the ocean floor and, to heighten its authenticity, Union Station has hired a number of actors who will be playing real and fictitious piratesthat visitors will be encouraged to engage.

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