The Truman Presidential Museum shutters its doors in Independence. One of the most visible casualties of the federal shutdown in our metro. Where else though were Kansas Citians being inconvenienced this week as a result of the budget stalemate in Washington D.C.?
Head Start feels budget axe
Around 250 kids in metro Kansas City are being denied access to the program that prepares low-income children for school. In our region, 1,561 children in Missouri and 564 in Kansas are losing their Head Start slots. On KCPT’s The Local Show last night, special correspondent Sam Zeff took a closer look at cuts to Head Start.
The hits and misses as the metro starts Obamacare
One of the most important components of the Affordable Care Act went online Tuesday, as millions of uninsured Americans got their first chance to enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Nationally, the media amplified reports of technical glitches and long waits to try and log in to the government’s official healthcare website. What was the experience in our neck of the woods?
Art under fire
A downtown billboard featuring a gunman taking aim at Kansas City’s iconic Scout statue stirred up controversy in the metro this week. Some Native Americans called it’s offensive. Others called it simply “nuts,” or just plain “weird.” The two-piece billboard at the busy corner of 19th and Baltimore in Kansas City’s Crossroads District captured plenty of attention over the weekend and the first part of this week before it was abruptly brought down.
Two years since disappearance
We don’t talk much about crime on this program. But as this was a massive national and international story when it broke we would be remiss in reviewing this week’s news if we did not mention that today marks the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Kansas City infant Lisa Irwin. Her parents say the baby was kidnapped from her Northland home. In the first year after the disappearance, detectives received more than 1,600 tips. Now police say they are lucky to get one a week.
This week’s news reviewers: Friday October 4th 2013 @ 7:30 pm:
Lindsay Shively, 41 Action News
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star
Sam Zeff, KCPT Special Correspondent
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star
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As Frontline presents its long awaited documentary League of Denial, the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, KCWIR forms a unique partnership with KCTV5 to examine the local impact of concussions on local high school athletics. We talk to bereaved parents who’ve lost their children to football injuries and examine whether regulations governing school sports in Kansas and Missouri do enough to protect young athletes.