Urban Areas Making Strides Toward Improved Communication But Hurdles Exist

Kansas City and St. Louis are well-known for their fragmentation -- and that extends to emergency services like police and fire departments. But emergency response officials note some positive developments, such as the development of an infrastructure to allow agencies to talk during an emergency. Second of two parts.

As Anti-terrorism Funding Shrinks, Controversy Grows Over How to Spend It

Kansas City and St. Louis have reaped millions of dollars in homeland security funding through the federal Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Kansas City's allocation is on the chopping block as Congress looks to save money throughout the budget. The UASI debate highlights philosophical divides over how homeland security money should be spent. This is the first of an ongoing series examining homeland security spending in Missouri as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches.