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By Steve Bell


Kansas City, MO –
The Missouri Legislature adjourned without addressing a flaw in the new minimum wage law that could cost emergency responder departments millions of dollars in overtime.

Governor Blunt's Missouri HealthNet plan to replace Medicaid passed at the last minute, despite Democrats' objections.

The legislature sent Governor Blunt bills on English as the official language. toughening requirements on abortion clinics, putting restrictions on sex-ed classes and prohibiting prosecution of or suits against Missourians who use deadly force against intruders.

Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison announced that he will investigate complaints that First Family Church of Olathe pastor Jerry Johnston broke state laws concerning the spending of charitable gifts.

Morrison also rendered an opinion that KU's assistant provost can't be a voting member of the KU Hospital board.

Former mayor Kay Barnes kicked off her campaign against Congressman Sam Graves, and shrugged off Republican criticism of her pro-gay-rights stand.

The Kansas City, Missouri council heard a consultant's report that says the city needs to reign in tax breaks for developers.

A Johnson County jury found Andrew Ellmaker guilty of first degree murder in the 2004 stabbing-chain-saw killing of social worker Terri Zenner.

Former Chief Justice Ronnie White, Misouri's first African-American Supreme Court judge announced that he will retire in July.

Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist church was sued by the publisher of We Are the World for not paying for the rights to the song for the church's internet version: "God Hates the World."

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