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KCUR Evening Newscast 3-19-08

By Steve Bell


Kansas City, MO –

  • Despite a hearing overflowing with those pleading to reduce funding cuts, a Kansas City City Council committee advanced a dramatically pared budget proposal.
  • The Kansas Senate passed a health care bill that extends insurance coverage to 5500 middle-class children but indefinitely postpones subsidies to help poor parents buy insurance for themselves.
  • Flooding continued across mid and southern Missouri with five death reported and waters still rising.
  • The KU Jayhawks prepared for tomorrow morning's post-season stand against Portland.
  • Independence Police Chief Fred Mills has announced his retirement. Mills says the decision is not related to recent criticisms of pursuit and complaint-handling policies.

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