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KCUR Evening Newscast 6-19-08

By Steve Bell


Kansas City, MO –

  • A Regional Transit Summit meeting tomorrow morning will reveal more about the timeline on light rail, but prospects for a regional plan on the November ballot are slim. At a meeting of the steering committee, Clay County Commissioner Ed Qiuick, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders said the turnaround time is too short and there is too little support from the legislative bodies.
  • The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners selected a plan for new boundaries for school board member districts today. School board member Linwood Tauheed threatens to sue over the plan chosen. He says it will result in under-representation of African-Americans.
  • As floodwaters continue to rise in some parts of Missouri, Amtrak hopes that the waters in Iowa will have receded enough for train service between Kansas City and Chicago to be resumed tomorrow. Currently, passengers have to take the bus to Galesburg,Ill.

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