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KCUR Morning Newscast 7-29-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

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Kansas City, MO – An Amber Alert has been issued by Independence police for a toddler who was allegedly taken from his crib by his 17-year-old noncustodial mother.

Republican budget leaders in Missouri are attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon's proposal to restore Medicaid benefits cut three years ago by Governor Matt Blunt.

A new Justice Department report finding politics pervaded internal hiring at the agency has touched on Kansas City.

The Kansas Attorney General's office is warning consumers about a recent credit card scam.

Kansas highway officials plan to give more help to cities and counties to make sure local bridge inspections are being done accurately.

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