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KCUR Morning Newscast 9-16-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO –
It will be later this year before the Kansas City federal prosecutor shows how much investors in the nation's largest pasta maker lost to fraud. The former CEO and chief financial officer of American Italian Pasta have pleaded guilty to fraud-conspiracy and they are not alone in an unwelcome spotlight.

State officials in Kansas are growing concerned that the latest turmoil on Wall Street could have a negative impact on the local economy and the state budget.

A majority of likely Kansas voters support the idea that all Americans should have health coverage.

Missouri is tapping into its prison system budget to make a more than 4 million dollar payment to probation and parole officers whom a court ruled were wrongly excluded from a pay raise.

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