KCUR Morning News 3-18-09
By Maria Carter
Kansas City, MO – Ford Motor's Kansas City plant is shutting down again for one week.
Kansas City is close to finalizing its budget for next year.
Kansas Medicaid officials are asking the legislature to restore cuts in the program's budget because of a sharp rise in applications.
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that requires abortion clinics to provide more information to patients.
Missouri's unemployment rate rose in February to 8.3 percent,