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KCUR Morning News 9-25-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO –
A move by some members of the Kansas City City council to gain more power in selecting members of certain boards and commissions survived possible defeat yesterday and will face a final vote next week.

There is relief in the Olathe school district after bus drivers approved a contract with busing company First Student.

Two state lawmakers are asking the Kansas Attorney General to investigate the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, or SRS, for possible Medicaid fraud.

A new federal initiative is being launched to improve the overall health and water quality of the Mississippi River Basin.

The Missouri Department of Revenue has awarded contracts to run more than half the state's driver's license offices under Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's bidding system.

Ethanol groups are pushing for a mandate requiring country-of-origin labeling on gasoline pumps so consumers know from where their fuel comes.

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