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KCUR Morning News 12-4-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – A 33 million contract with Motorola for new emergency responder radios sailed through the Kansas City council yesterday without a dissenting vote. And the council decided unanimously to take one more week to work out the details of a monitoring commission for the Power and Light District dress code. The council then turned its attention to getting some major bricks and mortar.

A Kansas City-based architecture firm has been awarded a $1.2 million dollar contract to design a green, public works facility in Johnson County.

Another effort is being made in Missouri to expand health insurance coverage to pay for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Missouri's transportation agency says Amtrak trains ran on time in the state during the Thanksgiving weekend - and that's a big change from previous years.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says barge operators had a full navigation season on the Missouri River this year for the first time in six years.

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