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KCUR Morning News 8-6-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – The National Transportation Safety Board plans to offer an update today as it investigates a multi-vehicle bus crash on Interstate 44 that killed two people near St. Louis.

Missouri could get up to $400 million in federal aid for Medicaid and schools. The money is part of a $26 billion extension of stimulus programs passed by the U.S. Senate.

Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal and Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt are weighing-in on the controversial new immigration law in Arizona. The two lawmakers are filing a brief in support of the new measure.

State Senator Tom Holland is the Democratic candidate for Kansas governor. He's calling for a series of 10 debates during the run-up to the November election. Holland, from Baldwin City, is taking on Republican Kansas Senator Sam Brownback.

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