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KCUR Morning News 8-17-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – A nearly thousand-foot-long bridge touted as the first project in the nation to be funded by President Obama's federal stimulus package opened in central Missouri.

Computer access to numerous Kansas health and environment records is being restored after a systems failure nearly two weeks ago.

Missouri's health department says it's purged infection rate data for hospitals statewide.

Missouri has taken steps over the past few months to prevent a fungus from wiping out the state's black walnut trees.

The World Health Organization recently declared the H1N1 Swine Flu epidemic to be over, but local health officials say the H1N1 virus will remain a major concern this upcoming flu season.

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