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KCUR Morning News 11-2-11

By Maria Carter


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – While students in most states, including Kansas, showed improvement on a national test, Missouri students lost ground.

A proposal to eliminate the Kansas City Missouri school board won't be on the agenda at tonight's board meeting. But the state education commissioner has asked board members to replace themselves with a state appointed board, or risk a takeover in January.

It could be a while before investigators determine the cause of the elevator explosion in Atchison, Kansas that killed 6 people and injured others. But the likely culprit- grain dust- has always been a problem for ag operations.

The Topeka City Council has rejected settlements with two city employees who allege they were victims of discrimination.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning people to watch out for a ticket scam email.

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