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Top Of The Morning News: Friday, August 17, 2012

Food service workers set out Individual salads at a school cafeteria in Lincoln, Neb.
Clay Masters
Harvest Public Media
Food service workers set out Individual salads at a school cafeteria in Lincoln, Neb.

A Johnson County school is closed due to an as-yet-undetermined illness. Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin says he opposes federal money for school lunches.  It’s a daily wrap up of headlines from KCUR.

Ruling But No Resolution On KC School Transfers

Jackson County judge W. Brent Powell ruled on the lawsuit filed by five school districts against the Kansas City district yesterday.  It was a “yes and no” decision, depending on whether a district could show that the transfers would result in a financial loss.  Learn more about what this means for students here.

Illness Closes Rosehill Elementary Until Monday

A suburban Kansas City elementary school will remain closed until Monday due to an as-yet-undetermined gastro-intestinal illness.  Rosehill Elementary School, in Lenexa, Kan. is closed after numerous people went home Wednesday because of the illness.  Find out more here.

Wildfire Risk Expected To Continue Into Fall

Missouri’s drought conditions have increased the threat of wildfires across the state.  Governor Jay Nixon says the wildfire risk will stretch into fall, as drought conditions are now expected to last through November.  Find out more about drought conditions in the state here.

Akin: Feds Shouldn’t Fund School Lunches

Second District U.S. Congressman Todd Akin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate, was talking with reporters at the Missouri State Fair about his opposition to spending hikes for food stamps and other programs in the federal Farm Bill when he was asked what he thought about school lunch programs.  Find out why Akin thinks that should be a job for the states here.

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