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Top Of The Morning News: June 4, 2013

The St. Louis Zoo is working to restore and endangered beetle to a prairie in southwest Missouri.  Kansas lawmakers have approved a disabilities plan despite objections.

St. Louis Zoo Continues Efforts To Restore Endangered Beetle

For a second year, the St. Louis Zoo is continuing efforts to bring back an endangered beetle to southwestern Missouri. On Tuesday, more than 300 pairs of American burying beetles raised at the zoo will be released at Wah’Kon-Tah prairie. The hope is that they’ll mate and reestablish a wild population.  Read more about the beetle and the zoo’s efforts here.

Kansas Lawmakers Approve Disabilities Plan

While the legislative session in Kansas has ended, many advocates worried about how the approved budget will affect services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Advocates fought against a plan approved by the legislature to move non-medical services like adult day care, into the state’s Medicaid managed care system.  Government officials believe the transition will be smooth.  Find out more here.

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