Since President Obama enacted a major federal health law in March, several groups have attempted to challenge its provisions through lawsuits and state legislation. A week from today, Missouri voters will take to the polls in the country's first popular vote on the issue. But as KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, the impact of Proposition C is uncertain.
In the Republican primary for Kansas Board of Education, an advocate of teaching creationism in science classes, John Bacon, faces a challenger Dennis George, in the district that includes southern Johnson County, and points south. No Democrats have filed for the general election, so the primary will determine the winner.
Columbia, MO – US Senator Claire McCaskill says the misplacement of hundreds, and possibly thousands of buried military personnel at Arlington National Cemetery. McCaskill says fixing the mismanagement that has caused the problem at Arlington National Cemetery will be easy. The challenge lies in the more emotional questions.
Kansas City, MO – A hundred-foot section of westbound highway 470 collapsed last weekend and miraculously, no one was injured. This week, the Missouri Department of Transportation looked into the disaster, and already signed a contract for rebuilding that portion of the highway. KCUR's Dan Verbeck followed this story last week. He gave KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross the lowdown.