KANSAS CITY, MO – KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 28 sec)
The Kansas House passed a health care bill funding a year's worth of state aid to help poor families buy insurance.
The Kansas House also passed a bill authorizing $105 million in bonds to attract a national biodefense laboratory.
In Missouri, the Senate gave first round approval two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting children from predators.
Yesterday a federal judge in St. Louis refused to issue a restraining order against the Army Corps of Engineers, in an effort by the state to block the annual spring rise along the Missouri.
First Lady Laura Bush stopped by an Olathe school yesterday during a brief visit to Johnson County. Bush told students at Rolling Ridge Elementary School that they should spend as much time reading as watching television.