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General Motors says it will sink another $174 million into its Fairfax Assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to get it ready to produce a new Malibu — one equipped with technology designed to keep teenage drivers safer.  

GM already builds Malibus at Fairfax (and the Malibu’s fancier cousin the Buick LaCross) but plant manager Bill Kulhanek says the 2016 Malibu will be something else entirely.

“It’s a brand new architecture. We’re the first in the globe to launch it. China and Korea will follow us. So, we’re brand new to the market,” says Kulhanek. 

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Kansas and Missouri's transportation departments demolished another section of the Fairfax Bridge Saturday. 

The section was the second to be taken down with explosives this year. Both KDOT and MoDOT say the bridge, which crosses the state line, can no longer bear the weight of cars and trucks passing over it daily.

Several dozen people parked off of the 7th Street Trafficway in Kansas City, Kan., to get a view of the explosion. David Dumler brought his son to watch as a familiar bridge from his childhood was taken down.

The CEO of General Motors will announce details of a major expansion at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is slated address education, mental health, and Medicaid in his State of the State address this evening. City leaders in Kansas City will host several public meetings this week, aimed at strengthening arts and culture in the region.