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A new program offers Missouri elementary students a healthy transportation alternative.

The Walking School Bus program allows students to exercise on their way to school. Missouri Safe Routes to School coordinator Jeff Cremer says the program works like normal bus transportation.

“The Walking School Bus program works similar to a regular school bus,” Cremer said. “Instead of riding in a bus, they’re walking to school and getting some exercise and having a good time on their way to school.”

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A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year.  But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.

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Some low-income seniors and people with disabilities in Missouri could have to pay more out of pocket to qualify for Medicaid coverage under changes being initiated in the state program.