Special Session Could Happen - Missouri lawmakers have less than 36 hours to finish their work, but a special legislative session could be in the works. A House-Senate conference committee went home last night without reaching a consensus on a bill to revamp the Medicaid program for the poor. Lawmakers admit they're a long way from making an agreement, so they may hold a special session to allow for more time to decide on the bill. The regular session ends at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Storm Cleanup - New York state residents continue to clean up this morning after a strong spring storm swept through yesterday. Power crews worked through the night in the New York City suburb of Chappaqua to restore service to thirty thousand customers. Officials reported no serious injuries.
Brown v. Board Anniversary - Today is the 53rd anniversary of one of the most important civil rights cases of our time. On this day in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled on Brown vs. Board of Education, declaring that it was unconstitutional to racially segregate public schools. The case came from Topeka, Kansas, where a black girl had been denied admission to her local elementary school.
Bike, Walk, and Wheel Week Continues - The week-long Columbia event encourages people to use muscle power to get around. Wednesday's events include a bicycle maintenance class at Walt's Bicycle Shop, a scavenger hunt around the District from 6 to 8 p.m., and an open house at the Daniel Boone Building, sponsored by PedNet. There is a $10 registration fee for the scavenger hunt.