Kansas WIC funded despite shutdown

Kansas health officials say the state has enough money to fund the Women, Infants and Children program into March, even if the partial federal government shutdown continues.   

Federal shutdown delays Oklahoma road contracts

Oklahoma is delaying contracts for new road and bridge contracts because of uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid the partial federal government shutdown.    Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 new highway projects worth about $137 million.    Other states are preparing for that possibility if the shutdown continues, especially those that receive a large share of their highway money from the federal...