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KCUR News
3:58 am
Mon June 30, 2008

End of Challenge to Kansas' In-state Tuition Law

Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.

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KCUR News
11:49 pm
Sun June 29, 2008

Cleaver Reacts to Obama Speech on Patriotism

Independence, MO – US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver talks to Up to Date's Steve Kraske after Senator Barack Obama's speech on patriotism at the Truman Library.

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KCUR News
11:28 pm
Sun June 29, 2008

Peddling Irish Goods for More than a Century

Kansas City, MO – In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Alex Smith paid a visit to one of Irish Kansas City's oldest institutions - Browne's Market. It's on 31st street in Midtown across the street from Penn Valley Community College. KCUR's Alex Smith talked to owner Kerry Browne.

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KCUR News
10:01 am
Sun June 29, 2008

Medicare Launches Program Changes in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO –
About a quarter million Medicare beneficiaries in the Kansas City area will no longer be able to purchase certain durable medical equipment, like walkers, wheel chairs, and oxygen machines from just anywhere. Instead, they'll have to get equipment from specific suppliers contracted through Medicare.

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KCUR Newscast
6:46 am
Sat June 28, 2008

Top Stories of the Week

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KCUR Newscast
9:21 am
Fri June 27, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 6-27-08

Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is planning to join a Mississippi suit against stricter national ozone standards approved by the Environmental Protection agency in March.

The Kansas City, Missouri council gave final approval to an ordinance to crack down on scrap metal thieves yesterday.

The University of Kansas has launched phase one clinical trials of a cancer drug that scientists at the university actually developed and tested themselves.

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KCUR Newscast
5:16 am
Fri June 27, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 6-27-08

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KCUR News
5:04 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Death Date Set in Northern Missouri Meth Murders

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KCUR Arts
2:13 pm
Thu June 26, 2008

The Wilders Bring a Murder Ballad to Life

The Wilders are a raucous Kansas City-based bluegrass quartet, but their latest album, Someone's Got to Pay, strikes out into new territory. As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, it tells the story of a man on trial for first-degree murder.

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KCUR Newscast
9:28 am
Thu June 26, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 6-26-08

Kansas City, MO – About a hundred Kansas City Missouri teachers packed aconference room at district headquarters to protest the upcoming termination of their contract on June 30th.

A state audit finds the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education needs to improve its oversight of the state's school bus drivers.

A new Justice Department report shows Missouri was the only state with a consistently declining prison population over an 18-month period.

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KCUR News
8:51 am
Thu June 26, 2008

Clean Air Complaint: Where's Brotherhood in Federal Fight?

Kansas City, MO – We'll fight on our own!

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to join a suit trying to stop federal ozone restrictions for the entire country. Doyle Childers, the DNR director, is miffed that the state attorney general won't agree to take the lead in the fight. Childers says that Jay Nixon's staff has asked for more information. However, time is too short and the timing to join the lawsuit is critical.

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KCUR Newscast
5:27 am
Thu June 26, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 6-26-08

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KCUR News
4:49 am
Thu June 26, 2008

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Kansas In-state Tuition Law

Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.

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KCUR News
4:48 am
Thu June 26, 2008

Funkhouser: "Parks Board Choice Bridges the River"

Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser hsd announced his choice to replace Frances Semler on the Parks Board. Semler, who resigned over the controversy surrounding her membership in the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, was from the Northland. The woman he wants to replace her with, Meghan Conger, bridges the river.

Conger herself also emphasized city unity, saying: "Our parks, boulevards and other amenities need to serve all residents in all parts of Kansas City."

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KCUR News
11:20 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

Ordinance Aims at Copper Thieves

With the price of copper escalating thieves are stealing copper water pipes and air conditioner tubing from homes, businesses and churches.

Kansas City, MO – After a few last-minute tweaks, the council passed an ordinance Thursday requiring metal recyclers to register with the city and keep records on who sells them metal other than scrap iron or aluminum cans.

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KCUR News
11:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

KU Cancer Center Kicks Off First "Bench to Bedside" Clinical Trial

Westwood, KS – Nanotax is a broken down, reformulated version of a commonly used cancer drug. KU researchers say it lacks many of the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy. Phase I clinical trials of the drug officially begin this week at KU hospital's new Cancer Center in Westwood, Kansas. Deputy Director, Karen Kelley, says the trial represents KU's first bench to bedside project.

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KCUR News
9:54 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Prison Gates Opening Faster

Kansas City, Mo. – Prisons aren't quite as full as they have been around the country for the first half of this year. The Missouri court system claims the state is lone in the nation with a prison decline over 18 months. Numbers purport to come from a double attack on the phenomenon of repeat offenders, showing a dramatic 2.9 percent prison force decline in fiscal 2006.

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KCUR News
9:45 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Marshal's Hunt Leads to Marshall, MO

Kansas City, MO. – United States Marshals , teamed with Kansas City area police, have tracked down a murder suspect wanted in Georgia. It was a bonus from a five day larger hunt for fugitives.

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KCUR Newscast
9:21 am
Wed June 25, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 6-25-08

Kansas City, MO – Wal-Mart has told Kansas City convention officials that it's outgrown the city.

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has signed legislation designed to end a tax battle between Missouri and Kansas.

The Missouri Supreme Court has reinstated a law that allows certified midwives to work in the state.

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KCUR Arts
8:10 am
Wed June 25, 2008

The Story of Othello on Two Stages

Vanessa Severo as Bianca, Ashley LaPine as Desdemona, and Karen Errington as Emilia in Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Shakespeare's Othello is a tale of jealousy, passion and deception. And two very different versions of the story are playing on stages in Kansas City.

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KCUR Newscast
5:26 am
Wed June 25, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 6-25-08

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KCUR News
3:15 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Teachers Protest Termination of Contract

Kansas City, MO – About a hundred Kansas City, Missouri teachers packed the board conference room at district headquarters yesterday evening. They were protesting the upcoming termination of their contract on June 30th.

CIAFULLO: They need to know that this is the worst time to have a labor dispute in this community.

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Kemper ARTcasts
10:59 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Installing Chakaia Booker's RubberMade

Alston Van Putten Sr. and Alston Van Putten Jr. worked alongside Kemper preparateurs Jason Myers and Christopher Bell in the exhibition space
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art preparators Jason Myers and Christopher Bell discuss the arduous task of installing Chakaia Booker's large-scale, sculptures created from salvaged rubber tires in her exhibition.

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KCUR Newscast
9:18 am
Tue June 24, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 6-24-08

Kansas City, MO – The Johnson County District Attorney's Office says a lawsuit by seven former attorneys and an investigator will be dismissed.

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser promised voters to remove 90 percent of the steel plates covering streets during his bid for office. More than a year into his term, there's still work to be done.

The Missouri Highway Patrol and MoDOT have unveiled a new project aimed at finding missing persons.

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KCUR News
6:45 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Teens Devote Vacation Time to Urban Repairs

Housing repair recipient George A. Washington with Senior Companion Ruby Adams.
Photos by Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – A group of young people, mostly teens, is involved with an urban restoration project in Kansas City, MO. The project is named for the scripture that inspired it: "Matthew 25."

Jeff Buscher, campus minister at William Jewell College, is supervising the renovations at four homes in the urban core. Buscher heads the Matthew 25 project, aided by cooperation from the city, the Local Investment Corporation and the Community Cadet Club.

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KCUR Newscast
5:28 am
Tue June 24, 2008

KCUR Evening Newscast 6-24-08

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KCUR News
1:40 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Minor Border War Averted

Senator Luann Ridgeway ( R,Smithville) describes bi-state tax rectification.
kcur photo by Dan Verbeck

Kansas City, MO. –
You live in Kansas but work in Missouri: A new law is signed allowing you to deduct property taxes you pay in the Sunflower State from what you owe Missouri.

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Visual Arts/Design
12:12 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Zimbabwe Artists Shown at Powell Gardens

(photo by Laura Spencer, KCUR)

Kansas City, MO – It's the work of three generations of African artists and most are Shona, the majority ethnic group from the country of Zimbabwe.

Listen to the story here.

Chapungu: Nature, Man & Myth continues through November 2, 2008 at Powell Gardens.

 

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KCUR News
12:07 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Zimbabwe Artists Shown at Powell Gardens

(photo by Laura Spencer, KCUR)

KANSAS CITY, MO – It's the work of three generations of African artists and most are Shona, the majority ethnic group from the country of Zimbabwe.

To listen to the story here.

Chapungu: Nature, Man & Myth continues through November 2, 2008 at Powell Gardens.

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KCUR Newscast
10:16 am
Mon June 23, 2008

KCUR Morning Newscast 6-23-08

Kansas City, MO – Backers of the effort to locate the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas say a draft environmental impact statement did nothing to hurt the state's bid.

A bill that overhauls the government's powers to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists is getting bipartisan support from the Kansas congressional delegation.

FEMA won't be granting individual Kansans disaster assistance for recovery from June tornadoes.

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