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5:59 am
Fri November 17, 2006

Union Pacific Appeals Ruling on Birth Control Coverage

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KCUR News
5:50 am
Fri November 17, 2006

Group Wants KS to Raise Minimum Wage

Kansas City, MO – Kansas currently has the lowest state minimum wage in the country, but advocates for the poor and disabled are hoping to change that in the coming legislative session. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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KCUR News
10:00 am
Thu November 16, 2006

Ex Employee Sues Health Department and Director

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KCUR Arts
1:16 pm
Wed November 15, 2006

Retail Hell

This week, a young local playwright - not yet out of college - unveils his latest work. It's a play that skewers a world everyone participates in, especially during the holiday season: the retail industry.

Kansas City, MO – This week, a young local playwright - not yet out of college - unveils his latest work. It's a play that skewers a world everyone participates in, especially during the holiday season: the retail industry. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

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KCUR News
5:48 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Ex Employee Sues Health Department and Director

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KCUR News
5:48 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Ex Employee Sues Health Department and Director

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KCUR News
5:48 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Ex Employee Sues Health Department and Director

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KCUR News
5:48 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Ex Employee Sues Health Department and Director

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KCUR News
5:48 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Ex Employee Sues Health Department and Director

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KCUR News
5:29 am
Wed November 15, 2006

Safety Group Pushes for Stricter Seatbelt Laws

Kansas City, MO – A Missouri safety group hopes to get a stricter seatbelt law on the books. The Missouri Safety Council wants officers to be able to stop vehicles when drivers and passengers clearly are not wearing seatbelts. Under current state law, seatbelt violations are only secondary offenses, so the vehicle has to be pulled over first for another offense. The Safety Council's Dale Findlay says when other states have enacted similar laws they've seen seatbelt usage climb.

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KCUR News
10:12 am
Tue November 14, 2006

MO House Report Links Abortion to Illegal Immigration

Kansas City, MO – Democrats on a special Missouri House committee on immigration have refused the sign the final report, because they say some of its assertions never came up during hearings. The committee held a series of forums throughout Missouri over the summer and released the report at the end of last week. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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KCUR News
4:45 am
Tue November 14, 2006

Annual Medicare Drug Enrollment Begins

Kansas City – Starting today people enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program can make changes to their benefits. This is the first chance Kansas Citians have to update their plans since the Medicare Part D program launched last year. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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2:14 am
Tue November 14, 2006

StoryCorps in KC: Opal Dockery and Michael Spaw

Kansas City, MO – At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Each Wednesday during Morning Edition, we'll bring you a story from the MobileBooth in Kansas City. Michael Spaw brought his friend Opal Dockery who reflects back on her life on her 98th birthday.

Storycorps in Kansas City is sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee.

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Jazz/Blues
1:01 pm
Mon November 13, 2006

A Conversation with the Interim Director of the American Jazz Museum

American Jazz Museum Interim Executive Director Carol Rhodes Dyson has been on the job since former Executive Director Juanita Moore left in September. Rhodes Dyson grew up in Kansas City, just blocks away from the museum.

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KCUR News
5:25 am
Mon November 13, 2006

KU Hospital Using Automated Lab

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KCUR News
3:39 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Citizens Get Input on Pandemic Flu Plans

Kansas City, MO – Flu season is just around the corner, but local residents are being asked to think about how they would react in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak. KCUR's Maria Carter reports about how their input will be used to influence local plans.

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1:14 am
Mon November 13, 2006

KC CURRENTS 11-12-06

Kansas City, MO – Local historian Jimmie Johnson shares memories of Lieutenant Albert Bly, who helped preserve the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in Kansas. A panel of political analysts talk about Latinos and the midterm election. And, Middle Eastern students observe the election process in Liberty, Missouri. Plus, Carol Rhodes Dyson, acting director of the American Jazz Museum, talks about returning to 18th and Vine.

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KCUR News
7:23 am
Fri November 10, 2006

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –

Dems win key races, but not Missouri or Kansas legislatures.

The big upset winners: Boyda and McCaskill.

Stem cell amendment narrowly passes, tobacco tax fails.

Minimum wage hike landslide in Missouri.

Johnson County boots soccer plan.

Light rail win puzzles council.

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KCUR News
7:54 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Opponents Prepare to Fight Stem Cell Research Amendment

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KCUR News
7:50 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Supporters of Failed Tobacco Tax Look Ahead

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KCUR Arts
2:51 pm
Wed November 8, 2006

Architects Reaching Out to the Public

Boulevard Brewing Company expansion
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

This week marks the annual Design Week for the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. And the architecture community says as a new landscape takes shape in downtown Kansas City, they'd like to increase the level of dialogue about what makes good design.

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KCUR News
10:41 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Middle Eastern Students Study Missouri Elections

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KCUR News
10:02 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Cleaver Wins Second Term

Kansas City, MO – Missouri Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver handily won re-election yesterday, garnering more than 64% of the vote.

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KCUR News
10:01 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Missourians Approve Minimum Wage

Activists Celebrate Minimum Wage Victory
Frank Morris

Kansas City, MO – Missouri voters have come out nearly three to one in favor of raising the state minimum wage to 6:50 an hour.

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KCUR News
4:09 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Stem Cell Initiative Narrowly Passes

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KCUR News
2:43 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Tobacco Tax Amendment Fails

Kansas City, MO – Missouri voters rejected a constitutional amendment that increased the state's tobacco tax. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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Income from the tax, which added 80 cents to the price of a cigarette pack, would have helped funded Medicaid, healthcare for uninsured and smoking education programs. American Heart Association spokesman Kevin Walker says health care organizations need to continue to educate Missourians.

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KCUR News
2:23 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Voters Shoot Down Soccer Fields

Kansas City, MO – A plan to build youth soccer fields failed in Johnson County. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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The bond issue would have built 24 fields in south Overland Park. Supporters of the measure claim Johnson County needs more fields and the tournament quality fields would have attracted out of town tournaments. Wayne Flaughty heads Home Owners Against Soccer Welfare. He says the measure was about the Wizards, not about kids.

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KCUR News
2:18 am
Wed November 8, 2006

MO Incumbents Keep US House Seats

Kansas City, MO – The Senate Seat of incumbent Republican Jim Talent will be turned over to Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill, but the state's nine incumbent house members all faired better, declaring victory over there rivals. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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KCUR News
1:45 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Dennis Moore wins another term in Congress

Overland Park, Kansas – Congressman Moore told jubilant supporters at the Ritz Charles Hotel in Overland Park on election night now that democrats control the House, he would be in a better position to get things done in Washington. As the second ranking member of the House Budget Committee, he said, he can devote his attention to bringing down the federal debt. Moore also said the wave of Kansas Republicans who defected to the democratic party reflects the more moderate impulses of the electorate.

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KCUR News
1:40 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Claire McCaskill Wins MO Senate Race

Democrat Claire McCaskill was optimistic at an election night stop in Kansas City. Early returns showed Republican incumbent Jim Talent leading in the race for U.S. Senate. Talent conceded the race to McCaskill early on Wednesday morning.
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