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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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KCUR Arts
2:54 pm
Tue November 7, 2006

<I>Fish Fry</I> WEB EXTRA: Chuck Haddix and Bill Shapiro

Bettye Lavette

On a recent edition of The Fish Fry, host Chuck Haddix talked to Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro about Cyprus Avenue Live at the Folly Series Presents: Bettye Lavette.

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KCUR News
9:55 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Middle Eastern Students Observe US Elections

Kansas City, MO – A small group of Middle Eastern college students were in Liberty this week to observe US politics up close. They're from Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, a country which holds its first local elections next month. The exchange was organized by a British journal called the Oxford International Review, which has a partnership with William Jewell Collge. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross followed them to the polls this morning to hear their reactions.

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KCUR News
9:47 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Candidates Collect Signatures at Polls

Kansas City, MO – Not just voters but petitioners are also crowding the polls on Election Day. Many local candidates and their supporters are out, armed with pens and clipboards, gathering signatures to secure names on future ballots. KCUR's Hayley Salvo visited two polling places in Kansas City and brings us this audio postcard.

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KCUR Arts
3:12 pm
Mon November 6, 2006

In Honor of Veteran's Day: A Liberty Memorial Museum Tour

Exhibition designer Ralph Applebaum

Note: this story originally aired on Memorial Day, 2006. The Museum opens on December 2, 2006. Ralph Applebaum is the exhibition designer of the Liberty Memorial Museum, which is carved out of a space underneath the memorial's tower. To listen to an extended interview on Up to Date, listen here: here

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KCUR Arts
9:03 am
Mon November 6, 2006

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents <I>Hamlet</I>

courtesy of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City

This weekend marked the opening performance for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's production of Hamlet. A young stage director and designer Thaddeus Strassberger worked with the company to bring the work to life for a modern audience.

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KCUR News
3:34 am
Mon November 6, 2006

KC Sends out Citizen Survey

Kansas City, MO – Starting today, some Kansas City residents will get the chance to tell city officials what they think about how the city is being run. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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The annual citizen survey is given to some 8-thousand randomly selected Kansas City households. The survey polls citizens on city services like parks, public safety, and infrastructure. City auditor Mark Funkhouser says the survey helps gage how well city government is doing.

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2:28 am
Mon November 6, 2006

KC CURRENTS 11-5-06 Missouri Elections Special

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KCUR News
11:49 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

KC Voters Face Another Light Rail Initiative

Kansas City, MO – On November 7, voters in Kansas City will decide whether to approve Question 2, which calls for a $975 Million dollar light-rail transit system. This is the seventh light-rail proposal put forward in the last nine years by activist and former Kansas City resident Clay Chastain. Some local transit advocates say the measure could harm existing transit services. KCUR's Lee Ingalls reports.

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KCUR News
11:45 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

Political Club Freedom, Inc Gears up for Election

Kansas City, MO – In a recent interview with the Kansas City Star, 5th district Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, who's also up for re-election, said the Senate race will be determined by the African American turnout in Kansas City and St. Louis. For 46 years, the black political club Freedom Incorporated has made endorsements and helped get out the vote--the organization now covers 90 polling sites in Kansas City's 12 primarily African American wards.

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KCUR News
11:04 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

McCaskill Answers Questions from Kansas City's Black Community

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KCUR News
3:25 am
Sat November 4, 2006

Top Stories of the Week

Kansas City, MO –

Bush stumps for Talent, Ryun.
Kline gets abortion records.
Stephan joins call for Kline funding audit.
Urban League study: minorities trailing in metro.
Supermarkets, Kansas counties offer prescription discounts.
Shields announces for mayor, Citizens Association backs Glover.

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KCUR News
10:05 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Soccer Plan Heads to Voters

Drawing of the proposed fields in South Overland Park. Johnson County residents will vote on a $75 million bond measure to pay for the 24 tournament quality fields on Tuesday, November 7th.

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KCUR News
3:35 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Tobacco Tax Supporters Making Final Campaign Push

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KCUR News
1:31 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Two Women in Race for Johnson County Commisson Chair

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KCUR News
11:52 pm
Thu November 2, 2006

Candidates Run Low Key Race in Missouri Fifth

Kansas City, MO – He's easy to spot. In his freshly pressed suit and smart green tie, Jacob Turk doesn't look like the other men gathered around the small plastic McDonald's table. Turk looks like a man running for congress, but he's as new to the game as his opponent is seasoned.

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KCUR News
10:05 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Missouri Voters Consider Raising Minimum Wage

Kansas City, MO – Many people support the idea of giving a raise to workers making the minimum wage, especially those trying to support families on $5.15 an hour. But some economists say that while raising the minimum wage would help most low-wage workers, it would cause serious hardship for others.

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KCUR News
9:59 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Missouri Voters Weigh Minimum Wage Hike

Kansas City – Many people support the idea of giving a raise to workers making the minimum wage, especially those trying to support families on $5.15 an hour. But some economists say that while raising the minimum wage would help most low-wage workers, it would cause serious hardship for others.

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KCUR Arts
8:07 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Arts Incubator Celebrates Five Years

Arts Incubator Founder and Executive Director Jeff Becker
Photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

The nonprofit Arts Incubator
provides an opportunity for artists to get their careers started with low-cost studios and exhibition space.

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