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Thu July 26, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Google plans ultra-fast broadband announcement today. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says the state is fiscally healthy. Local actors talk about their other jobs. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Google Plans To Announce Its Broadband Plans for Kansas City

Google Fiber is scheduled to make a "special announcement" on Thursday, July 26.  Google ultra-fast broadband network, Google Fiber, will serve Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. It's expected that details about the network's reach, video services, and more information will be revealed during Thursday's press conference, which will bestreamed live on YouTube.  Find out more and watch the live announcement at 11 a.m. here.

Governor Brownback Says Kansas Fiscally Sound

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback touted the state's fiscal health Wednesday during a press briefing at the statehouse. Brownback announced that Kansas will pay off bonds early for a variety of projects. He says the state's finances are now solid enough to handle a large income tax cut lawmakers approved last session.  Find out more here.

Local Actors Moonlight In Other Artistic Careers

Given the growing theater scene in the metropolitan area, professional actors can make a pretty good living here. But there is steady competition and there are down times between jobs. Two veteran Kansas City actors have managed to snare big roles while also stretching their employability by tapping other artistic talents – and it seems they’ve been moonlighting their whole careers.  Read more here.

Scammers Claim To Be State Agencies

The latest scam designed to separate Missouri residents from their money involves phony letters from the State Attorney General’s office, the IRS and other government agencies.  The letters include a fake government letterhead, and state that the recipient has won a million dollars or more in prize money. Find out more here.