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12:33 am
Sat March 30, 2013

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Kansas City talk radio pioneer Walt Bodine died at 92. And police made quick work of a robbery and homicide near the Plaza. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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1:50 am
Sat March 23, 2013

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Six JJ's Restaurant employees sued the gas company. Two area airport control towers were on the federal closing list. And Mayor Sly James stayed calm under surprise attack. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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1:51 am
Sat March 16, 2013

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A judge let streetcar plans roll ahead but a regional transit plan got put on hold. And the Kansas City Fire Department made a significant policy change after releasing its report on this month's tragic Plaza fire. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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7:05 am
Sat March 9, 2013

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machine guns and sawed-off shotguns are attention getters at K.C. Police HQ. The 'streetsweeper\" is a shotgun that fires fully automatic.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Both Missouri and Kansas lawmakers passed bills to expand gun rights. And Missouri Republicans said to compete with Kansas the state has to jump on the tax cut bandwagon. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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12:58 am
Sat March 2, 2013

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The Kansas Supreme Court stayed a lower court order for more school funding. Conflict continued over the possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital. And Kansas City got another major snow storm. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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11:15 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

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A major storm dropped a foot of snow on Kansas City, and an explosion and fire on the Plaza spawned an OSHA investigation. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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7:05 am
Sat February 2, 2013

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One of the week's top stories was the death of Kansas City philanthropist Adele Hall, pictured here on the right with her husband Donald, at the age of 81.
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Kansas moved toward changing the way Supreme Court members are appointed. The philanthropist some called “Kansas City's first lady” died. And the GM Fairfax plant was notified of a sizeable expansion. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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6:48 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

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Sporting KC's stadium dropped the 'Livestrong' from its name this week.
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Sporting Kansas City and the Livestrong charity came to a parting of the ways. Governor Sam Brownback laid out a plan to end Kansas income tax. And once again a Kansas court said the state is not spending enough on schools. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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6:00 am
Sat December 22, 2012

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Winter arrived with power outages and canceled flights. Another area couple won a $50 million Powerball jackpot. And the shooting of 20 school children in Connecticut spawned radically different ideas on gun control. Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

 

Ideas, Leaders Clash On Gun Control

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6:30 am
Sat December 15, 2012

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Some public employees were charged with a $300,000 wellness incentives scam. Kansas Libertarians were up in arms about open carry bans. And after many false starts, a Kansas City streetcar project got rolling. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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6:35 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

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The plot of an already bizarre murder case took another turn, and Mo.'s Democratic governor finally endorsed expanding Medicaid. But the area story that got national attention was about a couple who won the lottery.

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7:00 am
Sat November 24, 2012

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The city council cracked down on party houses. The holiday season got underway with a Kansas City tradition. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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6:44 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

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Citizens protested the planned removal of 189 stop-lights. And three key Kansas City area businesses were about to see major ownership changes. Those & other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.

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6:00 am
Sat October 6, 2012

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Genome research done at Children's Mercy Hospital got national attention this week.
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The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the malpractice damage cap law. Kansas City school officials got tough on misbehavers at the African-Centered College Prep campus. Those and other top stories of the week.

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7:19 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

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Congressman Kevin Yoder was called out for his late-night skinny-dipping.
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Kansas' open meetings law turned out to be not as open as most thought. Congressman Kevin Yoder got in hot water for skinny-dipping. Those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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6:32 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

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A council committee postponed a vote this week on a plan to privatize the operation of the KCI airport parking lot buses.
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All remaining criminal charges filed against Planned Parenthood by Phill Kline were dropped. The cause of the Joplin mosque fire remained a mystery. Those & other top stories of the week.

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5:30 am
Sat August 11, 2012

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The Catholic Diocese released a report this week on sexual abuse and boundary violations.
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The Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese released a report on sexual abuse. Kansas Citians voted to raise their taxes – a little. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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4:37 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

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Google finally announced that its fiber network is coming soon... and what it will cost. But the story that affected the most people was the drought that's already here... and likely will be for weeks to come.

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6:37 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

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Kansas City Fire Chief Smokey Dyer announced this week that he'll retire July 30th.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Kansas City revised its billboards ordinance. Fire chief Smokey Dyer announced his retirement. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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10:00 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

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Kansas City will host Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10.
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Kansas City was getting ready for the All-Star Game. UMKC announced possible locations for a proposed downtown arts campus. And, need we be reminded?... it was hot. Those and other top stories of the week.

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5:04 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

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Kansas City, Missouri got ready to spend more on development incentives and less on Kemper Arena. And the Supreme Court health care decision elated some, enraged others, but didn't immediately change anything. 

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7:13 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

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North Kansas City Hospital.
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Staff of North Kansas City Hospital were shocked to hear it might be sold. The budget for Missouri higher education was cut again. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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5:27 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

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Plans for a new terminal at KCI took a new turn. Kansas finally got new redistricting maps for Congress, the Legislature and the state board of education. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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10:21 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

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Kansas State Senator John Vratil will not seek reelection.
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Long-time Leawood state Senator John Vratil announced that he won't run again. Kansas finally got a set of redistricting maps, by court order. Those & other top stories of the week on the Saturday News Review.

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7:25 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

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A court ruling ended Wyandotte County's effort to keep the EPA from moving to Lenexa. Judges took up where the legislature left off on Kansas redistricting. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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6:32 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

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New Missouri Congressional districts survived a court challenge. Gov. Brownback signed off on a huge Kansas tax cut. Those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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6:30 am
Sat May 19, 2012

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Missouri lawmakers ended their session with digs at Democrats. Republican factions stayed deadlocked in the Kansas Legislature. Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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5:06 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

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Kansans City finally got a truancy ordinance. Kansas got a major tax-cut proposal. And a Missouri legislator came out, literally, against a bill known as “don't say gay.” Those and other top stories of the week were recapped on KCUR's Saturday News Review.

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5:14 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

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Walt Bodine on retirement day
Steve Bell

Walt Bodine retired after 72 years in broadcasting. A judge let streetcar plans keep rolling. And there was progress, but not resolution on a Missouri budget. Steve Bell recaps on those & other top stories of the week.

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5:07 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

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Sprint was accused of major tax evasion. A Kansas City North teen became the first in Platte County to be charged under Missouri's texting while driving law. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.

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