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KCUR Newscast
5:11 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

KCUR Evening News 3-25-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • KC Federal Reserve Bank president Hoenig to retire Oct. 1.
  • KS Senate leaders say SRS nominee will be confirmed.
  • Latino groups collect 58,000 signatures for Peck resignation.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:04 pm
    Thu March 24, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Council passes KC budget; water and sewer rates increase.
  • Police reject bid to join city health insurance plan.
  • New KC mayor and council unite to support e-tax.
  • Suit filed against police local control initiative.
  • Cousin testifies Anderson confessed to killing four.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:22 pm
    Wed March 23, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-23-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas Senate passes voter photo-ID bill.
  • Bills advance on abortions, pensions, smoking.
  • ESPN says Anderson likely to go to Arkansas.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:06 pm
    Tue March 22, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-22-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Turnout light in important KC MO city election.
  • Republicans call for Investigation of McCaskill.
  • House committee approves Kansas budget plan.
  • Kansas "Healthcare Freedom" plan revived.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    11:05 pm
    Mon March 21, 2011

    Election Final

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The election board reports that all of the votes are counted in today's Kansas City election, and the city's new mayor will be attorney Sly James. James has defeated Mike Burke.

    In council-member-at-large races the winners are.
    First District at large - Scott Wagner
    Second District Large - Ed Ford
    Third District at Large - Melba Curls
    Fourth District at Large - Jim Glover
    Fifth at Large - Cindy Circo
    Sixth District at Large - Scott Taylor

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:04 pm
    Mon March 21, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Murder trial opens with 9-1-1-tape of distraught father.
  • Budget bill bogs down in Kansas House committee.
  • Lack of committee quorum sidetracks abortion bills.
  • MoDOT head predicts inability to all get federal funds.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:11 pm
    Sat March 19, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:08 pm
    Fri March 18, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-18-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Missouri Legislature starts spring break with no major jobs bill.
  • Kansas House approves revised plan to cut income taxes.
  • St. Pat's Day arrest leads to federal gun charge.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:52 pm
    Thu March 17, 2011

    KCUR Evening News3-17-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas House votes down tax change proposals.
  • Committee trims, advances voter photo-ID bill.
  • Smut shop restrictions stalled in committee.
  • Missouri House passes late-term abortion bill.
  • Jobless benefits languish in Missouri Senate.
  • Kansas City declares "Mike Murphy Day."

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:17 am
    Thu March 17, 2011

    KCUR Morning News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man has pleaded no contest to 21 federal charges accusing him of lacing ice cream and soda with sleeping pills, giving the drugs to girls and making pornographic videos of the young victims.

    Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she is embarrassed by the recent revelation that she was reimbursed for using a private airplane to attend a political event in 2007.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:29 pm
    Wed March 16, 2011

    KCUR Evening News3-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas Senate overrules governor, keeps arts commission.
  • Brownback reverses plan to eliminate human rights commission.
  • Committee kills plan to end tuition breaks for undocumented students.
  • Filibuster still blocks Missouri unemployment benefits extension.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:52 am
    Wed March 16, 2011

    KCUR Morning news 3-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Olathe- based medical relief agency that brought aid to Hurricane Katrina victims and to Haiti is sending an advance team to Japan tomorrow.

    The House Budget Committee has quickly wrapped up work on Missouri's state budget for next year.

    The Kansas Senate this afternoon takes up a resolution that could determine the fate of the state arts agency.

    The Kansas House has given first approval to a bill that would cut 35 million dollars out of the current budget.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:05 pm
    Tue March 15, 2011

    KCUR Evening News3-15-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Kansas House approves more current year spending cuts.
  • Missouri House committee endorses status quo on K-12.
  • Kinzer says committee setback didn't kill immigration bill.
  • Heart to Heart mounts Japan relief effort.

     

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    KCUR News
    5:42 pm
    Tue March 15, 2011

    Olathe World Rescuers to Japan

    Olathe, KS – A metro-based disaster relief group is sending a team to Japan this Thursday to lay groundwork for medical aid. KCUR's Dan Verbeck tells us the operation is far different than what went to Haiti.

    Sophistication and advanced state of Japanese society precludes sending what Heart To Heart International sends to third world nations.

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:21 am
    Tue March 15, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-15-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Burlington, KS are closely watching developments in Japan to see if there are any lessons to be learned from the nuclear disasters occurring there.

    A Kansas House committee has voted against a measure that would clamp down on illegal immigration in the state.

    Metals like aluminum and copper can be attractive items for thieves. A Kansas Senate committee is considering new regulations aimed at combating metal thefts.

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:09 pm
    Mon March 14, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-14-11

    Kansas City, Mo. – Sly James Raises More Than Mike Burke in Kansas City's Mayoral Race Both Candidates Make the Other Sick, Literally.

    Kansas House Puts off Voting on Yet Another Round of Spending Cuts

    Missouri Senate Takes Up Right to Work Bill

    Missouri State Representatives Propose Legislation to Stop the Spread of Sharia Law in the Show Me State

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:28 am
    Mon March 14, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-14-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Underfunded public pensions are a national problem, but it is being felt more immediately in Kansas because of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to shift money away from public school classrooms and into teachers' retirement benefits.

    Civil rights groups are opposing a plan to change the Kansas Human Rights Commission.

    Missouri highway crews are on the lookout for potholes on state roads amid the rising and falling temperatures of late winter.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:04 pm
    Sat March 12, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:03 pm
    Fri March 11, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-11-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Judge dismisses Shawnee Mission parents' school funding suit.
  • Brownback bypasses stalled legislature, orders spending cuts.
  • Amendment would eliminate Regents, Kansas Board of Ed.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:14 am
    Fri March 11, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-11-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A bill that would roll back part of Proposition B has passed the Missouri Senate. Voters narrowly approved the ballot measure last November, which limits dog breeders to 50 dogs and requires adequate food, water, and outdoor access.

    A bill that would roll back part of Proposition B has passed the Missouri Senate. Voters narrowly approved the ballot measure last November, which limits dog breeders to 50 dogs and requires adequate food, water, and outdoor access.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:06 pm
    Thu March 10, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-10-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Changes to puppy mill bill clear MO Senate, go to House.
  • Senate passes bill changing discriminatory firing law.
  • Creekstone recalls 7 tons of ground beef sold in Midwest.
  • Former Congressman Ike Skelton joins Husch Blackwell.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:54 am
    Thu March 10, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-10-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City city council has set the wheels in motion for adoption of next year's city budget. It includes some higher fees for basic services.

    Senator Claire McCaskill says diplomacy needs to be the "first and most important route" for American foreign policy toward Libya.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:36 pm
    Wed March 9, 2011

    KCUR Evening News3-9-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Law enforcers testify for prescriptions for OTC cold meds.
  • Kansas City, MO to seek new animal shelter operator.
  • Jury finds for Sluggerrr; no liability in hot dog toss.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:23 pm
    Tue March 8, 2011

    KCUR Evening News3-8-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Missouri Senate passes major revisions to puppy mill initiative.
  • Kansas Senate committee endorses schools base spending cuts.
  • House advances bill to end lap dances, restrict adult businesses.
  • Two former area priest face new abuse lawsuit.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:39 am
    Tue March 8, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-8-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri Court of Appeals panel has upheld Michael Fletcher's disqualification from the 3rd district council race.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a new report about its planned re-evaluation of the future use of the Missouri River.

    State government in Kansas is undergoing a comprehensive study to see how tax dollars are spent.

    A State House committee is considering legislation that would ban the use of red-light cameras in Missouri.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:08 pm
    Mon March 7, 2011

    KCUR Evening News3-7-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Fletcher loses appeal to be on 3rd district council ballot.
  • Chastain will appeal court's ballot disqualification.
  • Two draw probation in KU ticket misappropriation scam.
  • Skippy reduced fat peanut butter may be contaminated.
  • Jayhawks #2 in Associated Press basketball poll.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:18 am
    Mon March 7, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-7-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The full house could debate tax policy changes this week.

    The Missouri Housing Development Commission would close its Kansas City and St. Louis offices and move to Jefferson City under a bill pending in the Missouri House.

    Republican leaders in the Missouri House are calling on Democratic Governor Jay Nixon to release more funding for school buses.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:23 pm
    Sat March 5, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:56 pm
    Fri March 4, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-4-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Judge disqualifies Chastain as mayoral write-in.
  • Legislature enters weekend with no KS spending plan.
  • Original rules of basketball on display at Nelson-Atkins.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:59 am
    Fri March 4, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-4-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Johnson County is now most populous county in Kansas, growing 21 percent over the past decade.

    The simple mistake of a dropped cell phone helped lead Kansas City police to settle the Monday murder of an outspoken promoter of a crime-reduced Old Northeast Side.

    Despite a campaign ad attacking the practice, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he has no plans to scale back his air travel

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