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KCUR Newscast
6:38 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

KCUR Evening News 2-11-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at Southwest Early College Campus.
  • Democrats urge Brownback to up special education funding.
  • Kansas House passes "Health Care Freedom Amendment."

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:26 am
    Fri February 11, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-11-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City's mayor gave the council his comments on the city manager's budget proposal yesterday, and they repeated familiar Mark Funkhouer themes. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today (THUR) unveiled his comprehensive plan for growing the state's economy.

    Members of the Kansas House are expected to take a final vote today on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make it illegal for any law to force someone to buy health insurance.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:09 pm
    Thu February 10, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-10-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Olathe police say charges likely against juveniles in school arson.
  • More than 200 protest Brownback order to disband Arts Commission.
  • Brownback unveils economic expansion plan, tax changes.
  • Study says Sunflower plant will not be among the cleanest.
  • Bremby says he may have been fired for power plant stance.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:10 am
    Thu February 10, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-10-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A $15 Million aquarium is being planned for the Crown Center District.

    A company that manufactures so-called "good bacteria" is expanding in Kansas City.

    A new study is questioning claims that a proposed Sunflower power plant in Kansas will be the cleanest coal plant in the country.

    A Missouri House committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would make it illegal to abort a fetus deemed capable of living outside the womb.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:14 pm
    Wed February 9, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-9-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Crown Center lands $15 million Seaworld Aquarium.
  • Carbon monoxide sickens 11 at Brookside charter school.
  • Woman gets 7 years for restaurant salsa poisoning.
  • Feds, county partner for stiffer areas gang sentences.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    7:14 pm
    Tue February 8, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-8-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas House trims budget for current year.
  • "Pay as you go" rule axes special ed increase.
  • Cost of MO college savings plan to decrease.
  • Readron upbead in State of Unified Govt. speech.
  • Martin Link execution still scheduled for midnight.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:22 am
    Tue February 8, 2011

    KCUR Morning news 2-8-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two candidates in the primary for Kansas City Council are asking a third be declared in-eligible . The issues are complicated by the fast-approaching election.

    The husband of a Jackson County legislator Theresa Garza Ruis is leaving his job with an agency that receives public funding after concerns about a conflict of interest for his wife.

    A Missouri House committee has passed a resolution calling for a balanced budget amendment to be added to the U.S. Constitution.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:08 pm
    Mon February 7, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-2-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Brownback signs order abolishing Arts Commission.
  • Ruiz resigns position at Guadalupe Center.
  • Residency issue grows in KC 3rd District.
  • KS House tightens rules on spending increases.
  • Five MO ballot measure petition drives to start.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:23 am
    Mon February 7, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-7-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the second straight year, Kansas City has experienced a decline in births.

    The Kansas House is expected to approve rules with a new provision making it more difficult for members to propose spending increases.

    The leading sponsor of two Kansas "health care freedom" proposals believes both measures have enough support to pass the state House.

    Early Head Start advocates looking for a commitment from Governor Sam Brownback may be out of luck.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:16 pm
    Sat February 5, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Blizzard brings chilling winds, snow depths to 22 inches.
  • Governments declare emergencies, I-70 closed to St. Louis.
  • MU-Columbia campus closed for a record three day stretch.
  • Chilling temperatures bring gas and water main breaks.
  • Arson fire heavily damages Olathe's Green Springs School.
  • Kobach alleges underdetection of Kansas voting irregularities.
  • Missouri Senate advances ban on all texting while driving.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:26 pm
    Fri February 4, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-4-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Snow removal costs: Missouri $8 million plus, Kansas $1.6 million.
  • Brownback budget has no funding for Early Head Start program.
  • Torched Olathe elementary school could reopen by Monday.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:27 am
    Fri February 4, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-4-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – President Barack Obama has signed a statewide emergency declaration for Missouri after a severe winter storm that buried much of the state in snow this week.

    Olathe police and fire investigators think someone set fire to Green Springs Elementary School yesterday after burglarizing it.

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released an additional 10 million dollars withheld from school bus funding for Missouri's public schools this year.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:26 pm
    Thu February 3, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-3-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Ice on bridges causes closings of I-44, Broadway Bridge.
  • City battles water main breaks as temperatures plunge.
  • Fire heavily damages Olathe's Green Springs school.
  • Nixon releases another $10 million in school bus money.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:19 am
    Thu February 3, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-3-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A four alarm fire has been put out at an Olathe elementary school.

    There are fewer flights canceled this morning into and out of KCI, but the nation's air travel system is slow to recover from storm-closed airports.

    While a number of schools remain closed, it's back to business for state government in Topeka.

    The Kansas senate will be looking at changes to the state's high risk insurance program.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:14 pm
    Wed February 2, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-2-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Major gas main break on 107th near Hillcrest.
  • Main streets cleared, but closures are many.
  • KCI runways plowed, but flights are few.
  • MU-Columbia to close for 3rd straight day.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:59 am
    Wed February 2, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-2-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Most local schools and many businesses are closed because of the snow. Travel is still being discouraged in much of the Kansas City region. Drifting snow is the problem now.

    In Kansas, for a second state day government offices in Topeka are closed... and now, a state of emergency is in effect for more than half the state. It's all the result of this week's winter storm.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:31 pm
    Tue February 1, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-1-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Blizzard arrives -- a foot of snow and drifting comes next.
  • 200 flights canceled at KCI, I-70 closed from KC to St. Louis.
  • A third of ATA buses run late as snow plow crews struggle.
  • Frozen pipes, failed furnaces fuel hardware store traffic.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:47 am
    Tue February 1, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-1-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Snow is accumulating on many streets now. A warning for a rare Kansas City area blizzard is still in effect as snow and winds intensify.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to stay home as a major winter storm approaches.

    State offices in Topeka and Shawnee County will be closed today because of the winter storm that's hitting the region.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:17 pm
    Mon January 31, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-31-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Once-in-a-decade blizzard forecast for KC Tues. and Wed.
  • Parts of KC could get 14" of snow; more for some MO areas.
  • Slick area streets lead to 2 school bus accidents.
  • Governor deploys National Guard as storm impends.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:23 am
    Mon January 31, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-31-11

    Kansas City, MO – What appears to be a winter storm of a kind Kansas City hasn't seen in several years is bearing down

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has given legislators a roadmap for balancing the state's finances in the current year.

    Missouri's field of potential Republican U.S. Senate candidates has grown by subtraction.

    Missouri environmental officials want to keep the interest earned from one of their bank accounts to help boost funding for state parks.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:16 pm
    Fri January 28, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Curators approve tuition increases - 5% for UMKC.
  • Husband of KU ticket director also pleads guilty.
  • 15 charged in meth/identity-theft conspiracy.
  • Ethics Commission sues Leonard "Jonas' Hughes.
  • Nixon touts new MO disabilities program.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:17 am
    Fri January 28, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – South Kansas City is finally home to a safety net health clinic.

    Two bills have been filed in the Missouri House that would raise the state's tax on cigarettes, which is currently the lowest in the nation at 17 cents a pack.

    The sponsor of legislation that would require drug tests for some Missouri welfare recipients is disputing how much the proposal would cost.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:30 pm
    Thu January 27, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas City, Mo hit with another multi-million-dollar discrimination verdict.
  • Tony DiPardo, long-time Chiefs' Pep Band leader, dies at 98.
  • KU ticket sales head pleads guilty, helped start the skim.
  • Bill to change Missouri puppy mill law advances.
  • Charges filed in Brian Euston Westport death.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:03 am
    Thu January 27, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce officials announced yesterday the names of five civic leaders who will head the campaign to preserve Kansas City, Missouri's earnings tax at a Union Station news conference.

    Kansas lawmakers are looking at a bill to toughen penalties for drunk-driving convictions.

    The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require drug testing for some welfare recipients.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:19 pm
    Wed January 26, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-26-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Tuition increases up to 6.6 percent proposed for MU system.
  • Texting while driving bill advances to floor in MO Senate.
  • MO House approves drug testing for TANF applicants.
  • Kansas committee hears comments on tougher DUI law.
  • Grocers, convenience stores push for change in KS liquor law.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:12 am
    Wed January 26, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-26-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The chief attorney at City Hall in Kansas Cit, Mo. can't find much to contest in a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that will cost the city $2.1 million.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks.

    The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, one of the three resident companies at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, yesterday announced its 2011-2012 season, its first in the new venue.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:26 pm
    Tue January 25, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-25-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court upholds a $2.3 million judgment against the City of Kansas City in a controversy over a municipal court nominee. The City Attorney says there are not enough funds in place to pay it. A Kansas House committee chooses to propose deeper cuts in state spending than would the Governor. It would cut state aid to public schools by $75 per pupil, state worker bay by 7 and a half percent. Stories on KCUR Evening News.

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:53 am
    Tue January 25, 2011

    KCUR Morning news 1-25-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man who fatally shot a man who was taking a go-kart out of his backyard has been charged with second-degree murder.

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is continuing his pledge to revamp state government.

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking the state Legislature to give full scholarships to more students who want to attend community colleges.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:17 pm
    Mon January 24, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • SM-district superintendent calls for larger classes.
  • New Health Secretary toughens KS abortion regulations.
  • Committee chair endorses Brownback spending cuts.
  • Group raises $700,000 for campaign to keep e-tax.
  • KU drops to #6 in AP hoops poll.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:16 am
    Mon January 24, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It's been about two and a half years since Kansas City enacted an indoor smoking ban. A new study finds the economic repercussions of the ban have been minimal.

    The Missouri Department of Transportation wants its day in court when it's sued over injuries or deaths blamed on defective roads.

    Missouri residents are getting three extra days to file their state income taxes this year.

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