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KCUR Newscast
4:33 pm
Sat January 22, 2011

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

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KCUR Newscast
6:07 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

KCUR Evening News 1-21-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • US Attorney: "No investigation of KC Port Authority."
  • Brownback creates Office of Repealer, ends parole board.
  • Nixon defends school funding decisions.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:25 am
    Fri January 21, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There are signs of an improving economy in the Midwest and Plains states in a new survey of rural bank CEOs.

    Missouri higher education officials say the governor's proposed 7-percent decrease in state funding for higher education is about what was expected.

    At least one labor union that represents state workers in Missouri is lashing out at Governor Jay Nixon's plan to eliminate more than 860 state jobs.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:06 pm
    Thu January 20, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas "Health Care Freedom" amendment revived.
  • Transportation Secretary says fund transfer ok.
  • Council settles lawsuit by mayoral aide Pierce.
  • Restaurants use "snow days" for business boost.
  • School that burned had been target of copper thieves.
  • Chiefs Quarterback Cassel joins Pro-Bowl roster.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:55 am
    Thu January 20, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Steady snow piled and drifted through most of the overnight hours and police and highway departments are advising against unnecessary travel today.

    Steady snow piled and drifted through most of the overnight hours and police and highway departments are advising against unnecessary travel today.

    Missouri's Fifth District Representative Emanuel Cleaver says he doesn't think yesterday's passage of a bill to repeal the federal health law poses a real threat.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:20 pm
    Wed January 19, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-19-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Nixon State-of-State bleak for state workers, schools.
  • Kinzer pushes for tougher Kansas abortion law.
  • Snow blankets the metro, up to 10" predicted.
  • Fire heavily damages former Thatcher School.
  • Blunt lauds House vote to repeal healthcare law.
  • Bikers press to repeal Missouri helmet law.
  • Mohler trial date to be moved back.

     

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    5:13 pm
    Wed January 19, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-19-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Nixon State of State bleak for state workers, schools.
  • Kinzer presses for tougher Kansas abortion law.
  • Heavy snow blankets metro -- up to 10" predicted.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:45 am
    Wed January 19, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-19-11

    Kansas City, MO – Basic city services won't be sacrificed in a proposed budget for Kansas City, Missouri.

    A Missouri Senate committee is receiving budget requests from agencies and non-profit groups as lawmakers prepare to craft the state's spending plan for next year.

    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says she'd like to see both the U-S House and Senate take serious steps toward reducing spending before she votes to increase the amount of money the country can borrow.

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:14 am
    Tue January 18, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-18-11

    Kansas City, MO – The Kansas Neurological Institute serves some 150 profoundly disabled adults. If the Kansas Legislature approves, the facility would be closed gradually over the next three years.

    The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

    The top lawmakers in the Missouri House are pledging to block Gov. Jay Nixon from billing state agencies for his airplane flights.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Mon January 17, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-17-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Ford Motor Co., Governor Nixon to make Claycomo Announcement Tues.
  • Bipartisan move in MO House to stop Nixon's billing flights to agencies.
  • Kansas Board of Regents leaders "pleased" with Brownback Budget.
  • KU #2 to Ohio State's #1 in latest AP basketball poll.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:27 am
    Mon January 17, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-17-11

    Kansas City, MO – Missouri House leaders hope to start debate in the full chamber this week on two of their priority measures.

    Insurance options for Missourians with pre-existing health conditions are about to get less expensive.

    A Missouri Senate committee plans hearings around the state to gather suggestions about redrawing congressional districts.

    Missouri's autism insurance mandate takes effect this month. The law requires insurance companies to cover autism therapies for children.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:47 pm
    Sat January 15, 2011

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    Kansas City, MO –

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Fri January 14, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-14-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Missouri curators: "Tuition increases virtually unavoidable."
  • Environmentalists sue to revoke coal-plant air-quality permit.
  • Democrats respond to Brownback budget plan.
  • School district schedules forums on possible

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:16 am
    Fri January 14, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-14-11

    Kansas City, MO – As a city audit continues and amid credible reports of an FBI investigation into Port Authority contracting procedures, the agency's chair has now resigned from its board.

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released 7-and-a-half million dollars for public school busing that he had earlier withheld due to budget troubles.

    Missouri's college loan authority has set aside about $30 million to offset part of Governor Nixon's cut in the Access Missouri scholarships next school year.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:14 pm
    Thu January 13, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-13-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Brownback budget cuts per-pupil finding, arts, 8 agencies.
  • Nixon restores $7 million in Missouri school bus funds.
  • Defendant admits making $100,000 in KU ticket scam.
  • City Attorney says Chastain mayoral run is invalid.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:12 am
    Thu January 13, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-13-11

    Kansas City, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri audit of its Port Authority continues, despite credible information that the FBI is conducting a similar probe.

    The Kansas City Council is scheduled to vote today on new regulations for the short-term loan industry.

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking that Kansas be allowed to join a lawsuit to do away with the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance, starting in 2014.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:50 pm
    Wed January 12, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-12-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Kansas files to join suit against federal health care law.
  • Westboro Baptist trades picketing plan for publicity.
  • MoDOT to start regulating traffic-cams on state routes.
  • Brownhack prepares for first state-of-the-state message.
  • JoCo Sheriff's Department accepted to national network.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:23 am
    Wed January 12, 2011

    KCUR Morning news 1-12-11

    Kansas City, MO – Beginning Friday , MoDOT is offering the chance to comment one last time on a wide-ranging proposal to improve Interstate 70 East from Kansas City.

    Kansas has spent about $225 million so far renovating its Statehouse, and the roof still leaks - and it may go on leaking.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:08 pm
    Tue January 11, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-11-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Arizona passes picketing law to thwart Phelps group.
  • Kansas bill filed to toughen limits on late-term abortion.
  • Missouri House calls for state to join healthcare lawsuit.
  • Area grocers accuse egg producers of price fixing.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:51 am
    Tue January 11, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-11-11

    Kansas City, MO – Kansas Lawmakers will start the real business of legislating today (TUE), after their swearing in yesterday.

    The Overland Park city council has approved a 30 million dollar tax incentive for a development, which includes the American Museum of Natural history.

    Richard Clay willnot be executed tomorrow (Wednesday, 12:01AM) for the 1994 murder of a southeast Missouri man.

    Republican Tom Schweich has been sworn in as Missouri's new State Auditor.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:12 pm
    Mon January 10, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-10-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Nixon calls off Wed. execution, commutes sentence.
  • Sam Brownback sworn in as governor of Kansas.
  • Continued snow squalls challenge road crews.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:53 am
    Mon January 10, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-10-11

    Kansas City, MO – A winter storm system is moving across Missouri and Kansas and forecasters say it could leave up to 8 inches of snow before it ends.

    The outlines of a possible education funding plan from Kansas Governor-elect Brownback are emerging.

    The Kansas Insurance Department is reporting it recovered 32 percent less money for consumers last year than it did in 2009.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:35 pm
    Sat January 8, 2011

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    Kansas City, MO –

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:11 pm
    Fri January 7, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-7-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Forsee resigns to be with cancer-stricken wife.
  • Former Senator Bob Dole hospitalized again.
  • Brownback appoints Jennison to Parks and Wildlife.
  • Sinquefield tooling up campaign against income tax?

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:40 am
    Fri January 7, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-7-11

    Kansas City, MO – A nursing student at Johnson County Community College can head back to class. Doyle Burns was one of four students who posed for cell phone pictures with a placenta during a class, and then posted the photos on Facebook.

    As Missouri prepares to execute Richard Clay next week, the ACLU has learned that the state is running out of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:11 pm
    Thu January 6, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-6-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Port Authority chairman resigns amid investigation uproar.
  • MO Supreme Court overrules Clay stay of execution.
  • Democrat Hughes not seated becaue of ethics debt.
  • More coming on KCK police scandal in about 2 weeks.
  • Mayoral candidates target Plaza highrise, crime.
  • Crews prepare Arrowhead for Sunday's playoff game.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    8:02 am
    Thu January 6, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-6-11

    Kansas City, MO – City government in Kansas City Kansas is reeling from the arrest of four police officers.

    One of four students kicked out of Johnson County Community College's nursing school after posting online photos of herself with a human placenta will ask a judge today to force the school to let her resume classes during the spring semester.

    The Missouri General Assembly has begun its annual legislative session in Jefferson City.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:09 pm
    Wed January 5, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-5-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Four officers arrested, suspended from KCK police squad.
  • Port Authority insider contract under federal investigation.
  • Missouri Legislature convenes with a focus on job creation.
  • Kansas predicted budget shortfall grows to $550 million.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:42 am
    Wed January 5, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 1-5-11

    Kansas City, MO – Kansas City, Kan., police officials say they're asking the FBI for help as they investigate allegations of police misconduct.

    Lawmakers return to the Statehouse next week, facing a big budget shortfall. Education is the single biggest item in the budget. Some legislators have been looking at the reserves Kansas school districts keep in the bank as a way to help reduce state education costs.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Tue January 4, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-4-11

    Kansas City, MO –

  • Kansas delays payments to half of state school districts.
  • MO budget director won't recommmend full school funding.
  • New Cass County commissioner unseated till hearing.
  • Suspect pursuit ends in collision with police car.
  • Kit Bond joins St. Louis law firm.

     

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